Aaron Giddings

Aaron is proof that while you can take a developer out of the game industry, it's much harder to take the game industry out of a developer. When not at his day job, Aaron enjoys teaching Axis & Allies to his kids, writing sci-fi stories, playing classic space sims on Twitch, and riding around the American Midwest on his Harley.

Lightspeed Frontier Assembles on Steam Early Access

Readers may remember our hands-on coverage of Lightspeed Frontier from the PAX South show floor at the end of January. What we saw was a promising game of open world space exploration with a unique twist on shipbuilding, and the promise of a variety of single player missions.

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Necropolis: Brutal Edition Review

The skeleton mob caved my hero’s skull in, ending my adventure on the third, of ten, level of the Necropolis. The time before that, I’d made it to the to the second floor. The time after, my heroine barely made it out the doors of the central starting area before being ambushed by a mob of six. This was Necropolis, Brutal Edition, Harebrained Scheme’s unique procedurally generated third-person dun...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown 14 – Takin’ It To The Streets

Greetings Backloggers! This week’s entry is an odd one: a game that feels like it should be a mobile app, but which seems to have only ever gotten a PC release. Streets of Chaos appears to have arrived in my inventory via a long-forgotten bundle purchase, and there it has sat for nearly two years.

Good News Everyone! A New Futurama Game is In The Works!

Futurama may be relegated to perpetual reruns on TV, but that doesn’t mean fans aren’t ever going to get new content. Just announced today, TinyCo and Fox Interactive will be bringing Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow to mobile later this year!

Backlog Burndown #13 – Ghost in the (Steam) Machine

Greetings Backloggers! Welcome to the thirteenth iteration of this column. Thirteen is often considered an unlucky number, and perhaps this week’s game is unlucky as well. At the least, it’s a ghost, a dead game pulled from Steam and existing solely in people’s accounts, and lurking in the forgotten depths of Steam traders’ inventories.

Sega Releases New Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Trailer

The Warhammer 40,000 series continues to be a strategy juggernaut. Rolling out later in 2017, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III signals a long awaited return for the franchise, and Sega has been only too happy to show off a new trailer and some vignettes for each of the three major factions. What is there expect? Let’s dig into all the trailer so far!

Paradox Interactive Announces Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition

Many of us at Marooner’s Rock love a good city building game, and Paradox has built their Cities series from its start as a (very good) public transit simulator to a full-fledged city sim that has stolen the crown from the gran-daddy of city builders. However, console owners haven’t been able to get in on the fun. Until this spring!

Chilled Mouse Announces Chime Sharp Releasing For Xbox One and PlayStation 4 This Month

The independent game publisher Chilled Mouse announced that their music puzzle title Chime Sharp is coming to Sony PlayStation 4 on February 21st and Microsoft Xbox One on February 24th. What is this game you ask?Chime Sharp takes the concept of the original Chime to the next level, forming a crossover between Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream. This right here sounds too good to be go...[Read More]

Milestone Announces Ride 2 Screaming into Stores Today

Milestone and Square Enix announced today that Ride 2, has been released in North America for PlayStation®4 Pro, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

Backlog Burndown #12 – Space! Harrier!

Greetings Backloggers! An eventful PAX South kept me from completing anything, although it did convince me to move one game to the “Retired” list. However, this week I’m back to checking another SEGA classic off the list.

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The Lego Batman Movie – Review

“Black. All important movies start with a black screen.” That’s the opening line from The Lego Batman Movie, that rolls even before any of the studio logos show up.  It’s never an easy task building a movie spinoff around a side character from a previous movie or show, even when working from an established character. The Lego Batman Movie takes on that task with the charact...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #011 – Not a Happy Ending?

Greetings Backloggers! After a few weeks of old school console gaming pain, I needed a break. Something simple. Something that wouldn’t challenge my reflexes. Something cheerful and uplifting.

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