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by G. Christopher Williams

3 Feb 2014


It may seem unlikely, but nothing evokes terror more than a game of hide-and-seek. Hiding out and deciding when to put yourself at risk is the core of that game, and Ice-Pick Lodge have cashed in on that familiar childhood terror in its own version of the game, Knock-Knock.

Nick, Eric, and I consider the game’s successes and failures in porting childhood play into video game form. We also consider its bizarre and avant garde presentation and whether or not it amounts to much more than a disquieting mood.

by G. Christopher Williams

20 Jan 2014


By all accounts, it was the best game of 2012. So, we’re back to chat about the newest complications and moral conundrums of the second season of The Walking Dead.

by G. Christopher Williams

6 Jan 2014


2013 was a year full of familiar franchises and little indie gems. However, as we discuss our own favorites from this year, we find it hard to pick a clear standout title from among the rest.

Thus, we consider: it was a year of good games, but was it a year of great games?

by G. Christopher Williams

25 Nov 2013


Telltale Games returns with a game of choices and consequences, but this time out those hard decisions are embedded in the completely fantastic world of Fables, not the relative social realism of a zombie apocalypse. The question is does this formula work with new material?

The Wolf Among Us is a bit more action oriented than Telltale’s version of The Walking Dead. It is at once made familiar through its use of fairy tale and folklore and less familiar due to its heavy reliance on a media property with a complex background and back story that is less familiar to the casual player new to the game’s source material.

by G. Christopher Williams

11 Nov 2013


They may never be financial successes, but Suda51 titles rarely fail to leave an impression. Killer Is Dead is a little punk, a little noir, a little James Bond, and a whole lot of crazy.

This week we consider the relative value and possible meanings of Suda51’s most recent digital provocation.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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