It’s all change on Games Are Evil mountain today. Not only is it my birthday (YES! Bring me gifts!) but… well, more on that after everything else that’s set to go live today. For now, sit back, relax and enjoy a suitably festive summary of all the stuff you might have missed last week here on your favorite alternative gaming site.
Our weekly gaming news podcast continues, this week featuring Ross, Blake and special guest Matthew Green of Press the Buttons. There’s discussion of football, EA and why the new Star Trek game sucks. Listen now!
BOARD STIFF: Tiffany kicks off a mini-series of games that tell stories, beginning with the marvellously macabre Gloom.
TACTICAL TUESDAY: In a special bonus edition of Tactical Tuesday, Alex brings us an interview with Hit the Sticks’ Jordan Brock regarding the newly-released JustTactics.
SWORDS & ZIPPERS: Pete returns to the strange and wonderful Ar Tonelico universe for the third and final game.
INSERT COIN: Lucas brings us some of the best “Game Over” screens from gaming’s long history.
GAMERS ON THE GO: Chase reports on the latest, greatest Vita game Guacamelee!
THE VAULT: Mike delves into the Vault and returns with a copy of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, a game which set the bar for “mature” gaming in the 16-bit era.
READ.ME: Pete wonders why his pants don’t quite fit how they used to as he checks out Crowd’s questionable sex-change comedy X-Change.
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:
- Sturmwind Soundtrack Preview
- Prologue (from Final Fantasy Tactics)
- M-S-G-Y-E-C (from Ar Tonelico Qoga)
- Alternate Reality Main Theme
- Game Over (from Monty on the Run)
OPEN WORLD ORIGINS: Pete explores two game series that pioneered the “open world” sandbox genre, as far back as the ’80s and early ’90s.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the new-style Games Are Evil. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.