A Mixed Meat Bag with Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies

The Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies DLC adds seven short zombie themed scenarios to Far Cry 5. But the lack of any open-world fun, and almost no connection to the core game or gameplay, means that this one is likely DOA for many fans.

 
 
Voltage Lacks Electricity

The Time Waster this week is a small stealth/action game called Voltage that could really use some more work from the developer.

Epic End for The Banner Saga

The fate of the world all comes down to The Banner Saga 3, the conclusion to one of the most unique and visually stunning role-playing games to come out in a long time. Developer Stoic has created a masterpiece, and Banner Saga 3 provides us with a perfect storybook ending.

 
 
The Pac-Man Principle: Waka Waka Wonderful

The Pac-Man principal argues that Pac-Man is a perfect metaphor for mindless capitalism. Those who really love the little yellow guy, or who might be frustrated with the current state of economics, may find a lot to love here.

Monster Mashing on Switch with Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Perennial favorite Monster Hunter creeps onto the Nintendo Switch with Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. Players will find themselves fighting increasingly large and dangerous creatures, while also grinding out new armor and equipment. It all takes place on the Switch in an exciting and seemingly endless world.

 
 
Wasting Time With SNES Nostalgia

Time Wasting has been a bit of a bust for Billy this week. So instead he’s digging through his childhood on his recently rediscovered SNES!

Dungeon Diving and a Web of Deception in Shadows Awakening

An extremely solid and unique RPG, Shadows Awakening is a Diablo-like action RPG where you control up to three possessed human characters in the real world and a shadow daemon down below, all at the same time. See how this cool RPG pulls it all off.

 
 
Spotlight on Story with The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide

Role-players looking to spice up their character creation or game masters who need a better cast of NPC heroes and villains should look no further than The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide, a funny workbook that could become an invaluable tool for good gaming.

Shooting The Moon With Prey: Mooncrash DLC

It took Todd a long time to review Prey: Mooncrash, one of the most challenging but also rewarding DLCs to come out for a core game in a long time. Come see why this is one DLC that is practically required playing if you dare to brave the core Prey game.

 
 
Mixing Genres in Vroom Kaboom

The Time Waster this week is a game called Vroom Kaboom that takes a shot at mixing tower defense and card battles together.

We Happy Few Offers Joy Despite Flaws

We Happy Few is one of the most unique adventure games ever created. Set in an alternative history where Germany conquered England and then left again, the 1960’s happy façade is easily cracked, revealing some terribly dark elements just below the surface.

 
 
GiN Classic Books Review: The Lord of the Rings Saga

Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, he tackles the beginning of almost every fantasy adventure tale, and one of the best ever written. It’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth sagas. Do we have to really say how many videogames have been influenced by this?

Didn’t Spend A Dime: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Edition

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has nearly taken over Todd’s life, and he is loving it. So imagine his surprise when he popped his head up to find a controversy surrounding the game involving grinding and microtransactions. Todd assassinates those falsehoods this week.

Remember When?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out and Jordan can’t help but feel a little bit let down by it and longing for a simpler time in gaming.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Kicks Off

This weekend will see the Baltimore Comic-Con return to Baltimore’s inner harbor for one of the biggest comic-cons on the East Coast. GiN will have reporters covering the show again this year. Check out the many celebrity guests also in attendance!

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – my first impressions

Chella heads to ancient Greece and delivers her first impressions of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Kassandra is a charming female protagonist, taking the helm of the biggest game of the series. The first few hours show a game focused on combat rather than stealthy assassinations.

How Online Casinos Balance Gaming and Games

Online casinos like the one run by PlayFrank must tap into a surprising amount of game technology to keep their customers entertained in an increasingly crowded field. We chatted with the team there about their skills as game designers, and how much game developer talent is really needed to run a modern online casino.

 
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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