Category: Gaming Archives | Dorkadia

Feb
08

Top 10 games that turn 20 this year.

The 90s were like a golden age of gaming! So many enduring classics were born in the age of grunge rock and Hammer pants that it’s easy to forget just how long they’ve been with us. 1997 in particular was […]

Feb
03

‘1979 Revolution’ proceeds to be donated to ACLU.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a game that puts players in the role of a photojournalist during the uprising against the Shah of Iran. It mixes gameplay and real-life events to immerse players in an actual revolution. Described as a “cinematic […]

Jan
31

‘Hunter’s Legacy’ Review – A Purrfectly Challenging Tail.

Hunter’s Legacy is a 2D metroidvania action-platformer featuring a feline heroine. It’s an old school style game by indie dev studio Lienzo. Hack and slash through waves of enemies, upgrade powers, and save the day. It’s challenging, nonlinear, and features huge […]

Jan
24

‘Toby: The Secret Mine’ is a colorful take on ‘LIMBO’

Toby: The Secret Mine is a platforming adventure game inspired by LIMBO and Badlands. It released on Xbox One this past Friday, though it has been available on Steam since October of 2015. If you’ve played LIMBO and want more gameplay like it, […]

Jan
18

‘Through the Woods’ is more than cheap jump scares.

Through the Woods is out and it’s shinier than it was when I played the demo back in 2015. To be fair, it released back on October 27, 2016 and even though I had a copy of it at launch, I took […]

Jan
10

‘I Expect You to Die’ is a must own for VR

I Expect You to Die is one of the best games to grace the Oculus VR family to date. It’s an homage to the golden age of super spies and dastardly villains from Schell Games. Humor and tense situations combine to make […]

Dec
30

Preview – Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King from Castle Pixel can’t be released soon enough for me. I was fortunate enough to play a preview build of this super charming retro-style action RPG and it’s the best thing that never came out for the […]

Dec
06

Slain: Back from Hell – Just another kind of Hell?

Slain: Back from Hell by Wolf Brew Games was pitched to me as a “metal Castlevania game”. On the surface, that sounded about as bad-ass as I could have asked for in the days before Halloween. So I got my hands […]

Dec
05

Saying Goodbye to Apps

In 2013, Compuware surveyed mobile users on their download habits. They made a startling discovery: 90 percent of mobile apps were downloaded once and then eventually deleted. Further, only 16 percent of users opened an app more than twice. Users deleted apps for […]

Nov
28

Zombies!!! Tiles!!! Exclamation Points!!!

Rule 1 of tabletop gaming: never believe the suggested play times. Games always take longer than you think. This is true for games everyone is familiar with and doubly true for games no one at the table has played before. […]

Oct
05

Hob should be at the top of your watchlist.

About a year ago, I got to sit down and demo an interesting title called Hob. I had been hoping for a speedy release of the full game as it was among my highlights from PAX Prime 2015. Sadly, it’s still in development. […]

Oct
03

DC Deck Building: Teen Titans

The first game was over before it really began. By the third round of DC Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans, my SO had picked up Shimmer, a four-cost villain that gives opponents a Weakness card with every attack. While Teen Titans has more defense cards […]

Sep
19

Board game round-up: quick and breezy edition

Weekly board game nights at my local game shop have greatly expanded my repertoire of light and breezy tabletop games. With a library of hundreds of games both light and heavy, our local game shop offers me and my significant […]

Sep
03

PAX West 2016 Day One wrap up

PAX has once again returned to our home here in the Pacific Northwest. Suitably, the weather decided to welcome all of the visitors to our fine city with a torrential downpour so intense that PAX was opened 10 minutes early […]

Aug
30

Inversus – Frantic arcade shooter and strategic competition

Inversus is slated to be round two of the PAX West 2016 Omegathon, so I got my hands on a key for this little game from indie developer Hypersect. It’s fast, frantic, and strategic. Many outlets praise it as fun […]

Aug
23

Edge of Nowhere review – Cliffs of Craziness

Nothing says virtual reality like madness and tentacles. Edge of Nowhere delivers both of those in spades to the Oculus Rift.  I’ve enjoyed playing many games on the Rift, but plenty of those titles still felt like the first forays into VR gaming. Because […]

Aug
16

We Happy Few preview – Happiness is a choice!

We Happy Few has the potential to keep me enthralled for far longer than I feel comfortable admitting. I’ve already found myself lost in this bleak, Orwellian setting for hours at a time. It’s the newest game from Compulsion Games […]

Jun
13

Archer the Board Game: The Confusion Zone

A few months ago my wife was in our FLGS and saw Archer: the Board Game. “This looks awesome,” she said. She figured that since we were both fans of the show, we’d find it a blast. The shop owner; however, cautioned […]

Jun
07

Wasted is the Fallout roguelike you’ve been waiting for.

Wasted: A Post-Apocalyptic Pub Crawler (we’ll just call it Wasted) is a perfect cocktail of Fallout and Borderlands served up in a fancy roguelike glass. It is at once engaging and frustrating. However, I’m sure that’s what draws so many people to the roguelike […]

May
10

Oculus Rift impressions

After just a few days of playing with my new Oculus Rift, I can’t imagine any better future for video gaming. While I’m sure that I’ll continue to love my other, less immersive games, they just feel kind of old and mundane […]

Apr
19

Doom multiplayer is kinda meh.

The Doom open beta finished up this past weekend after several days of minimal fanfare. I don’t have the actual numbers of participants, but the majority of my personal friends weren’t aware that it was happening. With its time now […]