Terra Mystica is a fantasy-themed, area-control Eurogame, released in late 2012 to much anticipation after a very successful stint at Essen 2012. Only recently has the game been readily available due to impressively high demand. It features plenty of deep strategy within every turn, and many unique races, giving it a great deal of replayability.
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The Decline of the Japanese Games Industry
By Strangelove “Personally, 80% of the games I play at the moment are not Japanese. Skyrim, Batman… games like that are more interesting to me right now. Japan need to make more good games to make people think otherwise.” -Shinji Mikami
Guest Article: Plots and Stories
By William Lestingi For the last two decades games have tried to move closer to a form of interactive cinema , if not with gameplay certainly with storyline. Although most games have done little to try and move beyond the equivalent of B rated cinema, they have at the least tried to reproduce whole narratives… Continue reading Guest Article: Plots and Stories
Shameless Gaming Month
The Road to Developing Healthy Eating Habits Eating healthy is something we learn when we are young. We are taught the different food groups and how much we need to eat to be healthy. But now, healthy eating is associated with dieting or losing weight. Why is that? Read more about alpilean. This might be… Continue reading Shameless Gaming Month
Guest Retrospective: Shin Megami Tensei
By Jake Russell The year is 1992. The place is Japan. With the Super Famicom and Genesis viciously battling for dominance of the video game market, various AAA titles were being released at a constant rate. The major RPG series that loomed over the rest of the market were Dragon Quest V and Final Fantasy… Continue reading Guest Retrospective: Shin Megami Tensei
Possible GM Abuse Disrupting Eve Online?
There’s a pretty big stink brewing with Eve Online right now. It is possible that a GM is in collusion to help his alternate character’s Corporation by revoking 14 Territorial Claim Units (used for claiming Solar Systems), placed by TEST Alliance before extended server downtime, from star systems IT (GM’s alt Corp) are located… Continue reading Possible GM Abuse Disrupting Eve Online?
Guest Review: Yggdra Union
Written By: Joseph Kee Think of your favorite strategy RPG. How does it differ from other strategy RPGs? Does it do anything different than the others? Does it reinvent the genre? What if you took gameplay elements from strategy RPGs such as Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, or the Disgaea series? Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight… Continue reading Guest Review: Yggdra Union
Guest Review: Valkyria Chronicles
by Daniel Cabrera Released in 2008 this fusion of RPG, TPS, and RTS also features a unique and colorful art style made possible by the CANVAS engine, after two years it has spanned an anime and manga series, as well as many different series of figures by different manufacturers, and of course, it´s sequel Valkyria… Continue reading Guest Review: Valkyria Chronicles
Gamescom hands-on – Kinect
Right down the south entrance of the Cologne Exhibition Centre, Hall 8 featured many of the big names of the gaming industry. Wasting no time before the masses arrived, I visited the first area that crossed my line of sight, the Microsoft Kinect booth. I should say booths, actually – the company’s area included several… Continue reading Gamescom hands-on – Kinect
Guest Article : EVO Championship 2010
By Mintycrys Since 2002, gamers have flocked to Las Vegas from all corners of the world to participate in the largest fighting game tournament in the country and possibly the world: The EVO Championship Series, or EVO, for short. EVO takes place in mid-July each year and features numerous fighting games based on what is… Continue reading Guest Article : EVO Championship 2010
Guest Article: Why We’re Turning Indie
by Brian Vicari (republished with permission from here) Indie games have grown massively in popularity in the past few years. Advances in distribution have played a large role in this trend – services like XBox Live, Steam, and the Playstation Network have given Indie developers the kind of audience they need to showcase their work… Continue reading Guest Article: Why We’re Turning Indie
Guest Article: Video Games Best 13 Characters with Facial Hair
By Bryan Hall Since the beginning, man has desired hair upon their face. No one really knows why, its lost to the sands of time, like the dodo bird and respectability in politicians (zing! Topical). Our video games reflect this, as some of the most famous gaming icons sport various chin straps and nostril decoration.… Continue reading Guest Article: Video Games Best 13 Characters with Facial Hair
Guest Article: The State of Role Playing Games
By Arionfrost Lately, I have been thinking alot about the state of Role Playing Games, and the people who play them. I feel that we as gamers (I am speaking collectively, you yourself may feel you do not fall into this catagory) are likely the whiny, high-maintanence girlfriend who does everything to make her boyfriend’s… Continue reading Guest Article: The State of Role Playing Games
Guest Review: Darksiders
by Darrin Wright Darksiders is a game that could possibly be one of the best games to slip under your radar. Vigil Games and THQ teamed up to bring us a game about the apocalypse; that is, if the apocalypse felt a lot like a combination of the Legend of Zelda and God of War.… Continue reading Guest Review: Darksiders
Guest Impressions: Final Fantasy XIII
By Rachel Fogg :DISCLAIMER-This is simply my humble impression of the JP final build, nothing more or less, things may be altered in the Widerelease of XIII. I don’t know. Game was completed with assistance with my friend.: Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I recall about a week ago, I said I was going over to… Continue reading Guest Impressions: Final Fantasy XIII