Monthly Archives: July 2012

Quantum Conundrum and Qube: Two Good Games Inspired by Portal

Portal. Now that that’s out of the way, we can talk about these two first-person puzzle games starting with “QU” involving gloves. 2012’s Quantum Conundrum is the brainchild of Kim Swift, who previously worked on both Left 4 Dead games, … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, First-Person, Platformer, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Legacy of the Wizard

Legacy of the Wizard, known as Dragon Slayer 4: Drasle Family in Japan, is an early Metroidvania, a type of action/exploration game with an open-ended world (In this case, a tile-based huge labyrinthine dungeon) that can be explored in a … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Music, Platformer, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Oniken is Not That Hard

Oniken is a 2012 PC game made by Danilo Dias of Brazil. It is a platforming hack-em-up that is openly inspired by late-80s games from the Nintendo Entertainment System. Oniken is available for five bucks USD on Desura, a Steam-like … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Platformer, Video Gaming

A Complete Noobs’ Guide to League of Legends – Part 3: Builds and the Metagame

If you haven’t read the first two articles in this noobs’ guide to League of Legends, please do so. When you think you’re ready, move on to this article. Or do whatever you want, it’s all good. Runes Runes give … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

A Complete Noobs’ Guide to League of Legends – Part 2: Combat

If you haven’t read the first part of my noobs’ guide, please do so. League of Legends is a game all about positioning and timing. During the beginning phases, you have to be at just the right distance to kill … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

A Complete Noobs’ Guide to League of Legends – Part 1: Getting Started

I’m not that good at League of Legends. I am, however, good at teaching people how to play video games. I’ve spent many hours not only playing the game and being called racial slurs but also researching the various champions … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

EVO 2012 Comes to a Close

EVO 2012 is over. Infiltration from Korea is your Street Fighter IV champion. He absolutely murdered all of the competition. What a confusing final 8 for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012. Everyone was off their game except Infiltration … Continue reading

Bonus, Fighting Games, Video Gaming

EVO SF2 Finish

That was one super-close finish for “Juicebox” Mao. Those Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo matches were excellent. I prefer Hyper Fighting but this is still one of the finest games in history. See you all again tomorrow on my stupid … Continue reading

Bonus, Fighting Games, Video Gaming

ALL EVO ALL THE TIME

Watch a stream of EVO 2012 here. Two streams, constant action. I’m gonna shill my Twitter account wherein I will provide commentary on the various matches. EVO gonna own this year.

Bonus, Fighting Games, Video Gaming

EVO 2012 (Twitter Sucks and I Hate It)

In lieu of my typical Friday article, I’ll be Tweeting the EVO fighting game tournament this weekend in real-time. I won’t be there live; I’ll be watching it from my chair in front of my computer like the rest of … Continue reading

Bonus, Fighting Games, Video Gaming