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Video Games Review: Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth (PC, 2017) is glacially paced but will reward those who can tough it out

Written by author Ken Follett in his 1989 novel, The Pillars of the Earth is a wildly popular story about the building of a cathedral in a small town in 12th century England. It is a long and sweeping story, and one of the most popular literary works of the last two decades. It also makes great subject material for a point-and-click adventure, though your enjoyment of it as a game will be tied directly to the length of your attention span. Continue reading Video Games Review: Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth (PC, 2017) is glacially paced but will reward those who can tough it out

Video Games Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4, 2017) is an adventure game that won’t tell you what to do

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a game that pulls from all sorts of different places for inspiration. It pulls from literature, it pulls from movies and (most often) it pulls from other games. While its inspirations are worn quite proudly on its sleeve, it’s what Yonder does with them that makes it memorable. Continue reading Video Games Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4, 2017) is an adventure game that won’t tell you what to do

Video Game Review: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4, 2017) tackles mental illness in a bold, disturbing yet beautiful manner

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is developed by Ninja Theory, the team that brought you games such as Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. While these games are exceptional examples within the third person action genre, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice stands out as a monstrous cut above the rest. Continue reading Video Game Review: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4, 2017) tackles mental illness in a bold, disturbing yet beautiful manner

Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw just quietly posted the plot of Half-Life 3 on his blog

Marc Laidlaw, the writer behind the immortal PC games Half-LifeHalf-Life 2 and many of their expansions, appears to have provided closure one of the video game industry’s most infamous cliffhangers. A post on Laidlaw’s blog, titled “Epistle 3”, showed up earlier today and appears to describe in detail the plot for what would have been the long awaited Half-Life 3. Continue reading Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw just quietly posted the plot of Half-Life 3 on his blog

Overwatch‘s latest animated short is here to make you ugly cry about Mei

It’s been nine months since the last Overwatch animated short made its debut, part of the announcement for the then-latest hero Sombra. There’s been rampant fan speculation about which character would get the Pixar treatment in the months since and now, as Gamescom wraps up, we have our answer.

Mei, we take back every mean thing we ever said about you. Continue reading Overwatch‘s latest animated short is here to make you ugly cry about Mei

Gamescom 2017: Overwatch‘s latest map Junkertown finally brings the game to Straya

Blizzard’s Gamescom 2017 briefing was full of details for upcoming content, but among the most entertaining announcements was that the developer’s popular team shooter Overwatch would finally be getting a fully-fledged, Australian-themed map. Continue reading Gamescom 2017: Overwatch‘s latest map Junkertown finally brings the game to Straya

Gamescom 2017: Age of Empires 4 announced, headed by Homeworld, Dawn of War developer

After 12 years of dutiful remakes, remasters and rereleases of the wildly popular medieval strategy series by the now defunct Ensemble Studios (RIP), Age of Empires 4 has finally been announced. Continue reading Gamescom 2017: Age of Empires 4 announced, headed by Homeworld, Dawn of War developer

Video Games Review: Agents of Mayhem (PS4, 2017) revives the Saints Row series with a fresh, flawed twist

Agents of Mayhem is Volition Studios return to the Saints Row universe, with a little twist. Gone are the days of criminal mayhem and gang warfare, in order to make way for a classic tale of heroes and villains. Agents of Mayhem offers a variety of new and engaging ideas, but falls just short of greatness on nearly all fronts. Continue reading Video Games Review: Agents of Mayhem (PS4, 2017) revives the Saints Row series with a fresh, flawed twist

Gamescom 2017: Ubisoft reveals a stylish new cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

While Assassin’s Creed: Origins may have been revealed at this year’s E3, that didn’t stop Ubisoft from showing us yet another fresh look at the newest Assassin’s Creed entry. Continue reading Gamescom 2017: Ubisoft reveals a stylish new cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Origins