I knew that Rian Johnson was fond of putting references to esoteric ‘80s computer and video game trivia in his movies — one of the tokens on the ship DJ and BB-8 steal from Canto Bight is a Zorkmid — but it looks like the entire opening sequence in The Last Jedi is a tribute to an obscure Activision game called The…
Glove & Boots’ Fafa and Mario play Farming Simulator 17. What epic inspirational video game are you playing this weekend?
Just a heads up. Because I know some of you have spent a lot of times playing V:TM the pen & paper version. Or attended any of the “by night” LARPs.
A long long time ago there were some books that were also games. In those, Fantasy and Sci-Fi were not only an adventure, they were our adventure, they were something we lived in our minds.
I’m thinking of running something fun for the Summer here at the Odeck...a Game Jam! I’ll put up a prompt at the end of the month and anyone wanting to take part has the whole of August to make a game!
This weekend, EA DICE is running an open beta test for one of its newest titles — Star Wars: Battlefront. It’s a successor to a well loved pair of Star Wars games that focused on gunplay rather than being a Jedi knight. Here are my impressions of the beta, particularly the big Hoth battle.
Have you ever played at a LAN party? Or played a board game with friend and family? Or played some online video game like a MOBA or a Fighter and decided to make your own house rules? Either because to give everyone a fair chance or because you feel it makes the game more fun?
Shown in select movie theaters in the summer of 1982, this two-minute ad, titled “The Fly,” features a man designing video games in his head — or hallucinating vigorously. (The two were not mutually exclusive among the company’s designers.) The effects were done by Abel and Associates, the pioneering computer…
Actual 1983 goddamn commercial. Art by Cole Travis, Zach Weiner (for mxyzptlk), and Jason Edmiston, respectively. Special bonus ad from 1982 that has haunted me ever since:
I’ve had a first-gen 3DS for over four years now, but it doesn’t get much play — I’m not a hardcore Nintendo fan, and will usually only buy Mario or Zelda games for Nintendo’s consoles, with the occasional Starfox, Metroid, or Donkey Kong title thrown in for good measure.
I figured I’d share this one with you all because it just was released today and I am a huge fan of the game/episodes so far.
Holograms had their day in the sun, but it’s time for us to shift our focus. If we had years ago we’d already be chilling out on our patios reading this on our Wearable Holodecks, playing games that make Skyrim look like Pong, exploring nature through camera arrays like Wizard Eye, and enjoying the fact that our…
I was recently challenged to write a science piece about “Air Bud”. A nearly impossible task, you may think. You’d be right, nearly impossible. But when watching it for the first time today, I discovered a message at this movies heart that’s far more interesting than “Can a Dog play Basketball?”
So Google has inserted Pac-Man into Google Maps as a nice genuine treat for April Fool's Day. Which defeats the purpose of doing it around now since it's not a joke or prank and you can actually play Pac-Man in Google Maps.
It's been nearly a decade since the game that would become Final Fantasy XV was announced, and this week, we finally get to actually play some of it. How cute, it thinks it's a real video game and everything! Will you venture into Episode Duscae this week? Tell us about it in Tuesday Game Room!
A calm before the storm of next week rolls in sees the release of some dazzling indie titles this week, alongside some remasters, collections and a game featuring steampunk Abe Lincoln. Wait, what? Come talk about all things gaming in this week's Tuesday Game Room!