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Gaming for the Yellowhammer Fund

Last year, I participated in a 24 hour gaming stream as part of Play 4 Planned Parenthood, a fundraising organization to raise funds to ensure that women’s reproductive rights and access to abortion resources were protected. You all stepped up in a huge way and together we raised just over $1200 for Planned Parenthood.

Gaming for the Yellowhammer Fund

Finally, a reason to care about VR (actually, three)

Beat Saber is an incredibly fun way to enjoy music and gaming and as an added bonus, burn off a few holiday calories in the process. Together with Moss and Astro Bot Rescue Mission - and Tetris Effect to boot—Beat Saber has given me new hope for the concept of VR gaming.

Finally, a reason to care about VR (actually, three)

Darkstation's Game of the Year 2018 - Part 2

Yesterday we posted our picks for best Sports, RPG, Shooter, Action, Strategy, Platformer, and Racing game of 2018. Today we’re here with a couple more awards before tomorrow where we announce the official Darkstation Game of the Year. But before we get there our editors pick the best graphics, our most disappointing game, and our most anticipated game of 2019.

Darkstation's Game of the Year 2018 - Part 2

Darkstation's Game of the Year 2018 - Part 1

It’s that time of year again, where we as a website come together to pick our favorite games of 2018. Unlike previous years we’ve limited ourselves to a dozen categories. Today we’ll be looking at the first half-dozen which includes Best Sports, RPG, Shooter, Action, Strategy, Platformer, and Racing game of the year. So without further ado lets get to the winners!

Darkstation's Game of the Year 2018 - Part 1

Tis the Season of the Cowboy


Whether celebrated in film, novel or video game, the myth of the American west never seems to lose its allure. Brutal, dramatic and sometimes romanticized, the stories of outlaws and trigger-happy gunmen braving the frontier and meting out pragmatic justice have been serving as stand-ins for the American dream for well over a hundred years.

Tis the Season of the Cowboy

Red Dead Online Beta: One Week Later

As visions of owning a farm and occasionally hiring myself out as a bounty hunter danced in my head, I wondered what form the game would take. Would it be the Cowpoke Simulator 20XX that I wanted it to be? Or was is going to be Grand Theft Auto: Online with horses? The short and easy answer is a resounding “yes” to the latter.

Red Dead Online Beta: One Week Later

2018 Summer Backlog: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Final Fantasy is one of my favorite series. I have cherished playing through most of the mainline games and their spinoffs. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is one of the few titles related to the core series that I hadn’t yet experienced, until now.

2018 Summer Backlog: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Gaming for a Cause: Play for Planned Parenthood

As I searched for ways to help, I stumbled upon an event called Play for Planned Parenthood. Organized by Megan Embree, a project manager in the gaming industry, she launched Play4PP “to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and create a community of gamers who want to drive change through doing what they love.”

Gaming for a Cause: Play for Planned Parenthood

2018 Summer Backlog: Injustice 2

Me and my brother are fighting game junkies. A big part of our game collection consists of beat em 'ups, from obscure small titles to the heavy hitters of the genre. So, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that such a big game as Injustice 2 has eluded me.

2018 Summer Backlog: Injustice 2

2018 Summer Backlog: What Remains of Edith Finch

The whole game is surrounded in a mystery as you play as the titular character Edith. Every member of the Finch family seems to meet their fate in strange ways, which ultimately leads the family to believe they have been cursed.

2018 Summer Backlog: What Remains of Edith Finch

2018 Summer Backlog: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Luckily, when I finally got around to it, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice speaks for itself. Purely as a technical showcase, the game  is breathtaking - especially when taking into consideration just how small the team that worked on this was.

2018 Summer Backlog: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

2018 Summer Backlog: NieR: Automata

Playing through Automata now, I can appreciate the game's combat style - more Bayonetta than Dark Souls - and past the opening, its pervasive sense of sadness and desolation, conveyed through the bleak environments, excellent musical score and philosophy-tinged dialogue and story.

2018 Summer Backlog: NieR: Automata

2018 Summer Backlog: Mass Effect: Andromeda

It's safe to say that the improvements, the gameplay and the intriguing mystery will have me completing Mass Effect: Andromeda to see how far the game has come and learn what potential it actually has.

2018 Summer Backlog: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Grand Theft Auto Online: Five Years Later

On this, the five year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto Online, let’s take a look back on the past, present, and future of Rockstar’s landmark foray into open world multiplayer gaming.

Grand Theft Auto Online: Five Years Later

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 3

We're back with our third and final installment of our editors most anticipated games of 2018. If you missed it, Part 1 & Part 2 went up earlier this week and cover a slew of amazing games. That's not all. We've got five more games that our editors are excited for in 2018. Give it a read. 

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 3