The View From Orbit: An Editorial Column About Space Games


Captain’s Backlog, stardate 20151120: Let’s start out with a big wallop of catching-up with the state of things thus far. In 1994 I bought my first PC, after being rather miserable in trying to play Wing Commander on my Amiga 500.   The first thing I did was buy X-Wing, TIE Fighter (which had just come out), X-COM, and Wing ... Read More »

10 Tips For Building Settlements In Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Settlement Tips

I’ve put over 60 hours into Fallout 4 settlement building. One of the most frustrating things for me is the lack of information for finding out certain things. Sure, some elements of building settlements in Fallout 4 are fairly self-evident, but some elements certainly are not. As such, I’ve created a short guide of some tips I think would helpful for people who might not ... Read More »

Most Disappointing Games of Gen 7: Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem

Hail to the King, Baby! Or at least we were supposed to. Duke Nukem Forever is one of the most infamous titles in the history of the gaming industry, and for good reason. Between two developers, the title was worked on for over 15 years and went through multiple versions as it flitted through generations and an errant development schedule. ... Read More »

Most Disappointing Games of Gen 7 – Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 Port Issues

Resident Evil 5 isn’t actually a bad game … wait should I go back and change my mind? It’s certainly no Ride to Hell: Retribution is it? It’s just … at the risk of sounding like an entitled gamer, just not quite as good as I thought it would be. Or in other words, not good and a bit crap. Following ... Read More »

Everything to know about The Game Awards 2015

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After getting rebranded once again last year, it seems this name is good enough to get a second shot as The Game Awards 2015 is just around the corner. Producer Geoff Keighley is again hosting his night of world premiere trailers, musical performances, and of course awards to be handed out to the best of the year. The Game Awards will ... Read More »

Accessibility Reviews – That Trivia Game

that trivia game

The moment is always heart pounding. Two friends playing a match of a trivia game, and it’s all down to one question. Fingers hover over the buttons, ready to settle the winning score in a blitz of wits. The announcer utters the final question. Fingers twitch. The game is almost over and all players are sweating rivers ready to take ... Read More »

Most Disappointing Games of Gen 7 – Sonic ’06

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It had to come to this. We’ve been discussing the worst games of Gen 7, and we wanted to make sure that Sonic wasn’t left out. It was E3 in 2005 that the game Sonic the Hedgehog was announced to fans as part of the 15th anniversary of the Sonic series. The main aim of this game was to show Sonic ... Read More »

Can Kotaku Be Fixed?


I’m not a fan of Kotaku.  I think Patricia Hernandez was the worst writer in gaming from before E3 2013 until the staff at The Mary Sue decided the title of Worst Writer in Gaming and Technology looked good enough to want to wrest it away from Hernandez. So, for the Kotaku fanbois out there, take what comes with a ... Read More »

Best of Steam Exploration Sale

Steam Exploration Sale

While Black Friday sales are taking over the world this weekend, Steam has stepped up to match with its Exploration sale. While we’ll be having a Black Friday sales guide soon, with over eight thousand titles right now on sale on Steam, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a bit to look through for some of the better ... Read More »

Impressions on Summoner’s Con, the League of Legends Fan Event

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A few months ago, a close friend of mine pointed me in the direction of an event called Summoner’s Con, a community-run convention for the insanely popular competitive video game League of Legends. I’m a fairly avid player of the MOBA, so the two of us decided it would be an interesting thing to go to and not too far away ... Read More »