The Many Worlds Interpretation of RPGs

Soo... Playing too much Steins;Gate can really do something to you. I just wrapped up my Video Review of the Visual Novel, but while I was playing through, It made me think of the many theories of time travel. I decided to unleash a little bit of my own Game Theorist in me, and I was inspired by some of the RPG posts » 4/10/14 11:30am 4/10/14 11:30am

Here's a closer look at the Shadowrun RPG's upcoming expansion, Dragonfall, courtesy of a new trailer. The Kickstarter update also mentions two other things: first, the expansion's release date has been pushed back to February 27, and second, the much-anticipated Quicksave patch is already live for the original game. » 1/28/14 5:30am 1/28/14 5:30am

RPG Elements Keep Us Playing, For Better And For Worse

You spend time or energy, you gotta get something out of it. Self-improvement. Money, maybe. Experience, at least. This simple idea is so powerful and pervasive that of course games have modeled it—experience points, levels, and skill trees (otherwise known as role-playing game elements) are things that have been… » 10/24/13 8:46pm 10/24/13 8:46pm

You Won't Believe One Person Created This Whole Game

Universum: War Front is an incredibly ambitious game. It's a combination of real-time strategy, MOBA, role-playing game and third-person shooter, set in a wholly original universe. Impressive, moreso when you realize everything you see and hear in the video is the work of one guy. » 10/07/13 4:00pm 10/07/13 4:00pm

'I'm an RPG-Kind-of-Girl' Says Newly Crowned Miss World

Megan Young enjoys Assassin's Creed, Fable, and especially Pokémon—her favorite is Blastoise (a "basic Pokémon with a lot of strength and spunk.") Last night she was crowned Miss World 2013. If we're ever in a beauty pageant with aliens from other galaxies, folks, this is the woman we want representing humankind. » 9/29/13 3:30pm 9/29/13 3:30pm

Cavemania Is A Grab Bag of Genres in Casual Game Form

What happens when you take a real time strategy game and an RPG, and wrap it all up in the package of a casual match three game? A huge stinking mess without a clear direction—at least that's what I imagined when I was told about Cavemania. After taking my time with the game, I have to say, I'm impressed. » 9/23/13 7:00am 9/23/13 7:00am