Flat Heroes is a Wonderful Challenge

This week’s Time Waster is a Nintendo Switch game called Flat Heroes that offers fast and challenging gameplay for those that take it on.

 
 
Doing What You’re SuPODE to Do

If you miss the golden age of cooperative videogame playing, then Pode for the Nintendo Switch may bring back some of that excitement. See if our two reviewers enjoyed Pode’s beautiful little romp of co-op goodness straight through to the end.

Fun with Robinson Crusoe and Werewolves

It’s all the rage now to take classic literature and twist it somehow by adding undead or other monsters. The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe by Peter Clines, H.P. Lovecraft, and Daniel Defoe does that, and does it well.

 
 
Flying High with Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings

Tales of Broken Wings takes place in a quirky and colorful cartoon world populated with air pirates, aeronautical inventors, belligerent blimps and fantastic flying fish. Jump into the cockpit if you enjoy a good twin-stick challenge.

Flip: Surfing Colors is a Mobile Blast

Billy is back to mobile gaming this week for the Time Waster and he has an interesting runner-type game called Flip: Surfing Colors to talk about.

 
 
Getting Kicks with Football Manager 2018

Football Manager 2018 lets soccer fans become football fanatics while also scratching their business simulation itch. Unlike most soccer games where you play the field, with this one you handle all the backend strategy needed to support a successful, professional team.

Gate Crashers: A Gateway To Sci-fi Adventure

Our reviewer had so much fun reading Patrick S. Tomlinson’s Gate Crashers that he dares to compare it with The Hitchhiker’s Guild to the Galaxy. Buckle up for nonstop laughter, quirky snark and hardcore sci-fi adventure if you start turning these pages.

 
 
Pushing the Limits with Gal Gun 2

Although it doesn’t offer much beyond the ability to peek under the skirts of a few schoolgirls, the Gal Gun series has earned a cult following. Gal Gun 2 won’t do much to change that, but does provide a bit more campy fun.

Early Access: To Hell with Hell

This week the Time Waster is changing pace to focus on an Early Access game called To Hell with Hell that is up on Steam.

 
 
Crazy Cool Crashing With Wreckfest

In what could be a huge sleeper hit, Bugbear finally put the finishing touches on their vehicle-crashing masterpiece, Wreckfest. The game lives up to the name, with players racing and wrecking everything from tractors to combines, junky stockcars and sleek machines.

A Voluminous Volume of SNES Goodness

This is an amazing coffee table book for retro-gamers and enthusiasts. If you love the history behind some of those amazing Nintendo SNES games, The SNES Omnibus will provide hours of enjoyment in a stylish package.

 
 
Stealthy Shooting With Far Cry 5 Hours of Darkness

Anyone who purchased the season pass for Far Cry 5 got a Vietnam, a zombie and a Mars themed level as part of that package. Vietnam was the first out of the gate, and offers a bit more strategy and stealth over the core game.

Always Faithful: Crafting Honest Reviews for GiN

Hargosh explains why some of his reviews are taking longer to write these days, and laments the fact that some other professional reviewers working at other sites have taken to cutting and pasting reviews when they should be spending more time playing the games.

Enjoying a Vacation

Jordan and Aster are finally taking a summer vacation, but Aster doesn’t seem to thrilled by how Jordan plans to spend his time off.

Rolling out with Blerdcon and Roll20

Only in its second year, Blerdcon, short for Black Nerd Convention, highlights people of color, LGBTQ, women and those with disabilities active in nerd culture such as anime, cosplay, gaming, comics, fantasy and sci-fi. Find out how it went this year in our report.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s white saviour problem

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the next adventure for Lara Croft, but this is a series that’s steeped in colonialism and the idea of the white saviour. Chella looks at gameplay videos for the new game and worries that this problem isn’t going away any time soon.

Bethesda Expands QuakeCon Charity Initiative with Eight Non-Profits

QuakeCon Teams Up with The American Red Cross, 1UpOnCancer, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Dallas Pets Alive!, Extra Life, Gamers Outreach, NonPareil Institute and Stack-Up so that gamers can help out valuable charities while having fun at the show.

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.

 
Healthy Gaming with Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons and creating fantastic worlds. Then after college he worked on some of the most iconic RPGs and videogames ever made. Today, his games help those struggling with health problems and other serious issues.

 
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