Posted: 2012/08/30 Filed under: Rant Gaming | Tags: beautiful, beautiful flaws, beautiful lacerator, beauty, Chaos Legion, crooked teeth, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, flawed beauty, flaws, gaming, jenny, Jenny's Crooked Teeth, Phantom Dust, Rant Gaming, Rule of Rose, Siren, video games
In today’s Rant Gaming post, I tell you about five games from the last console generation that were beautiful, and flawed, and beautifully flawed. It was the flaws, you see, that made them beautiful. Just like Jenny’s crooked teeth made her such a beautiful lacerator. You can read the article here.
Posted: 2012/08/26 Filed under: Rant Gaming | Tags: board game, board games, game night, gaming, living quarters, night tradition, open invitation, Rant Gaming, shitty jobs, video gamers, video games
Today is board game night. That means I invite a bunch of people over, about 20% of them actually show up, and I force them to have fun for eight hours until we all retire, exhausted, to our separate living quarters. It’s a shitty job, but somebody’s got to do it. How did this “board game night” tradition get started? Find out in my newest post for Rant Gaming: Not So Old-School–5 Reasons Video Gamers Should Care About Board Games. And come to game night! You’ll have fun. I promise.
Posted: 2012/08/25 Filed under: Rant Gaming | Tags: aviation, gaming, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Neil Armstrong, Rant Gaming, science, the moon, travel, tribute, video games
The death of Neil Armstrong at 82 represents the end of an era for the space program, especially after the final manned space shuttle launch last year. I wish I had the time to devote to a full account of why astronauts like Neil Armstrong are important, not just to our country, but to the human race, but alas I do not. Instead, please accept my meager offering: the 10 Most Memorable Trips to the Moon, courtesy of Rant Gaming. Let’s keep going there, even if it’s just in our fantasies.
Posted: 2012/08/24 Filed under: Rant Gaming | Tags: Alistair, Big Boss, bromance, Clank, Dante, Daxter, Dragon Age: Origins, Garcia Hotspur, Jak, Johnson, Luigi, Mario, Nathan Drake, Otacon, Rant Gaming, Ratchet, Revolver Ocelot, Riku, Solid Snake, Sora, Vergil, Victor Goddamn Sullivan, video games
My new article for Rant Gaming is all about bromance, and it’s d’awwwww ADORABLE, if I do say so myself. I’m pretty sure that you won’t be able to go on living until you’ve found out who’s on top. Check it out here.
Posted: 2012/08/22 Filed under: Rant Gaming, Reviews | Tags: board games, card game, card games, Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, Fatal Frame: The Card Game, gaming, Joe Fourhman, Rant Gaming, reviews, tribute, video games
Rant Gaming has just published my review of Joe Fourhman’s unofficial, unauthorized card game tribute to Tecmo’s Fatal Frame series, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. You have to check this one out. Read the review here.
Posted: 2012/08/22 Filed under: Rant Gaming | Tags: Android, Anomaly: Warzone Earth, BIT.TRIP BEAT, computer hacking, Edge, Fieldrunners, gaming, Humble Bundle, Linux, Mac, musical game, Osmos, Rant Gaming, SpaceChem, Spirits, strange duck, techno cube, Uplink, video games, Windows, World of Goo
A musical game of Pong. A machine for creating alchemical reactions. A faithful simulation of computer hacking as depicted in 90s cinema. And now, you can add a game about building tenuous structures from balls of goo, one that could just as easily be a demonstration of universe-level macrophysics as microbe-level microbehavior, and one about a techno cube racing around a landscape composed of other techno cubes. Yeah, Humble Android Bundle 3 is a strange duck.
I’ve written two articles about it to date. I just might write a third. Check them out here and here.