Being without power is rough, you can’t watch TV, there’s no internet, lights don’t work, no heat, etc… That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here’s a quick blog on how to pass the time while you wait for the power to hopefully come on.
The franchise may be dead (for now), but Mega Man was king in the 1980s and '90s with a series of non-linear action platformers that were fiendishly difficult. The Internet Archive gives you a bite-sized taste of the action with the 1995 handheld port, free in your browser!
In the early days, video games and consoles arrived at stores when distributors got around to it. Then Sonic 2sDay changed all that. Now, with the digital release of hot titles, is the celebration of a blockbuster launch a thing of the past?
Everyone comes from somewhere. Your characters are no different. Though sometimes you might have difficulty coming up with ideas on where they came from. This blog post contains the table of 100 backgrounds.
The game that defined the zany graphical adventure of the early 1990s, and gave genre legend Tim Schafer his start, "Maniac Mansion" is an incredible late '80s feat of non-linear gameplay and hilarious writing.
The dark forest is lit by a lone campfire. Four figures crouch next to it, eating heartily. “I can’t believe we did it, I mean we actually won!” Another speaks, “Well, my goblin friend, when the dice are on your side anything is possible. I’m gonna get some more ale … I think that fighter had some left in his pack.”
“Roll to hit.” “Okay, you hit. Roll damage.” “Okay, next player. Roll to hit…” Does this sound familiar? If so you might be suffering from Boring Combat Syndrome (or BCS). Sufferers of BCS will often feel withdrawn and distracted during play. If you or someone you know is suffering from BCS, please read on for suggestions on alleviating the issue.
The clashing of swords… the roar of gunfire… and the pitter patter of dice, in these next couple post I discuss tips and ideas for making combat fun and exciting for everyone. This post will cover some alternative combat mechanics I use to speed up combat that can get bogged down in rules.
Pac-Man fever hit the U.S. in the early 1980s, and several companies tried to ride the coattails of Namco's classic. Italy-based developer Zaccaria put a spin on the formula, casting you as a drug-taking bank robber fleeing from the cops. Really.
Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton star in the first trailer for BBC's "The Gamechangers," a movie that will explore the release of the Grand Theft Auto franchise and the violence it (allegedly) inspired.
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