Blossoms | Review

Tiptoe Through the Tulips Blossoms is a small card game from Rebel that pits two players against each other in the cut-throat world of competitive flower arranging. Utilizing a simple push-your-luck mechanism, along with a few special powers that each player can use a limited number of times each round, your goal is to grow flowers as tall as possible before cutting them and adding them to your personal bouquet. Does this game take you somewhere that’s green, or should you avoid feeding the plants? Grow For Me I’ve used the phrase “lovely little game” in the past, but Blossoms is the very personification of […]

Super Mega Space Blaster: Special Turbo | Review

Developers: Bare Knuckle Dev Genre: Shmup Players: 1-2 local co-op and competitive play Platforms: PS4, Steam, Switch (Switch edition reviewed) Price: $4.99 Note: This product was received for free for the purpose of review A Modern Day Pew-Pew-Pew Super Mega Space Blaster: Special Turbo (SMSB: ST) from small two-person developer Bare Knuckle Dev may sound […]

Ubongo Extreme: Fun Size Edition | Review

Ubongo Extreme from Kosmos is just one of many entries in the long-running series, the original came out in 2003. Each game in the series revolves around trying to assemble different shaped puzzle pieces into specific arrangements before your opponents. While many games in the puzzle genre rely on Tetris style pieces to make up […]

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition | Review

“Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion…” Fantasy Flight’s Arkham Files line will always be one that’s near and dear to my heart. Arkham Horror was the board game that first opened my eyes to the hobby of tabletop gaming many years ago. As one of the many people who grew up solely on mass-market […]

Was Resident Evil VII a True Return to Survival Horror?

The year is 2016. Horror games have seen somewhat of a resurgence on the PC, thanks to games like Amnesia, Outlast, Alien: Isolation and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Still, the focus in a lot of these games is more about fear through helplessness, rather than survival design, which had been the dominant element in the previous generation of horror, thanks to series’ like Resident Evil. But Resident Evil didn’t exactly seem concerned with filling that niche anymore. Whether the recent games in the series were of quality or didn’t matter; all that mattered to most fans of […]

ForzaRC Invitational 2019 Weekend 6 & 7

The 2019 Forza RC Invitational continues to heat up as Autumn continues to rapidly cool down for the season. Over the past two weekends, the ForzaRC held Week 6 (October 26) & Week 7 (November 2) of qualifying for the Finals that take place this November 23-24th. Week 7 Match 1 was the final qualifying match for one of the seven secure seats into the Finals. While Match 2 of the day was the Last Chance Qualifier for teams positioned 8th-11th. The racing throughout both weekends was tight, contentious and every mistake […]

Children of Morta (CE) Impressions

Each year that goes by there is always a selection of indie games that really stand out from the crowd. Last year we were treated to Dead Cells and the critically acclaimed Celeste, and these games made a significant impact in the indie scene that really put them front and center when it came to the end of the year talks about the best games from the previous 12 months. This year Katana Zero was one of those games, and now, standing toe to toe with its contemporaries, is the beautiful, joyful and just sensationally well designed, Children […]

5 Best Aussie Indie Games We Played At Pax Australia

At PAX Australia in Melbourne earlier this month, an entire wing of the Melbourne Convention Centre Main Hall was set aside for PAX Rising, a huge swathe of booths specifically for local indie developers to strut their stuff and show off what these teams have on offer. From one-person outfits and student games to part-time teams or even full-blown publishing groups, Australian development is clearly in full force, and with huge hits like Untitled Goose Game and Hollow Knight making […]
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