February 18, 2020 • Video Games
Sonic the Hedgehog is certainly the fastest hedgehog in popular culture, but could it be that he is also…the loneliest? Sure, Amy Rose is there is waiting for him to realize her charms, and there’s the bro support of Tails and Knuckles, but what if Sonic wants something more? What if Sonic tried the only dating method quick enough for him? How might Sonic speed-date of some of literatures most famous hedgehogs?
January 8, 2020 • Reference: Non-Fiction, Video Games
What's the Quirk staff playing lately? We'll tell you! Luigi’s Mansion 3 came to Switch this past Halloween, and we're loving it. Our poor plumber friend must brave a haunted house yet again to save his hapless friends. (Who, really, should start spending a little less time near these ghost-filled mansions in the first place!) As usual, Luigi trusts players to guide him through puzzles and past ghosts (with the help of his trusty little vaccum cleaner!) on his way to help his friends. We feel for Luigi—he’s not the bravest of plumbers, even though he’ll do whatever it takes to save Mario and the gang. So we’re giving him a little reading list…or one to help him between now and the inevitable fourth installment in the Luigi’s Mansion series. We've got your back, Luigi!
September 9, 2019 • Video Games
Do you ever need a break from reading? We know, reading is life. But every once in a while, we need a different form of entertainment. That’s why we came up with a list of video games that you can play that have great stories and fill more like books/movies than a console.
March 21, 2019 • Video Games
September 29, 2017 • Geek, Video Games
We’ve already talked at length about literary video games you should play, but what about literary games you shouldn’t play? What about video games based on books that, by their very nature, would be no fun at all? Here’s some of those imagined video games, which we should all be very glad don’t exist.
August 31, 2017 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Video Games
[Video game still from Life is Strange, Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix]
It’s August 31, which means that Life is Strange: Before the Storm is upon us! This prequel to one of 2015’s breakout video games, Life is Strange, tells more of Chloe Price’s story. If you played LiS, you probably remember this blue-haired rebel, whom protagonist Max Caulfield saves from a murderous prep schooler by rewinding time.
LiS is all about Max and Chloe’s exploration of Max’s new powers, which come in handy for the pair. They’re searching for Chloe’s friend Rachel, but ultimately dig up way more dirt than they intended on the small town of Arcadia Bay...which puts them in danger. Often.
As we waited for Before the Storm, we got to thinking: what other characters would’ve benefited from Max’s powers? Plenty, we realized. Here are six characters whose lives would have been much easier if they’d just been able to travel a few minutes into the past.