What strange beings these humans are, to designate species of their own planet – seemingly arbitrarily – as beloved companions to be invited into their homes, tended to and cared for, for no solid reason other than “they’re freakin’ adorable”. And when we can’t do that… or even if we can’t cram enough creatures into our home, we found a way to create artificial pets that fill the void that our three dogs, eight fish, two birds and half a cat simply can’t.
Here we gather some of the more adorable critters we’ve decided to take care of in our computer games, our Top 10 virtual pets… (more…)
October means horror games, and it doesn’t matter how much I love horror, I really have no stomach for horror games, I’d play Amnesia in twenty minute chunks, Little Nightmares gives me the shivers, and I’m stuck on Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder… but it’s also very creepy so I’m glad I’m stuck.
But when I tell you that I have just finished Layers of Fear, don’t think that it just didn’t grip me as much as other horror games, it certainly had me on edge, but I found that I was taken in by the narrative that was unwinding as I stumbled through rooms and corridors, and the difficulty was moderate enough that I could get through a single playthrough with a minimum of effort, but to play again will prove a lot harder. (more…)
I foolishly decided to review Hogfather back in July, leaving me with very few choices for a Discworld book to review that fit the season, so I considered doing the complete opposite, that being a book about boundless amounts of life springing into the world, like Reaper Man. Dammit Tim! So why choose Maurice?
This time of year is about families, which is why the primary focus of media tends to be family friendly, accessible to both children and adults in equal measure. We rewatch the films we grew up with and want to introduce those to children in the hopes that our influence can do what genetics began, creating more and hopefully better versions of ourselves. This is also why we recreate those old stories, giving them more of ourselves and making them more relevant and accessible. (more…)