Clark Kenting

Two men get ready to leave the same house. It’s 7:00 AM on a Monday as Mike Ralls, Government Contract Manager, puts on his business slacks and light grey Brooks Brothers dress shirt. He tucks his shirt into his pants, and then loosens it to the exact amount of appropriate slackness. His tie loops around his neck, goes in a standard knot, and is cinched until it looks straight and sharp.

August 8 – August 14

No Man’s Sky is one of those games that appears to promise the world. Indeed, it seems to have promised 18 quintillion worlds. The game has captured and absconded with the imaginations of lots of people, but I’m trying to keep a cool head about it.
Not even in death can we escape quick-time events.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 512

Headlander, Battlezone 98 Redux, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Your Twitter Questions, Your Emails and More!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of base-building games, so when Ken Seto, cofounder and CEO of Massive Damage Games, offered to give me a demo of Halcyon 6 at Pax East, I jumped right on it. I also jumped at the opportunity to grab his business card so I could ask him some questions about life, the universe and everything.

The Unmarked - Summer Hiatus

We'll be back soon!

August 1 – August 7

Extreme Forklifting 2 looks like the kind of goofy fun that I like in my sims. The game is, essentially, a puzzle platformer where you drive a forklift to deliver pallets of goods to various locations within a warehouse. The only thing that gives me pause it that the ad copy strikes me as a little too self-aware for its own good.
Oh, hell, I can’t resist: I was going to say “When life gives you explosions, make Explosionade!” Then I looked at some promotional material for the game, and saw that the PR department beat me to it. Whatever, it’s still a good joke. For certain values of “good,” that is.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 511

Kentucky Route Zero Act 4, Rimworld, Stranger Things, WoW, Perfecting Game Length, Your Emails and More!
I'm not usually much of an early adopter, by gamer standards. I've purchased only one game within a week of launch this year – and that was partly because Stellaris launched at $40 and was on sale. But Pokémon GO was easy.