When your original mod has been downloaded more than 5 million times, what’s left to do? Go bigger and bolder, according to Element Studios.
25 hours of space adventuring, in a gorgeous 2.5D setting? Sign me up.
MomoCon in Altanta took place last week, with record crowds for the event peaking 39,000 attendees, in 95 degree heat.
I went to MomoCon last year on accident: I happened to be in the neighborhood, and followed a line of cosplayers to the event the way a hungry cartoon character floats on the scent of a cooling pie.
This year, I flew to Atlanta on purpose. I knew I had fun with my short time at the event the previous year. Critically, I wanted to attend the Devil May Cry panel at the con on Saturday, since the series evolved from a casual interest of mine into an obsession, at a pace that would give you whiplash.
This is a trip report.
While everyone out there was getting psyched about the Resident Evil 2 Remake, and Kingdom Hearts 3 finally on the horizon, I was still lingering over one bit of sad news happening in gaming this week. On January 30, 2019, the Wii Shop Channel will close down… Forever.
Tap announcement time!
This weekend myself and friends are rocking PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, home of tabletop and board games.
Tomorrow, starting around 2 PM EST (but keep your eyes open) you’ll be able to watch the finale of our current Dungeons & Dragons adventure live from the show! Please tune in to Twitch.TV/Elliface which is our home channel for Dungeons & Dragons & Chicken – our ongoing campaign.
And if you’re at the show, then see you there!
You died. Alone. Because there was no one to touch your bloodstain. Because the servers are going offline. So there won’t be online features. Get it?
Hello, Tap-Repeatedly –
I wanted to write an actual roundup of games I played in 2017 – there were a lot of good ones – and I promise that I still will. But today I am merely stopping by to direct your attention to others. This hashtag that I’ve seen on Twitter over the last week fills me with joy. I must bask in it.
Some people seem to be favoring #womenbehindthegames, and that’s also totally fine.
Why is this so, so important to me? Please click on it. Either one. Both.
Hi Tappers, quick news update –
This weekend, I’m going to be on the floor at PAX Unplugged, the first PAX event to be held in my hometown of Philadelphia!
The event kicked off with a Storytime session with Wizards of the Coast President Chris Cocks. He talked about his journey in game development, how he went from working on Halo to working on Magic and D&D, and showed some previews of upcoming projects (anyone for a game of Betrayal: Legacy? Because I’m very down with that combination).
On Saturday, I’m heading up a panel of very talented women in the Women of Tabletop Game Design panel! If you’re at the event we’ll be speaking at 4 PM!
And on Sunday, at 1 PM EST, our plan is to livestream Dungeons & Dragons right here from PAX. Tune in on Twitch to watch our campaign! And then, stay tuned here after that for more detailed updates after the show!
Among the panels I attended at PAX was a talk by one of my all time favorite game developers, Hidetaka Suehiro, AKA SWERY65. SWERY is the creator of Deadly Premonition, the Twin Peaks inspired cult hit game that became one of my favorite horror titles ever made. SWERY is now crowdfunding a new title that needs your support. I’m not afraid to shamelessly shill for this particular crowdfund, because I think his work is brilliant. …
“Have you noticed that a younger brother dies in every book so far?” Vezner asked. “I think whatever he has planned for you, it’s coming closer. I’ve prepared this helpful infographic to illustrate my point.”
I found this infographic again the other day, while cleaning out my office to paint, and it still sends a chill down my spine.
It’s been a very long time since I wrote about Dungeons & Dragons. I was once editorializing in a time when what is now D&D 5th Edition was still an uncertain series of playtests. This year, however, I’ve started up a new campaign in that edition. As I mentioned in my last article, I’ve been streaming live on Twitch, with a focus now on our Dungeons & Dragons game happening here in Philadelphia. We generally play every other week, on Sunday afternoons Eastern Standard Time.
We are not playing this week, however, because I’m at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, starting this Thursday and going through Sunday, June 18! While I’m there, I’m going to be helping out with the D&D Adventurer’s League events happening throughout the show. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, I got a sneak preview of some of the new Dungeons & Dragons material coming out this fall. At Origins – and hopefully soon in our campaign, too – we’ll be playing through material in the adventure series, the Tomb of Annihilation.
Ukrainian developer 4A Games took advantage of E3 to pre-pimp their work in Metro: Exodus, the third interactive installment and member of the growing cross-media phenomenon that began with Dmitry Glukhovksy’s brilliant novel Metro 2033. Let’s recap before the news.
I can’t always find time to write long essays about games. I’m often busy playing them!
I figured I’d go ahead and share that gameplay with all of you, so I re-invigorated my Twitch stream. I haven’t streamed since Extra Life several years ago, so I’m shaking off the dust.
Check my channel out at http://twitch.tv/litagemini
I’m going to be live tonight. A few details under the jump…
November of 2016 seemed a long way off when I kicked in my $50. Now, alas, it seems like we’ll have to wait another stretch after that before we get our hands on Ice-Pick Lodge’s anticipated Pathologic remake. The new target release is Fall 2017. That delay, while disappointing, isn’t much of a surprise.
Hi Tappers, just a heads-up! As the east coast travelling correspondent, I’m going to be visiting the Too Many Games conference in Philadelphia tomorrow.
This isn’t really travel for me. I live in the area, so it’s really just a quick skip over to the Oaks Convention Center to visit the event. I’ve done this trip before and it’s a lot of fun. The focus is on vendors and there are some great concerts (last year, I saw an amazing set by Bit Brigade). But what I like to do the most at any event like this is check out all the local indie games! There’s a lot to say about the Philadelphia indie game scene lately, and I want to get a good cross section of it and tell some stories about our local work.
Too Many Games starts… today! at 2 PM. If you want to see me, look me up tomorrow. I’ll be wearing Portal swag.