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PAX East 2014: Day One First Look

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 11, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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Those of us fortunate enough to represent the media contingent at PAX are given a special privilege – We’re allowed to enter the Expo Hall one hour early, only on the first day. This is a priceless time we can use to engage with developers in a slightly more controlled setting, where they aren’t yet… Read More »


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Oh, Rambo. When I think of Rambo, it brings to mind a shirtless, grease covered man with a headband and a mullet, mowing down enemies with aplomb, and a deep, monotone voice backing up wooden but intense action. Who can forget the cinematographic perfection of the legendary John Rambo arming himself for battle? Okay, let’s… Read More »


What I’m Looking Forward to at PAX East

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 1, 2014 in Opinion, PAX East 2014

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PAX East is just around the corner. Whether you’re into the AAA titles or the little people – whether you go for the panels or the games, there’s something for everyone. Here are five things I’m looking forward to as I look ahead to PAX East 2014. The Indie MEGABooth The video game market is… Read More »

Review: Castellan

Written by on January 13, 2014 in


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The King has decreed a new castle, and sent his most trusted nobles to supervise its construction. After the last stone is laid, a single lord will be chosen as the ruler of the castle. The one who uses his resources most wisely will become … the Castellan! Castellan is a new table game by… Read More »


Five Board Games to Bring to the Table this Thanksgiving

Written by (@nightskyre) on November 26, 2013 in Opinion

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This Thanksgiving, consider changing up some traditions. Instead of awkward tryptophan induced dozing in front of the television, bring your family to the table with some interesting board games after the big meal. Here are five suggestions on games they might like to play. Ticket to Ride Ticket To Ride continues to grow in popularity… Read More »

Review: State of Decay

Written by on November 13, 2013 in


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State of Decay is an open world third person zombie survival horror game by Undead Labs. Already this sounds cliché, with zombies being the “in” antagonist for a few years now. Plenty of developers have played their zombie cards with games like Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising, Resident Evil, and even the critically acclaimed (but… Read More »

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Why I’m Buying a PlayStation 4

Written by (@nightskyre) on November 12, 2013 in Opinion

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The message boards are white hot these days with hype over the impending console launches in just a few short weeks. Despite my desire to purchase both of the hot holiday consoles available this holiday, I had to choose one. I chose the Playstation 4. I have 6 reasons why. Reason Number 1 Why I’m… Read More »


Boston Festival of Indie Games 2013

Written by (@nightskyre) on September 23, 2013 in News


I went to the Boston Festival of Indie Games and all I got was an awesome t-shirt. And some games. And a fantastic experience. Okay, it was all around pretty excellent. The Boston Indies hosted their first annual Boston Festival of Indie Games last year, in 2012. It was by all reports an incredible, if… Read More »

Review: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Written by on August 13, 2013 in


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I first encountered Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians at PAX East earlier this year. I was taking photographs of people in cosplay for the site and I was approached by a large blue being I didn’t recognize. Of course, I asked if I could take their picture, and Beatbuddy’s handler negotiated that I come see… Read More »

Review: Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers

Written by on August 3, 2013 in


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I’ve been a Magic fan for a long time. I first learned about the game at summer camp in 1994 when Revised (third edition of the core set) was in print. Since then, I’ve been playing off and on. Looking at a calendar, that means Magic has been a part of my life for almost… Read More »