Plotting the Course: A Shift in Content Focus

Plotting the Course: A Shift in Content Focus

Hey, everyone! I hope all is well in your respective necks of the woods. I know it’s been a while since you’ve last heard from me but fret not, I’m still alive.… Read more...

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A New Life, A New Start (2 Continue)

A New Life, A New Start (2 Continue)

Hello again, friends. I hope you’ve been doing well since last we spoke.… Read more...

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What’s Metzge Playing – March 2017

What’s Metzge Playing – March 2017

Another month has gone by already. While I was pretty quick on sharing my February list of games, I’m just squeaking by trying to get you this month’s edition of “What’s Metzge Playing.” In case you’re wondering what I am, indeed, playing, I can sum it up thusly: not much lately.… Read more...

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Best Hearts of Iron IV Conversion Mods – Q1 2017

Best Hearts of Iron IV Conversion Mods – Q1 2017

Boy, oh boy do I love me some Hearts of Iron IV. As an avid fan of the Axis & Allies board game back in the day, having a game like this was a godsend — or, perhaps, yet another crippling blow to productivity in endeavors beyond gaming.… Read more...

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Mislav the Hunter: How The Witcher 3 Handles Diversity

Mislav the Hunter: How The Witcher 3 Handles Diversity

It wouldn’t be a good day unless I talked about The Witcher 3 in some capacity.… Read more...

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Starbreeze Report: PAYDAY 3, virtual reality arcades on the way

Starbreeze Report: PAYDAY 3, virtual reality arcades on the way

It looks like something other than DLC for Starbreeze‘s hit heisting game PAYDAY 2 is on the horizon.… Read more...

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What’s Metzge Playing – February 2017

What’s Metzge Playing – February 2017

Given our love/hate relationship with writing reviews, we decided to supplement the goings-on of the industry with a little segment called “What’s Metzge Playing.” As you can deduce, this’ll be a monthly list of games I find myself consumed with, revisiting old classics while introducing games you might not have heard of yet.… Read more...

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Top 10 Witcher 2 Quotes

Top 10 Witcher 2 Quotes

I know it’s been a while since I posted last, but fret not friends. You know I wouldn’t leave you forever.… Read more...

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What is Divergent Game Design?

What is Divergent Game Design?

2016 seems to be the year of remakes and remasters. From old movies made new to spiritual successor video games that throwback to a bygone age, with all the new advances in technology over the past few decades, you can hardly blame media producers for wanting to revisit old concepts and see what they’d be like if they were made in the modern era.… Read more...

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Top 10 Talos Principle Quotes

Top 10 Talos Principle Quotes

I don’t know if you’ve noticed by now, I really enjoy reflecting on words and literature.… Read more...

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From the Editor: On Being Consistent(ly Inconsistent)

From the Editor: On Being Consistent(ly Inconsistent)

Good tidings upon you, friends. I know it’s been a while since I’ve last written directly to you all so I figured I’d break the fourth wall for a bit and say hullo.… Read more...

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Top 10 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Quotes

Top 10 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Quotes

Oh, how times have changed. Since the Aug Incident of 2027, the world’s stance on human augmentation has gone from a promising biomedical trend to a fatal mistake that cost millions of innocent lives.… Read more...

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Our Solution to the Game Review Problem

Our Solution to the Game Review Problem

For those who don’t know me, I have a very short list of things I can’t stand: people being dicks and whining.… Read more...

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The (Re)birth of Kingdom: New Lands

The (Re)birth of Kingdom: New Lands

It’s been about a year since I wrote about Noio, Licorice, and Raw Fury‘s sidescrolling 2D feudal leadership simulator Kingdom.… Read more...

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Top 10 Shadowrun: Hong Kong Quotes

Top 10 Shadowrun: Hong Kong Quotes

Out of all the Shadowruns I’ve played, Hong Kong is easily my favorite. … Read more...

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Crusader Kings II

5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Crusader Kings II

Prior to my (almost shameful) accumulation of 340+ hours playing everyone’s favorite brethren-killing simulator, understanding the ins and outs of wise stewardship and kingdom building was far out of reach.… Read more...

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Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into the Medieval-type fantasy genre: early exposure to games like Warcraft, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Baldur’s Gate all played their role in shaping my appreciation for elves, dwarves, wizards, and demons.… Read more...

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Early Access Preview: Parkitect

Early Access Preview: Parkitect

// < !).push({}); // ]]> When I was a kid, I was all about — what I called — “building” games.… Read more...

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5 Hearts of Iron IV National Focus Mods to Try Out

5 Hearts of Iron IV National Focus Mods to Try Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> If you haven’t gotten the chance to try Hearts of Iron IV out yet, I suggest you fix that.… Read more...

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PLAYlist: Songs of the Wasteland

PLAYlist: Songs of the Wasteland

// < !).push({}); // ]]> If it’s one thing I love as much as playing games, it’s listening to good music; it helps me cope with anxiety and stress, inspires me while I’m writing, motivates me while I’m exercising, or accompanies me while I’m cooking.… Read more...

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ShoddyCast releases The Storyteller: FALLOUT Season 4

ShoddyCast releases The Storyteller: FALLOUT Season 4

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For the Bethesda lore hounds like me out there (specifically when it comes to The Elder Scrolls and Fallout), you know that there can never be too much when it comes to learning about these vast, immersive worlds.… Read more...

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5 Total War: WARHAMMER Mods to Check Out

5 Total War: WARHAMMER Mods to Check Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I know, I know. Total War: WARHAMMER hasn’t even been out for two weeks and already we’re talking about mods.… Read more...

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3 Video Game Design YouTube Channels to Check Out

3 Video Game Design YouTube Channels to Check Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> You know, there are channels upon channels of Let’s Plays and game walkthroughs out there on YouTube.… Read more...

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The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For those familiar with the world of The Witcher, you know that isn’t the cheeriest place to visit.… Read more...

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