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From Creating an Epidemic to Treating Bloaty Head, 5 Games that Making Working in Medicine…

Working in the medical profession rarely sounds like much fun to me. I’ve heard many anecdotes from doctors and nurses over the years, and almost all of them sound stressful and more than a bit grim. Despite such common…

Casually Yours: 4 Ways to Spot a Shameless Cash Grab

I like to keep my promises and in my inaugural column I promised I’d address mobile games that are shameless cash grabs. So here we go! One of the most common critiques one hears about mobile games is that…

Secret Hitler and More Great Board Games Where You Lie To Your Friends

Hidden identity board games, which are board games that involve at least one player having a secret identity that is unknown to the rest of the players, are super amazing. They are stressful, fun, and force people to stretch…
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7 Highly Rated Underwater Games

The last few years have seen an uptick in PC, console and mobile games that let you explore the ocean, battle sea creatures (or other swimming humans), and test your underwater survival skills. To save you time and money, we’ve sorted through them to…
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6 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Hours in No Man’s Sky

For many players of the long-anticipated sci-fi exploration game No Man’s Sky-released on PlayStation 4 today, with the PC release later this week-the first few hours are a little overwhelming. The game’s UI is not very intuitive, and there’s…
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Off the Hook: 6 Games with Fun Fishing Minigames

Fishing is considered a relaxing and satisfying hobby for many. As someone who lives on the coast and hates early mornings, it mostly looks cold and muddy. Fishing minigames have me suitably hooked, though. That calming presence easily washes…

How to Cope with the Physical Demands of Pokémon Go

The Pokéstop nearest to my apartment is a little bit of a walk, maybe a quarter mile, and it’s located on flat ground after a decline. It’s also on dead-end road, one that is pitch-black at night (prime Pokémon…
Message Boards

Get Your Game Talk On Without the Hassle: Online Communities for Female Gamers

“Don’t read the comments.” It’s widely cited as the cardinal rule of the internet, and for good reason. Internet trolls seem to have some kind of superpower that allows them to turn the most innocuous material into fodder for…
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7 Video Game Genres Perfect for Noobs

Most often when the question of accessibility is discussed in relation to video games, it’s in the context of making games playable for individuals with disabilities, such as the wonderful work done by charities like AbleGamers. However, as gaming…
Inner Chains

13 Video Game Kickstarters Worth Your Money This Month (April 2016)

Kickstarter is a marvelous laboratory for cool gaming concepts, but it can be overwhelming to sort through all the possibilities to find the good stuff. Below we’ve listed thirteen games worth investing in this month, along with what makes…

10 Tips for Stardew Valley Beginners

Stardew Valley is an incredibly fun and addicting farming simulator, in the vein of Harvest Moon. But it has even more than Harvest Moon. The amount of content is boggling. There’s so much to plant, build, fight, gather, and…
RPG Maker

7 Ways to Make Your Own Game

Until fairly recently, amateur/home-based game designers were limited when it came to creating their own games. Outside of learning a programming language, there were few ways to put a game together. That’s changed significantly in recent years, fortunately, and there…
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How to Add Some Mass Effect to Your XCOM 2 Game

Mass Effect is one of the best sci-fi RPGs ever created. XCOM 2 is one of the best tactical sci-fi strategy games ever made. What’s the only thing that’s better than playing them separately? Playing them together, of course!…

7 Great Short and Free Indie Games You Should Play Tonight

So, you’ve got some free time tonight. Not totally sure what your plans are, maybe you’ll watch some Netflix, maybe go out to a “Social Gathering” (pshh no). You would play a video game, but everything’s expensive or takes too long to…

How to Enjoy League of Legends (Despite Its Sometimes Toxic Community)

I’ll be honest, I stayed away from League of Legends for a long time because of the things I’d heard about the community. I was intrigued by the idea of MOBAs. They seemed like the colorful, fantastical equivalent of…

iconXCOM 2: 10 Tips to Get You Started >> Cannot be Tamed

Pam aka “Cannot be Tamed” explains why grenades and engineers are your friend, AOE attacks are not, and resistance comms are the new satellites in XCOM 2.

Excellent Resources for Women Getting into Game Design

The year is still young and full of opportunity. It’s a prime time for new beginnings and taking chances, or a time to learn something new. Maybe that something is game design, in which case we’ve gathered a slew…
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iconHow to Get Better at Black Ops 3 >> iamfallfromgrace

Tips and tricks from iamfallfromgrace for leveling up and improving your multiplayer game in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
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iconStar Wars in World of Warcraft >> TradeChat

TradeChat walks us through all the Star Wars weapons, quests and easter eggs in World of Warcraft.

Gifts For Mini-Gamers

While there are a few lists out there with gaming recommendations for kids, it can be a little trickier discovering which games to buy a young girl. Games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tales from Borderlands and Star…

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