Gettin' Blizz-y With It

If I were cynical enough, I might choose to see the endless thanking of the community and attention paid to players by Blizzard throughout last weekend’s BlizzCon as a tactical decision used (to great effect) to build and maintain that brand loyalty that has kept the same millions of people buying Blizzard games for decades.
Legend of Grimrock II, Windlands (Oculus Rift), Leap Motion, Lord of The Fallen, Sunset Overdrive, Franchises That Span Genres, Your Emails and More! This week Julian, Cory and Allen talk about franchises that can span game genres.

To the Point

I watch Connor's knife sink into the wolf's flesh, silencing it with a muted yip. A red dot fades from the radar, but there are still six or seven more. Each indicates a wolf running in circles around me. I wait, completely relaxed, not at all worried, until the camera shifts and the game prompts me.
I am so very sorely tempted to make World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor the Game of the Week, because for me it very much is. I'm back on that WoW tip, as the kids apparently say if video game streamers and podcasts are to be trusted, which arguably they are not.
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The Spoiler Experiment

A little over a year ago, I wrote an article called "Spoiler Alert," in which I posited that people need to stop making a big deal about spoilers. It was not my most well-loved article of all time, and it's generally my sense that it has not impacted the conflict around content spoiling one iota.
Sunset Overdrive, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Lords of The Fallen, Evolve Alpha, Games That Play For You, Your Emails and More! This week Shawn, Julian and Elysium talk about games that play themselves for you. Shawn also reveals that he's the worst.
Alien: Isolation

Locker Home

I purchased Alien: Isolation on launch day, but I'm pretty sure I'm not even halfway through it. I'm only on mission seven out of, according to the Playstation trophies, eighteen. That's some pretty slow progress, for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons relate to scheduling.

November 3 - November 9

I am well aware that Call of Duty: Creepy Plastic Kevin Spacey Edition is coming out this week. I can't — I won't! — name it as Game of the Week. I assume my contempt virtually ensures that it will make 3 billion dollars for Activision.
Halloween has long held a special place in my heart. It wasn't just the petty vandalism, anonymous racketeering, or sugar highs (or, as I like to think of it, Reeser Madness). It was the spectacle of it. The pageantry. The theatricality.