Time Played: Around 3 hours (JRPGs deserve their own time scale) Sponsored By: Me Volatile Review What if I told you that a JRPG featuring school girls could be educational? What if I told you it could be educational in a child-friendly way? Well get your mind out of the gutter and believe it, because the science club is here to save the world! Noble Review
This will be the next to last update for the donation drive, and the final one before the drive ends tomorrow night at midnight. That means there's currently some 36 hours left in this donation drive before we return to your previously scheduled programming. As of earlier today we crossed the latest drive goal of an original written and performed Meeples song. I'm sorry in advance.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Card Dungeon, Live D&D, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Final Donation Drive Update!, Getting Away With Lifting Design Ideas, Your Emails and More! This week Shawn and Julian are joined by JP Grant and the Editor in Chief of Escapist Magazine Greg Tito!

October 6 - October 12

Every indication so far is that Alien: Isolation isn't a bad game, but neither is it the savior of the franchise that many might have hoped. Reviews, so far, have been pretty mixed, with it definitely clicking nicely with some reviewers more than others.
Time played: 112 minutes Sponsored by: Me.56k review Red-headed heroine with a sword that lets her hack the environment, and a raft of powerups based on computer programming tools, goes on an epic adventure to save her world from a mysterious and dangerous enemy.

Donation Drive Update

Thank you to everyone who has donated this year so far in our annual donation drive. It’s impossible to say how much we appreciate it, but know that if we were to quantify that appreciation into a specific number it would be very large and probably best expressed in scientific notation.
Defense Grid 2, The Hunter French Alps Update, Infinite Crisis Major Update, Answering Your Twitter Questions, Your Emails and More! This week Sean Sands and Julian Murdoch hold down the fort! They also get caught up on emails and answer your tweets.

Games That Ruin Other Games

When it comes to discussing issues in a timely fashion, I'm as topical as a tube of Tiger Balm.
There's no two ways about it: Whatever I pick for the Game of the Week this week, you can make a completely reasonable and legitimate argument that I'm wrong. Someone is getting, as they say, robbed. Possibly this is true every week, but this time around I'm definitely feeling it.
Time Played: 99 minutes (official Steam log) Sponsored by: Bonus Eruptus [strong]850 PSI review[/strong] A steampunk, platforming, action shooter with the worst voice acting since [em]House of the Dead 2[/em] that cannot make up its mind about whether it wants to be any good or not.