Previously On GamesAreEvil: May 6, 2013

Previously on Games Are Evil...

Whew! First week and we didn’t set too many things on fire. In case you missed any of the hubbub from the last few days, here’s a chance to catch up:

Columns

BOARD STIFF Tiffany continues the Story Telling mini-series with the devilishly fun Aye, Dark Overlord.

SWORDS AND ZIPPERS Mike revisits the Last Story one last time to look at how little details can make a linear experience into an extended, open adventure.

FREEPLAY In the latest FreePlay, Ed installs two mods for Skyrim and through chattering teeth lets you know just how great they are.

THE VAULT For the latest Vault, Lou opens the Atlus chest and rummages around to bring back a classic genre-blend never to be forgot.

READ.ME Mike takes a look at the visual novel medium and how it has been adapted, to varying degrees of success, over a couple specimens that actually made it to Europe/North America.

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 (with a bonus track on Saturday!):

Other Stuff

Review: Phantom Leader Alex checks out a boardgame-turned-PC-game based on the air war of Vietnam.

C2E2: Divekick Looking at what might be called the strangest fighting game paradigm in the history of games, Carter finds a simple system to be incredibly complex.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the new-style Games Are Evil. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

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