Book Update! Silicon Sasquatch: The First Year or So available December 1st!

Editor’s Note: Clarified the language about the initial order we’ll be placing to indicate that all profits from that order will also be donated to Child’s Play. Good news, everyone! Our book, Silicon Sasquatch: The First Year or So, is…

The Backlog: Gravy-stained Memories edition

As children born in the 1980s, we were lucky enough to be the first generation who grew up with an almost universal appreciation for video games. That was never more apparent than during the holidays, when families would come together…

Review: The UnderGarden (PC)

Billed as a digital palate cleanser of sorts, The UnderGarden is designed to be the anti-Call of Duty. With its rich colors, methodical pacing and mellow music, it’s clear that developer Artech Studios was trying to deliver something more along…

The Backlog: That’s What She Said edition

Our wondrous Backlog returns this week, and it’s massive; really, a two-for-one sort of deal. For those out there who read these posts, I bet it’s easy to tell when pre-break introductions do a terrible job of framing our editors’…

About “…But That Was Yesterday,” a Short But Powerful Flash Game

Evoking emotion in games can be a tricky task. It’s bizarre to think that a relatively simple Flash game can provide one of the best gaming experiences I’ve yet seen in regards to emotion, but with “…But That Was Yesterday,”…

You’re the Piano, Man! Taking up Pro Keys in Rock Band 3

As a child, there was nothing I dreaded more than my weekly piano lessons. My teacher, a doting, grandmotherly old lady who smelled like candy and cried whenever I said “thank you,” did her best to impress upon me the…

Death Without Dignity: How Call of Duty became a parody of itself

Something has been happening to Call of Duty for quite some time. What used to be a series lauded for its strong, poignant experiences has changed into something else entirely. The latest entry in the series, Call of Duty: Black…

Sasquatch News Update – Nov. 8, 2010

We’re not normally in the business of talking about the daily ins and outs of the gaming industry, but sometimes we need to touch up on some topics. Two topics I’ve written on specifically recently require a little bit of…

New Vegas Travel Guide: The Journey of the Space Zombies

by Aaron Thayer “Ghouls and Boys” Ghouls don’t tend to make conversation with Bob. Most of the time they’d rather tear humans’ insides out like sheets of paper from a spiral notebook. But at the entrance to an abandoned REPCONN rocket factory,…

The Backlog: Speed Kills Edition

We’re all fast this week. Like Goose and Maverick, we’ve all got the need for speed — Nick’s taken a quick trip down to Los Angeles, Aaron’s gotten through Fable 3 so fast it made our heads spin, and Doug…