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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Flying High With Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron

Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron is a scrolling shooter that is completely outrageous in its presentation and overall premise, and that’s a good thing. It’s a ton of fun to pick up and play, and with local co-op, the possibilities for frantic action are limited only by your imagination.

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?

Predicting Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters is Impossible

It’s getting the point where it isn’t even possible to try and accurately guess what new fighters will be coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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

It’s that time again, as another gaming year draws to a close. 2018 will be remembered by games journalists as the year they got sick of mainstream media outlets asking us to talk about how Fortnite is a danger to … Continue reading Best games of 2018: cowboys, romance and 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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