Author: Melissa Brinks

Get Your Game on Wednesday: Say Hello to Mario’s Nipples

Happy Wednesday! I return to you, exhausted from PAX and Rose City Comic Con, having played too many games to list. Currently I’m into Cook, Serve, Delicious!! 2, which is great if you like to chase real-life stress with fictional stress, which I do. On to the news! Revelations, but not Assassin’s Creed The ever-charming South Park series raised eyebrows this week with the announcement that the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole would include race as a difficulty slider. According to Eurogamer, that meant the game would give you less money and change the way characters interact...

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Life is Strange: Before The Storm Hits Close To Home

The smoke rolled in just after I finished Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode one, a reminder that huge swathes of the Pacific Northwest are burning. Washington and Oregon are swallowed up by thick clouds of smoke that look like the rain we’re famous for, except it’s hot and dry and terrible, and in some places, there’s literal ash falling from the sky. Life is Strange Deck Nine Games Square Enix August 31, 2017 The smell of smoke seeping through my windows is just one of the many details that make this first episode of the Life is...

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WWAC’s PAX West Awards: Smooching Our Way Through The Show Floor

This year’s PAX West was a whirlwind, as always. With three of our writers on site for most of the convention, we decided it was in everyone’s best interests to wrap our favorites up in one tidy article, spotlighting the individual achievements of each. While we can’t cover every single game we played at the convention, we can certainly share our favorites in a variety of categories with you. From cooking to smooching to stumbling through darkened caves, these are the best games we played at this year’s PAX West. BEST IN SHOW Joesph Langdon: Monster Prom. Maybe it’s...

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Get Your Game On Wednesday: Harmacists and Hard Modes

It’s Wednesday, and I’ve been playing video games! I’ve explored an abandoned house in What Remains of Edith Finch and failed to solve crimes in Ghosts of Miami, as well as continuing to destroy people as D.Va. Speaking of Overwatch…. The Overwatch Mains, They Are A-Changin’ Blizzard announced some serious shake-ups this week in Overwatch. Mercy, one of the game’s most dedicated support heroes, is seeing major change as her group resurrection ultimate has been replaced with a single-rez ability, with her ultimate now allowing her to fly, chain heal, and do more damage with her gun. It completely...

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Long Lost: Dark and Hauntingly Beautiful Horror

Long Lost  Matthew Erman (Story), Lisa Sterle (Art, cover) Scout Comics November 2017 Long Lost doesn’t look like a horror comic. What sticks in my memory is not the gruesome imagery, nor the dark robes of whatever mysterious figure is haunting sisters Piper and Frances, but the sisters themselves–their facial expressions, the amount of personality we get from even their brief introduction, and their individual styles of dress, which are just as important to how we perceive them as the words they say. Eerie imagery and dread are all important, but it means little if we don’t feel that...

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