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🎲 The Fearsome Floors of Finstere Flüre

If you’ve ever played Chu-Chu Rocket! then you might have a very slight advantage into getting to grips with Finstere Flüre (or Fearsome Floors in English). In this board game you try to get your group of characters to escape a dungeon, but there’s a monster on the l...



🎮 The Metroid tribute: Shadow Complex

“This is not the greatest Metroid in the world. This is just a tribute.” Shadow Complex for Xbox Live Arcade couldn’t be more of a love-letter to Nintendo’s venerable action-adventure even if it tried. From the moment you are handed the reins, it’s like you’re back in S...



💵 WipEout HD AD

I just downright love WipEout HD. Yet, it suffered some serious neglect after other games were released right after its launch last year. Small wonder then, that when the Fury expansion was announced, I used it a springboard to return to its clean utopian anti-gravity racing tracks. There are multiple ...



🎮 Metroid Prime's alien progression

Last week a friend of mine started playing Metroid Prime for the first time. While he enjoyed the game immensely, to me it was a bit of revelation to watch him play. I never experienced Metroid Prime as Metroid Prime. I always experienced it as “that game that came af...



🎲 Playing Pandemic

What you really need to know: Pandemic is one of the most fun board games I’ve played in quite some time. With that out of the way, let me explain. Players are part of team of experts frantically trying to stop four viruses from causing a devastating pandemic (how to...



🧗‍♂️ Infamous Urban Exploration

While everybody seems to be focused on the differences between Prototype and inFamous, I found myself curiously forgetting about the entire comparison as I was playing the latter. It’s not that inFamous is perfect, but for me it comes awfully close. Why? Because it is truly an ‘open’ world....



👋 Spellborn enters the Deadspell Storm

If you didn’t catch the news elsewhere already: Spellborn Works went bankrupt. In short this means all of us who worked on the game are now without a job. But what does this mean for The Chronicles of Spellborn itself? At the moment, it has little impact for the pl...



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