Velocity 2X review

by on September 2, 2014

One of Sony Computer Entertainment’s home-grown techniques for discovering new types of video game is to drop a number of pieces of paper into a hat, each bearing the name of a different genre or classic game. After these slips are mixed together, a hopeful designer plunges a hand in and draws out two of […]

Tricks And Tomes Will Break Your Bones: Runers

by on September 2, 2014

Now this here story I’m about to unfold took place back in the early afternoon – just about the time of my deep submersion in a different game altogether, an enormous, deep RPG. I only mention it because sometimes there’s another game…I won’t say a masterpiece, ’cause, what’s a masterpiece? But sometimes, there’s a game. […]

Self-Replicating Babies: Sims 4 Patch Note Fun Begins

by on September 2, 2014

“Stopped vampires from pinning their crimes on babies and children.” You don’t need to play Dwarf Fortress to enjoy a changelog note like that. Simulations encouraging emergent gameplay lead to emergent bugs, weird and wonderful confluences of complexities. The Sims 4 might not have dwarves, vampires, goblins, kidnapping, or horseshoe crab people, but its zany […]

Senate preps bill letting 9/11 victims sue countries that funded attacks

by on September 2, 2014

The Senate is getting ready to move a bipartisan bill that would let U.S. victims of terrorism sue foreign governments that helped fund those terrorist acts. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is a response to court decisions that have said victims of the 9/11 attacks cannot sue Saudi Arabia and Qatar, even though […]