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Art & Linear Gaming

The discussion about what constitutes art is never ending as new ways to articulate expression are created with every generation. The old often decries the new, claiming they had defined art for all subsequent generations. This will eventually migrate into a conversation about Mass Effect 3 again, just to warn you (though without spoilers this […]

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 4

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 4

No longer feeling enraged at the loss of $20.00 to see the “Hunger Games,”  I am back in GTS mode.  Here are a few more of the attendees.   Mayday Games “Toc-Toc Woodman” is a “Chenga” board game mash-up that was a fun little game. Players take turns whacking at the plastic tree with an […]

Proof The Hunger Games Author Sucks at World Building

I am willing to forgive many sins in a film, book or game  campaign but there is one thing that is unforgivable: lousy world building. Good world building involves creating an unreal place with internal logic that works. That is not to say that it has to make sense in “our” world, but it is […]

The Hunger Games Review

The only life in danger at “The Hunger Games” was mine. The film nearly bored me to death. It is a crime against cinema. Obvious political allegories, Harlequin romance and sanitized violence do not a great film make. Go watch “Battle Royale” instead. Trask, The Last Tyromancer

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 3

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 3

The GTS 2012 slog continues! Read on for the gory details…     Arcane Wonders   “Mage Wars” is a non-collectible card game from Arcane Wonders that combines elements of  deck-builder with a strategy game. Two players draw spells (monster/powers etc) from their spell books and place them on the board. Each player starts basically […]

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 2

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 2

Today’s report from GTS 2012 covers everything from slightly kinky Japanese card games to family fare. Read on!   Wizards of the Coast Wizards did not have a booth on the show floor at all and thanks to a signage problem (Wizards’ seminar was helpfully labelled “cancelled” when in fact it was not) I missed […]

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 1

GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 1

The coverage of GTS 2012 begins! The companies appear in no particular order and are not sorted by genre, type or anything else. I am just not that organized. If you have a specific comment or question about a game, drop a comment and I will try to get an answer for you.   Chessex […]

Behind the Lethargic Ending of Mass Effect 3

Behind the Lethargic Ending of Mass Effect 3

Following this initial paragraph is a considerable spoiler regarding the ending of Mass Effect 3. By now, it’s no secret that fans of the franchise are standing in (near) unison in their rejection of its ending. Casey Hudson, Mass Effect’s chief cook and bottle washer, stated that “they” were aware the ending would be polarizing. […]

GAMA Trade Show 2012–The Day After

Actually, it is a couple of days after, but close enough. Once again I braved  Las Vegas, the real-world version of Mos Eisley spaceport for all the latest in gaming news at the Game Manufacturers Trade Show 2012.  Over the next week I will post reports on the multitude of vendors and other happenings. Unlike […]

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