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Nomad Games Announces Fighting Fantasy Legends

Nomad Games will be combining their expertise in digital card games with interactive fiction this summer! The team are pleased to announce their newest license - Fighting Fantasy, in conjunction with legendary authors Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.

Mass Effect: Andromeda - AAA Anonymous Epi. 13

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction, until the next one replaces it. This episode covers what is to many the most anticipated PC release of the year: Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Mass Effect: Andromeda and the Art of French Cooking

A Filet De Boeuf Braise Prince Albert costs you about $60 to make, which is oddly the same amount that the fourth release in the Mass Effect franchise will run you. But the filet of beef has an incredible amount of thought, love, and passion; none of that was present in the making of Mass Effect: Andromeda. 2/10. You could waste $60 on one of the most reviled titles in recent history and log countless hours playing alone in the basement, or you could spend the same amount on the most fabulous dinner you’ve ever made, and more than likely get laid.

NieR: Automata - AAA Anonymous Epi. 12

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction, until the next one replaces it. This episode covers SQUARE Enix's PC release of NieR Automata.

The Mindblowing People of PAX East

Hanging out at Pax East 2017, The OPN Team was blown away by the talent and creativity of the Cosplay gamers, so much that we decided to take their pictures left and right. Here are some of the most epic people we've met along the way.

From the Desk of The Editor-in-Chief: PAX East - Part I

The PAX team should be commended for the exceptional management of the event itself. The "Red Shirts," or "Enforcers," that is, event staff, were generally very helpful and polite. A majority of the staff was local to either Boston or the state of Massachusetts, so their demeanor reflected very positively on the locale.

OPN DevLounge Monthly - March 2017

Episode Five, Season One! OPN's DevLounge Monthly is a lively conversation between game developers on Twitch, on the hottest PC games to be released this upcoming month. Watch it on twitch.tv/opnoobsonline and win tons of great games, including the #1 winner on our list!

Games with Bad Raps and Rappers with Bad Games

Many games are based on real-life events, but to my recollection, I’ve never witnessed a real-life event based on a video game. That is, until the recent rivalry between entertainer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy, which resulted in negotiations for a sanctioned boxing match between the two. It took 15 years, but the Def Jam fighting games have finally crossed over into reality with what could have been the story arch for the next entry in the series.

For Honor - AAA Anonymous Epi. 11

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction, until the next one replaces it. This episode covers Ubisoft's PC release of the much anticipated medieval multiplayer, For Honor.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book - AAA Anonymous Epi. 10

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction, until the next one replaces it. This episode covers Koei Tecmo's PC release of their JRPG, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

OPN DevLounge Monthly - February 2017

Episode Four, Season One! OPN's DevLounge Monthly is a lively conversation between game developers on Twitch, on the hottest PC games to be released this upcoming month. Watch it on twitch.tv/opnoobsonline and win tons of great games, including the #1 winner on our list!

Asheron's Call: My 21-Gun Salute to the MMO Giant

November 2nd, 1999, PC gamers around the world heard, and answered, the call of Asheron Realaidain. Asheron’s Call became one of the first significant MMO’s available, and with its extensive lore, evolving plot, and plethora of features, it came as no surprise. In Asheron’s Call, players and their actions felt as though they truly impacted the world of Auberean. In addition, Bael’Zharon, the Hopeslayer, stands firmly in my mind as one of the most imposing, powerful villains in all of video game history.

Top 8 Geekiest Valentine's Day Gifts

When both of you are geeks finding the right things may be a little bit hard, what with the steadily growing number of shops catering to all of the geeky needs, the ever-growing number of new fandoms, and the sheer number of cool and geeky things outside of pop culture.

CAYNE Interview

In this grim return to the STASIS universe, expectant protagonist, Hadley, wakes up in a facility. Where is she? Why is she there? And, why do they want her baby?

Conan Exiles Early Access - AAA Anonymous Epi. 9

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction for a handful of months, until the next one replaces it. This episode is the on the release of Funcom's Early Access release of their survival game, Conan Exiles.

Can Gaming Be Educational?

Video games are made to entertain, to provide a challenge, or maybe to let the player escape the stress of real life for a while. This is why gamers buy games, for the most part. That’s why series like Fallout, Battlefield, and Civilization are so popular. We feel accomplished and thrilled when we rank-up or complete an objective. Game can also tell stories and let the player shape the worlds of those tales.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard - AAA Anonymous Epi. 8

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction for a handful of months, until the next one replaces it. This episode is the on the release of Capcom's seventh in the series: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard.

Why Hitman is my game of the year.

Overwatch, DOOM, and Dark Souls 3 are just a few of the notable games released last year that garnered a slew of praise and awards. While the aforementioned games were, and still are, worthy of your time, I feel 2016’s “best game” distinction was most earned by IO’s Hitman. I say this despite initially passing on the game. Its episodic nature and perceived lack of content raised some red flags for me. So what makes Hitman a game that compels me to write about its virtues despite having no IO-Interactive stock? Well, let’s take a look.

OPN DevLounge Monthly - November 2016

Episode Three, Season One! OPN's DevLounge Monthly is a lively conversation between game developers on Twitch, on the hottest PC games to be released this upcoming month. Watch it on twitch.tv/opnoobsonline and win tons of great games, including the #1 winner on our list!

Dishonored 2 - AAA Anonymous Epi. 7

With AAA Anonymous, we discuss our latest AAA game addiction for a handful of months, until the next one replaces it. This episode is the on the release of Arkane Studio's second in the series: Dishonored 2.

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