Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tag: Thoughts on Gaming

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Quebec Aims to Put ‘Chez Geeks’ Gaming Store Out of Business

The latest business on the QQFL's hit list happens to be Chez Geeks, a Montreal based gaming store. Chez Geek co-owner Giancarlo Caltabiano reports he has received three notices from the QQFL stating the store will be fined if it continues to sell products which do not have French language equivalents.

Some Truths About Geek Misogyny (NSFW)

Where is it guaranteed, in the constitution of whatever country you live, you’ll always be happy as a pig in shit? I’m guessing nowhere. Yet over the past few years seemingly every asshole with a keyboard carries on as if a writ from god came down with a predestined christening to supreme satisfaction if they wish and if they can't find that satisfaction woe to those who may stand in the way of their self-appointed happiness. Well that ain’t the way the world works, Bubba.

Has Catalyst Game Labs ‘Leviathans’ Crashed and Burned?

While Catalyst Game Labs has had plenty of success with titles like Shadowrun and Battletech, their steampunk, airborne battleship game Leviathans has been plagued...

D-Day 70th Anniversary Arrives, ‘Up Front!’ Does Not

In what surely comes as no surprise to anyone following the story, and most certainly backers of the project are already well aware, the...

Another Successful Kickstarter Bites the Dust: Torn Armor

It's beginning to seem every week brings news of yet another successfully funded Kickstarter gaming project going down in flames. This time out it's...

Games Workshop Sees Double Digit Sales Dip and Stock Losses

While Games Workshop is trying to put a brave face on the 10.4% drop in revenue over a six month period ending December 1st,...

$430k Plus and Seventeen Months Later ‘Up Front!’ and ‘Airborne in...

Back in August of 2012 I wrote an op-ed about Valley Games looking to reprint the Avalon Hill classic Up Front! and why I...

Do Computer Games Make the World a Better Place?

Computer games are becoming an increasing central part of our lives.  Today, it is estimated that people around the world spend 3 billion hours...

The Doom that Came to Atlantic City Truly is Doomed (or...

Well, yet another story of a successfully funded Kickstarter gaming project crashing and burning. Yesterday Erik Chevalier of The Forking Path announced he has...

Dragon*Con Removes Ed Kramer; Relaunches Company

Following years of growing concern over the exact role suspected child molester Ed Kramer had within the company, principles involved with Dragon*Con have announced...

A Look at 21st Century Gaming Tools

I thought I’d take a break from game reviews and share some thoughts on tools that I use to enhance my gaming experience. No,...

Free Roll Machined Gamers Dice Turns Out to Be Kickstarter Scam

Folks know I'm not the biggest proponent of Kickstarter, although I have become friendlier to the crowd funding platform as time has passed, because...

‘Knights and Magick’ Now Available as Softcover, Hardcover, or Coil Bound...

Following up on the success of our release of the electronic version of the long out of print Knights and Magick miniatures rules system, actual...

A Brief Overview of GMT’s Musket and Pike Battle Series

Many hobbyists will recognize GMT Games for their longstanding and popular Great Battles of History (GBoH) tactical series, which was later supplemented by a...