Reviews of Mad Max have revealed a dangerous pattern in the discussion and development of games. Don’t be fooled by the angry propaganda of gaming pundits, differing opinions don’t hurt the consumer. Review aggregators, on the other hand, have grown to… Continue Reading
“Kill More Women” is an unusual rallying cry when aiming for empowerment. Women in shooters will not be the equals of men if we continue to protect them from being enemies as well as allies. Continue Reading
Today on Tipping the Hand, we explore the tantalizing world of betrayal games and the joyous pain they strike into friends, strangers, and loved ones. Continue Reading
Back in Defiance, we had a tough-talking badass by the name of Rosa. Rosa Rodriguez was her full name, and she was originally modeled after Rosie the Riveter. She had a tragic history. She was raised during our pre-apocalyptic conflict, The Pale Wars, but she and her father, Amelio, had survived that conflict and the Arkfall to become members of The Defiant Few: the toughest champions of inter-species unity ever to grace Earth. Continue Reading
I have just finished Mass Effect 3, and with it, the entirely Mass Effect trilogy. SPOILERS AHOY! You have been warned. The game’s been out for awhile, but in case there are any late adopters who have plans to play…
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I hope you got to spend Valentine’s Day with someone you cared about! In honor of the holiday, I’d like to share something I wrote up for a friend’s LARP. He’d been thinking about the myriad of ways in which…
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At first, we only helped Humans. Soon, though, we took all kinds. We kept marching, like a city with feet, toward Calgary and Winnipeg. Both were gone. Finally, as we neared Chicago, we found her signal. Funny – we probably would have stopped there, settled down … and missed Azumi. Left her holed up with the staff at VBI, transmitting into the dark, hoping that her father would come. Continue Reading
It’s been quite a journey since the launch of Defiance earlier this year, and the recent release of the Castithan Charge pack. With the team’s move to Trion Redwood Shores just about complete, we have the opportunity to make Defiance into the gameplay beast that it always promised to be. Shooting, driving, and chasing down arkfalls are each entertaining as hell, and that’s a great foundation to build upon. Defiance has incredible potential, and it is going to reach that potential come hell or waters that are high. Continue Reading