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A Little Taste of Glamour
Lorelei panted as she fell through the gateway between worlds. She stumbled, gasping, looking over her shoulder through the half-rotted doorframe leaning against the alley wall. Through the splintered, rotting frame she saw an overgrown world of vibrant green, the branches and vines doing their best to imitate a cityscape. The illusion fell away the further past the door one went, though, and beyond the skeleton of a bush that looked like an Oldsmobile, and a line of trees with vines stretched between them in imitation of telephone poles, there was only the dark, angry green of the Hedge. The branches waved, and something roared as it came closer.
Imagine Playing a Competitive Game on a Giant Keyboard and Mouse
In some past stories, I’ve chatted about cool gaming gear. You can find those linked at the end of this post. But today, let’s talk about Alienware’s latest marketing gimmick — a massive 16-foot keyboard and mouse combo that Dota 2 pros got their hands on. It’s quite the spectacle!
The Chessboard Motley
Miss Bishop leaned back in her chair, and eyed the man who had come into her office before locking the door behind him. He had the lean, ropy musculature of a serpent beneath his cheap suit, and the dead eyes of a shark. She could see where he was packing a heater on his hip, and she had no doubt he was good with it. Good enough to do the job he was usually hired to do, at least.
“Baldur’s Gate 3" Calls Out Every AAA Game Developer
The video game industry is going through an existential midlife crisis with the release of Baldur’s Gate 3. The D&D inspired fantasy role-playing game developed and published by Larian Studios is earning universal praise from both critics and fans alike, becoming one of the most played games on Steam with over 800,000 concurrent players.
The Legacy Vigilante, A Pathfinder Character Concept
Drake spun on his heel, his crossbow snapping up as he swept his arm left and right, looking for a target. Tarwen slapped him on the shoulder, hissing under his breath.
Dungeons Or Dragons?
Introduction At my age, you would think I would be an expert, and in many areas I am, but in gaming, I am a novice still and was wondering what it would take to become a gamer and take part in a role-playing, Dungeons and Dragons scenario.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Why a Life of Play is Important
The Super Mario Bros. Movie, coming out Wednesday, April 5, 2023, is my most anticipated movie of the year, bar none.
100 Board Games in 2023
I've loved games my entire life - Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue ... the games my parents grew up with. So, naturally, they were tired of playing them by the time I was born.
10 Pros & Cons About Pokémon Scarlet
Why am I so late talking about this? Well, first of all, I co-own a Nintendo Switch Lite with my brother. He lives at home, and I live near my university. Because he works full-time 40 hours a week, and I work approximately 70 hours a week between classes and university jobs, it made more sense for our joint-custody Nintendo to live with him for a little bit. Now that classes are over for the semester, and I’m back home for however long, it’s time for me to finally figure out what all the buzz was about. Neat. So, as I play Pokemon Scarlet for the first time ever, allow me to dispense my first takes on the game. Five glaring gripes, and five soaring praises. Let’s crack in.
How to Be Tilt Proof
Anyone who plays online games has felt it at some point or another. If you are a League of Legends player, you already know what I’m talking about. You’re fifteen minutes into a game, and the enemy team is steamrolling you. Each lane is losing, you have no vision control of the map, and you are presently being ganked by four of the enemy players. The other? That one is your lane opponent. You can’t help it. Things aren’t going your way this game, and you begin to lose hope. Your focus wanes, and your performance and decision-making ability take a nosedive. You are “tilted”.
A Non-Fan’s Perception of Pokémon
I don’t like Pokémon, never have, it’s just never been of interest to me. And I know, that’s damn near scandalous, Pokémon is one of the most loved video game franchises out there.
What Kind of Gamer Are You? The Answer May Surprise You!
Put a group of gamers in the same room and have them all play the same game, and you may (or may not) be surprised to find that they're not all playing that game the same way. Some of them might be more focused on battling hordes of enemies. Others might be more into exploring every corner of the available map. Others still might be trying to figure out how to get some rare and elusive achievement.