Welcome again one and all, ladies and gentlemen, Sim and Mii alike. This is The Roost, and today we will be talking about what exactly makes simulation games fun. With the insane success of games like Simcity, Goat Simulator, and Tomodachi Life, we have to wonder why? What makes simulating life [whether it be of people, goats, or airports] such an interesting concept for a game? I mean aren’t games supposed to be a way to escape life?
Welcome once again to the Roost, we’ve been covering video game console history recently so you’d think we’d be doing it again. Nope! I’m sick of history so instead lets talk ideology. Welcome to The Roost, and this is an examination of the Ms. Male Character, the Smufette principle and the relationship between the industry and women.
After playing Dragon Age: Origins, enigma muses on the difference regarding narrative pacing of games as opposed to other forms of media.
Welcome, once again, to The Roost. Microsoft, computer software company, multibillion dollar name, Bill Gates. This is the story of how the company responsible for one of the biggest operating systems of all time broke into the gaming market, and how they would succeed where the likes of Atari and Sega would fail.
It's a week for getting Hype! Asher plays Divinity: Original Sin, Enigma completes Dragon Age Awakening, Baruti has a disturbing experiance, and Acharky loves Shovel Knight! The crew also discuss the days of demo disks, potato salad, and much more!
Hello one and all, and welcome once again to The Roost. Many of us know about the big three of Wii, Xbox, and Playstation, but did you ever wonder where Sony even got the idea to make a game console? I mean they’re a company that made VCRs and TVs why would they get into the game business? Well believe it or not it all started because of Nintendo. This time on The Roost we look at the beginnings of one of the big 3, the Sony Playstation series.
While Asher and Baruti were out partying for Independence Day, Acharky and Enigma hold down the fort with guests GamerWolf and Acharky's long tiem friend Lunatic! The gang wax about Killing Floor, Food Fight, The Elder Scrolls Online, Transformers Universe, Games as Art, and much more!
The gang are joined by everyone's speed running rhino Larathen! Together they discuss Summer Games Done Quick, Resident Evil 4, the Steam Summer Sale, Dragon Age Origins, and much much more!
It seems that Bowser, the king of all koopas, is at it once again. His attempts to melt all of Antarctica with a ton of industrial strength hair dryers failing, Bowser wondered how else he could take over the world that we live in. Then, the evil king got an idea: Time Travel!
Acharky, Asher, and Enigma are joined by artist Dutch! Together they discuss gaming auteurs, Ramen noodles, modding Skyrim, poop fights, Vagrant Story, Kingdom Hearts II and much more!
Welcome back to The Roost and our retelling of the history of handheld gaming. Last time we covered the early LCD games, Atari Lynx, and the beloved Game Boy line of handhelds. This week we’ll be going over the Nintendo DS family and Sony’s line of handhelds in as much depth as I can. We can’t start from the beginning this time, so we’ll start from the year 2004.
Enimga discusses some of the more negative aspects of Kingdom Hearts 2, and how they may have set the tone for the rest of the series.
It's a double header! First we've got our thoughts on this year's E3 along with Episode 34 of the GFBS podcast!
It's too often that hype can ruin a game, always making gamers anticipate a grand event rather than what's really in store, and begin hating it as soon as it launches. When it was announced years ago, the world was in awe at the scale and magnificence of what Watch_Dogs could be. Now that it has finally arrived, gamers are mixed. Does it live up to our expectations, or has the hype train derailed once again?
- Publisher Ubisoft
- Developer Ubisoft Montreal
- Category Action/Adventure
- ESRB M
- Price $59.99
- Release date Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Enigma goes into his thoughts and opnions on Murdered: Soul Suspect. Does it stand a ghost of a chance, or is it haunted by its flaws?
The crew discuss the first time they discover Mortal Kombat and ponder about Mario Sunshine. Asher shares his adventures in the world of Final Fantasy XIV and wonders why people aren't playing Titanfall. Baruti discovers how silly Watch_Dogs can be, Enigma looks to solve the Mysteries of Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Acharky hates charge characters in Ultra Street Fighter IV. All this and much more!
Enigma explains why he feels that Watch_Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce is a complete sociopathic monster.
Welcome once again to The Roost. I’d like to apologize for my tartiness this week, I had some technical issues on my end before I was able to finish this piece. Now that we’re back in action I’d like to ask you: What do you think of when you hear the word “gaming”? A new console? A high-end computer maybe? What about your old Game Boy sitting in the corner of your room? Well, that’s the topic of today’s article, what came before the Game Boy and the massive success of handhelds after it. But if we’re going to talk about the Game Boy, we should go back to the beginning.
With so much being said about video games and the claims being thrown around of their supposed side effects, is there really any proof that they have an effect on anyone at all? Baruti has the answer.
Gaming Furever is ready for all the exciting news and announcements from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles!
It's a Watch_Dogs special! Acharky, Asher, Baruti, and Enigma have all been playing Watch_Dogs as they compare notes with each other. The crew also discuss obscure fighting games and favorite furry fandom characters.