Alex McCumbers

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

Ark: Survival of the Fittest Tournament Announced

Ark, a game about exploration, player interaction, and good old fashioned dinosaur wrangling. Since it’s early access debut on Steam, Ark has been on the mind of a lot of players of late, creating a fun environment for all sorts of shenanigans to take place. It had the water-cooler conversations that some of the biggest games of all time produced. Players have told me so many stories on thei...[Read More]

Borderlands 3 is Coming Once Battleborn DLC is Finished (Updated)

Gearbox fans rejoice! Not only is Battleborn less than a month away, but Borderlands is getting another entry in the well-loved franchise. This will be the first time Gearbox themselves have worked in the Borderlands universe since the second game, meaning all qualms with the Pre-Sequel many hardcore fans had should be eradicated. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford revealed this announcement during a pan...[Read More]

Masquerada Hits Kickstarter

Tactical RPGs have many flavors depending on the nature of the title. Fire Emblem took the turn based, challenging approach with armies of knights clashing with other armies. Final Fantasy Tactics took a more personal take on combat with smaller spaces and smaller teams with an emphasis on building up each unit. Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is inspired by Dragon Age with its pause-for-tactics gam...[Read More]

Uber Represents Overwatch in the Best Way

PAX East is officially in full swing and right of the bat, Blizzard shows off something awesome. Basically, there are three amazing rides with three cosplayers set up to drive lucky customers of Uber around Boston, but only while PAX is happening. Customers can find an Uberwatch option in the Uber app that can get one a ride with pickup at specific locations around the convention center. Destinati...[Read More]

Uber Teams with Overwatch in the Best Way

PAX East is officially in full swing and right of the bat, Blizzard shows off something awesome. Basically, there are three amazing rides with three cosplayers set up to drive lucky customers of Uber around Boston, but only while PAX is happening. Customers can find an Uberwatch option in the Uber app that can get one a ride with pickup at specific locations around the convention center. Destinati...[Read More]

PAX East 2016 Images

Welcome to our gallery of pictures from PAX East 2016. Marooners’ Rock is catching all the action firsthand. We got some interviews planned, plenty of meet and greets with developers, and of course gaming for the ages. Stay tuned into Marooners’ Rock for all the latest. It’s (almost) as good as being there.  

PAX East 2016 NEWS

PAX East 2016

PAX East comes once a year to Boston, MA to bring some of the best minds of the gaming world to the East coast. Several writers from Marooners' Rock will be there providing coverage.

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Axiom Verge (PSVITA) Review

Axiom Verge, at its core, is a tribute. It’s a tribute by a hardcore fan who loved what’s been dubbed the Metroidvania style of game. The man who created it is Thomas Happ, whose history as a developer didn’t truly shine until Axiom Verge’s conception, the sole developer of the art, music, and game design. The project started in March 2010 and didn’t see release until...[Read More]

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Axiom Verge (PSVITA)

Axiom Verge, a Metroidvania game made only by Thomas Happ, is coming the to the Playstation Vita. Players follow Trace as he explores a strange, alien world. Along the way, he slowly becomes less human, utilizing strange bio-mechanical technology.

Escape from Tarkov Still Looks Amazing

Escape from Tarkov is being heralded as The Division on steroids. Basically it’s a hardcore MMO, but instead of running around New York mowing down dastardly wearers of the hoodie, players will instead be scrounging around a Russian city. Most gaming PCs might need an upgrade to support this one, as the lighting alone is some the best work I’ve seen in recent years. Combat seems to be ...[Read More]

Sunset Overdrive And Saints Row IV Is Now Free for Xbox Gold Members

Stop what you’re doing, jump onto your Xbox One, go to the marketplace, find Sunset Overdrive, download. Enjoy one of the coolest launch titles from the Xbox One for free, assuming you have a valid Xbox Live Membership that is. Insomniac created a pretty unique open world action game that feels like Tony Hawk if the narrative was written by Tim Schafer. The city is being overrun by mutants c...[Read More]

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