Looking at CRUSH in Early Access

This week the Time Waster is all about an action-arcade game called CRUSH that does its best job at emulating the cult classic Smash TV.

 
 
Final Fantasy XIV Gets More Glorious with Shadowbringers Expansion

The new Shadowbringers Expansion for the Final Fantasy XIV game is by far one of its best expansions, and that is saying a lot for a role-playing game that has consistently had some of the greatest new content rollouts. Check out where Final Fantasy XIV is going with Shadowbringers.

Exploring the Best Boardgames in New Tabletop Guidebook

Looking for a new boardgame? Titles like Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf are great fun, if you know about them. Bebo’s new guidebook picks 100 top games, and explains what they are all about and who should play them.

 
 
Good Garbage Ported to Switch in Deponia

When Deponia originally came out, way back in 2013, it offered an interesting puzzle adventure game with commentary about a world with too much garbage and disposable goods. Now remade for the Switch, it’s message is even more clear today.

Dr. Mario World Is In Need of Treatment

The mobile game Time Wasters continue this week as Billy takes a look at Nintendo’s newest smartphone game: Dr. Mario World.

 
 
Murder, Motorcycles and Freaker Fun in Days Gone

Battling zombie-like freakers, rival gangs and murderous cultists from the back of your custom hog is just par for the course in Days Gone, one of the most unique open-world survival horror adventures to come out in years.

Crime and Romance Blend at Intersection

It’s refreshing to find a book that blends the crime thriller genre with romance, especially for readers who are into one or the other, or both. Although there are a few missteps here and there, for the most part Intersection is a powerfully good read.

 
 
Warparty Not Quite Up to Craft

Warparty takes the RTS genre to cave man times and mixes in some dinosaurs for good measure. And while it tries to capture the flavor of classic games like WarCraft, Age of Empires or StarCraft, it may only make you hunger for the originals.

Looking at the Great Sword Demo

This week Billy almost forgot about the Time Waster due to him moving, but he still had enough time to check out the Great Sword demo.

 
 
Dauntless Offers Joyous Monster Hunting For All

Free to play and easy to learn, Dauntless is a bit like Monster Hunter World, but for everyone of any skill level. For a more casual monster hunting game, it has surprising depth, beautiful graphics and crossplay between PC and console players. Hunt this one down today!

New Guide Shows how to Program Classic Arcade Games

The Classic Game Design book is more than just a paper guide. It comes with a CD and all the programs needed to learn, step by step, how to code games that ruled the arcades during the classic coin operated era of gaming.

 
 
Beautiful Adventuring with Silence on Switch

Silence: The Whispered World 2 has been out on other platforms for a while, but now makes the jump to the Nintendo Switch, where it takes on new life. This is one of the most engaging puzzle adventure games in years, with both beauty and brains.

Switching Up to a Downsized Platform

News that a new Switch Lite is on the way, hot on the heels of the highly successful full-size Nintendo Switch, is great news for gamers who need a fully portable gaming platform. September is going to be a wild month for Nintendo fans.

Capcom Still Doesn’t Get It

Capcom is finally releasing a physical version of Resident Evil 4 on the Nintendo Switch, but of course they just can’t get it right.

GiN’s Complete E3 Expo 2019 Coverage

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it is commonly called, was another exciting event this time around. Although the show was not quite as crazy as in previous years, and there were a few notable absences, there were plenty of surprises, and lots of gaming news, sometimes from unexpected and interesting places.

The Infinity Factor – Games That Could Keep You Playing Forever

Super Mario Maker 2 is out, and it’s already got more levels than you could ever possibly play. And then some. And then some more. And then a lot more. Drew investigates just how long a Mario Maker 100% run might take, and wonders how much infinity is TOO much infinity.

QuakeCon to Continue Tradition of Giving at 2019 Event

This year’s QuakeCon will continue it’s legacy of giving as the American Red Cross, Dallas Pets Alive!, 1UpOnCancer, Anime for Humanity, Stack Up, and Gamers Outreach will have a presence at the show, providing attendees with several opportunities to donate, support, and give to help others.

He’s Got The Whole Virtual World In His Hands

Adam Berenzweig of CTRL-labs has been working for most of his life on helping humans and machines communicate with one another. His latest project is a revolutionary interface which will add much more of our bodies into virtual realities.

 
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.

 
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