A Closer Look: Cuphead

If you’ve been playing video games for the past 35 years like I have, it becomes increasingly difficult to be impressed by one. There’s no shortage of great new games to play, but it’s rare that one is able to completely take hold of me. I’m talking the sort of games that you think about[…]

Retrospective: Gunner’s Heaven

Now more than ever, indie games are a significant force in the gaming industry. The best games released each year are no longer comprised solely of so-called AAA titles with massive budgets and development teams numbering in the dozens, if not hundreds. Services like Steam’s Greenlight and Microsoft’s Independent Developer Program have helped bring these[…]

Humble Bundle and Amazon Smile

Over the last few years, there’s been an increasing sense of collaboration between technology and charity. Heck, that’s how we here at Gamer Giving got started! The ability to donate to a cause you care about with just a click of a mouse has opened up the online world for everyone to do some real[…]

Why I Love: Assassin’s Creed 2

After the recent release of a certain Fassbender-centric movie which I shall leave my opinions for another time, I got talking to a friend who’s making her first foray into video games. After a long discussion after seeing the above film, I’d basically told her the entire plot of the franchise over the course of[…]

Super Spooky Extravaganza 2k16 GotY Edition

A 24 hour charity stream is always a somewhat daunting task. From creeping dread of possible technical failures to running out of steam at 3am, getting everything together takes a fair amount of work. This year’s first day-long stream, however, came together like magic. From the initial suggestion 6 weeks ago to the event itself, everything[…]

The Bunker: A live action thriller

A while ago, at the PC Gamer Weekender, I was fortunate enough to meet some lovely people from Wales Interactive, a small independant game studio and publishers based on this side of the pond. I was showed some really fun, creative and exciting games when I was there, and I’ve followed them with interest since.[…]

Once You Pop You Just Can’t Stop — My Indy PopCon 2016 Experience

This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of being allowed to visit Indy PopCon, a massive pop culture convention that has just had its third year. Started by geeks for geeks, Indy PopCon serves as a beacon for all lovers of gaming, anime, and pop culture in Indiana and the Midwest at[…]