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by G. Christopher Williams

26 Oct 2015

Our resident horror game aficionado recommended this game for discussion this Halloween week.

David Szymanski’s horror titles, like The Moon Sliver and Fingerbones, seem to be gaining a bit of a cult following among horror fans, and at least some of those games seem to be sketching out the basis for a larger mythos that Szymanski is developing. As part of this mythos, The Music Machine is presented through a high contrast aesthetic and within the context of a Lovecraftian universe. The game tells a story about evil, both of an intentional nature and of a more awful, more accidental kind.

by Nick Dinicola

23 Oct 2015

The Music Machine, by one-man-developer David Szymanski, does not go where you think it’s going. It sets up an interesting premise, then veers off in a completely unexpected direction. Usually that’s a bad thing, but in this case, it’s a very good thing. It goes from interesting to fascinating, and establishes a world that I desperately want to dig into more deeply.

by Jorge Albor

22 Oct 2015

Bungie recently released a set of new emotes for Destiny that you can purchase with real money. For better or for worse, the days of ubiquitous micro-transactions are upon us. With this release, you still have a reason to dance.

Someone's excited for some raid gear.

Someone’s excited for some raid gear.

by G. Christopher Williams

21 Oct 2015

I’m pretty addicted at present to Darkest Dungeon. But then again, I’ve always been a bit of a masochist.

Those who are drawn to games like Dark Souls, Super Meat Boy, and The Binding of Isaac should understand. Play is supposed to be a pleasure, but folks like ourselves recognize that you can’t fully appreciate pleasure without pain.

by Erik Kersting

20 Oct 2015

Last week it was announced that Nintendo has begun distributing the software kit for their next console, the Nintendo NX, and that it is on track to ship as “early as next year.” If early reports are to be believed, this new console will be a graphical powerhouse. Surpassing the PS4 and Xbox One’s impressive technical specs.

If this new console feels a bit premature, that’s because it is. The Wii U was released in 2012 and a 2016 release would put only four years between the two consoles. Compared to the eight years between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, the seven years between the Playsation 3 and the Playstation 4, and the six years between the Wii and the Wii U that doesn’t seem like much. It appears as if Nintendo is jumping the gun a little bit or is at least giving up on the Wii U, which has been largely regarded as a commercial failure. To be fair, Nintendo’s releases have been much more frequent than other console developers. Since 1985 when the NES released in America, a Nintendo console has come out at least every six years, with only five years between the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Wii. One could argue that the Wii U was released late based on this schedule and that the “Nintendo NX” will be right on time.

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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