Read up on the New FCC Rules for Net Neutrality

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Today the FCC voted 3-2 to reclassify the internet as a Title II utility. Image Source:

I was planning to post a review of Homeworld Remastered today, but in light of recent events, I've decided to opt for a quick post regarding the new FCC rules governing the internet as a Title II Utility, passed earlier today.

There is a lot of bad info out there. Many people unfamiliar or confused about the facts of the matter are spinning this as a loss. In the interest of providing an unbiased platform, I ask that you  follow the link below and read the release from the FCC itself. That is all.

Coup: Is That A Contessa in Your Pocket?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The beautiful box art for Coup. Source:

I delight in devious boardgames. I've played tons of strategic games from Risk to Diplomacy but The Resistance has been my go to for sneaky tabletop play. It and the followup Resistance: Avalon have boiled down the complex rules of games like Diplomacy to their ruthless heart, but it can still be difficult to gather the minimum five players needed for a game. That's where Coup comes in. The sort-of-sequel to The Resistance is all about political dealings, lies and intrigue and can be played with as few as two players.

Revival: An Old-School, Open World, Player Driven, Lovecraftian MMO?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

 Yes, it is a real thing. Revival is an MMO from Illfonic that promises some really enticing things. Set in a feudal-ish world with a heavy dose of  Lovecraft in the mix, Revival boasts a player driven economy and political structure, a completely skill-based combat system and an open story driven by player and community actions. These aren't exactly new ideas, but most of today's MMOs adhere to rigid story structures and highly controlled game economies. As tempting as it is to name Revival as the herald of a return to old school MMO sandbox games, I'd recommend a bit of temperance. This is a game still very early in its development, but already setting off some warning bells.

Confessions of a Horror Novice

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Meet your inevitable doom.

I'm bad at horror games. I don't like horror games. I generally avoid horror games. There, I said it. I've played a few staples of the genre: Silent Hill 1-3, Resident Evil 1-3, Dead Space, Amnesia, and a few others, but I generally steer clear of the horror genre. It just doesn't appeal to me very much. I appreciate a good scare, but usually find them formulaic and frustrating. But if all of this is true, why am I currently obsessed with a horror game?

Equine Protection From Giant Monsters

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Evolve was released earlier this week. It wasn't long before players and journalists alike were decrying the amount of cosmetic DLC offered in the game's store. Early reports were a bit overzealous in their estimates of the total price of the content, but the actual figure is more than $60. It's a lot of money for someone that wants to have all the things. I felt twangs of rage when I first saw the news but it wasn't long before I was reminded of a similar incident from way back in 2006.

Tales of Ice & Fire - "The Lost Lords"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Time again to delve into Telltale's  Game of Thrones Series. Episode 2, "The Lost Lords", dropped on February 3rd and frankly, I have been hesitant to see what my choices have wrought. This game (thus far) has brought out the neurotic in me.

Star Wars Humble Bundle Has Everything a Nerf Herder Needs

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Humble Bundles are wonderful things. After a long, self imposed dry spell, I'm more than a little tempted to pick up the latest offering from my favorite source of new games. The Humble Star Wars Bundle is barely into it's third day and has already earned more than $2.75 million for Unicef. It's a hell of a start to this pack of classic games. From pure lightsaber combat to the frontlines of the galaxy's most memorable battles. if ever there was a bundle to buy, this is the one. Let's take a look through some of the titles in the bundle.

In Memory: Monty Oum and Andrew Yoon

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

In memory of Monty Oum and Andrew Yoon, there will be no post today. Please follow the links below to see and play some of their work. They will be missed.

Andrew Yoon
Andrew Yoon:

 Cactus Seeking Hug

Divorce! The Card Game

Memorial Fund

Monty Oum

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