The Way of the Passive Fist – The Art of War & Chinese Philosophy

Welcome to The Gaming Philosopher. This is the first episode of a brand new series in which we explore how philosophical ideas are communicated through video games. Today, we’re riding an easterly wind as we explore how ancient Chinese Philosophy flows strong through this new side-scrolling brawler, The Way of the Passive Fist.. Passive Fist? Read more about The Way of the Passive Fist – The Art of War & Chinese Philosophy[…]

5 Reasons Why Into the Breach is Brilliant – Indie Curator

Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game with roguelike elements, and it’s the sophomore effort from indie developer Subset Games – the creators of FTL: Faster Than Light. Everyone and their mothers are talking about and reviewing this game right now as it’s been a top seller on Steam since it launched on February Read more about 5 Reasons Why Into the Breach is Brilliant – Indie Curator[…]

Super Mega Baseball – The Best You’ve Never Played

  When I was a kid, I was obsessed with wrestling. I’ve even attended a few WWE events in my lifetime. My days were spent talking to my friends about the latest storylines in the schoolyard, while I would spend my evenings playing Wrestlemania XIX or Day of Reckoning on the Gamecube, provided there weren’t Read more about Super Mega Baseball – The Best You’ve Never Played[…]

Five standout enthusiast cars for sale on autoTRADER.ca

If you’re into cars it’s incredibly likely you’ve visited autotrader before – that is, autotrader.com. Head to autotrader.ca and chances are you may be confronted with an unfamiliar site. To my knowledge these two “auto trader” websites seem to be unrelated. Autotrader.ca is part of the trader.com family whereas autotrader.com is not. Being that autotrader.com Read more about Five standout enthusiast cars for sale on autoTRADER.ca[…]

Getting DESTROYED by Count Winkus in Neo Impossible Bosses [Video Preview]

Neo Impossible Bosses comes out on Steam today, and it promises to bring you intense MMO-style boss fights without any of the nasty grinding, and with MOBA game play. This game is tough, but it’s definitely worth your time if you’re into tough-as-nails PVE encounters, and you can deal with some sup-bar 3D graphics. Some Read more about Getting DESTROYED by Count Winkus in Neo Impossible Bosses [Video Preview][…]

Tomb of Tyrants – At First Glance

‘At First Glance’ is a short-form first impressions series. My time with these games were short for some reason or another, and while they did not inspire a full review, they still left me with something to say, be it negative or positive.  I recently stumbled upon a new match-puzzle game on Steam entitled Tomb Read more about Tomb of Tyrants – At First Glance[…]

Unleash is an upcoming tower defense game with a competitive twist

In a previous article I commented upon the disparity between the colossal popularity of the match-3 puzzle genre and it’s critical reception; how can a genre that enjoys so many iterations suffer from lack of innovation? Similar to match-3 puzzle games, the tower defense genre is one that suffers from a lack of innovation despite Read more about Unleash is an upcoming tower defense game with a competitive twist[…]

COSMONAUT is a metroidvania horror game, and it’s an instant indie classic

Horror games have always been around but it seems as though the genre has experienced a surge of popularity in recent years. I think this has to do with the rise of twitch streaming and the entertainment value people find in watching raw, organic reactions, especially freak-outs. And these reactions are well warranted – these Read more about COSMONAUT is a metroidvania horror game, and it’s an instant indie classic[…]

Is 3D The Right Choice for Risk of Rain 2?

2014’s Risk of Rain was an indie darling. But comments on Reddit had a mixed reaction after learning that it’s sequel is venturing into the third dimension. While I don’t think a change from 2D to 3D is necessarily disastrous, it has proven to be a tricky transition judging by prior attempts. With the change Read more about Is 3D The Right Choice for Risk of Rain 2?[…]