observer: System Redux review

OBSERVER: SYSTEM REDUX review Observer: System Redux is a remastered version of Bloober Team’s 2017 first-person horror, set in a dark, cyberpunk future Krakow. It’s a future where it’s strange to not have implants and the world is often reduced to digital analysis and numbers, rather than the actual material or world as it exists. … Continue reading observer: System Redux review

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Review Part 1

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is fascinating in its gradual erosion of the very concept that made it initially unique – the titular aspect that has, through time, diminished in its impact and import: being an assassin. The first game leaned very much into the nature of being an assassin, having you play as perhaps one … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Review Part 1

.@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Come by our Twitch channel, starting Tuesday October 10, 6pm Pacific/ 8pm Central/ 9pm Eastern for BunMira playing Death of the Outsider, and discussing this add-on to Dishonored 2. We're interested in it because while there is a black female lead, she was not written by a black woman. So we're wondering how that … Continue reading .@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Review: Little Miss Lonely

Developer: Club Cotton Games Platforms: Windows Release date: Out now! Website: I must admit, I wasn't terribly excited to play Little Miss Lonely. Indie side-scroller about childhood and stuff? With hand-drawn graphics? It just seemed a bit been there, done that, y'know? Some time later, as I was having many feelings and crying Real Tears of Actual … Continue reading Review: Little Miss Lonely

Review: Torment – Tides of Numenera

Developer: inXile entertainment Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One (Windows version tested) Release date: February 28th 2017 Website: Since the Kickstarted RPG Renaissance began, we've had three (THREE!) Shadowruns, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin a new Wasteland, and Tyranny. Fans of clicking through dialogue and (quasi-)turn-based combat from an isometric perspective have been spoilt … Continue reading Review: Torment – Tides of Numenera

Review: Tyranny

Developer: Obsidian Platforms: PC Release date: November 10th 2016 Website: The North is solidly under the control of the Overlord, and now they turn their hungry gaze South to the Tiers. The Overlord’s armies are strong and the fractured Southern nations are unable to unite, even in the face of certain doom. This sounds … Continue reading Review: Tyranny

Mafia III: Catharsis Through Extreme Violence @TheBlackNerd on @PasteGames

By Terrence Wiggins Revenge tales are a dime a dozen. It’s a well-worn story trope that’s been used in videogames almost from the beginning. For me, these stories never felt truly important. They were a means to an end, way stations between gameplay segments. But Mafia III is different. The game starts you off in … Continue reading Mafia III: Catharsis Through Extreme Violence @TheBlackNerd on @PasteGames

Mafia III tackles racism with brutal honesty and candor – Review by @LJay90

by Justin Jones for I Need Diverse Games The news cuts in, updating me on the latest in the trial of a white man who murdered two black men on his stoop. He claims self defense; he claims he was reacting to rampant reports of “black rage” against white people. He feared for his life. … Continue reading Mafia III tackles racism with brutal honesty and candor – Review by @LJay90

Let’s dissect Uncharted 4 on stream

Today is launch day for Naughty Dog's fourth installment of the Uncharted series. There's been a lot of conversation around it, especially with Nadine (pictured above) the series first black character being voiced by a white VA. Here's Tauriq Moosa's review of UC 4   SPOILERS AHOY IN THE ARTICLE We'll start our stream at 3pm … Continue reading Let’s dissect Uncharted 4 on stream

Review of @AuriontheGame   A lot of our friends are checking out Aurion: Legend of the Kori-Odan. Check out this review by The Grim Phreaker, originally posted on YouTube, reshared with permisssion. Published on Apr 20, 2016 Aurion: Legacy of the Kori- Odon tells the tale of Enzo Kori-Odon, a prince who has some serious doubts on … Continue reading Review of @AuriontheGame