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FTL is a game by Subset Games published in 2012 (with all-new game expansions published in April 2014). It’s a space exploration and combat game with much of the [...]

August 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

“Daddy, What’s Dungeons & Dragons?”

A week ago I noted that a new version of the Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook made its debut. Though it has been about 30 years since I last played D&D, I [...]

August 28, 2014 // 14 Comments


The Maw is a 3D puzzle/adventure game released by Twisted Pixel in 2009. The game starts as your player character — a rather cutesy alien of childish proportions [...]

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Platformines

Platformines is a platform-jumper shooter that takes place in a mine (who would have guessed?) It was released by Magiko Games in March 2014. The basic premise is that you [...]

August 22, 2014 // 0 Comments


VVVVVV is a platformer game released by Terry Cavanagh in 2010, based around a single simple idea–what if, instead of jumping, you could reverse gravity? The plot of [...]

August 21, 2014 // 0 Comments


Fez is a platform jumper with an interdimensional twist, released by Polytron in 2012. In Fez, you are a marshmallow-looking fellow happily living in his little town of [...]

August 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

GAME REVIEW: One Finger Death Punch

One Finger Death Punch is a Kung Fu fighting game released by Silver Dollar Games in March 2014 with an extremely simple control scheme. So simple that it only uses two [...]

August 14, 2014 // 0 Comments


DLC Quest is a platform-jumper game released by Going Loud Studios in 2013 meant to parody games which charge extra money for extended content–extra playable [...]

August 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

[GUEST POST] Nick Cole on GameNoir

Nick Cole is an Army veteran and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed [...]

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

8-Bit Avengers, Assemble!

Is it harder to assemble when you only have 8 bits to work with? Find out in this old-school video game re-imagining of The [...]

August 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is an unforgiving fast-paced platform-jumper game published by Team Meat in 2010. Meat Boy is the name of our protagonist. No, it’ s not a lewd stage [...]

July 28, 2014 // 6 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Machinarium

Machinarium is a point-and-click puzzle game published by Amanita Design in 2009. In the game you are a robot who has been dismantled and dumped from the robot city into the [...]

July 18, 2014 // 7 Comments


Limbo is a sidescroller puzzle game published by Playdead in 2010 with a very sharp visual style. Your character is a silhouette of a boy interacting with silhouettes of [...]

July 7, 2014 // 3 Comments

GAME REVIEW: The Stanley Parable

How do I describe The Stanley Parable? To say it as briefly as possible I’d say it’s a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure comedic meta-narrative built on an FPS [...]

June 23, 2014 // 1 Comment


Braid is a sidescroller puzzle game released by Number None in 2008. It’s gotten a lot of buzz over the last few years, including placing #94 on G4TV’S Top 100 [...]

June 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

Game Trailer: Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront is coming. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game. [Thanks, Trent! You may very well be our new official Star Wars enthusiast! [...]

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

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