Category: "Gaming"

Early Impressions of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

If you listened to this week’s podcast (and you should), then you’re aware that I’m not a veteran player of the Witcher games. I had heard of them, certainly, but I had never found the time to fit another long RPG series into my gaming diet. But with all the hype

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Review: Guns, Gore & Cannoli

Guns, Gore & Cannoli is like a Metal Slug and Godfather cocktail with a zombie chaser. I love a little run and gun action and this game delivers a sweet amount of action with stylish hand drawn graphics and a roarin’ soundtrack. A 20’s era zombie shooter might sound a bit

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Review – Westerado: Double Barreled

Your home burned to the ground and your family murdered, you must seek vengeance wild west style in Westerado: Double Barreled. This game is part whodunit, part quest running, and part action shoot out. It’s a rough life out in the retro wastes of Westerado and you need to be

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Tower of Guns – Endless FPS Bullet Hell

I just finished a Tower of Guns shooting spree on Xbox One and I have to say that it’s liberating to have a pure FPS to jump into whenever I want. It’s a single player experience perfectly suited for people that want  to get the biggest guns, blast their way through level after

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Jaws of Hakkon DLC

I’m a fan girl of Dragon Age, that is no secret, so take it with a grain of salt when I tell you, you should play the DLC for DragonAge Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon. For $15 it is more of the game that I loved, that fits in if you’ve

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Preview: Spellweaver TCG

I’ve recently spent a bit of time playing around in an upcoming digital card game called Spellweaver. Much like the highly popular Hearthstone, it’s set to be released as a free to play game that allows for purchases of card packs using in-game currencies. Unlike Hearthstone’s rigid class system, Spellweaver

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Hardware review – Skullcandy SLYR

I didn’t realize that my game experience was lacking until I put on this headset. I’ve been playing my Xbox One on a regular stereo TV with the standard Microsoft headset plugged in for over a year now. I was getting a pretty decent experience out of that and it

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Hand of Fate – My new deckbuilding obsession

Unlike Jon, I did not start playing Hand of Fate in early access. It looked pretty cool, but I’m not a super big player of roguelike games. However, when I was offered an Xbox One review copy, I absolutely had to take a chance on it. Now I can’t stop

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Dying Light part 2 – A city full of stories

Having now spent over 60 hours in game and finally finished the main quest line, I have to say that any discussion of the story needs to be broken up into the main and side quests. These aspects of the game are so disparate that they feel like two complete

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Do you have to play Origins and Dragon Age 2 to play Inquisition?

Do you have to play Origins and Dragon Age 2 to play Inquisition? I have not been shy at all about my love of the Dragon Age series. It hits all the fantasy buttons for me and told me a story that sucked me in… When Dragon Age 2 first

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Dying Light part 1 – 28 hours later

Last week I got my hands on a copy of Techland‘s newest release, Dying Light. It’s a first person zombie apocalypse / survival horror / parkour running mash-up with some light RPG elements thrown in for good measure. I’ve clocked well over 30 hours in it so far and it’s

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Way Too Late

I have been inspired by the recent way too late movie reviews around here and I’ve decided to apply a similar approach to games. This certainly has nothing to do with finding a way to justify the 139 hours that I’ve already spent in the game in the slightest. (Okay,

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Alien: Isolation

I may be a bit late to the Alien party, but I am damn glad that I got on board with this franchise. I had never watched any of the movie quadrilogy, nor had I really played any of the games based on them. I was in no way a

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The Dark Below or Where is this Story Going?

Last week, a couple things happened: my Xbox One returned from being repaired and the first DLC for Destiny was released. It was hard to figure out which I was most excited about, so right after we recorded episode 68 of the podcast, I had my controller in hand and the

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Cards, Cards, Cards!

This holiday season, spend some time with family and friends with these down and dirty (and really dirty, in the case of Cards Against Humanity) single-deck card games. My love of single-deck card games has been well documented throughout my Dorkadia tenure. Single-deck card games require minimal investment in either

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A Brief Look at Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

“I like big boats, I cannot lie.” – Isabela, Dragon Age II Is it just me, or was releasing two different Assassin’s Creed games at the same time a somewhat confusing move? If you’ve been too distracted by Unity to notice, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue was released at the same time exclusively

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Tabletop: Game On!

Grab your favorite board game, warm up your dice, and watch out for owlbears in Wil Wheaton’s internet show. There are two things I love in this world that fellow Dorkadia writer Charles Spurr doesn’t get: IPAs and Tabletop. As a dark beer man, Charles reacts with indifference whenever I gush over

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Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 1, Zero Sum

Tuesday saw the release of the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands, Zero Sum. After playing the small demo at PAX Prime, I was champing at the bit to play the whole episode and it did not disappoint. Telltale Games has a great knack for these directed narrative games and

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13A Hack: Player Driven Relationship Rolls

The 13th Age core book details three main uses for Icon relationship dice: rolling at the start of every session for improvisational guides, rolling for dramatic events, and rolling for discovery and surprise when the players go off the prepped course. The latter two are brilliant; they successfully allow players

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Never Alone – A unique must-play experience

Never Alone is one of those games that I saw at PAX Prime earlier this year which looked interesting but had such a long line that I never actually got to try. I’m certainly glad we received a review key for it and I’m also a bit sad that I hadn’t

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World of Warcraft – I Thought I Missed You

With the upcoming 10th anniversary of World of Warcraft coming up this month as well as this week’s release of the new expansion, Warlords of Draenor, it seemed like a good time to make a return to Azeroth after years away. My subscription had officially ended back in 2011, though

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