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

Playing Around – Video Game to Tabletop

Dark Souls is a popular role play videogame franchise that was first released in 2011 and quickly gained a big following. It takes place in an open world environment, so obviously there is a lot of exploration involved. The plot isn’t too detailed, but basically there’s a prophecy that must be fulfilled and you’re the one to do it. Oh, and there are plenty of monsters and magic thrown in along the way. And now, you can attempt to fulfill that prophecy with friends in a tabletop version.  Continue reading

Playing Around – All in the Reflexes

Last summer, in our GenCon coverage (way back in Issue 67), we shared news of the co-op deck-building game Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China. It was big news at the time because there wasn’t any other game set in that universe – until now. For those who lean more towards playing board games (or if you just can’t get enough of ol’ Jack Burton), Big Trouble in Little China: The Game is currently in development.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Ready for the Oasis

If you’re a geek who loves to read (or even if you don’t), you have likely already devoured Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. You also probably know that it’s being made into a movie, set to release one year from today. On this week’s episode of Geek Watch One, we mentioned a bit of innovation that’s being developed alongside the movie – virtual reality content.  Continue reading