September 2012

Torchlight 2 shows us all how it’s done.

The original Torchlight is the game that I point to as being influential in my leaving the world of MMORPG playing where I hadn’t actually had much fun for years. So I’m sure you could imagine that I had the sleepless anticipation of an energy drink addict when it finally

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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Why do you watch television?  If you’re like most people it’s because you enjoy it when oddly orange tinted people poke you in the eyes with their abject terribleness.  Or possibly because you like the commercials.  For myself, I like something a bit more nuanced than the entertainment equivalent of

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InSpectres: A Peek into “Ghost Adventures” Table Top

Having hosted a few successful evenings of Fiasco (the perfectly palatable link between “traditional gaming” and “touchy-feel-y story gaming”) I’ve been looking for more out-of-the-box games to test on my group. If Mouse Guard and Og taught me anything, it’s that broadening your horizons as a gamer is always a worthwhile

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The Felix Castor Series

Initially, to open this article, I had a long and freewheeling description of the evolution of the Hellblazer comic series, its lead character John Constantine, and the process that led to the books that this review is about. It was kind of fun to write, but it was also strictly

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Borderlands 2 uncovers more hidden treasure on Pandora.

Update 9/26/12: It seems that a lot of people are coming here to find secret things hidden in Borderlands 2. This is my review / opinions of the game. For a rundown of in-game secrets check out this Kotaku article. Now to the review: The game that every intrepid vault

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Romancing the Monkey Man: Og Unearthed Edition

This past Friday my friends and I gathered around a table for some serious roleplay. We got our character sheets out, our dice out, pulled up chairs, and immediately started grunting, flailing, and romancing. I ran a one-shot of one of my favorite games: Og, Unearthed Edition, written by Robin

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Gentlemen of the Road

Due to time constraints, Reuben was unable to acquire and read a copy of Mockingbird before print time, so today’s review is something from the back catalog instead. Michael Chabon ought to be a quiet hero to dorks everywhere. He made his name as a Very Serious-Minded Literary Writer, writing

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Sevencore presents alternative to traditional MMORPG conventions

Saddle up your giant riding spider because Sevencore entered its open beta test phase last week.  I thought this would be a fine time to take a look at the game and how it’s shaping up. Since I covered the basics of what it’s about in my look at the

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Go Daddy insists that outage was not a hack.

According to a press release earlier today, Go Daddy denies that the massive outage yesterday is the result of a hacker or DDoS attack. “The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a “hack” and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have

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Dungeon Command at PAX 2012

I didn’t play as many board games this year at PAX when compared to previous years; the expo floor exuded a surprising gravity. The one board game I did get my mitts on was Dungeon Command from Wizards of the Coast. With all the trappings of a D&D game, Dungeon

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