Category Archives: Playing Around

Playing Around – Slaughter Those Pesky Kids

There’s a pretty typical scenario in the horror genre: a group of teens/college kids are out for a good time in a somewhat remote or isolated location when they come across a monster and need to fight it to survive. But why does the monster always get the short end of the stick? In Monster Slaughter the tables are turned and you get to be the monster hunting down and killing those insufferable kids!  Continue reading Playing Around – Slaughter Those Pesky Kids

Playing Around – The Pleasure of Purgatory

Who doesn’t love a good scare? (Ok, so there are some people who can be complete wusses about that kind of thing, but bare with me.) And we all know some of the best scares are ones we have an active role in creating. So what better way to get the most fun out of a scare than playing a spooky RPG? You can do that very soon with Purgatory House: A Casual Horror Role-Playing Game, now on kickstarterContinue reading Playing Around – The Pleasure of Purgatory

Playing Around – Happy Adventures With Cyanide

If you’re into pop culture and web comics, you no doubt know about Cyanide & Happiness. If you don’t recognize it by name, you will definitely recognize the stick figure characters. Well now that dark humor is going to be available in video game form. Yes, you will soon be able to play in the world of C&H with The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure GameContinue reading Playing Around – Happy Adventures With Cyanide

Playing Around – Bending With Korra

Fans of The Legend of Korra are already familiar with Pro-Bending, something the series added to the elemental magic world of Avatar. It’s a spectator sport where “benders” used their abilities to combat opponents in an arena. And now, as part of a deal between IDW and Nickelodeon, it’s becoming the first official Legend of Korra board game.  Continue reading Playing Around – Bending With Korra

Playing Around – Behind the Witcher

It’s been 10 years since The Witcher video game was released. It’s an RPG (based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski) set in a medieval world. The main character is, not surprisingly, a Witcher, which is a monster hunter with supernatural powers. It’s been popular enough to not only get high ratings, but also two follow-up games. And now, on its tenth anniversary, there’s a documentary.  Continue reading Playing Around – Behind the Witcher