February 2013

The Bridge is as much art as it is puzzle

Do you want to solve puzzles by manipulating perspective, gravity, and impossible architecture? The Bridge is the perfect game for your bizarrely specific set of interests. I can’t imagine how you’ve gotten by until now. This interesting little indie game is an aesthetically well designed title by  Ty Taylor (designer, programmer)

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Through the Looking Glass – Part 1

  Last week Google Glass started preparing for what could be referred to as an alpha – the Google Glass Explorer program.  In case you don’t know, Google Glass is a headpiece you put on that projects what is essentially a monitor view screen onto . . . something.  Looking

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Eclipse Review: Actual Fun in Space

While I love boardgames, I have a hard time spending $50+ on one and an even harder time spending 4+ hours playing a single session. This means that a few classic board games leave me cold, like the venerable and oh so enticing Twilight Imperium. Twilight Imperium is a “4X game“, promising

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Emerald City Comic Con: A Survival Guide

Last Thursday, Hannah covered the multifarious possibilities of a weekend at Emerald City Comic Con; turns out, most of them involve comic books and the people who make ‘em. Little did you know, right? My first ECCC was last year, and it was a glorious exploding clusterfuck of a good

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Emerald City Comic Con – An Overly Excited Preview

Next weekend, from March 1st to 3rd, the Seattle Convention Center will be overflowing with nerdiness – and it’s not even time for PAX! No, this weekend marks the Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), the area’s largest comic book show slash nerd pop culture extravaganza. This is my first year going

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Wartune – One intense social game

Call me a snob, but I generally snub games that fit into the social games category. You know the kind; the ones people tend to play on Facebook or Google+ while filling your feed with notifications about what they need to perfect their robot-mafia-cow. I tend to lump the browser

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Review: Batman Death of the Family

Creepy joker, ominous title, I was sold from the start. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo wrote and drew a Batman series that hasn’t kept my this on the edge of my seat and panting for the next month’s issue since Hush.  While it helps to be familiar with the Bat family

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Magic Sword: Arcade Pixels & Pectorals

As planning for my wedding ramps up and my work weeks become longer, I’ve been spending more and more time revisiting the simple joys of arcade games. I know that I can’t be completely certain whether or not I’m wrapping myself in the warm blanket of nostalgia or if these

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Review: The Long Price Quartet

Let me preface this review by saying that I have been wanting to review this series since I started writing for Dorkadia. It is in a crazy skewed corner of the quality-to-popularity matrix among fantasy books, and that is a goddamn crime. Part of that, no doubt, is due to

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Kabod Online – Let me save you some time

I play a pretty good amount of free to play MMORPGs and I have a pretty good idea of what I like and what I think works. Kabod Online has got to be one of the most hilariously bad examples of the genre I have ever come across. Perhaps hilarious

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