Absurdity abounds in this festive seasonal sequel to Hatoful Boyfriend, the notoriously bizarre pigeon dating sim…

  Tom McGee

Guardians of the Galaxy Episode Four: Who Needs You has a serious identity crisis going on: at first, it seems like one of the most legitimately episodic adventures do date, with our heroes trapped underground and on the run from rock-eating space worms. While the change in scenery from temples was nice, the scenario felt […]

There’s a true joy (somewhat lost in the modern age of internet gaming) of yelling at your friends next to you on the couch in either victory or defeat. Whether a well-placed red shell near the end of a race in Mario Kart, someone managing to grab the Golden Gun first in GoldenEye 64, or […]

There’s a distinct problem starting to rear its head in the Guardians series and unfortunately it’s becoming more pronounced as the game goes along: everyone blames Star-Lord for everything, no one takes responsibility for anything, and all the characters are overwhelmingly selfish. There are a few exceptions to this, Rocket apologizing for being a dick […]

I’ve loved Batman since before I can remember – the character and mythology has seemingly always been with me, from my early days laughing along with Adam West and Burt Ward as they fended off rubber sharks with Bat-Shark-Repellant Spray, to the seminal 1990s cartoon (still the greatest version of the mythology ever put to […]

Micro-Review Walking Dead Season Three is a bit of a departure for the series, taking the focus…

It’s a common enough problem: the enemies you’re facing in a video game have cooler stuff than you. It’s a common frustration, when slaying one of these enemies that for some damn reason you can’t pick up their sword/shield/gun despite it being a helluva lot better than yours is. The Surge is the cure to […]

After an exemplary first episode, Telltale stumbles a bit on the second, delivering an interesting, if somewhat less polished chapter in their Guardians tale. *Full spoilers follow* Having last left our heroes with Star-Lord having returned from the dead, thanks to our trusty McGuffan The Eternity Forge, we are thrust immediately into a space escape, […]

  Andrew Markowiak

Guys. I was at the Marlies game Friday night, and Toronto managed to close out the series in four. What I couldn’t have foreseen before puck-drop was that we were preparing to witness the longest game in Marlies’ history. You would think the farm team has been largely depleted thanks to the Leaf’s rookie-heavy roster, […]

  Colin Munch

I know it’s been months since my last article: I booked two big contracts in a row that took up all my time. Somehow I found the time to take chunks out of what may be the greatest winter for video games ever. Here’s what I’ve been playing this week: Zelda: Breath of the Wild […]

*Full spoilers ahead* My very first play through of Cowardly Creations’ Uncanny Valley lasted about fifteen minutes. The game immediately warns you that every action will have consequences and that multiple play throughs are recommended in order to fully experience the game, so I was already on edge. When my hapless security guard character Tom awoke […]

  Jordan Morrissey

Having completed my first run-through of Dishonored 2 (the sequel to the excellent 2012 original from Arkane Studios), I feel some sort of pride in my ‘sneak around and don’t kill anyone unless absolutely necessary’ approach. Sure, I probably didn’t have as much fun as I could have had if I had taken the ‘high […]

  Colin Munch

Click Here to read previous instalments of Skinner Box Storytelling.  BioShock *Heads up: spoilers for all the Shock games inside but mostly for System Shock 2 and BioShock. System Shock 2 is a landmark moment in video game artistry that almost no one played when it first came out. I don’t know why I bought it. […]

  Colin Munch

Click Here to read previous instalments of Skinner Box Storytelling.  Everything I’m playing right now is an MMO in some form or another. From the one great success of the genre, World of Warcraft, to the only shooter hybrid to really work, Destiny, and the licensed mega properties of Star Trek and Star Wars. Star […]

  Colin Munch

It’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and I celebrated by playing so much Star Trek: Online. Also, a bunch of Destiny. Star Trek: Online As someone who’s been playing video games since the early nineties, I’m used to turning games into what I want them to be. Most modern games are stuffed with fully […]

  Colin Munch

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided came out this week and it’s a pretty good Deus Ex game…

  Kelly Bedard

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Rachael and I took a break from the press room madness and ventured onto the famous Convention Centre floor to get the full SDCC experience, including stopping by the Stern Pinball booth to talk with company rep Jody Dankberg about the latest machines […]

  Tom McGee

A newbie ventures into the world of murder and rage-quitting that is Dark Souls 3. Armed only with the advice of friends and a colourful arsenal of profanity, the author will face down one of the hardest games in recent memory. Part travelogue, part autopsy, part review… join us for part one of ‘Stranger in […]

  Jordan Morrissey

You certainly can’t fault Remedy’s Quantum Break for trying out something a bit different. The whole idea of a hybrid video game/TV show should provide an interesting new take on the broadly defined action/adventure genre. The novel format suggests a new sense of immersion, with computer-rendered mo-cap performances interspersed with the genuine article in a […]

Sweet Bytes is a series of articles that highlights fun, unique video games that you can play through in an afternoon. Onemore Night is an interesting little morsel of a game. Its origins give it its character: it was built for GBJAM 4, a GameBoy-themed game jam where designers have only ten days to complete […]

  Jordan Morrissey

Brutal, frustrating, challenging, heart-breaking and joyous are just some of the adjectives that best fit the follow-up to the acclaimed tactical turn-based sci-fi strategy game, XCOM Enemy Unknown – a game which I actually count as the best game of 2012 (Sorry Mass Effect 3). On the one hand, rarely have I uttered the phrase […]

  Jordan Morrissey

One of the latest franchises to be given a shiny new reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider is the sequel to its descriptively to-the-point predecessor, Tomb Raider. Obviously having not risen enough during her first outing, Rise of the Tomb Raider sees Lara Croft on yet another adventure, this time to restore her father’s tarnished […]

  Jordan Morrissey

Minor spoilers from the TV series to follow, primarily up to the end of Season 3 (specifically, the ‘Red Wedding’ event). Following on from the success of the excellent The Walking Dead series, Game of Thrones is one of the latest franchises to be given the cell-shaded, decisions-based treatment from Telltale Games. Overall, the decisions […]

  Jordan Morrissey

*Minor spoilers ahead, but only for the first hour or so. Playing any Fallout game is an unusually strange and charming experience. Set in a future post-apocalyptic Boston, but in an alternative timeline in which the world never really got over the 1950s, there are few games with such vaulting ambitions as Fallout 4. But […]

When I first heard that Star Wars: Battlefront II, possibly one of the most enjoyable and accomplished battlefield-games of the PS2/Xbox generation, was getting a reboot, I was both hugely excited and anxious at the same time. You see, when grappling with such a beloved franchise, every effort must be made to try and reach, […]

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. There were a lot of eye-catching booths at San Diego Comic-Con, all promoting or selling comics, other books, clothing, art, toys, and various media properties, but there was particularly electric energy around a table for a game called Superfight. And I couldn’t resist […]