A Farewell to the PlayStation Vita

That’s all, folks. Last week, the final batch of digital releases rolled out for the PlayStation Vita, ending a run of almost ten years since the launch of the original version of the handheld. This week, we’re checking out that final wave of new games while also looking at the development side of things, but we wanted to kick it all off with our own thoughts. Continue reading “A Farewell to the PlayStation Vita”

Exploring What Makes eSports Special

Sport has long been regarded as a positive pursuit for a reason. It encourages team skills, cooperation, sportsmanship, and generally raises people’s moods by being fun to play. Sports is also, however, rife with complexities that can mitigate its potential in many areas, and for many people. Continue reading “Exploring What Makes eSports Special”

Developer interview: Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar

Free League recently released a brand new starter set for Symbaroum, entitled Treasure Hunts in Davokar. It’s been our introduction into the rich world of Symbaroum, and after our first few gameplay sessions we can’t wait to dive deeper into the world through the many additional campaign books already available for this award-winning game. It also prompted us to reach out to Mattias Johnsson Haake, one of the co-creators of the game, who also helped found Järnringen. In additional, Mattias has a PhD in Behavioral Science and has already written five novels to date in addition to his work on numerous RPG adventures and sourcebooks. Here is the result of our conversation, in which we delve deeper into the creative process of crafting something like Symbaroum, and look at Table Top Role Playing Games (TTRPGs) in a wider context as well. Continue reading “Developer interview: Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar”

Games we played over the holidays

With lockdown situations in effect in many places and limitations on how many guests you could have over (if any) during Christmas, many of us took to videogames over the holiday break. We did too and thought we’d share some of the games the team’s been playing these past few weeks. Continue reading “Games we played over the holidays”

Oculus Quest 2 – a review and a look ahead

It’s been over two months since the Oculus Quest 2 was released, and the transition has been fairly seamless for most people. We’ve seen Quest exclusives like Jurassic World Aftermath and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge come out, but it’s worth pointing out that both of these titles can also be played on an “old” Quest. Without diving into the specs and tech, it’s time to take a closer look at the in-game differences and what the future might hold. Continue reading “Oculus Quest 2 – a review and a look ahead”