There are so few pleasant surprises in life, and Disco Elysium is one of them. It reminds me of old role-playing games like Planescape Torment and Baldur’s Gate — strong narrative-driven games that are rarely released by big development studios today. Since the slow digestion of Bioware by Electronic Arts, I haven’t had game scratch
In the opening salvos of the Second World War, Allied powers implemented a naval blockade of Nazi Germany to choke off the flow of raw materials crucial to the Nazi war effort. German U-Boats attacked allied merchant ships and cargo haulers, most famously sinking the civilian liner the SS Athenia hours after a formal declaration
It is always interesting to me when something idealistic mutates and becomes the very problem it strove to fix – like in 1953, when the Soviet Union, the world’s foremost communist state, put down a worker’s revolt in East Germany and did so again in Hungary in 1956. Workers of the world unite, the Marxists
*On Oct. 16, 2019, the developers of Gods Unchained published a blog that outlines upcoming improvements to their card minting process. The information contained below about network transaction costs will no longer be accurate once those changes are implemented.* Gods Unchained is a collectible card game (CCG) that gives players the option to store their
There exists a duality in the attitudes of some of the families of refugees in Canada that cuts between gratitude and uneasiness. I call it uneasiness because I’m not sure how else to describe it. The gratitude comes from a host country granting a refugee sanctuary during a time when their lives are in peril.
From the very moment we started shunting information along copper wires, everything changed. Our ability to reach an audience absent storefronts and gatekeepers in the physical world was amplified, and it would transform a variety of industries in the following decades. The laggards, and those who lacked the vision and foresight to see the coming
Charlie Lee, the founder of a cryptocurrency created out of thin air, accuses Ripple of creating XRP out of thin air to generate profit. This message will percolate through the disparate camps supporting one coin or the other until their proponents, who are more than capable of pointing out to the average layperson that the
Give me loot or give me death. I want guns – shiny and fantastical, shotguns that shoot rockets and pistols that shoot mini-nukes. I want cosmetics that shine and glow, grenades that hover and bounce and spin. I can’t get enough of the loot. Borderlands 3 adds personality to the tedium of loot grind games.
I’ve recently been reminded of something my grandmother used to do. Keep in mind she was from a much harder time than now. She lived through the Great Depression and the Second World War. She was taken to Nazi slave labour camp when fourteen and once liberated, narrowly escaped communist death squads. She remembered real
Have you ever wanted to like a game so badly that you hop on social media and blast anyone who dares to question whether your favorite game will have severe performance issues at launch? Have you so convinced yourself that something will be good, before having even tried it, that any negative news, like a