Get Your Game On: Before the Storm, Destiny 2, Switch Indie Games

Get Your Game On: Before the Storm, Destiny 2, Switch Indie Games

Happy Wednesday! What have you been playing recently? I started Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and am enjoying the banter between Chloe and Nadine and the familiar wall-climbing, rope-throwing gameplay. Let us know in the comments or on Twitter what games you’re playing, as well as upcoming games you’re looking forward to! Here are some of the games news and tidbits that have been on our radar this week. (more…)

Get Your Game On: Chin Up, Destiny Fans!

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! I hope your week is already filled with lots and lots of happy gaming! I’m sitting here waiting patiently for my next board gaming convention to arrive. Not soon enough! Let’s both get a little gaming fix with this week’s news.

Happy sadness for Destiny fans

Be kind to your Destiny pals today. Monday’s Twitter announcement that Destiny 2 is in the works means that yesterday’s “Age of Triumph” update was the last update for Destiny 1. Over the past three years, the average Destiny 1 gamer has clocked over 100 hours. Game developer Bungie, wants to celebrate that loyalty with “Age of Triumph” with new in-game rewards and a “Record Book” of achievements.

New Prey Trailer – Only Yu Can Save the World

As a science fiction nerd, I am looking forward to Prey from Bethesda (Fallout, Skyrim). Set on a space station, gamers play as Morgan Yu, but at the start of the game, there is little information on who Morgan Yu is. What I like about this particular trailer is the inclusion of four members of the game’s development team. In Prey, players can choose to play as male or female, in what appears to be a similar way to Fallout 4.

I appreciate how two people on the dev team refer to Morgan as “she.” Of the four team members, three are male and one female, Lead Producer, Susan Kath. I appreciate how common place it is. No flash, no giant banners shouting “we included a female character in our game now give us a cookie.”

A  sneak peek at the tabletop Harry Potter game expansion

After creating the seven games which make up Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, the folks at USAopoly realized they had so much additional content that they could create an expansion. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle- The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion will focus on the creatures of the magical wizarding world. Not your typical kill the monsters mechanic, some creatures will also need a little magical know-how to beat. There’s no official release date at this time, but check out the preview video for more details.

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Geek Parenting: Destiny’s Hunter Cosplay and Halloween Costume

Geek Parenting: Destiny’s Hunter Cosplay and Halloween Costume

When my son first told me he wanted to be a Hunter from the video game Destiny for Halloween (and our local comic con), I was more than a little intimidated.

I can’t deny that I did Google costumes at first, because the idea of creating this from scratch seemed beyond me. But then I started really thinking about it, and not only did it seem feasible, but it looked sort of fun. The most complicated parts of the costume would be the mask/helmet and the cloak, I figured. After looking at tons of pictures online of both screenshots from the game and cosplayers, I had some great ideas. (more…)