Cyber Shadow is a Love Letter to the NES

Those who miss the halcyon days of platforming greatness on the NES will also immediately fall in love with Cyber Shadow. It’s an action packed adventurous game that is packed with nostalgia, but also packs its own punch.

Prepping For A Good Game

Mr. Prepper is a clever game where your character is preparing for the worst. It’s still in beta, but we had so much fun with it we decided to dig into the state of the game this week so you could decide if you wanted to check it out.

Deep Strategy With a Cute Turn in The Battle of Polytopia

Cymanti, a Polytopian based bug tribe arrives to the acclaimed wargame The Battle of Polytopia. Prepare yourself to become a bug in this new DLC where you will walk on algae and squash your enemies right in the town square. It’s a buggy Modern Gamer this week with new reviewer Julio Trejo!

Fighting Fun and Simple Skirmishes with Battlecruisers

Battlecruisers is an extremely simple yet addictive naval combat game where you will be slowly building up your capital ships and then blasting, burning and even nuking your opponents to dust.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is More Bark Than Bite

Although Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has a rich history to pull from in the World of Darkness universe, the resulting game, one of the first to feature werewolves, fails to fully live up to its epic backstory.

Become a Notorious Thief Making a Comeback in Picklock

After too long a day doing honest work, the hero of Picklock decides to dust off his old tools and take up thieving once more. So join the Modern Gamer as she steals everything that isn’t nailed down this week, and few things that actually are!

Streaming an Indie Russian Horror Game

Our brave Modern Gamer Melissa Pierce takes on a frightening horror game set in the old Soviet Union. And because we are streaming this one, you get to come along for every disturbing discovery and jump scare.

New Book Shows Benefits of Video Games for Women

Play Like a Feminist is a surprisingly accessible scholarly book about the benefits women can experience when they allow themselves to play videogames just for the fun of it. Grab this book if you are a woman who wants to try gaming, or if you know someone who might.

Floating a new WWII Naval Combat Sim in War on the Sea

War on the Sea is an extremely deep simulation game that follows the many battles and campaigns between the United States and Japan during World War II. You need to invest a huge amount of time into the game if you want to become proficient, but the rewards might just be worth it.

Creepy and Cool with Dom Rusalok

It’s adventure gaming with a Russian twist this week as we explore the really dark world of Dom Rusalok, which literally means house of the mermaids. It’s a coming of age style mystery adventure, like Stranger Things, but set in a small town Russia.

GiN Streaming Video Reviews are Back!

After a long break, the streaming reviews are back in force with the launch of our brand new Twitch Channel. And we’ll also be adding shows over on YouTube. You can now watch our first new show with Modern Gamer Melissa, as she tackles the delightful world of Jet Kave Adventure.

Exploring The Lovecraftian Depths In Stirring Abyss

Finding a good turn-based strategy game along the lines of XCOM isn’t easy, and becomes nearly impossible if you also want horror. But Stirring Abyss breaks those trends with an underwater Lovecraft adventure that hits all the right notes for horror and strategy.

In Loving Memory: Greg Crowe, King of Games

It is with great sadness that we have to report on the death of our friend and longtime GiN Features Editor Greg Crowe. He was truly a master gamer, and an even better person. Come celebrate the life of the amazing Greg Crowe with us this week.

Boldly Going “Masks:” Data’s Happy Halloween

The Enterprise encounters a strange comet that shouldn’t be where it is. Data starts sculpting things he should never have seen, and the ship starts transforming into shapes it should not be able to replicate. This week on TNG Rewatch: “Masks”.

Rolling on Roll20’s Online Role-Playing

With most in-person events cancelled or becoming virtual, it’s no wonder that role-players are also taking advantage of online platforms to get together and conquer their high fantasy, sci-fi or more traditional Dungeons and Dragons-like worlds. We checked out the Roll20 platform over the past few months, and loved what we found.

Snap Backlog to Reality, Ope There Goes Gravity

We all make mistakes. For our Save State columnist, it was getting a PlayStationTV to play Gravity Rush. (It couldn’t) But now he takes on Gravity Rush remastered as well as Luminous Arc. It’s redemption week on Save State!

GiN Sunday Cartoon: Mandalorian Profiteering

Controversy has caused Disney to remove the Cara Dune character from the Mandalorian show, which was a shock to almost everyone, except for one clever dog who found a way to profit.

The GiN Lounge Geeks Out On Pokemon Snap

The GiN Lounge guys are back and talking Pokémon due to Pokémon Snap being given an April release date for the Nintendo Switch. This show is dedicated to thoughts on the up and down history of various secondary Pokémon titles and how the guys feel about them. But mostly, its about how great Snap might be!

After a Year Away, The PGL Schedules First Major CSGO Tourney

The PGL will host the next CSGO Major, which will occur between October 23rd and November 7th of 2021, if all safety conditions to hold live competitive events are met by that time, in Sweden.

Burning Bryte With A Brand New Game System

BurnBryte is the first roleplaying game made for the virtual tabletop world of Roll20. Just like how Amazon, Netflix and Apple TV went from streaming other peoples’ content to creating their own shows, this is Roll20s first original content. We chat with the show’s creators.

Nate Wooley Obit Picture Honoring a Dear Friend and Mentor

GiN Online Editor and Columnist Neal Sayatovich writes about how much Nate Wooley meant to him. We recently lost Nate Wooley, but he will never be forgotten.


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