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

Playing Around – Combining Traditional Slots with the Online Fantasy World

Most people enjoy gaming in one form or another. Sometimes it is games of the tabletop or RPG variety in a social setting, sometimes it is the consoles set up at home to play with family or friends, and sometimes it is games we find online. I am not just talking about connecting your console games via the internet to engage with other players, though. I am talking about games that live on the internet, ones that you just cannot find offline.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Time to Switch

The newest gaming console making waves right now is the Nintendo Switch. A lot of gamers have been excited about it because of the different playability (being able to play it as a standalone or on a tv, for one) and the games that will eventually be available for it. Of course, it’s yet another system that runs a few hundred dollars so many are on the fence about whether to get it.  Continue reading