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Is Broken Age a Broken Promise?

Is Broken Age a Broken Promise? 

Last night, backers of Double Fine’s Broken Age (myself included) received a update notice from project lead Tim Shafer. I’ve quoted it verbatim following this post, but the gist of it is that the team needs more money to finish the game and they are taking the drastic step of splitting the game into two [...]

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Surviving PAX

Surviving PAX 

With three events in its schedule (Prime, East, and Australia), the Penny Arcade Expo is almost at this point where the din of it on Reddit and the internets is hard to ignore. Having been to two PAX events the past two years (it is absolutely a yearly trip for me from this point on), [...]

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Initial OUYA Impressions

Initial OUYA Impressions 

The OUYA, Kickstarter’s somewhat maligned microconsole, arrived at Tinderbox Studios on May 28 and we’ve had lots of folks asking about our first impressions.

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How I introduced my players to Pathfinder

How I introduced my players to Pathfinder 

So, I’ve persuaded the GamesDay crew to try to play Paizo’s Pathfinder game. After the great success we had with HeroQuest (you can listen to that adventure here), the was really no convincing – everyone eagerly hopped on board.
Because six of the eight players are brand new to any kind of tabletop RP games and [...]

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Some Changes to GamesDay

Some Changes to GamesDay 

Gamers and countrymen – lend me your headsets! Mathew here with a quick update for you on some of the changes happening behind the scenes here at GamesDay and some updates you’ll see here over the next little while.

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Geek Chic: Serious Furniture for Serious Gamers (PAX East 2012)

Geek Chic: Serious Furniture for Serious Gamers (PAX East 2012) 

While getting ready for PAX East this year, my very first video game trade show experience, I was preparing myself for a sensory overload of TV screens, video games, flashing lights and more colours than a pantone swatch booklet. What I wasn’t expecting was that at the end of the weekend one of my favourite [...]

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(Review) Dragon Age: Redemption

(Review) Dragon Age: Redemption 

This is an interesting review. We got a copy of Dragon Age: Redemption, a DVD archive of the entire series of the Felicia Day-written web series that was created in partnership with BioWare and Microsoft. What’s interesting about it is that it’s not a game per se, but it’s a series that a fan has taken upon herself to write and star in. I find the very idea of that to be exciting. We live in an era when someone can take it upon themselves to turn a passing love of a game into something that’s much larger.

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A Little Low on Money? Want to Play Minecraft? Just Pirate It.

A Little Low on Money? Want to Play Minecraft? Just Pirate It. 

Minecraft, love it or hate it, it’s pretty damn popular. It’s also one hell of a success story for the brilliant mind behind the game, the man known as “Notch”. In fact, one could assume it’s so much of a success story that he doesn’t really care if a copy or two get installed via [...]

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Mathew’s picks for Game of the Year 2011

Mathew’s picks for Game of the Year 2011 

This year was a great year for gaming, not only in terms of blockbusters but also the indie studios that got a chance to shine. From RPGs to fighters to action games, to even sports games (!?), I enjoyed a lot of different experiences. Here, in no particular order are the ones I had the most fun playing last year.

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Comic: Public Relations in Skyrim

Comic: Public Relations in Skyrim 

I was playing Skyrim the other day and thinking about my character and how much I’ve done for Skyrim – how my name will be chanted forever by the Greybeards and passed down from generation to generation of Nord. I’ve done so much for Skyrim: helped the Stormcloaks, killed dragons, stopped evil mages and monsters from corrupting the world. It’s all easy stuff for the sages to record in the annuls of Skyrim’s history.

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