Board Game Review: Monopoly Deluxe Edition

Quick description from Board Game Geek: Monopoly is the classic real estate game. Buy properties, build houses and hotels, collect rent from fellow players. Repeat as necessary until everyone else is bankrupt. Players: 2-8 (ideal with 4) (3,4,5,6 is playable) (2,7,8 is not...

Is Nintendo the Greatest Developer of All Time? Aug01

Is Nintendo the Greatest Developer of All Time?

Recently, IGN ran a feature on the top 50 video game makers. This list was done in typical annoying IGN style, releasing 10 a day as a click-through list. The rest of the list isn’t important, all that does matter for this post is that they named Nintendo number 1. If you’re like me, your reaction would be, “of course they are, was there any doubt? This is like Rolling Stone magazine releasing a list of the Top 50 Greatest Rock and Roll bands of all time and listing the Beatles number 1.” Be that as it may, I knew we have some Stew Over editors that disagree with IGN (and the sane world)’s choice. What follows...

Now Loadin’ 3-4: A Bunch of Hullabaloo!

Nothing is good enough for Dave and Chas this week. They make a big stink about everything, including: Best Buy Tony Hawk Valve Mists of Jack Black Zombie games!   Load Up!   Subscribe to the Now Loadin’ Podcast     http://stewover.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/nowloadin3.4.mp3Podcast (rss2cat14): Play in new window | Download

Creating the Ultimate Nintendo Console Jul27

Creating the Ultimate Nintendo Console

As a gamer lucky enough to own all three consoles I am able to enjoy all the great games on the other systems while I wait with excited anticipation for the Wii U. As a Nintendo fan I have to hear about what a failure Nintendo has been for “hardcore” gamers over the last 10 years. Those arguments spurred me to create The Ultimate Wii user experience. One of the great things about the system is that it has the ability to not only play Gamecube games, but it has access to the richest back catalog on the market: the Virtual Console. I’ve limited myself to ten Wii games, ten Gamecube games, and ten Virtual Console games. Creating this list...

Board Game Review: The Settlers of Catan

Quick description from Board Game Geek: In Settlers of Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources to build...

Now Loadin’ 3-3: Game Informer’s Hot 50 Game...

Burner and Ed stop by Now Loadin’ to discuss Game Informer’s Hot 50 Games of E3. Spoiler: we don’t agree with Game Informer.  Game Informer’s Hot 50 50           Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate 49           Skylanders...

Why We’re Done with Diablo III (Roundtable) Jul23

Why We’re Done with Diablo III (Roundtable)

The Stew Over crew is done playing Diablo III.  From this article forth we will never speak another word. What did Blizzard get right? Ed:  They improved on the classic Diablo hack and slash gameplay. With great spell detail and clever animations they took the traditional left click spamming style and made it more dynamic with improved hot bar usage and more customization. For the most part the game was very fun to play. Also the environments and level designs were well done and created a great atmosphere. I liked how when you cast a more powerful spell it often resulted in some large nearby structure to come tumbling down as a result....

Greatest Game of 2010: The Competition

2010 is one of the strongest years we’ve highlighted so far. Limbo was amazing, but so were a number of other games that came out this year. I had quite a bit to say about these games, so be prepared! Heavy Rain Many of the decisions you make when you play games tend to feel...

Greatest Game of 2010: Limbo

What happens when we die? No one knows for sure, but everyone can agree that the fate Undead Studios dreamt up for their main character in Limbo is hopefully not it. The game starts with a boy waking up in the forest and all you know is that he is looking for his sister. As the game...

Board Game Review: Carcassonne

Quick description from Board Game Geek: Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister (monastery), grassland or some combination thereof, and it must...

Kickstarter Projects Reviews – Part 1 Jul19

Kickstarter Projects Reviews – Part 1

  Projects I Have Funded It definitely is not too hard to tell that I have a preferred type of game. If it involves Space, then chances are I have already funded it. Here’s a list of projects that met with my approval, their status and what I thought of their...

Board Games With Scott

[In my recent introductory post on board games, I let you know that you’d see a series of posts from me on my favorite board games. Before we launch into that, however, I wanted to take the time to recommend a great resource if you’re having trouble learning a new...

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