You’ll encounter silent protagonists in every genre of gaming. Many of those protagonists accomplish monumental tasks, defeat rivals and archnemeses, and even save the world (or in many cases, the entire universe). However, many of those same quiet protagonists are nothing but a vessel with which the player completes missions. […]

Bill Watterson, the author of the famous comic strip series Calvin and Hobbes, once considered a cartoon version of his widely popular cartoon duo. That is, until one thought occurred to him that stopped him in his tracks: he did not want to hear what Calvin’s voice sounds like. We […]

If there’s one thing media has never been shy of warning us away from, it’s the dangers of robotics. From Terminator to Wall-E, robots are associated with the cessation of human life as we know it. Video-games are no exception to this, with robots primarily ruling wastelands and ruined worlds. […]

I should specify, I’m not advocating for Planescape: Torment levels of writing being crammed into Tetris. While simplistic mechanics like that have been used to prop up more complex titles, they’re hardly puzzle games. A game such as HuniePop, despite relying on puzzle mechanics as it’s core gameplay, is about […]

Every year, summer rolls around, bringing with it ice-cream, sunburn, and discounts. Lots and lots of discounts. Here’s a list of the top five games I recommend picking during this year’s Steam Summer Sale. HOTLINE MIAMI Hotline Miami is a high octane, top-down shooter. The visual brilliance resembles the neon […]

Many games nowadays include multiplayer features just to bring in more money. But certain titles are designed with the express purpose of being played that way, offering players a unique experience, rooted in innovative and gripping game design. Today, I want to explore some of the very best that the […]