It's a new year! Full of opportunity! Sorry, I was channeling Marcus for a minute there. All right, focus, back on track. 2019 has seen itself out, and 2020 has slid in like the fresh-faced new kid in an anime who's so excited to be thrust into whatever insane adventure awaits them. 2019 was a... Continue Reading →
As this Season wraps up, I find myself looking back at the Forsaken expansion and ruminating on what it did, what it tried to do, and where it could have done better.
Hello, dear readers! Welcome to the inaugural post of A Man Wrote This, where we look at different volumes of geekery that said something so absurd and glaring about women that it caused me to set the book down, roll my eyes, and go, "A man wrote this." Simple, yes? But so amusing. Join me... Continue Reading →
Anthem is a looter shooter that combines the third person shooter experience with the action role playing experience, to varying degrees of success. Taking place in Bastion, a country lacking in details on an unnamed planet, the name Anthem refers to the Anthem of Creation, a supernatural force of unknown power and origin that feeds dangerous relics and creates strange beasts. You play a Freelancer, a sort of mercenary that pilots a Javelin, a suit of power armor that allows you to fly and battle the dangers of Bastion, and the factions that would try to harness the Anthem for themselves.
People have asked, more than once, why we chose "The Cartographers Guild." After all, we're not really map makers. I mean, Josh and I make our own maps when we're running game, but it's not the unifying factor in the group. The truth is, the name came from an idea Josh had for a comic... Continue Reading →
Greetings, dear readers! Have you ever been to PAX? It's an experience, let me tell you. For those of you who are not familiar with PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) because you've been living in a bunker or something, it's a convention that was put together by the creators of Penny Arcade - which is a... Continue Reading →
As the game industry has grown, it’s begun taking a page from Hollywood and we’re seeing a number of HD remakes of old games crop up.