Sponsored By My loving wife of 9 years (anniversary present) Time played 9 hours (UR has been in touch with me about this policy violation) Inbox Zero Review Holy Tolkien-Conversion-Mod Batman! They took everything from the Arkham games (from stealth to combat to detective wraith mode) and made it a Middle Earth game!

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.


What makes a game scary? Is it surprises? Is it gore? Is it psychological? Well, yes, it's psychological. It's all psychological. Psychology is largely the study of fear. Just as all crime eventually boils down to theft (theft of property, theft of peace of mind, theft of life, etc.) so, too, all the study of psychology boils down to the study of fear.
Next Car Game: Wreckfest, WoW, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Legend of Grimrock II, 7 Days to Die, Your Forum Threads and More! This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian and Allen go deep on GWJ forum threads.
After the bump you'll find the final list of GWJ donors. From here on out if you're supposed to be on the list but for some reason not, I'll add you directly to this list instead of posting a new one.

I Can't Quit You Baby

... But I Gotta Put You Down For A Little While I was somewhere around the Rail Nomads Camp on the edge of the Wasteland when the bugs began to take hold. The framerate dropped to a slow chug. The camera started freewheeling.