Previously on Games Are Evil: March 4, 2013

Previously on Games Are Evil...

Pinch, punch, first… err… fourth of the month. It’s springtime! Almost, anyway. You know what that means. Hay fever, a slightly-increased amount of sunshine and, apparently, the announcement of a new Assassin’s Creed game. Leaving all that aside, though, here’s what you might have missed last week on Games Are Evil.

EvilCast

“The Nitz” returns, and the gang engage in some discussion of the latest news in a marathon podcast that covers the PlayStation 4, Bungie’s Destiny and Ziff-Davis shuttering 1up and co. Listen now!

Columns

BOARD STIFF: Tiffany checks out Star Trek Catan, and in doing so inadvertently reveals to the world her feelings for Montgomery Scott.

OVERTHINKING IT: Calin ponders the surprisingly deep and meaningful Spec Ops: The Line from the perspective of fragmented narratives.

EVIL.JP: As “next-gen” gets well and truly underway with Sony’s PS4 announcement, Mike wonders where all the big Japanese devs are at.

SWORDS & ZIPPERS: After seeing everything the multiple paths and endings of Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia has to offer, Pete ponders the wisdom of JRPGs in which it’s impossible to see all the content in a single playthrough.

THE VAULT: Lou Page explores one of Blizzard’s earlier, lesser-known console titles — Blackthorne, which I cannot stop typoing as Blackthrone.

GAMERS ON THE GO: Chase Koeneke explores two of the best handheld puzzle game series we’ve seen in recent years: Q Entertainment’s Lumines and Meteos.

READ.ME: Pete indulges in some spoileriffic discussion of Chie Isurugi’s story path in the visual novel Kira Kira.

Song of the Day

Our daily game music feature aims to highlight the best in video game soundtracks from today and yesteryear. Here’s what you missed between Monday and Sunday last week:

Reviews

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