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Games Go Horror: Tomb Raider

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the 2013 video game reboot, Tomb Raider. You have been warned.   Today the new trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot film dropped and has me slightly optimistic about the movie’s chances of being any good. In honor of that, I

The Game Awards Rant

The Game Awards is an annual video game awards ceremony that was supposed to be a celebration of the industry’s developers, publishers, communities, and personalities. It’s opulent and luxurious aesthetic was meant to invoke the same sense of prestige and glamour as other award ceremonies, such as

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire Book Review

Year 2014 Author Patrick Weekes Summary Empress Celene struggles to navigate the dangerous political climate of her powerful nation, Orlais. Her cousin, The Grandduke Gaspard, seeks to undermine her power at every turn and treasonous whispers can be heard among the nobles who hide behind

Doom(2016): Reviving A Classic

For many older gamers, the Doom franchise is synonymous with gaming and holds a near legendary cult status with  those gamers, even to this day. The original Doom came out back in 1993(I was 3 years old) and was being passed around on floppy disks by

The Great Loot Box Debate of 2017: The Loot Box Saga(Part 3 of 3)

The Loot Box Saga When loot boxes made their way from mobile to other gaming markets, they were being implemented in free-to-play games and its there they should have stayed. Its when they started appearing in full retail titles that the trouble really started to

The Great Loot Box Debate of 2017: The Basics(Part 1 of 3)

Originally a 2 part series, it has been extended to three parts. While I’m pretty pleased with the way Dreadtober turned out, committing to a horror post a day meant that I couldn’t talk about some events that unfolded over the course of October because

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): The Death of Visceral Games

Day 17 #FuckEA Here we go again. The list of game studios closed by major game publisher Electronic Arts is disturbingly long as evident in this Kotaku article. Today, we sadly have to add yet another studio to the list and it’s a big one.

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): Multiplayer Horror

Day 10 Some of my favorite horror games just so happen to be centered around playing with a friend or several other people. This flies in the face of conventional horror tropes in gaming, where game developers force a sense of isolation upon the players in order