Author Archives: Laura Mattson

Playable Perplexities: HOLD THE PRESSES – HUMBLE INDIE BUNDLE 5

Bastion, Amnesia, Psychonauts, Limbo, Sword&Sworcery. I don’t care who you are, PC or Mac. Go get this bundle now. It’s seriously the most amazing collection of games that I have ever seen put together on a pay-what-you-want model. If you have 5 or 10 bucks kicking around, you owe it to yourself to check out […]

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Playable Perplexities: Shepard

Playable Perplexities: Shepard

I’ve been on a bit of a lull in gaming lately with the completion of the Mass Effect Trilogy being the last thing to leave an impact on me.  Now, I’d have done a review long ago… but I haven’t actually played the games myself (I know, don’t tell me, I’m working on it!). What […]

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YouTube Interlude: Enticing Previews

A themed collection of Youtube vids for your viewing pleasure! For this selection of vids I have picked out, have some games that are coming out soon that I think you all should take a look at.  Some indie, some not.  Enjoy!   Legend of Grimrock A first person, dungeon-crawler rpg of the like of […]

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Playable Perplexities: Oldies

Playable Perplexities: Oldies

So, I’ve been hiding in my house this past month…playing year old video games.  I have tons of new ones I could be playing, but something compelled me to finally go through the backlog – old games that everyone was telling me to play forever.  I in fact, after about 3 days, dropped the new […]

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YouTube Interlude: WTF

A themed collection of Youtube vids for your viewing pleasure! Or, if you prefer, a collection of things that are awesome…or demented…or hilarious. Probably one of the most cracked out Japanese commercials I have ever seen.  The song is ridiculous too! Japanese Fanta commercial.  Amazing. David Caruso in an old horror movie. Probably one of my […]

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Another Castle Ep 1: “Fogtown USA: A Silent Hill Retrospective”

Welcome to “Another Castle” – the monthly games podcast hosted by the lovely Shannon and Laura. This week we are taking a look at the Silent Hill franchise of games (and a little bit of the movies).  We talk music and atmosphere and our favorite moment that scared the pants off us.  Special thanks to […]

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Another Castle Ep 0: “Who the hell are these chicks anways?!?”

Welcome to “Another Castle” – the monthly games podcast hosted by the lovely Shannon and Laura. Today is special though, because we’ve added Episode Zero – the one in which we properly introduce ourselves! We talk about gaming childhoods, where it all began, what we’re playing now and what we’re excited about.  Complete with giggles […]

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Playable Perplexities: SSX

Playable Perplexities: SSX

Game:  SSX Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360 Genre: Sports Publisher:  EA Sports Single Player Rating E When this game was first announced, it looked like Call of Duty Snowboard edition.  It looked like quite a departure, but I was a huge fan of SSX3 so I was determined to pick it up and play the […]

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Playable Perplexities: FFXIII-2 Revisited.

I beat the game, I bought the first DLCs immediately and felt silly for spending 3 dollars on an outfit for Noel, but hey, he looked cool and I though it was pretty rad. Then I was pointed to what they are planning for as far as outfits for the next DLC. And I kind of wanted […]

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Playable Perplexities: FFXIII-2

Game:  Final Fantasy XIII-2 Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360 Genre: RPG Publisher: Square Enix Single Player Rating: T I have been playing this game non-stop since it came out.  I don’t normally do that.  I’m not sure if its just cause Final Fantasy is plastered on it, but I keep picking them up at launch […]

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Playable Perplexities: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Game: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC Genre: Action/Adventure Publisher: Ubisoft Single Player Story and Multiplayer Mode Rating: M A preface – I love the Assassin’s Creed series.  It’s my Triple-A BFF.  But I am going to try and give you the most un-biased review I can.  I have a lot of […]

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Youtube Interlude: Gamers

A themed collection of Youtube vids for your viewing pleasure! Or, if you prefer, a collection of things that are awesome or that made me laugh this week!   A very good parody video (based on another parody?).  If you aren’t familiar with the “Sh*t Girls Say” I’d recommend that too, but this one is […]

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Playable Perplexities: Catherine

Game: Catherine Platforms: Xbox 360 and PS3 Genre:  Action/Adventure/Puzzle Publisher: Atlus Rating: M Single Player, Online Enabled Let me start off by saying that this game is weird – if you aren’t into weird even a little bit, I would stay away.  That being said, it is one of the more interesting games I have […]

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