The Short is an attempt to document our gaming lives: what's happening in the industry, what we think is worth noting, or even what we were playing last night.

The Hidden Joys of Puppeteer’s Multiplayer

The Hidden Joys of Puppeteer’s Multiplayer 

Last year’s Playstation 3 exclusive Puppeteer has an amazing cooperative multiplayer mode.
It’s nothing life changing — there are no horde modes, persistent faction-based deathmatch, or even microtransactions — but it’s delightfully inclusive and represents the nebulous joy at the center of Puppeteer that can’t be captured in a back-of-the-box quote.
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Google Pokémon Challenge

Happy April Fools’ Day, and I would even pay a monthly subscription fee if the Google Pokémon Challenge were real.

Seriously – AR w/ Pokémon? HELLS FREAKING YEAH.
Okay, so the actual alternate reality stuff in the trailer seems to be fake; as it is, you can pull up Google Maps on your smartphone, click …

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RPG Club Plays Skyrim: Week 4 Finale

As the month comes to a close, so too does our time with Skyrim. After a long time playing, we all have basically arrived at the conclusion that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has little-to-no replayability. Mike and Ethan reflect on that, while Caitlin gets distracted by over-analyzing the Daedra.

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10 Other Things You Could Spend $30 on Instead of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

$30 certainly doesn’t go as far as it used to. At only half a day’s minimum wage pay, the amount isn’t enough to cover the cable bill or a week’s worth of groceries, let alone a full tank of gas or a week’s worth of public transportation. Fortunately, $30 will …

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RPG Club Plays Skyrim: Week 3

RPG Club Plays Skyrim: Week 3 

Another week, another RPG Club post! This marks the second-to-last week on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Ethan is unimpressed, and the other RPG-ers reflect on music, alchemy, and the Dawnguard DLC.

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RPG Club Plays Skyrim: Week 2

RPG Club Plays Skyrim: Week 2 

RPG Club continues through Tamriel, kicking ass and taking names. However, for Caitlin and Reid it’s the second playthrough, and they have different opinions on how that affects the game. Mike and Ethan both seem a little wary of what the game offers.

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Look What We Found: Aaru’s Awakening

Look What We Found: Aaru’s Awakening 

One of the most amazing things about games is that there are a thousand different things about them that can capture players’ imaginations, but it takes playing the games for these things to be fully realized. But the art direction of a game is one aspect that can capture anyone’s …

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The Last Of Us: Left Behind Is Pretty Awesome

The Last Of Us: Left Behind Is Pretty Awesome 

SPOILERS AHOY FOR BOTH THE LAST OF US AND LEFT BEHIND.
Left Behind is the perfect kind of post-release DLC. It doesn’t retread over the same broken earth of the main game, nor does it layer glitzy padding on top of it. Instead, it simply augments it, teasing out one of …

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Proven Lands’ Ambitions Lead To Kickstarter

And lo, a bounty of amazing Kickstarter projects.
I’ve already highlighted Ashen Rift’s efforts at crowdfunding, but equally off-the-radar for many is the new campaign for science fiction gem Proven Lands. If you haven’t heard of it, wait until you get a load of this ambitious pitch: “Explore a unique, vast and …

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Ashen Rift Kickstarter: A Man And His Dog And You

Anyone who has followed my writing in particular knows I have a… special relationship with Kickstarter. I won’t bore you with the laundry list of issues I have with many campaigns, but every once in awhile some projects pop up that feel worthy of the attention.
Ashen Rift’s Kickstarter campaign launched last …

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