Prison Architect is a fun and challenging game. It is currently in Alpha but is a stable and enjoyable game for Windows and Mac OSX. Jonathan apologizes in this episode for confusion he caused last time. The Ray Harryhausen episode was mistakenly referred to as Episode 39. It is actually episode 38. This Prison Architect episode is #39. Please accept our apologies.
What game lets you dig for diamonds, build a home, and battle monsters? Minecraft of course. Minecraft is sweeping the internet with its sandbox style of play, which allows players to build fantastic creations before hiding from the monsters that appear at night. Everyone from Wil Wheaton on down love and play this game. Jonathan is the newest fanboy to share some Minecraft resources for beginners. If you’re just starting out and need tips on how to survive your first night this episode is for [...]
In the Simpsons Reverend Lovejoy’s wife Helen is known for saying “What about the children?! Won’t somebody please think of the children!?” This is exactly what Ben Gerber, Scott Lazzari, and I did on October 20, 2012. We participated in the Extra Life 24 Hour Game-a-thon to raise money for children who need medical help. The funds we raised, over $900, all go to Boston Children’s Hospital to provide medical treatment for kids regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Ben explained why he chose [...]
It looks like all that speculation about the enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate coming to the iPad was true! I was super excited reading this, until I noticed that the URL ended in “baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-ipad-3/”. Hmm. I have an iPad 2. That’s kind of a bummer. Still, those of you with the most modern iteration of the iPad can enjoy this game! Until Baldur’s Gate 3 is released for the iPad 4 only.
A few weeks ago, I became aware through my Technical Vizier of a project called EQEmu. Not a strange, flightless bird, but rather a reverse-engineered emulator of the popular MMORPG EverQuest. I have to admit, on hearing this and then visiting the EQEmu site, it was love. Why? Let me delve a bit into the past. Back in 1999, I was a fresh-faced office drone, just out of college and looking for the kind of distraction we’ve come to know as massive multiplayer online roleplaying [...]
This past week I downloaded Red Dead Redemption for my Xbox 360. Each hour spent tapping X, Y, A, and B taught lessons, which great wargames should emulate. In my brief time with riding through the wild west gathering flowers, killing outlaws, and playing poker I glimpsed behind the game design curtain. Some of the valuable tenets, which make Read Dead Redemption a success translate to the table top. Any good game should have a great story that seduces the gamer to pick the game [...]