Tag Archives: Video Games

Like Hammer & Steel: An Oseram Love Story

Horizon Zero Dawn inspired me to write a love story with an original drinking song called “The Slag of Furnace Bottom,” the lyrics of which are included at the end. “Like Hammer & Steel” is about Masara, an Oseram craftwoman who impresses the Sun-King … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: GOD OF WAR

This week I played GOD OF WAR, an award-winning action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in April 2018. It’s the eighth installment in the God of War series. My husband played some God of War years ago, on … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: KINGMAKER Rise to the Throne

KINGMAKER: RISE TO THE THRONE is another single-player puzzle game by Artifex Mundi. I tried the free PlayStation 4 demo this week. The game is also available on PC, Xbox and mobile. Usually, games by this developer feature female protagonists, but KINGMAKER is about … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: TRUE FEAR Forsaken Souls Part 1

Many thanks to one of my long-time viewers, Celtic Granny, who suggested I try TRUE FEAR: FORSAKEN SOULS PART 1, on sale this month for only $3.99 or just $2.99 for Playstation Plus members. TRUE FEAR is a point-and-click puzzle game where the player … Continue reading

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Illogicon 2019

This weekend I’ll be at ILLOGICON VIII, a convention for science fiction and fantasy in books, live action TV and movies, animation, comics, the visual arts, pod casts, video games and more. I’ll be on a panel about live streaming … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: FALLOUT 76

This week I tried FALLOUT 76, the infamous online multiplayer RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released last month amidst tremendous hype and player backlash. Viewers of my YouTube channel are split between those who think FALLOUT 76 is garbage and those who enjoy it. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: OMENSIGHT

I had a pleasant surprise this week when Spearhead Games emailed me a keycode to play OMENSIGHT on Playstation 4. In OMENSIGHT, you’re the “Harbinger,” a magical warrior who appears in times of crisis. As the game begins, you witness the end of the world but … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: FOUL PLAY

Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth and his sidekick, the ninja chimney sweep Scampwick, recount their thrilling adventures in FOUL PLAY, a 2013 steampunk-style side-scrolling brawler developed by UK-based indie studio Mediatonic. Single-player or two-player shared-screen couch co-op. The game plays out across an … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 Monsters Overboard

I wanted to play something with a Halloween theme for October, so I rented HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: MONSTERS OVERBOARD from a local Redbox. This single-player game continues the story of the Hotel Transylvania 3 movie. The player can choose to be … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: STYX Shards of Darkness

My husband’s been after me to play this game because he knows how much I like stealth in video games such as Skyrim, Thief and Dishonored. I’ve also got a soft spot for green guys like orcs and mutants. So, … Continue reading

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