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Backlog Burndown #22 – Highschool Possession

Greetings Backloggers! While I struggle through thirty-five year old shareware classics, this week I also took on one of Dharker Studio’s Visual Novels. H...[Read More]

Conarium Hands On at PAX East 2017

PAX East 2017 provided a lot of great chances to see upcoming games from many companies on the show floor. At one of my many appointments, I got to sit down and...[Read More]

5 Reasons You NEED to Pay Attention to Silicon Valley Comic Con

Is the fledgling comic con created by Steve Wozniak the model that conventions should follow in the future?

Award Nominations from PAX East 2017

Boston, an often overwhelming city, offers one of the best opportunities to see the newest games and ideas in the industry. Six of our writers descended into th...[Read More]

Alex’s Five Favorite Game Journalists and Inspirations

Over the years that led to me being here at Marooners’ Rock, there have been plenty of journalists, shows, and critical pieces that have inspired me to co...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #21 – Invisible Knight

Greetings Backloggers! A new month always means new freebies from various game services; to keep pace, I needed to finish three games this week to compensate fo...[Read More]

Giveaways

Xbox One and Windows 10 GIGANTIC Beta Code Giveaway

If you’re like me I’ve been playing the game Gigantic for quite sometime even before Perfect World Entertainment picked up the game. Did I have a gr...[Read More]

3.5 Million Xbox One Prominence Poker Chip Giveaway

Yes, you just clicked a link in which we’re giving away in total 3,500,000 worth of poker chips out to those who play Prominence Poker on Xbox One. If you...[Read More]

Happy Dungeons Founders Pack Xbox One Code Giveaway

If you happen to be like me you greatly enjoy the team from ToyLogic and their creation called Happy Wars. I’ve lost count on how many hours I’ve pu...[Read More]

Win Early Access to Shop Heroes on Steam

If you’re like me I’ve been playing a lot of Shop Heroes on my mobile phone and Facebook. Well starting this week you’ll be able to play the g...[Read More]

Claim Your Very Own Joy Ride Turbo Xbox Code!

Who doesn’t enjoy a free game, right? Well how would you like a Xbox code for Joy Ride Turbo, which I hear is playable on the Xbox One as well all thanks ...[Read More]

Killer Instinct Season 3 Xbox One Code Giveaway

While we’ve seen other sites post reviews of an unfinished season we here at Marooners’ Rock are waiting until all characters have been released bef...[Read More]

Previews

Perception Is A Wonderful Mix Of Atmosphere and Characterization

Survival horror is a favorite genre of mine. I’ve always enjoyed good tension and feeling helpless in a video game (if that doesn’t sound weird). In my opinion,...[Read More]

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition PAX East Hands-On Impressions

Victor Vran is an isometric RPG that knows what players love about the genre. It makes sure the player has a good time with what makes action RPGs so much fun. ...[Read More]

Snake Pass – BEING the Snake During a Hands-On Preview at PAX East

A few weeks back, I covered the announcement of Snake Pass coming to Switch. Even then, I could tell that this would be a game right up my alley, so I jumped at...[Read More]

Lightspeed Frontier Early Access Hands-On

When I last had a hands-on with Lightspeed Frontier, it was on the crowded show floor of PAX South, where I managed to (mostly) successfully navigate my way thr...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch Hands-On Impressions In Chicago

Nintendo held a little hands on convention in Chicago yesterday for the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Open to the public, the event was on a first-come, first-serve...[Read More]

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: The Wildlands Beta Hands-On

I’m a sucker for open world RPG games. The amount of time that I have put into games such as Skyrim and Fallout is a little embarrassing. So when I heard of The...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown

Backlog Burndown #22 – Highschool Possession

Greetings Backloggers! While I struggle through thirty-five year old shareware classics, this week I also took on one of Dharker Studio’s Visual Novels. H...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #21 – Invisible Knight

Greetings Backloggers! A new month always means new freebies from various game services; to keep pace, I needed to finish three games this week to compensate fo...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #20 – Flicky Bird

Greetings Backloggers! Nearly thirty years before Flappy Bird tapped its way onto phones and tablets around the world, a different semi-flightless bird bounded ...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #19 – Kansei

Greetings Backloggers! This week I covered another Visual Novel, Kansei. The sequel to Jisei, Kansei picks up the story of our mysterious protagonist the day af...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #18 – Invisible Zero

Greetings Backloggers! Thanks to some timely support from the team at Vysoko Anime Productions, I was able to resume and complete Invisible Apartment Zero this ...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #17 – Telltale Texas Hold’Em

Greetings Backloggers! It’s always interesting to me to see the history of how something has come to be. Fallout 4 wouldn’t be the game it was without Fallout 1...[Read More]

Daddy Gamer

Daddy Gamer Episode 07: Quest for the Code

Quest for the Code is an oddity of a game that sits very close to my heart and relates to something that has always been pretty important to me. Asthma, more sp...[Read More]

My Summer Games Done Quick Experience

Summer Games Done Quick, what is it? Speedrunning, what is that? Gamers play for charity? I didn’t know they did that. These are probably some questions g...[Read More]

Memorable Dads in Gaming

Father’s day really got me thinking about Dad in video games. A lot of games either have the dad completely absent with no mention or his role is simply o...[Read More]

Daddy Gamer Episode 6 – LA Noire

This was probably the most fun I’ve had making an episode yet! Going in with the intention of having a different look and feel to the skit segments was a ...[Read More]

Daddy Gamer Episode 5 – Chariot

This was a game that was a blast to play and review! The entire family got in on it, whether they were playing or not! Frima definitely created something specia...[Read More]

Daddy Gamer Episode 4 – The Last of Us

The Last of Us, is such a great game! The narrative helps pull you into everything it has to offer. Though too intense to share with Lil’ Gamer I seriousl...[Read More]

MMO's Tavern

MMO’s Tavern – Episode 5 “Because a Dwarf Star would make you smaller…”

Hello once again, Sorry for the hiatus but MMO’s Tavern is back and this week I talk about World of Warcraft, Destiny, and Star Wars: The Old Republic as ...[Read More]

MMO’s Tavern – Episode 4 “It’s the end of the World… of Warcraft…”

Greetings Everyone, In this week in MMO’s Tavern I talk about the upcoming patch 6.0.2 in World of Warcraft, Wildstar’s latest “State of the G...[Read More]

MMO’s Tavern – Episode 3 “The One That Didn’t Get Lost”

Greetings Everyone, On this episode of MMO’s Tavern I talk about the first patch for ArcheAge, the first ever Guild Summit for The Elder Scrolls Online, D...[Read More]

MMO’s Tavern – Episode 1 “The Return”

I have great news for you all, MMO’s Tavern is back! It’s been a while but my weekly column on the biggest news in the MMO market is back and this t...[Read More]

MMO’s Tavern – And one for my homies…

Howdy folks and welcome back to MMO’s Tavern. I hope you’re thirsty because this was a big week.

MMO’s Tavern – The Hulk Ate Last Week’s Article

Sorry about being closed last week, folks. Some heroes rolled in to town and they capitalized on my entire weekend, especially the green one. No use crying over...[Read More]

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Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta (First Impressions)

While early access for preview members and press went on for 48 hours on the 21st, I was given early access as well. While it’s still quite some time away...[Read More]

Batman Month

Batman Month: Animated! The Best Batman Episodes

As we bring our animated themed Batman Month to a close, it’s time to look at the episodes that shined a spotlight on the titular hero himself. So, for ou...[Read More]

Batman Month: Animated! The Best Joker Episodes

He’s the Dark Knight’s greatest enemy. A sick, deranged mind hiding beyond a colorful ridiculous exterior. As such, he’s had the lion’s ...[Read More]

Batman Month: Animated! The Best Villain Episodes

As we continue our look at the best episodes of the classic cartoon featuring our favorite Dark Knight, we come to one list I’m sure most have looked forw...[Read More]

Batman Month: Animated! The Best Supporting Cast Episodes

Batman month continues, my friends! As we proceed with our celebration of the greatest superhero cartoon ever made, we move towards the countdown of the best ep...[Read More]

Batman Month: Animated! The Best Monster Episodes

It’s back! As has been a tradition here on the Rock, October is once again Batman Month!

Marooners' Talk Podcast

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 045 – “2012 Wrap-Up – Best and Worst”

So we recorded this episode about a week and a half ago. There was one small bit of editing I needed to do, however, and other items, as you can see from our Co...[Read More]

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 044 – “The 44(00)”

So, it’s been just under three months since the gang last got together for a podcast. We’ve had a couple of episodes within that three month period,...[Read More]

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 043 – “Dance Rock Blitz”

With Episode 043 of Marooners’ Talk, “Dance Rock Blitz,” we had a chance to sit and chat with Nick Chester and Annette Gonzalez from Harmonix ...[Read More]

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 042 – “Shenanigans With Hoopy Froods”

Episode 042 of Marooners’ Talk, “Shenanigans with Hoopy Froods,” has a new-to-the-show guest. Former journalist, and current PR in the games i...[Read More]

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 041 – “Quality Journalism”

As you may or may not have seen, Episode 041 is actually the second half of Episode 040. Episode 041 of Marooners’ Talk, titled “Quality Journalism,...[Read More]

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 040 – “Assassin’s Creed III: Zombio Auditore’s Revolutionary Adventures”

Man, this one went ALL OVER the place. For the first time since all the way back in Episode 023, our Internet famous friend from the Twitters joined us for a ga...[Read More]

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