Elizabeth Ramirez

I did not want to play this game when I heard about it. I am still fairly new to the gaming community, so a game that touts itself as being extremely difficult did not excite me. After watching my far more experienced roommate die repeatedly, in what appeared to be an utterly futile adventure, I […]

  Leeman Kessler

If you have a Steam account there is a good chance you may have noticed an odd, unbidden addition to your library in the cowled and grinning guise of Gotham City Impostors. It is a free to play, online-only, multi-player shooter that feels a lot like Team Fortress and other multi-player shooters and probably wouldn’t […]

  Leeman Kessler

My wife and I aren’t speaking right now.  That’s mostly because she’s in the kitchen making flat bread but if it were due to an argument, the most likely root of it would be Settlers of Catan, which I find to be a charming game which has done wonders for popularizing Euro-style games to the North […]

  David McClelland

As a rule, video games don’t age well. The mechanics become clunky when compared to modern titles, graphics start to look muddy, and budget voice actors sound even cheesier. All of these criticisms apply to 2000’s Deus Ex, and yet the game remains oddly compelling: there’s a popular meme that states that every time you […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

I confess. I’ve never played a Final Fantasy game before. I realize that this is considered a serious shortcoming in the gaming community, so I’ve taken steps to rectify this. The question remained however, which Final Fantasy to start with? I like linear things, so I chose Final Fantasy as played in Dawn of Souls […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

After much bitter complaining that there would never be a Zelda game as good as Ocarina of Time, I gave in to the colorful failing that is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I was lucky enough to have a housemate who purchased the game on pre-order, so I got to use the fancy golden […]

  Leeman Kessler

There are few games where one can be applauded for creative use of cannibalism.  This is probably a good thing for society as a whole.  For the rest of us though, it’s a far better thing that we have games like MSU. The idea behind this clever card game is that each round there is […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

I took a while off from Minecraft to play Skyrim, so of course I had to revisit the game to remember why I love it so much. The problem is, now I can’t stop digging to write this article. I should say, before I go into my personal opinions of this game that I’ve been […]

  Leeman Kessler

Once upon a time there was a board game called Talisman, but that’s a story for another day.  The story today is about one of Talisman‘s Robert Baratheon-esque bastards, Runebound.  The best way I can describe games like this is as analog World of Warcraft.  Players run around a board taking turns killing monsters, collecting […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

I have played all of Lionhead Studio’s Fable series so far. I heard about the upcoming Fable: Heroes and was confused and sad. It looked dubious. I thought to myself, “Oh man the series has really gone down since…” and I couldn’t at first decide which Fable game I enjoyed best. So, instead of being […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

Everyone in my house has been playing far too much Skyrim. Most hours of the day you can catch the faint melodies of dragons lighting a wintery countryside on fire and the clash of Nordic steel. But hold your knowing looks, there is a good reason why Skyrim was such a big deal when it […]

  Leeman Kessler

Greetings Citizen!  I hope you are enjoying the bounties of entertainment and personal satisfaction the Computer is granting you this day as the Computer does every day!  All hail the Computer!  Bless his Holy Mainframe!  To take his glory for granted would be tantamount to treason and we wouldn’t want that, now would we?  Not […]

  Leeman Kessler

One of the joys of going back and watching old episodes of Deep Space Nine is seeing Ronald Moore’s name in the opening credits and thinking, “Hey!  I liked Battestar Galactica for a time!”  This same thought is present as one plays the board game which has been stunningly crafted to create the same level […]

  Leeman Kessler

Something happened to me the other day that I…I feel I have to share or else it might haunt me the rest of my life.  I was just perusing the ol’ internet, like you do, checking out some periodicals and sharing recipes with my gal pals when someone directed me to this one website and […]

  Leeman Kessler

So winter decided to bite back a few weeks ago and, in the midst of a relatively anaemic January, hit my city with enough snow to give one pause. Not to be dismayed, two of my friends braved the winter winds and arrived for what would be a couple of hours of Lovecraftian fun. The adventure board game […]

  Kelly Bedard

My current Torontonian obsession is a geek-chic café just west of Bathurst on Bloor called Snakes & Lattes. The wildly popular destination is pretty much exactly what it sounds like- a board game café. If you’re lucky enough to get a table (or smart enough to call the day before to get yourself on the […]

  Tom Farndon

I recently said that some older games have not withstood the test of time very well. Abobo’s Big Adventure has shown us that fan tributes to older games are still alive, kicking, and knocking the heads off random passerby and eating them. Abobo’s Big Adventure is a flash game made by taking the different scenarios […]

  Leeman Kessler

The Holidays are upon us and that means family and family means finding some way to keep ourselves busy so we don’t a) die of boredom during the awkward silences or b) say something incriminating and inflammatory during the gaps between the awkward silences. Thank the Maker we have handheld gaming devices that we pretend […]

  Tom Farndon

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. A phrase that’s very representative of the gaming industry. Pokémon, Call of Duty, Megaman, Final Fantasy, Battlefield, Dragonquest, the list goes on, and across all platforms and media. All of these games have spawned innumerable sequels and spinoffs, oftentimes retaining more or less the same game formula, and […]

  Tom Farndon

A lot of things can spark our memories; smells, textures, songs, pictures, and even taste. It’s like a small time capsule exploding in your face, bringing old memories rushing back to the surface, both good and bad. When I played Sonic Generations, it felt as if I had jumped 19 years back into the past […]

  Tom Farndon

When I was a kid, I used to love watching Blade Runner on my old VHS player. I’d come home from school, work on a Gundam model, and immerse myself in 2 hours of sci-fi bliss. The dystopian noir future of mankind was bleak, but hey, it had Harrison Ford, which was enough for me. […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m not a massive computer gamer. I remember some good times with “Castle Explorer” and “Muppet Treasure Island” back on my Windows ’95 PC and the old commodore 64 had this great brainteaser thing I don’t remember the name of. But when it comes to the modern stuff, I’ve pretty much given it up. That […]

Welcome Gamers
  Kelly Bedard

Welcome to My Games, the newest branch in My Entertainment World (our 7th!), a place for news, reviews and editorials about the latest in the gaming world- from the latest in video gaming systems to online adventures to oldschool boardgames. Now I’ll pass the baton over to Tom Farndon, our head writer for My Games.