Game-Life Balance

A collection of reviews and features on video games by regular gamers juggling regular lives. (Image by @naosukeii)


Four Times the Army Has Tried to Turn War Into a Game

Some good, some terrible, combat simulators have a checkered past, as James Simpson explains


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Language learning in games


Learning a language is one of the hardest things I have ever done. The amount of time and effort it takes to pick up…


Most Played: Plague Inc.

Portable genocide on your iPad


The outbreak started in Saudi Arabia. From deep in the desert came a parasite that went…

The Wonderful World of Steam Trading Cards

Earn, Trade, Level Up


There is something inherently appealing about Steam’s new trading card system, an appeal that has…


Most Played: Doorkickers

Tango down!


19 armed men had taken 10 passengers hostage on a plane and planted a bomb somewhere in the cabin. As we stacked…

My Wallet vs. Steam

One shall stand, one shall fall…


Oh god, is it that time of year again? Like a mix of Santa Claus and brain-eating parasite, Steam is rumored to…


Most Played: FTL

Space, missiles, and curse-inducing failure


“Red Alert!” Klaxons go off in my mind as the two ships float in cross-section in front…
Game-Life Balance
Game-Life Balance

A collection of reviews and features on video games by regular gamers juggling regular lives. (Image by @naosukeii)

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