DMs Guild Review: Shadow & Twilight – A Shadowfell & Feywild Supplement

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Shadow & Twilight is a supplement by Daniel Kay containing new creatures, spells, character options, as well as general information concerning the other worlds of Feywild and Shadowfell.


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Notable Games Coming to PlayStation, PC, and Xbox This Week — 8th August to 14th August

There are quite a few heavy hitters coming our way with the next expansion of Apex Legends leading the pack and Sony’s most-wanted title Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered making way to the PC serving for the end cap this week. Sim game lovers will also get a kick out of Two Point Campus also available this week.

Apex Legends (© 2019image: Electronic Arts)

Here are the new games coming to PS5, PS4, PC, and Xbox this week across both physical and digital formats so you will know what’s coming out for your favorite Sony or Microsoft systems. Enjoy and remember to come back every week for all info about game releases!

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  • Apex Legends (Season 14) | PS5 & PS4
    (also on: PC, Xbox Series X, XB1)
  • Two Point Campus | PS5 & PS4
    (also on: PC, Xbox Series X, XB1)
  • Farthest Frontier…

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Nostalgia: How Late ’90s Computer Games Shaped my Love for Gaming

As far back as I could remember I’ve always had an interest in video games.

Some of my earliest consoles included the Sega Genesis and the Nintendo 64, both of which set solid foundations for what would be a memorable future in gaming. These consoles, however, weren’t what solidified my love for the medium. It was gaming on the computer.

I grew up in a rough neighborhood near inner-city Los Angeles. As such, we didn’t leave our driveway when playing outside.

An alternative was to boot up one of the multiple gaming options in my home. The TV was often in use so the computer was where I’d go.

The Computer Games of my Childhood

A view from the point-and-click puzzle game Riven. Image Credit:Lutris

Home computers were newer in the late ‘90s and the Internet was still stuck behind a phone cord that plugged into the wall. Without…

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Retro Arcadia Weekly Spotlight #43

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Time for our regular quick-fire reviews and impressions of what’s been under the spotlight at Retro Arcadia this week, old and new and a bit of both…

I just about bit off more than I could chew this week, with reviews of both the brand new Gaelco Arcade 2 and Jaleco Arcade 1 collections for Evercade meaning spending enough time with all fourteen games to do them justice! Obviously I’m not going to cover them all again here, but you’ve already spotted the links to both reviews from last Tuesday and Wednesday just now so I’ll mention the two I’ve spent some extended time with since, one from each…

Together with finally owning a legitimate copy of Big Karnak, World Rally 2 was one of the prime reasons for pre-ordering the Gaelco cartridge for my Evercade VS. It’s a 1995 isometric racing game that ramps up the visuals as well…

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GURPS Third Edition

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Being about 20 years late to the party is a feeling that I imagine several gamers have experienced, especially those who returned to the earlier editions of D&D over the past couple of decades. While my return to GURPS Third Edition isn’t nearly as significant as some other’s re-discovery of classic roleplaying games, the past few days has been a revelation.

This week I have been curious to explore the genesis of GURPS from 1985, with the arrival of Man-to-Man, through to the 2004 arrival of GURPS Fourth Edition. As I wrote earlier in the week, the aesthetic of the GURPSBasic Set, First Edition and the ease with which I got to playing stood in contrast to my frustrated first attempts to get into the current version of the game.

This is probably my earliest GURPS book, which I had forgotten I owned.

The past two…

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Boss Rush Banter: Should Nintendo Give More Side Characters the Spotlight?

Nintendo fans aren’t left with much of an extended universe when it comes to franchises.

Sure, the Mario-verse is alive and well thanks to the side characters of Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Captain Toad all getting their own adventures outside of the Mushroom Kingdom, but that’s it.

Often, fans view these side characters in a positive light in their respective franchises, so it begs the question, would other Nintendo franchises shine if they followed similar approaches?

Expanding the Universe

The biggest question here is: are there franchises that have enough side characters to build out their own universe?

I think so.

I look at The Legend of Zelda, and we’re always following Link and Zelda. That’s not a bad thing, but there are some other fun characters to explore.

Breath of the Wild served up a few on a golden platter that could shine in their own spinoff games…

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My First FPS Games (PlayStation 5)

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I didn’t get my hands on a PlayStation 5 until March 2021, about five months after its release (November 2020). The first games I played on my PS5 were Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and a few others. What I realized after a couple of months of owning my PlayStation 5 is that I still hadn’t experienced any new First-Person Shooters (FPS).

I most likely tried out Call of Duty: Warzone, APEX Legends, and some other FREE-to-play online shooters, but I hadn’t yet experienced any next-gen first person story-driven shooters. So, sometime around September 2021, I began my journey into finding a new, exciting First-Person Shooter (FPS) for my PlayStation 5.

Let’s go over a few of those FPS games I found on PlayStation 5 with a bit of the good, the not so good, and a short description for each:

1) DOOM…

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Study Reveals Favorite Video Games in Each State

A recent study highlighted U.S. gaming habits through finding the alleged favorite game in every state and the District of Columbia.

Experts at the online game Minesweeper utilized data from How Long To Beat, cross-referencing with Google trends search data from the first half of 2022 to finalize their results.

The data from How Long To Beat, a website dedicated to gaming statistics, was the top 25 most popular games. The site relies on submitted information.

According to the list, Grand Theft Auto V was the top game in 15 states, a game released almost a decade ago. God of War (4), Horizon Zero Dawn (4), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (4), Hades (3) and Doom (3) all made multiple appearances of the list.

Image Credit:Rockstar Games (Via GameStop)

Below is the breakdown by state:

  • Alabama – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Alaska – God of War
  • Arizona…

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What are Nintendo’s Top Ten Games for the Switch Since its Launch?

The Nintendo Switch launched in 2017, and Nintendo recently released incredible sales numbers. While the family of consoles–the Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED–sold 111.08 million units, software sales also were staggering at 863.59 million units.

Of the 863.59 million units, which games came on top? Well, Nintendo recently refreshed their top ten selling titles for the Nintendo Switch since its 2017 debut:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe –at 46.82 million units
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons –at 39.38 million units
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate –at 28.82 million units
  4. Breath of the Wild –at 27.14 million units
  5. Pokemon Sword/Shield –at 24.50 million units
  6. Super Mario Odyssey –at 23.93 million units
  7. Super Mario Party –at 18.06 million units
  8. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Pokémon Shining Pearl – at14.79 million units
  9. Pokemon Let’s GO –at 14.66 million units
  10. Ring Fit Adventure –at 14.54 million units

As you can see, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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One Thing That Makes “Walking Simulator” Horror Games Interesting

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Well, for this article in the second season of my “Horror Videogames Series“, I thought that I’d talk about one thing that makes “walking simulator”-style horror games interesting.

This article may contain mild SPOILERS for the survival horror game “Silent Hill 3” (2003), and the walking simulator games “Gone Home” (2013) and “Anemoiapolis” (2022?).

This was something I ended up thinking about when, whilst trying to think of an idea for today’s article a few months ago, I ended up watching random Youtube videos… and stumbled across some gameplay footage of an upcoming “walking simulator” horror game – with mild puzzle and “run away” elements – called “Anemoiapolis” (2022?). Although my PC is almost certainly well below the system requirements for this game, I still found myself absolutely gripped by the footage of it.

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