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 … 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 … Continue reading

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

Ramblings: Women in Gaming

The game industry is in a dual arms race towards complete nuclear destruction. It’s between angry feminists who will give no quarter and rapey misogynist manchildren who are making and buying the games and always recoil in hurt rage when … Continue reading

Politics, Ramblings, 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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

Left 4 Dead 2 giveaway (Ends 7/21/2012)

Did you miss the Left 4 Dead 2 discount on the Steam sale the other day? I didn’t! So I’m giving away three copies of the game on Steam. All you have to do is friend me on Facebook or … Continue reading

Bonus, Contest, 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 … 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 … 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