Controllers are so last season. In case you are unaware, the new, cool way to play RPGs is with a sword. And not just any sword, either. One made out of some sort of soft…stuff, so you don’t hurt yourself and others. Remember kids, playing with swords is fun, but hurting people is not!

Remember the days before motion controls became mainstream? In this classic GameCola article from 2005, we revisit that time.

Controllers are so last season. In case you are unaware, the new, cool way to play RPGs is with a sword. And not just any sword, either. One made out of some sort of soft…stuff, so you don’t hurt yourself and others. Remember kids, playing with swords is fun, but hurting people is not!

Remember the days before motion controls became mainstream? In this classic GameCola article from 2005, we revisit that time.


After a tense final few hours on Sunday, Temporus just snuck past its Kickstarter goal of $20,000. The game was already Greenlit on Steam earlier this month, so all we have to do now is sit back and wait for Early 2015 to roll around!

If you haven’t supported Temporus yet, don’t worry! You still have a chance!

After a tense final few hours on Sunday, Temporus just snuck past its Kickstarter goal of $20,000. The game was already Greenlit on Steam earlier this month, so all we have to do now is sit back and wait for Early 2015 to roll around!

If you haven’t supported Temporus yet, don’t worry! You still have a chance!


Oh, no…it’s happening again! We’re back for another roundup of recent indie games with “Scratching the Itch.io”—and this time, there’s only one game with pixel art! I’ve narrowed down six games that I thought looked good or interesting and listed them here for you to check out. You can thank me later for not having to go through the Latest Additions page yourself. …

Have some cash to spare? Want to play some games? Jeddy has you covered with this edition of Scratching the Itch.io!

Oh, no…it’s happening again! We’re back for another roundup of recent indie games with “Scratching the Itch.io”—and this time, there’s only one game with pixel art! I’ve narrowed down six games that I thought looked good or interesting and listed them here for you to check out. You can thank me later for not having to go through the Latest Additions page yourself. …

Have some cash to spare? Want to play some games? Jeddy has you covered with this edition of Scratching the Itch.io!


… We KNOW what their favorite RPGs are. They’re Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, Zelda, Super Mario RPG, occasionally EarthBound, and never anything else. SNES RPGs are measured by these seven titles, and the presence they have in RPG fandom overshadows any other possible title. That’s why, in existing circles of SNES RPG fans, HAL Laboratory’s Arcana rarely comes up. That’s not ENTIRELY why (and we’ll get to that in a few minutes), but it takes the highest level of RPG buff to remember this game without needing a screenshot. …

Remember Arcana? No? Well, Meteo does in this classic GameCola review!

… We KNOW what their favorite RPGs are. They’re Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, Zelda, Super Mario RPG, occasionally EarthBound, and never anything else. SNES RPGs are measured by these seven titles, and the presence they have in RPG fandom overshadows any other possible title. That’s why, in existing circles of SNES RPG fans, HAL Laboratory’s Arcana rarely comes up. That’s not ENTIRELY why (and we’ll get to that in a few minutes), but it takes the highest level of RPG buff to remember this game without needing a screenshot. …

Remember Arcana? No? Well, Meteo does in this classic GameCola review!


Due to fortunate circumstance, your life in Fallen London is about to change for the better. You find yourself at the Wolfstack Docks with your closest friend, most trusted colleague, or otherwise somebody that’s not going to murder you. Through some fortunate circumstance you’ve gained a ship and have become a zee captain. Eight zailors (don’t call them sailors) await you to lead them to fortune on the Unterzee. Whether you make your fortune through selling secrets, smuggling, transporting the willingly deceased to the Tomb Colonies, fighting pirates, or even vicious beasts in the zee, we welcome you to the Unterzee, Delicious Captain. …

Are you ready for adventure? Robyn Tyrfing reviews Sunless Sea on Steam Early Access. Read the full review on GameCola.

Due to fortunate circumstance, your life in Fallen London is about to change for the better. You find yourself at the Wolfstack Docks with your closest friend, most trusted colleague, or otherwise somebody that’s not going to murder you. Through some fortunate circumstance you’ve gained a ship and have become a zee captain. Eight zailors (don’t call them sailors) await you to lead them to fortune on the Unterzee. Whether you make your fortune through selling secrets, smuggling, transporting the willingly deceased to the Tomb Colonies, fighting pirates, or even vicious beasts in the zee, we welcome you to the Unterzee, Delicious Captain. …

Are you ready for adventure? Robyn Tyrfing reviews Sunless Sea on Steam Early Access. Read the full review on GameCola.


Welcome back to another wonderful edition of “Scratching the Itch.io”! In this column, I, Alex Jedraszczak, do the dirty work of sifting through all of the latest games to bring you the few that actually look pretty good! This week, I was actually pretty impressed. No, not by the record number of games released this week—I was impressed that I actually managed to find six games I was genuinely interested in. Let’s get started! …

Looking for some indie games? This week has been a good one for new releases! Read about the latest games on GameCola.

Welcome back to another wonderful edition of “Scratching the Itch.io”! In this column, I, Alex Jedraszczak, do the dirty work of sifting through all of the latest games to bring you the few that actually look pretty good! This week, I was actually pretty impressed. No, not by the record number of games released this week—I was impressed that I actually managed to find six games I was genuinely interested in. Let’s get started! …

Looking for some indie games? This week has been a good one for new releases! Read about the latest games on GameCola.


It has taken me three months, but I have finally beaten Garfield Tycoon for iOS. That’s the game with ridiculously long waiting times between levels. In fact, the waiting times are so bad, you probably cannot beat it under a month. …

Read the full article on GameCola.

It has taken me three months, but I have finally beaten Garfield Tycoon for iOS. That’s the game with ridiculously long waiting times between levels. In fact, the waiting times are so bad, you probably cannot beat it under a month. …

Read the full article on GameCola.


It’s been a whole month, but the wait is finally over! The next podcast is already here! The podcast crew joined together at beautiful GameCola HQ to talk about videogames and so much more. Actually, we do mostly talk about videogames. What do we talk about, exactly? I’m glad you asked!
Michael Gray’s Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys RPGCast
At what point does a game just become a ripoff of another game?
Is the GameCube a “classic” console, now that the next generation consoles are here?
Jeddy’s game in which you deliver pizzas in space is, in fact, a real game
Go sign up for Bing Rewards! You can spend it on Meteo’s book, or Life in the Dorms
Is hitch-hiking illegal?
How far ahead of time do writers plan out a game series?
WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THE DARK TIMES.
Angry Birds Stella: Because girls don’t play Angry Birds.
Fan mail!
Those touch-screen soda machines they have at Burger King
I mean, FAN MAIL
What kind of character do you make in games with customization?
Super Mario Sunshine really wasn’t that great.

So, why don’t you listen, already? You’ve got nothing to lose, and a whole podcast to gain! Or, rather, I guess you have about an hour and a half to lose, during which you will progressively gain a podcast. Either way, have a listen!

The podcast is up! Go listen on GameCola, or download it from iTunes.

It’s been a whole month, but the wait is finally over! The next podcast is already here! The podcast crew joined together at beautiful GameCola HQ to talk about videogames and so much more. Actually, we do mostly talk about videogames. What do we talk about, exactly? I’m glad you asked!

  • Michael Gray’s Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys RPGCast
  • At what point does a game just become a ripoff of another game?
  • Is the GameCube a “classic” console, now that the next generation consoles are here?
  • Jeddy’s game in which you deliver pizzas in space is, in fact, a real game
  • Go sign up for Bing Rewards! You can spend it on Meteo’s book, or Life in the Dorms
  • Is hitch-hiking illegal?
  • How far ahead of time do writers plan out a game series?
  • WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THE DARK TIMES.
  • Angry Birds Stella: Because girls don’t play Angry Birds.
  • Fan mail!
  • Those touch-screen soda machines they have at Burger King
  • I mean, FAN MAIL
  • What kind of character do you make in games with customization?
  • Super Mario Sunshine really wasn’t that great.

So, why don’t you listen, already? You’ve got nothing to lose, and a whole podcast to gain! Or, rather, I guess you have about an hour and a half to lose, during which you will progressively gain a podcast. Either way, have a listen!

The podcast is up! Go listen on GameCola, or download it from iTunes.


As the deluge of new games never ends, this edition of “Scratching the Itch.io” will be a little different. It’s tough to keep up with the latest games, even when I’m limiting myself to games selling for more than $1. There’s still a vast, vast, vast, vast, vast, vast, vast pool of games under those restrictions that aren’t really worth writing about, and they keep you—The GameCola Faithful—from seeing the games you’d really be interested in.

To that end, I’ve decided to limit myself to the six games that most caught my eye. …

The weekend is still just starting! Pick up some indie games to keep you busy.

As the deluge of new games never ends, this edition of “Scratching the Itch.io” will be a little different. It’s tough to keep up with the latest games, even when I’m limiting myself to games selling for more than $1. There’s still a vast, vast, vast, vast, vast, vast, vast pool of games under those restrictions that aren’t really worth writing about, and they keep you—The GameCola Faithful—from seeing the games you’d really be interested in.

To that end, I’ve decided to limit myself to the six games that most caught my eye. …

The weekend is still just starting! Pick up some indie games to keep you busy.

Today’s article is about GameCola’s second-favorite topic. No, not videogames. Beards!


2014. The Internet. People across the “web” use Google search to find the information they’re looking for. Here, we see the ones that went in, but never made it out. Use their stories as a warning, and click the images to see where they ended up instead. …

Don’t end up burning yourself on the web! Take example from these poor folks.

2014. The Internet. People across the “web” use Google search to find the information they’re looking for. Here, we see the ones that went in, but never made it out. Use their stories as a warning, and click the images to see where they ended up instead. …

Don’t end up burning yourself on the web! Take example from these poor folks.


One thing’s for certain: You’re visiting this website because you have at least a passing interest in video games (or perhaps not). Side scrollers, action/adventure, RPG, FPS…you know at least some of these words. But what if you didn’t? What if whatever amount of time you spent playing and reading about videogames was used elsewhere? Would you be more devoted to your job? Would you take up crocheting? Would you have cured cancer? This month, Nathaniel Hoover asks the staff: How would your life be different if you never started playing videogames?

If you didn’t have videogames in your life, what would YOU be doing with your time? Read the full article on GameCola.

One thing’s for certain: You’re visiting this website because you have at least a passing interest in video games (or perhaps not). Side scrollers, action/adventure, RPG, FPS…you know at least some of these words. But what if you didn’t? What if whatever amount of time you spent playing and reading about videogames was used elsewhere? Would you be more devoted to your job? Would you take up crocheting? Would you have cured cancer? This month, Nathaniel Hoover asks the staff: How would your life be different if you never started playing videogames?

If you didn’t have videogames in your life, what would YOU be doing with your time? Read the full article on GameCola.


… GameCola is proud to announce that we’ve received EXCLUSIVE screenshots of the North American version of the latest Ace Attorney game! The North American release will feature an entirely different story than its Japanese counterpart. Taking place in 1920s America, we’ll be experiencing the story of Roger Wright—famous attorney and grandfather of Phoenix Wright. …

Big news, Ace Attorney fans! GameCola has the exclusive scoop on the North American localization of the next game! Read all about it on GameCola.

… GameCola is proud to announce that we’ve received EXCLUSIVE screenshots of the North American version of the latest Ace Attorney game! The North American release will feature an entirely different story than its Japanese counterpart. Taking place in 1920s America, we’ll be experiencing the story of Roger Wright—famous attorney and grandfather of Phoenix Wright. …

Big news, Ace Attorney fans! GameCola has the exclusive scoop on the North American localization of the next game! Read all about it on GameCola.


Ascendant is a roguelike brawler for PC, Linux, and Mac. In roguelike style, you’re thrown into a randomly generated map with only basic equipment. You make your way through different rooms in the map, some with battles or trials and others with shops or treasures. Each map will have a boss before you can proceed to the next map. That’s all the basic boring explanation stuff, but battle is where the game really shines.

What makes battle so great in Ascendant? Read the full review on GameCola.

Ascendant is a roguelike brawler for PC, Linux, and Mac. In roguelike style, you’re thrown into a randomly generated map with only basic equipment. You make your way through different rooms in the map, some with battles or trials and others with shops or treasures. Each map will have a boss before you can proceed to the next map. That’s all the basic boring explanation stuff, but battle is where the game really shines.

What makes battle so great in Ascendant? Read the full review on GameCola.


Having trouble keeping up with all the latest indie games? So am I! But, I went to the trouble of rounding up the new additions to itch.io for you. Take a look at all the games you’ve been missing!

Looking for some indie games to entertain you this week? Try checking out this list!

Having trouble keeping up with all the latest indie games? So am I! But, I went to the trouble of rounding up the new additions to itch.io for you. Take a look at all the games you’ve been missing!

Looking for some indie games to entertain you this week? Try checking out this list!