“Raise Ya Salts” – Silicon Sasquatch Podcast: Season 3, Episode 11

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This week, Aaron and Nick got together to talk about streaming – be it of big gaming tournaments or of inexplicable online betting parlors. Will we really be streaming our gameplay constantly in the near future? Who knows? In the…

Let’s (Not) Play Nintendo! – Silicon Sasquatch Podcast: Season 3, Episode 7

Hot off the presses, we have a hot new Squatchast for you! In this episode, Nick, Spencer, and Aaron discuss Nintendo’s recent move to monetize Let’s Play videos containing content from their games, and speculate on the impact this will…

The Backlog: Mobsters, Motorcars and Minecraft edition

At Silicon Sasquatch, one of our strengths — yes, we do have strengths — is our diversity of taste. Doug loves games where you drive a car in circles for hours, which Aaron will find baffling; surely his period-piece mafia…

The Backlog: Utilitarian edition

Do not be afraid by the stark plainness of this post. Refuse to cower at the wall of text following this introduction. Most of all, please understand that this boring backlog article is in such a state for good reason….

Review: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Windows/OS X)

Editor’s note: We’re happy to present the first-ever contribution from long-time site reader James Heinichen. When it comes to StarCraft, there’s nobody who I’d trust more than James. Enjoy the review! — Nick Hello, I’m James Heinichen and I thought…

The Backlog: Bursting at the Seams Edition

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge backlog for everybody this week. Nick is trying to tie up loose ends before the fall games rush starts up, Doug is tearing through demos of some impending releases, and Aaron is spending time on some small game by…

Games of skill and games of story, and how Starcraft II blends the concepts

The more I’ve been thinking about gameplay mechanics and how gamers interact with a variety of games, the more I’ve narrowed down video games into two overarching categories: games of skill and games of story. Regardless of genre, games of…

The Backlog: We Are The World Warriors Edition

Plenty to discuss this week — racing games, zombies, spaaaaaaaaaaace! (warning: funny, but spoilers!), and world warriors. Oh, the world warriors! Enough of this nonsense, on to the backlog!

Sasquatch Soapbox: Gamers need to take a firmer stand

Core gamers have taken up a new pastime as of late: Whining. Early and often. Starcraft II won’t allow LAN play? Lord almighty! Modern Warfare 2 on PC moves away from dedicated servers and costs $10 more as well? Goodness…

The Backlog: It’s Like E3 Again Edition

What a week it’s been. The inaugural Gamescom in Cologne, Germany opened on Wednesday and guess what: Sony kindly unveiled the new PlayStation 3 Slim. Media outlets weren’t exactly surprised by the announcement, but I think we’re all glad the…