Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

Scare Witch Project: A Review Of Knock-Knock

Scare Witch Project: A Review Of Knock-Knock 

It could be easy to be annoyed with Knock-Knock on premise alone. Did the developers really get a cryptic e-mail with directions to make this game, replete with scraps of audio and video? Did said message really include a chain mail-style threat that the developers were endangering themselves if they …

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Reflections on the Skyrim Modding Community

Reflections on the Skyrim Modding Community 

There are a ridiculously high number of mods for the women in Skyrim. You can, with very little effort, find mods to make them younger, curvier/slimmer, prettier, more luscious, animated to be more effeminate, and even generically “better” (which entails shaped eyebrows, tons of makeup, and airbrushed smoothness to the …

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The Message is in the Music: How Bastion’s Storytelling Surprises Us

The Message is in the Music: How Bastion’s Storytelling Surprises Us 

In Bastion, you, as the Kid, are thrust into a world that has largely been destroyed. In silence, unaccompanied you make your way through a decimated city in search of, well, anything.  This search turns out to be fruitless, and so you a hop a ferry and leave the city …

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Has Nintendo Land Lost Prominence As Wii U’s Pack-In?

Has Nintendo Land Lost Prominence As Wii U’s Pack-In? 

I love my Wii U. As an early adopter, I’m constantly telling people that it’s fun and has a lot of potential for unique games in the future, but I wish there was more stuff to play right now. Until that hypothetical future, I’ve been left with a few good-but-not-great …

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A Pretty Nice Vampire—RPG Club Plays Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines Part 1

A Pretty Nice Vampire—RPG Club Plays Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines Part 1 

Now that it’s October, the RPG Club finds themselves playing Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines because that’s as close as we’ll likely ever come to a “theme” for anything and colons are pretty great. The first week sees the gang pushing their way through the seedy underbelly of Santa Monica, learning a …

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Fumbling Toward the Exit: Review of Cognition Episode 4

Fumbling Toward the Exit: Review of Cognition Episode 4 

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 4: The Cain Killer is the fourth and final installment in a project Phoneix Online Studios began working on just two years ago. If the jumbled mess of a title didn’t make it clear enough, Cognition is a point-and-click adventure series that follows …

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Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines: RPG Club’s Next Victim

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines: RPG Club’s Next Victim 

Welcome to Pixels or Death’s RPG Club, our weekly roundtable attempt to examine RPGs of days past in a new light (and maybe have a bit of fun on the side). As the weather turns cold and the leaves die (in our hemisphere, at least), we turn our thoughts to …

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Selection Bias—A Review of Nightmares From The Deep: The Cursed Heart

Selection Bias—A Review of Nightmares From The Deep: The Cursed Heart 

About 15 minutes into playing Nightmares from the Deep, I realized that I would never have played it if I hadn’t been obligated for this review. Not because I tend to lean away from PC games in general or because I’m a little tired of zombies, but because it’s a …

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Curtain Call—RPG Club Plays Parasite Eve Part 4

Curtain Call—RPG Club Plays Parasite Eve Part 4 

Welcome to Pixels or Death’s RPG Club, our weekly roundtable attempt to examine RPGs of days past in a new light (and maybe have a bit of fun on the side). The months have changed and the RPG Club’s time with Parasite Eve has come to an end. Aya has …

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The End: Review of The Raven Part 3

The End: Review of The Raven Part 3 

Having played the final part in the three-part series The Raven (I talked earlier about Episode 1 and Episode 2), I think Nordic Games made some interesting choices. It concludes as you’d expect, with suspense and character development and the twist that changes the entire plot. The story gives you …

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