Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarter Is Over: Raised Over $2 Million To Unlock Game Master Mode

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September 30, 2015

  The hugely popular Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarter has come to a close with $2,032,434 raised. The $2,000,000 mark unlocked the game master mode, which is a dungeon master type role, giving you the ability to build dungeons and throw in monsters as your friends play. “With the latest addition of Game Master mode, you’ll be able to craft your own dungeons and then control them as your friends…

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Super Mario Maker Sells Over One Million Copies Worldwide

Super Mario Maker
September 30, 2015

A treasure chest of tools to build and play 2D Mario levels, Super Mario Maker was the surprise hit of the summer. Today, it was announced that more than 1 million units of Super Mario Maker have been sold around the world since its launch on Sept. 1. The addition of 1 million new “fan” developers has led to the creation of more than 2.2 million Super Mario courses, which combined have…

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Cute Things Dying Violently – For PC, Definitely Not PC

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September 26, 2015

Hello dear readers! Sometimes I look at a game and think “Wow, no thanks.”  It’s crude, judgmental, and a frequent part of my game picking regimen.  Every once in a while, though, the universe decides to toss me a cupcake with “Suck It Up” scrawled across it, and this review is about just that.  A couple of weeks ago, I was told to review Cute Things Dying Violently, and my…

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Storytelling in Games : Fallout Shelter

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September 25, 2015

Overseer’s Log Day 30 we are a month since I took the position of Overseer for my dad. I expected more paperwork, he was always in here. Anyways. So, the year is. Uh, my last history book said 1955. So, would that make it like 1984? I don’t know what year it is. Well, I guess it doesn’t matter. ~Grant Daveport, 10th Overseer of Vault 526   Overseer’s Log Day 344 what…

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Will NBA 2K16 Deliver?

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September 24, 2015

All who pre-ordered NBA 2K16, you will be getting your game tomorrow. Personally, I could not be more excited for this year’s iteration of NBA 2K. Last year many people voiced a disdain for what was an extremely buggy and problematic game that seemed to introduce as many new bugs as it did new features. This year, however, shows promise with a slew of original, well thought out “My Career”…

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Life Is Strange – October Release

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September 22, 2015

Life Is Strange is a beloved graphic adventure game that is being developed by Dontnod Entertainment. The game is divided into five playable episodes, the first one named “Chrysalis” was released in January, 2015. Other installments soon followed, the latest episode “Dark Room” was released in July. The story details the life of Maxine Caulfield, a talented photography student who has the uncanny ability to rewind time. The game gained…

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GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 3 Copies of Polybridge

Polybridge by Dry Cactus Games
September 21, 2015

Polybridge by Dry Cactus Games Everyone likes a good giveaway. This time we’ve got something really cool for all our readers here at Giant From The North… We’re giving away not one, but three copies of the awesome bridge building game Polybridge by Dry Cactus. Click here to check out their site! We’re also trying out a new giveaway tool called Gleam.io. So enter the contest below and let us know what…

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Are All Pokémon Games The Same?

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September 21, 2015

Whether you’re a Pokémon fan or not, it’s impossible to deny that Pokémon is one of the most popular and successful video games franchises on the face of the Earth. Each generation of games keeps the fans on their heels and always succeeds at making us dish out our hard earned cash to have one more adventure with these imaginary creatures we’ve come to love over the years. But how…

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Black Mesa: The Half-Life Port We’ve All Craved

September 21, 2015

  I open the two large, red doors and take a breath, knowing that I, low on health, will certainly die if I enter here. I walk down the the dark, damp corridor. My heart is pounding, chest heaving, brain throbbing as I stalk the hallway, waiting for anything to go– BZZT-BZZT-BZZT! Three Vortigaunts appear out of nowhere, shooting me with their green spheres of doom. Moving right, I dodge…

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PS+ Game of the Month Review “Grow Home”

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September 17, 2015

As all PlayStation plus members know, every month Sony releases a few free games for paying members. These games are usually more obscure indie titles that can be hit or miss. I am here to give you a short, to-the-point review of the headliner PS+ game of the month. This month, PS+ members were gifted with Grow Home, a procedurally generated adventure game. Grow Home is a unique title that…

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