Review: Portal & Portal 2

Recently, I was asked to stream the Portal games. Of course, they were games I was interested in, but never had the pleasure of playing. Ok, that’s a lie. I was terrified that I would rage harder than I ever have at a game. I have always loved puzzles but there is a level ofContinue reading “Review: Portal & Portal 2”

TooManyGames 2018: An Overview

This year, we had the pleasure of attending TooManyGames again! I am excited for this convention every year for one big reason…. Indie Games Showcase! Unfortunately, we had zero time to prepare for this event. We didn’t talk to guests this year, but we were very excited to see Charles Martinet, the Voice of Mario, andContinue reading “TooManyGames 2018: An Overview”

Indie Spotlight: Island

Island is survival roleplay game made in retro graphics. You don’t just deal with hunger and thirst, but also with more realistic factors like fear, cold, and condition of your feet. You start the game without any skills at surviving and must learn along with what you see the most fit along the way: TrainContinue reading “Indie Spotlight: Island”

You’re Not Alone: My Tribe

I’m sitting here listening to Danny Don’t You Know by Ninja Sex Party for the millionth time. If you haven’t heard the song, you should give it a listen. There are a few lines that always hit close to home for me but it reminded me that I was supposed to write something for Vanri.Continue reading “You’re Not Alone: My Tribe”

Indie Spotlight: Forgotten Anne

Tell us about your game: Valdemar Schultz Andreasen (Lead Game Designer): Forgotton Anne is an untraditional 2D platforming adventure, with a heavy focus on the narrative and an interest in telling a very human story. We’ve done what we can to make it feel as if you’re playing inside an anime-movie, with a cinematography thatContinue reading “Indie Spotlight: Forgotten Anne”

Zenkaikon 2018: Empathy

I had the absolute pleasure of attending Zenkaikon 2018 this year. I will gush about all the fun that was had for hours. However, I want to talk about a very specific moment. As press, I go there to work. I love going to conventions, but I love them more when I’m working them. IContinue reading “Zenkaikon 2018: Empathy”

Zenkaikon 2018: An Overview

My mind is still a buzz from our weekend at Zenkaikon, a convention I will never get tired of talking about, that I absolutely adore, and that I look forward to every year. This is only my second year at Zenkaikon and it did not disappoint. I want to point out something extremely important: whilstContinue reading “Zenkaikon 2018: An Overview”

Why I Came Back to Overwatch

Vel got Overwatch on Xbox One to play with his friends. I spent one night going through the tutorial and playing different characters against the computer. I enjoyed it, it was fun, but I was too nervous to talk to my teammates. I may have said “Hi” once, but two very important things were swimming throughContinue reading “Why I Came Back to Overwatch”

Guest Post: The Number of Female Gamers is Rising, Studies Show, so What’s the Problem?

Gaming research studies for several years have been dealing major blows to the stereotypical view of the typical gamer as a white guy in his mom’s basement. In 2014, a paper by the Internet Advertising Bureau showed that a shocking 52 percent of the total gaming audience is actually women. It indicated a rise fromContinue reading “Guest Post: The Number of Female Gamers is Rising, Studies Show, so What’s the Problem?”

How to Brand your Stream to Create a Lasting Impression

Guest Post by: Kristen Heller Introduction When someone mentions streamers like, imaqtpie, Shroud, or KittyPlays, you probably know who they’re talking about. Each of them are some of the most successful streamers on Twitch, loved and followed by many. What propelled them to such heights and how did they get so many followers, subscribers, andContinue reading “How to Brand your Stream to Create a Lasting Impression”