BATTLETECH Flashpoint Adds Excitement and Content To Core Game

Those of you craving more, and better, BattleTech action should check out BATTLETECH Flashpoint, the first of three DLCs for the core mech battling game. Flashpoint adds more story-type missions, more mech types, a new environment, access to LosTech and good late-game challenge.

 
 
Combining Games and Charity in Don-Ay

The Time Waster this week is a mobile game called Don-Ay that seeks to combine charity with gaming in a way Billy hasn’t seen before. Come by and see if Don-Ay can rescue your time while helping out our furry friends.

Building Up A Home With Townsmen

Townsmen has existed on the PC for a while, and later on mobile platforms. Now it jumps over to consoles for the first time, laying its foundation on the Nintendo Switch. Find out if this one is worth building on in our deep dive review.

 
 
Soaring High with Skyward Novel

The plot of Skyward is intense, amazing and almost everything a Brandon Sanderson fan could want out of a book from him. In fact, though Skyward is a standalone tale, it would be a great candidate for a sequel or series.

Enjoying Zombs: A Half-brained Card Game

The zombie craze is going strong, so we took a little break from videogaming to try out a cool new card game. Called Zombs: A Half-brained Card Game, our experience is that despite the title, this one is anything but stupid.

 
 
Changing Time Travel in Clinically Dead

The Time Waster this week is an indie puzzle game called Clinically Dead that challenges players to think of time travel in a whole new way.

Emerging from the Vault in Fallout 76

Bethesda’s new Fallout 76 MMO was, let’s face it, a buggy mess when it was released. Yet our reviewer found more than enough good things to prompt him to keep playing, including a great community of players. Fallout 76 is a rocky road, but one that may still be worth treading.

 
 
An Electrifying Tale in Ball Lightning

l Lightning by Lou Cixin has finally been translated into English. Like his famous book, The Three Body Problem, Ball Lightning explores the essence and aesthetics of real science through a wonderful science-fiction lens.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Plays its Hand

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales follows the Gwent card battling game from CD Projekt Red, giving us another glimpse into the world of the Witcher. This time the game is a single player experience with a role-playing front end. But can it battle a very crowded card game market?

 
 
A Beautiful Mellowdy

This week’s Time Waster has Billy taking on the role of a bard’s love as he tires to guide it through challenges and to its recipient in Mellowdy.

As Epic as Epic Gets: Red Dead Redemption 2

In a lot of ways, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the reason why we play games. It’s an advanced, open world that is both incredibly beautiful and so very clever in countless ways. It also has a gut-punching story that is not to be missed. Overall, it’s one heck of a wild west ride.

 
 
The Librarians Strike Gold Again in New Tale

The television series might have been cancelled, but fans can still live the wacky paranormal adventures of The Librarians through the book series. The Librarians and the Pot of Gold is yet another hit in that lineup.

Pass or Play on the PlayStation Classic?

News that the PlayStation Classic would soon be giving players another cool outlet for their retro gaming obsessions quickly turned to displeasure over the limited game lineup and some questionable hardware decisions. Is the PlayStation Classic still set to rule the holidays?

Do We Need Live Action Sonic the Hedgehog?

The first official teaser image for the upcoming live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie is out and it’s not looking good for the blue blur.

Baltimore Comic Con: Hunting for Black Lightning’s Creator

GiN Reporter Michael Major had one overarching goal at the Baltimore Comic-Con: to find the creator of a most beloved comic book series, Tony Isabella of Black Lightning fame. Find out how his noble quest unfolded. Spoiler alert: Tony is a great guy who happily granted us an interview after we caught him.

Best games of 2018 Best games of 2018: cowboys, romance and insurance claims

Last year everyone said that single player games were dead. But that proved totally untrue as 2018 was wild with amazing single-player content. Chella celebrates the best single player experiences that the year had to offer, from cowboys to classic arcade action to deep narratives involving the heady world of insurance claims.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs The key ingredients of the best Coen brothers films

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a peculiar collection of wild west stories told in classic Coen brothers style. This podcast episode isn’t about that film. It’s about all the other Coen brothers films ever and the key elements that make a Coen brothers film.

Paladins Game Holding Open Seat eSports Tourney

Skillshot Media and Hollywood Esports are holding a Paladins open-tournament for anyone who wants to try their hand at competitive gaming, or for spectators looking to experience an esports tournament. The event is open to anyone who wants to either compete or watch the tournament.

Interview with a Baltimore Comic-Con Cosplayer

As in previous years, cosplay is huge at the Baltimore Comic Con, a show that keeps comics solidly at it’s heart. We met Brandon Bazemore, a first time con-goer to ask him about cosplaying Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man.

 
Department of Education Funds and Supports Educational Games

Dr. Edward Metz leads education technology programs at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. In addition to promoting educational and learning games, he is always on the lookout for worthy programs in need of government funding.

 
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