Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Case for Linear Gameplay


These days, video games are all about two things: open world, and open ended. In the old days, almost every game ever made was played on a straight line. While I think we can all agree that more open games are a great thing, they shouldn’t be the only thing on the table. We shouldn’t abandon linear games altogether.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

One Year with the Shonen Jump App


It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Viz Media's unprecedented Shonen Jump app. Since it's been a little over a year since I first downloaded the app, I thought I'd take a look at how the experience has been. I like reading comics digitally, but how does Shonen Jump compare to the something like Hoopla or other apps I use?

Monday, September 7, 2020

REVIEW: Fossil Hunters


Next up from itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality is Fossil Hunters. Developed by Reptoid Games, Fossil Hunters is a casual action-adventure game about digging for fossils and building your own dinosaurs. Every kid's wildest dream!

The Pulls: Spider-Man, Power Rangers, and More

There isn't a whole lot coming out this week that I wanted to review. That doesn't happen a lot, especially when you get as many review comics as I do. Whenever this happened back when I was doing This Week In Comics, I'd just skip the week. But this is The Pulls and oh my god guys I actually went to a comic shop and picked stuff up this week! Check them out after the jump.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Morning Update: Sept 5th

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Well. Here we are again. TMG lore buffs will know I have had a few versions of this site over the years. When I stepped away at the end of May I was certain things were done for good. I was too depressed too blog anymore. After a month, I was too depressed to not blog.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

REVIEW: Orion Trail


Back in June we purchased itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality which included 1,741 items in one bundle with proceeds donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund. A lot of those items were assets for developers and PDFs for tabletop RPG modules and campaigns. But a significant chunk of them were indie games which means I'm pretty much set on review material for a while. Here's my first review of Orion Quest, developed by Schell Games right here in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Pulls: Inkblot, Stargazer, Die, and More


Welcome to The Pulls, my new weekly spotlight on comics in stores now. My previous comic review series, This Week In Comics, exclusively focused on advance reviews of new releases. But I read so much more than just what I get for review from publishers. And sometimes it takes me a while to get to review copies. The Pulls will features a blend of advance reviews as well as reviews of any comics, new or old, that I've been reading throughout the week. Let's get on with the show!