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V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013

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Webgame Wednesday: Westerado

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Jan 23 2013 4:54 PM ]

Sometimes you just want to play cowboy, but your wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/roommate/parents/dog just look at you funny when start wearing chaps and a ten-gallon hat around the house. Might I suggest giving the new Adult Swim video game Westerado a shot instead. This gorgeous 16-bits-style Western-style action RPG is shockingly expansive. You play a red-clad gunslinger looking to find the man who killed your family. Get jobs, question townspeople, fight bandits, wrangle buffalo. Along the way, you'll gather clues as to the killer's identity. A wide variety of tasks and a sly sense of humor make this a blast to play. Just watch where you point that six-shooter, partner.

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V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

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Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Hero’s Adventure

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Feb 2 2012 2:47 PM ]

It will probably take you all of two minutes to play all the way through the drippingly ironic RPG Hero's Adventure. But don't let the 8-bit art style and antiquated, text-heavy play mechanics fool you. Or rather, go ahead and let it fool you. This microscopic experiment is much darker and more screwed up than you can possibly imagine. If you grew up killing rats with magic spells for meager experience points, Hero's Quest will mess with your brain. It's short, but definitely not sweet.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

Video Games

Webgame Wednesday: Zombies Took My Daughter

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Jul 21 2010 3:51 PM ]

Zombies, undead bastards though they are, always make for welcome antagonists in movies, comic books and video games. In Zombies Took My Daughter, hordes of shambling zombies have ... well, I think you get the point. This nifty little RPG/adventure game has you running around the city, searching abandoned buildings, picking up clues, recruiting fellow survivors and generally beating zombies about the head with an assortment of odd weaponry (loaf of French bread, anyone?). The city is randomly generated, so it’s different each time you play. Hurry! You don’t have much time left to find your daughter.

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