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By Kristen Spencer, October 21, 2013 Comments Off on Last Of Us voice actors judging fan art contest News

Fan-submitted t-shirt site WeLoveFine has scored some A-list guest judges for their The Last of Us design contest, with winners being picked by Joel and Ellie in their toughest choice since (SPOILER FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS) voluntary encephalectomy. Would-be winners have… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Type: Rider makes fonts fun News

Just what the world has been clamoring for, a game about typography! Okay, so maybe it’s just what the world of graphic designers has been clamoring for, but Type:Rider, published by BulkyPix and developed by Ex Nihilo in collaboration with… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, October 14, 2013 Comments Off on All your consoles are belong to us: help create a museum of videogame consoles News

In the race to create the best video game console, there have been a lot of wrecks; every Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii has had to navigate past the still-flaming wreckage of a Sega Dreamcast, Apple… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, October 5, 2013 Comments Off on Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, your new secret shame, coming to mobile devices News

And just when I was getting my life back on track. Nimblebit, developer of the addictive free-to-play indie Tiny Towers, has announced they are partnering with Disney to release Star Wars: Tiny Death Star across all mobile devices. So, is… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, March 27, 2013 Comments Off on Is Bioshock Infinite’s Elizabeth the best AI companion ever? News

The first reviews of Bioshock Infinite are rolling in, and it’s a landslide of praise – from the combat to the setting to the narrative, series creator Ken Levine and Irrational Games have literally blown Rapture out of the water… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, November 29, 2012 Comments Off on #1reasonwhy reveals the none too surprising sexism of the game industry News

We’ve made some pretty great strides in gender equality since the first suffragette chained herself to a railing, and yet women in the games industry are still struggling against sexism on a shockingly Mad Men-ian level. Following an Edge article… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, October 23, 2012 Comments Off on Have master sword, will travel: gaming luggage labels from around the (virtual) world News

Our beloved worlds of 1’s and 0’s might be fake, but the time spent exploring them is very real. And now you can document your imaginary travels with these gaming luggage labels, first in a series from British illustrator AJ Hately. Inspired… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, May 30, 2012 Comments Off on Giveaway/Review: GungHo Energy News

When TVGB’s Rain Anderson asks you to risk life and taste bud to review a new energy gel shot targeted toward gamers, you cleanse your palate and fire up your word processor. You can read my review of GungHo below,… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, November 10, 2011 Comments Off on Skyrim will have unlimited quests, according to director News

Unlimited dragons, meet unlimited quests. According to game director Todd Howard, you’ll have plenty of time to master defeating Skyrim‘s infinite supply of dynamically generated wyverns, thanks to the game’s Radiant Story system, which will continue to generate quests ad… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, August 23, 2011 Comments Off on Borderlands 2 missions “three times bigger in scope” News

The world of Borderlands was big, as in “it would take a solid hour of pedal to the metal driving to traverse planet Pandora’s Mad-Maxian wastelands” big, but its story – not so much. Out of 126 total missions, only… Read More »