RogueLeader23 is the creator of the now-infamous Just a Walk in the Park, also known as the World’s Largest Hedge Maze. Part sculpture, part social experiment, part AI study, his creation has sparked a cult following on forums like Reddit. The story of the park-goers exploring the hedge maze, over the course of in-game centuries, has been chronicled by RogueLeader23 as narrator, primarily following the … Continue reading The RollerCoaster Tycoon Tycoon
PSA: Amateur and at-home tattooing can be extremely dangerous. This article by no means endorses it. Tattooers train for many years to maintain a sanitary work environment to prevent bloodborne illness. If you want a tattoo, see a professional. My first tattoo was more of a ritual, at least that’s how I thought of it, than a tattoo. In my latter years of art school … Continue reading The Dubious Representation of Tattooing in Video Games
Holy shit. Dead Cells. 2017 is the year of games that come out of nowhere, blow me away, and steal the thunder from games I’ve been anticipating for months, sometimes years. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become a fixture in my life that few games have before, and I had never heard of it before buying on a drunken whim. It’s such an intense love affair that … Continue reading Impressions: Dead Cells
Postmortem is an exhaustive deep-dive in to an older title, courtesy of freelancer Martin Offerman. A fortune to be had. A family to be rescued. Revenge to be served. Your destiny awaits you. Have you considered piracy? You’d make a great Dread Pirate Roberts. Today’s Postmortem is a game that will set you on a course for a swashbuckling adventure. That game is Sid Meier’s Pirates! … Continue reading Postmortem: Sid Meier’s Pirates!
No Coast @Night is a sometimes weekly podcast where NCG editors sit down, get drunk, and talk about video games (usually.) Discussed on this episode: More Prey chat (spoiler light) We look at Deck13’s The Surge and talk about why it’s surprisingly good. Embarrassing outfits we wore in middle school. Farpoint and a few other PSVR doodads. Continue reading No Coast @Night: Ep. 8
If my greatest passion in life is video games, for my girlfriend, it’s plants. They fill our one bedroom apartment – plants of all sizes. She’s particularly fascinated by terrariums, of which we have several. Each day I walk by them and watch their microcosmic ecosystem grow and decay, one plant giving way to another, fungus sprouting in certain places to be removed later. The … Continue reading Prey: The Terrarium Effect
Editor’s note: I know it’s taboo to review Early Access games, but in this instance, I just don’t care. I’ll never forget my first game. The feeling of scrambling to find a weapon as I wandered around, confused and lost. The first time I saw another player, being frozen in place, my heart jackhammering as I missed every shot. Likewise, I’ll never forget my first … Continue reading Review: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS