Affordable Space Adventures: Developer Q & A
Tired of buying games that don't satisfy your need for a brand new adventure? Thinking about going on a vacation to a city (or a planet) you've never been to before, but struggling to raise the needed funds? Well, look no further, future explorer! The ambitious teams of KnapNok Games and Nifflias' Games have developed the answer to all your problems! Introducing, Affordable Space Adventures!
Dork the Halls: Video Game Hero Secret Snowflake
‘Tis the season of merriment and festivity for many people all over the globe, and a big part of several holiday traditions is giving gifts to loved ones to let them know that you appreciate them. Imagine, if you will, that the Secret Society for Video Game Heroes (which totally exists, I assure you) got together to exchange anonymous holiday presents in the age-old tradition of Secret Snowflake. Full Article
Indie Game Revolution
Think back to your childhood: the hums and coin jangles of the arcade, the early weekend morning NES frenzies on the living room floor, and the dread of a save file being overwritten. The newest long-term exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum focuses on highlighting the journey that video games have gone through to become one of the most pervasive and exciting media in the world today. Full Article
Shovelry 101: Shovel Knight Review
Shovel Knight has taken the gaming community by storm recently thanks to it’s nostalgia-inducing gameplay, 8-bit graphics, and characters that’ll live on for ages to come. Steel thy shovels viewers, prepare for an in depth analysis of Shovel Kight - Yacht Club Games’s pride and joy.
5 Things We'd Like to See From Mass Effect 4
Happy N7 Day and Keelah se’lai! After the upcoming release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare will be turning more focus toward the fourth installment in the Mass Effect franchise. Not much is known about the game, other than that it is definitely not a continuation of Shepard’s story and that the Mako will be making a long-awaited return; all we can really do is speculate. Full Article
Mass Effect Fancast: Part 3
Get ready! It’s the final installment in our 3-part Mass Effect fancast. This time Tyler, Meagan, and Cody have wracked their brains for the best people to play the ME3 heavy-hitters, plus a few favorites who’ve been around since the beginning.
Mass Effect Fancast: Part 2
We’re back at it with the second installment of the Fanpup Mass Effect Fancast! This time Tyler, Meagan, and Cody have wracked their brains (and the internet) for the best choices to play the squadmates of ME2.
Mass Effect Fancast: Part 1
Rumors of a Mass Effect movie have been passed around the internet for years, with varying degrees of credibility. Naturally, much speculation has occurred regarding who would play Shepard and their team of soldiers and misfits. We here at Fanpup would be remiss if we didn’t do a little speculating of our own, so we bring you our own Mass Effect fancast. Full Article
Dungeon Defenders Eternity Review
Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the latest release from Trendy Entertainment, a unique mix of action and tower defense gameplay. Ultimately, it’s a more definitive version of the original Dungeon Defenders release. As with the original, it’s true visual discoball of a game. Colors are absolutely everywhere. It’s bright. Full Article
PAX Prime 2014 Demos
Fanpup got to play a lot of amazing games at this year’s PAX Prime. Developers from around the world brought their A-game to show demos and gameplay footage from the most anticipated unreleased games of 2014-2015. Here’s what we thought.
11 Tali'Zorah Fan Concepts That Are Better Than the Game
I will admit through all the hubbub surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3, the thing that made me most angry was the reveal of what Tali’Zorah looks like under her mask. Here are some fan concepts that would have been better than what we got in the game. Full Article
BioWare, Romance, and Character
Recently, much attention has been paid to Ubisoft re: lack of female player characters. The internet community is standing up for inclusion and criticizing what should be completely unacceptable behavior. However, another story has been making its rounds much more quietly. BioWare has announced that some romance options in Dragon Age: Inquisition will be restricted based on the player character's gender. Full Article
Discrimination in Competitive Gaming
Controversy recently erupted when it came to light that the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) would not be allowing female players to participate in the same competitions as male players. This decision was purportedly made in an attempt to legitimize online competitive gameplay as a real sport, in the same league as football and baseball. Full Article
See You Around, Wolf
In 2012, I was convinced that Telltale Games had created the perfect video game based off of a comic book with The Walking Dead: Season One. Now, after seeing the stylized fairytale-noir world of The Wolf Among Us, I can honestly say that Telltale has far exceeded their previous work, ultimately perfecting this format for games based on comic books. Full Article...
Women Scare Ubisoft
Ubisoft just can't catch a break. Their angry white men are in jeopardy—both those who are in the games and those who play them.
Fanpup's E3 Roundup
E3 is a video game lover's Valhalla. It's a treasure trove of exciting news and updates about pretty much every major game for the upcoming year. Naturally, we love it here at Fanpup. A few of our contributors have gathered some info on some of (in our opinion) the most promising games that got the E3 treatment.
Countdown to Tamriel: Elder Scrolls Online Beta Review
Last weekend, Fanpup contributors Maddy, John, and Kayla were fortunate enough to get access to the Elder Scrolls Online beta. Players have been asking for a multiplayer Elder Scrolls experience for years, so to finally dive into an almost finished game was a lot of fun! For those of you who didn’t get a chance to play, check out our review! Full Article...
Twitch Plays Pokemon First Journey Concludes
For those of you have been able to stay away from the internet for the past few weeks, you may have missed the beginning and climactic conclusion of the first iteration of the internet phenomenon that is Twitch Plays Pokémon. Full Article...
Standby for Titanfall: Impressions From the Beta
Titanfall, for the uninitiated, is a multiplayer first-person shooter coming out for Xbox One, PC, and Xbox 360. It focuses around parkour-style movement on foot and heavy-hitting mech combat in the eponymous Titans. Since I recently had the chance to participate in the Xbox One beta, I thought I’d share my impressions. Full Article...
Nintendo Nostalgia: N64 Games We Still Play and Love
The Nintendo 64 was a big part of many gamers' childhoods. To celebrate that, and take a walk down memory lane, we've complied a short list of some of the most popular and beloved N64 games of all time. Full Article...
Gold coins you want...
Polygon has the scoop on why women couldn't participate in Hearthstone tournaments.
Simply amazing (and probably heavy too).