All Posts by: Dan Crabtree

By Dan Crabtree, December 14, 2011 1 Interviews

GamerNode recently talked with indie game developer Sheldon Pacotti about his upcoming downloadable title, Cell: Emergence, and while the discussion focused on Pacotti’s most recent work, he was kind enough to also share wisdom gleaned from his game writing days… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, December 14, 2011 0 VG Review

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By Dan Crabtree, November 30, 2011 1 VG Review

Skyrim’s fornaldarsagas (Norse myths) are wet fantasy watercolors. Dragons circle the icy fortress of Himinbjorg, raining fiery breath on the svelte Nordic swimsuit models below, but the old flying lizards tremble at the liberal brush, extinguishing red hot flames with… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, November 17, 2011 0 GN, Videos

Remember when Facebook games and hardcore gamers had no shared interests and life was simple? Night Owl Games released today the first strategy MMO Facebook game, Dungeon Overlord, and if the epic-looking trailer is any indication, those simple days may… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, November 6, 2011 0 VG Review

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Poignant and haunting, Dr. Seuss’ take on environmental degradation, clothed in a whimsical children’s story, communicates… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, November 3, 2011 0 VG Review

[viddler id=1a481828&w=600&h=380] Rail shooters found Kinect a tenuously appropriate vehicle when Child of Eden hit the psychedelic sweet spot in June 2011. Now, charm-smothered and bristling with the potential of Microsoft’s motion camera peripheral, The Gunstringer wrangles the awkward approximation… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, October 15, 2011 0 VG Review

Play Doom 3 again. You’ll probably feel the same way I did playing RAGE. I kind of liked Doom 3. id Software invented the first-person corridor shooter and had been reluctant to explore outside the genre since. Then John Carmack… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, September 30, 2011 0 VG Review

Remember in Mission Impossible 64 (you remember) when Ethan Hunt had to schmooze his way through the Russian Embassy to quietly incapacitate the Ambassador’s aide, assume his face, then talk his way into the KGB headquarters? Remember the slight nuances… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, September 15, 2011 0 VG Review

No game review before has prompted the use of the word “deuterocanonical” and, optimistically, never will again. The source material for El Shaddai is the deuterocanonical (non-Protestant Christian Old Testament, outside the Hebrew Bible) Book of Enoch, a religious text… Read More »

By Dan Crabtree, August 24, 2011 0 GN

Epic Games’ Unreal Development Kit is one of the most accesible game development suites on the market, which has gained the technology an industry full of supporters from fans to developers. Now Epic has its sights on an even bigger… Read More »