by Soco Cinconegui | Jul 3, 2017 | Essays, Features
The Sims 4 has been out for almost three years now, and I’ve been playing it almost since launch. I’ve bought DLC after DLC but, until now, none addressed my one major qualm about the base game: its lack of family-oriented gameplay features. But with the addition of the Toddler life-stage earlier this year, and the new Parenthood game pack last month, TS4 now invites players to have as much family as they think they can handle.
Soco is a translator, writer and editor from Buenos Aires, Argentina who works in mobile games. She’s also a long-time tabletop roleplayer, a self-taught witch, and the mom of the tiniest, fluffiest mop of a dog. Follow @SocoCinconegui on twitter for pics of said dog and lots of game industry retweets.
by Andrea Smith | Dec 2, 2016 | Essays
I was into video games before it was cool. In 1994, I was six years old, and my favourite pastime was watching my babysitter, a teenage boy named Mark, play games on our home PC. It was a huge, white, clunky thing that ran Windows 3.1 and was mostly purchased so my dad could play Solitaire. Before I could do long division, I was better at navigating DOS than most adults, and my favourite command was C:\>run ALONE.exe. (more…)
by Eve Golden Woods | Apr 27, 2015 | Comics, Essays, Video Games
The best horror comes from the tense intermingling of expectation and inevitability. We know that something bad will happen. We anticipate it, waiting for the moment of revelation, when the narrative strips itself bare and shows us its hideous underbelly. (more…)
by Brenda Noiseux | Jan 2, 2015 | Features
If you love H.P. Lovecraft and have been looking for a Spanish language tabletop RPG, then Cthulhu Wars En Español might be the next Kickstarter for you.
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by Sarah Richardson | Nov 20, 2014 | Reviews, Tabletop Games
Annalise is a tabletop role-playing game that focuses on a group of people who have caught the attention of a vampire. This doesn’t have to be a literal blood-sucking Dracula impersonator, as the game is as much about creating a mood and competing with your friends until the final showdown between you and the vampire.