Category Archives: Steampunk

Try-It Tuesday: BLOODBORNE

BLOODBORNE is a 2015 third-person action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It’s free this month for PS+ members. The delightfully decrepit and gothic town of Yharnam is overrun with a plague of … Continue reading

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BIOSHOCK INFINITE: First Impressions

I started playing BioShock Infinite this week. I recently reached Battleship Bay, which is the fifth of sixteen levels. Overall, I’m enjoying it. Amazing visuals, great music, intriguing airship city. I loved entering Columbia and exploring the fair. I spent two hours just ooh-ing … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: THIEF

I typically try out games I’ve never played before, but this week was a “Try-It AGAIN Tuesday” with THIEF, the reboot developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. I played this game on Playstation 3 and wrote about it back in … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: CLOCKWORK TALES Of Glass and Ink

This week I tried a game called CLOCKWORK TALES: Of Glass and Ink, a throwback to my days of playing point-and-click puzzle adventures on the PC. A decade or so ago, when my kids were little and I didn’t have a lot … Continue reading

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Billie Lurk returns in DISHONORED: Death of the Outsider

DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER is the latest game in the Dishonored franchise, developed by Arkane Studios, published by Bethesda Softworks, and released September 15, 2017, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In this installment, former assassin Billie Lurk rescues her mentor Daud, who … Continue reading

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MIDAS BOX is a steampunk adventure for the whole boring family

This review originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on March 23, 2015. The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a Victorian steampunk movie for the entire family… assuming the entire family enjoys watching BBC costume dramas, which are … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Coffee Contraption Chronicles

When first I scrutinized Professor Phineas Fitzwhistle’s Marvelous Mystifying Mechanical Mocha Maker, I experienced considerable consternation at the contrivance of cogs, cups and coils. “I believe it is, in equal parts, polished brass and poppycock,” I said. * * * … Continue reading

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DISHONORED aka What Thief Should Have Been

DISHONORED Rating: M for Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language Read parts one and two of my thoughts on Thief * * * MINOR SPOILERS * * * I recently finished Dishonored (in high chaos) and … Continue reading

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Automatons & Armorers at ConTemporal 2014

Last weekend, I joined the Temporal Engineering Alliance (TEA) as Port Raleigh’s aide-de-aether, otherwise known as social media assistant for ConTemporal. In this industrious capacity, I met distinguished inventors, steamstresses, storytellers, troll hunters, melodians, haberdashers, automatons, armorers, leatherworkers, ladies and … Continue reading

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THIEF leaves me feeling unsatisfied

THIEF Rating: M for Mature Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Violence Read part 1: THIEF makes me feel oh so very naughty ********* SPOILERS ********* A few weeks ago I rented THIEF from Redbox … Continue reading

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