Production I.G’s 2012 crime-thriller, Psycho-Pass, was built upon a number of thematic elements that might be familiar to western audiences. Recalling the ‘pre-cognition’ motif of Minority Report, the anime transported viewers to a dystopian, futuristic ...Read More »
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Gaming often progresses through diminutive steps. In 1978, Taito’s Space Invaders’ antagonists tenaciously marched across monochromatic screens. But a year later, the foes broke formation, attacking players with kamikaze-like vehemence in Namco’s Galaxian. Later, the ...Read More »
The ubiquity of game remakes is hardly surprising. After all, it’s cost-effective for publishers to either emulate yesteryear’s titles (see the release of this week’s The Disney Afternoon Collection) or port over existing code over ...Read More »
With the provocatively named Booty Diver might draw attention, it’s the release of Everything that is poised to really perplex players. From the proclamation “Everything is 20% off on Steam” to “Everything is being released ...Read More »
I’ve always struggled with hand independence. While friends could effortlessly pat their head while simultaneously rubbing their stomachs, my mind seemed to resist multitasking. Instead, I prefer to focus on doing one thing at a ...Read More »
While success can stimulate bigger budgets, and a push toward larger audiences, it’s an artist’s early efforts that can be remarkably revealing. Largely, that’s the case with The Silver Case, a title designed, directed, and ...Read More »
While cherished by board game fans, Clue’s Tudor Mansion is only an iota as interesting as The Sexy Brutale. Owned by a mysterious aristocrat referred to as ‘The Marquis’, the game’s setting is a sprawling ...Read More »
Between Guardians of the Galaxy receiving the Telltale treatment and Dark Souls III getting a retail release which bundles the base game with the Ashes of Ariandel and Ringed City expansions, this week’s schedule of ...Read More »
Considering the industry’s proclivity for procedurally-generated dungeons and perma-death, there’s a strong possibility that you’re well acquainted with the rogue-like. Genre entries task players with taking a turn-based expedition, upholding an existence using found items, ...Read More »
Although first- and third-person shooters can be delightfully immersive, there’s a time when circle-strafing and cover-based mechanics can become a bit tedious. Through the late 2000s, a number of developers injected a bit of innovation ...Read More »