Playing Around – You vs. the World

You may have read some (or all) of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. You may even have seen the Edgar Wright movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring the always awkward Michael Cera. Hell, you might even be a fan of the PS3/XBox side scrolling game. But now, what every fan has been waiting for will soon be available: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card GameContinue reading

Playing Around – Storming the Castle

Back in 1986, Konami came out with the now classic action game for Nintendo called Castlevania. Set in the 1600s, players get to explore Dracula’s castle, with the ultimate goal of actually defeating Dracula. Along the way there are battles with Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, Medusa and more. The original game was followed by two sequels, plus a fourth game that retold the events of the first. The entire series has a lot of fans and now there’s an animated series to enjoy as well.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Flying the Wild Skies

Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a literal animal fighting great battles in an alternate 1930s? Want to be a freedom fighter, revolutionary or pirate? Well now is your chance with Wild Skies: Europa Tempest. Wet Ink Games has just released a digital version of the core rulebook and print versions will be available later this year.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Elder Gods Gaming

If you’re a tabletop gamer into the horror genre, you very likely have played at least one game that involves Lovecraft monsters or storytelling. There’s a high probability that it’s been a version of the popular Arkham Horror series. (No, Bat fans, this has nothing to do with the asylum in the bat-verse.) For those unfamiliar, it’s a Lovecraftian horror cooperative game that, essentially, involves defeating (or escaping) lots of nasty monsters. But that’s not the only tabletop game dedicated to the Elder Gods.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Dreamcasting Xbox

It’s been more than 15 years since Sega’s Dreamcast gaming console was first released in the US. It had a lot of exclusive games that, as popular as they were, have not been recreated on current platforms like Xbox or PlayStation. But coming this summer, the WinDCe10 emulator will let you play all of your favorite Dreamcast games on Xbox One.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

Are you a fan of Rick and Morty who’s just biding time waiting for the new season to start? Have you watched all the episodes four or five times (or more) already? How about kicking back for a half hour or so and “playing” an episode? That’s right, dawg, the Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Card Game is based on the “Total Rickall” episode of the show we all know and love!  Continue reading

Playing Around – You Remind Me of the Babe

If you are a fan of 1980s fantasy films, you undoubtedly know Labyrinth. Jim Henson’s musical fantasy adventure starred David Bowie as the Goblin King and Jennifer Connelly as a girl trying to rescue her baby brother. It gained a cult following, had a sequel in comic book form and there has been talk over the past couple of years of doing a sequel/spin-off movie. And for those into gaming, there is also a tabletop version of the story.  Continue reading

Playing Around – An Epic Adventure

December 2015, we treated ourselves to a new gaming system. We had not had anything new since the Wii, so it was high time for an upgrade. We bounced between the Xbox One and PS4. Both had their pros and cons, but there was one factor that did it for me… the Uncharted series. I wasn’t interested in jumping on the Tomb Raider bandwagon, I wanted something fresh. From everything that I had heard over the past few years, Uncharted was it. Plus, they had just released Uncharted 4 and there was a collector’s pack with 1-3… so guess what I did?  Continue reading

Playing Around – It’s a Disney Afternoon

If you’re a child of the 90s (or have always loved Disney), you’ll remember the Disney Afternoon. It was a block of animated shows that included Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin and Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers. If you were into gaming, you might also remember that Capcom came out with Nintendo games for those shows too. Well they’re back, in the recently released The Disney Afternoon CollectionContinue reading