Horizon Zero Dawn — Tame the Machines

A Stone Age hunter in a world overrun by machines.  Does she have a chance? You wouldn’t think so, but after watching the entire 20-minute gameplay video for the new PlayStation exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn, I think she’s got a shot. Click here to buy it on Amazon: First and foremost is our heroine Aloy’s… Read More »

Candleman on Xbox One — To shine, you die

It ain’t easy being a candle. To keep the fire going, you have to die a little until there’s nothing of you left.  No fire, then cold and darkness.  Lose, lose. But not if you’re Candleman, the title character of the new Xbox platformer from indie Chinese developer Spotlighter. The rules of Candleman are intriguing. … Read More »

Dystoria — Blast away back to the ’80s

Two games defines ’80s gaming: Tron and Star Wars.  Yep, both based on movies, both simple yet addictive.  How many times do I need to blow up the Death Star?  Never enough.  And I did it all without the Force, just a pocket full of change. Dystoria brings it all back.  Or tries to.  It’s… Read More »

The Videokid — Skating, butt-huggers, mousse…do I really wanna go back to the ’80s? Oh, yes I do!

If you really need more ’80s nostalgia, here’s The Videokid.  Yes, the The proves it’s The Videokid and not some imitation.  Pixel Trip Studios’s retro-ish romp through radical-ville is a scrolling skating game for points and big-bang glory.  Need I say more? Okay, Pixel Trip Studios is British, but people drive on the right side… Read More »

Gamevice Controller — God’s Gift to Gamers

Gaming on phones isn’t exactly ergonomical.  Quite painful sometimes.  But we gamers must game.  Sore shoulders and stiff wrists are the price we pay. Luckily, there’s the Gamevice Controller. Portable, light, fits right where it should be.  No protruding Xbox-esqe controller.  It’s natural, organic and works like the real thing. Been solid on iPhone 6. … Read More »

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game Winter Trailer — Get your Lovecraftian fix

When Cthulhu calls, you gotta go. To where?  Truth or insanity…it’s up to you.  Or maybe it’s not.  Maybe it’s up to the mad cosmic forces that lurk just below our fragile existence. H.P. Lovecraft wrote the short story, “The Call of Cthulhu,” in 1926.  Ninety years later, it’s a video game.  Actually, the upcoming… Read More »