Exciting Halloween Updates

October 27, 2015

Halloween, also known as All Saints’ Eve, is celebrated in many countries around the world, although the way in which this event is commemorated can vary greatly from region to region. Here in the US we mostly recognize Halloween by eating candy corn, carving jack-o’-lanterns and wearing crazy costumes, but if you are an avid gamer then you know there are other ways to have fun during this event. Of…


Life Is Strange – October Release

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…


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…


A Primer to Magic: The Gathering

February 18, 2015

There are many people in this world that are on the outside looking in when it comes to the extremely popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. What’s the big deal about a game that came out over 20 years ago? What is the game about and why is it still so popular today? This piece is meant to be a small dip into the vast ocean that is MTG, but…


Assassins Creed: Unity – Hold Your Applause

It's a good thing assassins don't need peripheral vision, they just need to look cool.
January 13, 2015

Assassin’s Creed: Unity was supposed to be a huge AAA hit from Ubisoft when released. Unity is the first true Assassin’s Creed released on the Next Gen systems. I am not counting AC: Black Flag because it was released cross-platform on PS3 and Xbox 360 along with PS4 and Xbox One. Unity is a blast to play and takes the franchise back to its roots, centered in the urban settings…


Game Nightmare: How to Host a Successful Game Night

January 9, 2015

Imagine this situation: you are in a 100 degree room, there’s no food or water, it reeks of body odor, and there are way too many unhappy people sharing this prison with you. Time passes by like a snail making its way through a tar pit. It’s so loud, your ears ache for release, but it never comes. Sounds like the perfect game night, right?  I’ve participated in an event…


Gamers Vs. Moving: Packing Games

November 15, 2014

I have two things in common with a lot of people right now.  I love video games, and enjoy collecting them.  My current tally says I’m around 500 physical games.  I am also preparing to move several hours away from my dinky little town to a new, less dinky little town.  While I’m thrilled to experience a new town (and enjoy some fresh game hunting grounds), there is a rather…


The Wonderful World Of Print & Play

That's a crowded glacier, right there.
November 13, 2014

Is there such a thing as a hobby WITHIN a hobby? Because if there isn’t, I have found something that definitely qualifies. My hobhobbyby (which is a name I don’t think will catch on) is crafting “print and play” games.  Print and Play is a term given to games that don’t exist in the real world until you make them yourself. You are given all of the files and instructions,…


Writers wanted!

Gaming Writers Wanted!
October 14, 2014

Are you interested in writing for an up-and-coming gaming website? Would you like to showcase your writing talents to the world? Giant From The North (http://www.giantfromthenorth.com) is currently looking for new writers. If you’re interested, send your information and any writing samples to admin@giantfromthenorth.com.  If you don’t have any writing samples, we can still get you started. This is not a paid position currently, but you will receive free review copies…