• Remembering Old Friends: Neverwinter

    The idea of a First Town is a mainstay of roleplaying games. It has its origins in stories the genre draws inspiration from, as with Frodo’s Hobbiton; and it’s there in the stories the genre’s inspired, too, as with Kirito and the rather obtusely named Town of Beginnings. They are sometimes rustic, sometimes cosmopolitan, often…

  • Spark the Rebellion – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

    At this point, it's likely that more than half of your friends have already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And with good reason - it’s a great movie that everyone should watch. If you haven't seen it yet, I am obligated to warn you that this article contains spoilers. That said, if you're the…

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    Contemplate the Nature of Emotions with a Vacuum Cleaner in Rumu

    With the rise in popularity of multiplayer games, any announcement for story-rich, single player games often seem like a treat. So when I heard about Rumu (developed by Robot House) during my trip to PAX Australia 2017, I was really excited to get to play it. I grabbed an early release key for review purposes, courtesy of the developers themselves. This…

  • [Throwback Thursday] Looking Back at 10 Years of Bioshock

    In the video gaming zeitgeist, Bioshock really needs no introduction. It's hard to argue nowadays that Ken Levine is one of the greatest gaming auteurs of our time. Yet in the summer of 2007, nobody could have anticipated Irrational Games' return to form since System Shock 2. Despite being released the same year as Halo 3,…

  • A First-Time Con-Goer’s Experience at PAX Australia 2017

    Gaming has been a part of my life since I gained consciousness. One of my earliest memories involved early afternoons of nothing but Bomberman on an SNES I begged my parents for. Despite my love for gaming, I have never involved myself with conventions and events until recently. Upon the invitation of a dear friend (who I met…

  • GGG attends Ragnarok: Journey’s Grand Party

    10 years ago, “Ragnarok Online” captured the hearts and minds of thousands of kids who hung out in computer shops while blaring quality OPM. The MMORPG pretty much introduced an entire generation to the wonders of online gaming. And for years it became one of the pioneering computer games in the Philippines. Fast forward to…

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    5 Fire Emblem: Awakening Strategies Based on The Art of War

    “War Is founded On deception; Movement is determined By advantage; Division and unity Are its elements Of Change.”   You best believe nothing can make me feel like a queen militant more than a Fire Emblem playthrough. I’ve played Fire Emblem: Awakening three times on various levels now. Currently I’m in the middle of my…

  • Blood, Sweat, and Grease – Garrison: Archangel at BrawlFest 2017

    Girls Got Game had the privilege of attending and covering one of South East Asia’s biggest gaming conventions - ESGS 2017. There were games, freebies, and challenges to be had in the 3-day gaming convention, and every minute of it was just unadulterated fun. Events on-site were open for anyone to participate in. One of these was…

Real Talk Tuesdays: Listen to Ben

Welcome, everyone, to Real Talk Tuesdays! This is where we encourage contributors of Girls Got Game to share their feelings with us on so-called issues in "the real world". They may or may not have to do with geeky things. If you ever stumble across something that you think any of us would be interested in, feel free to drop…

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Drink to Kill: A review of DrunkQuest

Are you ready to drink for your life? This is the quick and dirty guide to DrunkQuest: You draw cards for character class and an ability, then play proper involves drawing a treasure or facing up to a creature at play. To battle and "hit", you have to drink a number of shots equivalent of…

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Women at Cons: Where are we at?

As someone with some background in marketing, I wonder if Philippine gaming, toy, and comic book stores have managed to profile their buyers. Are boys and men still the leading buyer of geeky merchandise? Have the girls caught up, if not actually taken over in terms of contributing to sales? If so, shouldn't there be…

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