Five Scary Games For Fraidy Cats

I’m a self-proclaimed fraidy-cat, many times over. I lament it often when I want to play games like Until Dawn, Layers of Fear, and Amnesia. I chalk up my deeply divisive relationship with horror to an early fright, when I decided to watch my dad play The 7th Guest. That nasty fright wasn’t enough to

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A Boy, His 2DS, and The Gamer Parents

The day my son realized that the controller did more than blink lazily was the day he became a gamer. He pulled himself into my lap and politely asked to play the “Bike Game” (Trials) together. It took him some time to figure out how to make the bike level out and how to get farther

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Headlander: Groove On This

Headlander is a brand new (space-y) frontier for development studio Double Fine Productions and this campy sci-fi romp hit all of the right turbolifts on the way out to the stars. Set against a retro-futuristic backdrop, this homage to 1970s science-fiction cinema is both charming and challenging. The Metroidvania gameplay requires quite a bit of

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Absolver is Breathtakingly Complex & Absolutely Stunning

Nestled away from the throng of excited gamers and (increasingly dour) journalists, Devolver Digital’s booth was an oasis of curated indie games. Paris-based Sloclap’s debut project, Absolver, was among them. My twenty-minute hands-on demo with Absolver caught me entirely off-guard, much as Ruiner had at PAX East. Sloclap was founded by a group of seasoned artists,

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LucidSound’s Gaming Headsets are Elegance in Engineering

I’ve used a lot of gaming headsets over the years, most of which have been on the “less expensive” side of the spectrum, with my most recent headset (purchased sometime in 2013) as my first high-end headset. I had a chance to look at LucidSound’s LS-30 headset at PAX East and peeked at the yet-to-be-released LS-20

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