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Tabletop Season – Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update

by 2 months ago

Hello! Welcome to Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update! For info on what is going on here, check out this introduction. This is apparently Kickstarter season. When I looked at possible games …

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Tales from the Borderlands: “Catch a Ride” – Pandoran scavenger hunt

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[The following is part three of our ongoing impressions of Tales from the Borderlands. Check out our thoughts on episode two, “Atlas Mugged,” here.] As someone who has been beating …

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Monster Truck Mayhem @ Origins 2015

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If you've played board games, then you probably know about the dreaded "roll and move" game where luck determines who the winner is.  While games like Formula D that have …

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Creep farming to-go — Hands-on with Ace of Arenas’ take on mobile MOBA

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Condensing the MOBA experience to the mobile format is no easy undertaking; the genre doesn’t exactly lend itself to short play sessions or the casual “pick-up-and-play” of most mobile games. …

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Water works — The Flame in the Flood hands-on

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Steam's Early Access service is constantly bombarded with roguelike survival games, but The Flame in the Flood from The Molasses Flood gives direction to what is normally an aimless genre. The …

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Crazy Eights: Patrick Lysaght from Chara Games on Commissioned

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These days it's easy for a game to have a zombie, sci-fi, or fantasy theme.  While there is a bigger mix of of themes in the board game community, sometimes …

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Hoth revisited — How Star Wars: Battlefront is nailing galactic warfare

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Hoth is to Star Wars: Battlefront as Omaha Beach once was to World War 2 shooters. It is the signature battle, known to everyone and often a perfect set piece …

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Gaming Trend’s Best of E3 2015 Awards

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    After a week of press conferences, new trailers, hands-on time, and a lot of discussion, the Gaming Trend staff has decided upon the winners of our E3 awards for 2015. …

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    Assembling the universe’s finest — Hands-on with Battleborn’s unique blend of MOBA and shooter

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      Battleborn represents a huge step forward for 2K Games. A co-op, character-based shooter with elements drawn from many genres, mediums and ideas, there’s a lot of cogs moving at the …

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      Gaming Trend Podcast: The E3 post show

      by 2 months ago

        Now that E3’s over and we’re all winding down, a few of us got together to discuss each conference, from Bethesda to the PC Gaming Show. Kenneth and Travis are …

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        Beauty and combat shine in Miyazaki’s latest adventure — Dark Souls III preview

        by 2 months ago

        The Dark Souls series has long been a wonder of confusion for people who dislike it, and a trophy of glory for fans. After Bloodborne's release, many were curious what …

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        A little bit basic — Ratchet & Clank preview

        by 2 months ago

        When I played Insomniac’s reimagining/remake/whatever you’d like to call it of the original Ratchet & Clank, I couldn’t help but be taken back to the feeling of playing and watching …

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