Read Part I here... After more time with Days Gone, my opinion has not shifted drastically though I am able to provide more context and criticism. The game remain enjoyable, with moment-to-moment play still feeling quite solid. Primarily, the most fun players will experience is the interaction between various systems with their own priorities: humans … Continue reading Days Gone: Spoiler-Free Review Part 2
PLATFORM: Playstation 4 TYPE: Third-person, action-RPG, open-world. ~ What do you call an outlaw in a world with no laws? What is there to rebel against, to detach yourself from, when all the world’s anchors have become mangled by an apocalypse? These are some of the considerations I wondered playing as biker gang member Deacon … Continue reading Days Gone: Spoiler-Free Review Part 1
Content warning: Harassment, threats. I've been writing online for many years. My initial focus primarily centred on issues of ethics, since it was what I studied and taught at the time. It gave me an excuse to tackles issues I found interesting, while improving my writing ability. The themes I chose were considered "controversial" outside … Continue reading You cheated the game
The conversation surrounding From Software’s “Soulsborne” genre is one of the strangest in gaming culture: Should it have an “easy” mode? Is it “too hard”? Are people suckered into thinking their games are good, when it might be a kind of self-delusion to justify spending hours on menial tasks to overcome unnecessarily powerful enemies? I … Continue reading Difficulty Isn’t Personality: From Software Games Can Be Better than This?
Harebrained Schemes is looking for a Senior Character Technical Artist and a 3D Animator to join their team. They're committed to a diverse and inclusive development team, and would like to encourage women, minorities, and LGBTQ community members to apply. If creating game experiences for a diverse gaming community, one that includes people of all … Continue reading Harebrained Schemes is hiring!
We're in the homestretch for our dice bag and patch preorders. Thanks to incredible turnout from the community, we've hit 164% of our goal. The more we raise, the more we can do. Whether it's obtaining cowork space or being able to afford some part-time help, everything we raise is going to go help make … Continue reading Indiegogo Final Week!
If you're looking to find us next week, we'll be at the Gaming for Everyone Nexus hosted by Xbox. Please come stop by and say hi, we may or may not have some goodies with us. We'll also be at other various panels and events. Tanya is speaking and of course our scholarship recipients will … Continue reading INDG @ GDC
Our Indiegogo isn't just funded, it is 150% funded. This is fantastic. It's been incredible, the number of people as interested in INDG dice bags as we are, and we are so grateful for the support. Thanks to the preorders and a very generous donor, we've hit $3000 which means we can order enamel pins! … Continue reading 150% Funded
Please congratulate our 2019 GDC Scholarship awardees! Everyone received a Conference + Summit Pass provided to us by Official GDC as part of the GDC Scholarship program. Thanks again to our review committee: Tanya DePassJane NgAndrien GbinigieGlenn WhiteBianca Anderson Our Awardees: Ryan Rose AceaeBunny HanlonJordan Jones-BrewsterGabriela Kim PassosJayd MatyasAdri Mills Maude RoussinRenante SilvestreNakura StoutJessica SutichSherveen … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2019 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!
Absconding is a 5th edition D&D zine that launched its Kickstarter today. Comprised of a team of mostly RPG newcomers, they're looking to create fresh stories by an eclectic group of folks.
Here are a few questions the team answered for us to get a look at the people behind the project.