Humankind’s Open Dev Scenario 1: Towers of Babylon

August 5, 2020By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Stratigraph

Amplitude, the studio behind sci-fi and fantasy strategy gaming darlings like Endless Space and Endless Legend, is now developing Humankind, their first entry in the foundation of the strategy genre: the historical 4X game. As you may know, 4X stands for EXploration, EXpansion, EXploitation, and EXtermination (yes, this genre has mechanics of empire and colonialism … Read More

Summer Stream Extravaganza!

July 14, 2020By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Other

It’s the middle of the summer, temperatures are rising, and the global pandemic is still upon us. VALUE has the best proposal for you! Open your AC [that is AirCo, not Assassin’s Creed], fan, or windows, stay inside and tune in to our Summer Stream Extravaganza!

Stratigraph: Far Cry 6 goes to ‘Cuba’

July 14, 2020By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Stratigraph

Ubisoft Forward, is the last in a long row of online E3 stand-ins. Alongside updates on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watchdogs: Legion, Ubisoft also announced Far Cry 6. This one is set in Yara, inspired by ‘Cuba’…. But what should we take away from this announcement (spoilers: I ain’t a fan)?

Streaming the Past: Hamurabi

February 28, 2020By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, In Depth

On 28-2-2020 we will be or have been (Hellooooo, future people!) streaming the oldest video game set in the past. Like any cool piece of history it goes under many names: The Sumerian Game, King of Sumer, The Sumer Game, Hamurabi, HMRBI, HAMURABI, and Hammurabi. This game feels almost as old and foundational as the … Read More

Streaming the Past: Halloween Bone-Anza!

October 31, 2018By Dr. RandomStreaming the Past
Watch VALUE's Special Halloween Bone-anza! We are joined by Jessica Palmer and Hayley Mickleburgh, two people you absolutely want at your side in the coming zombie apocalypse. Why? They know more about the anatomy of dead bodies than any soul alive or undead! In this yearly Halloween edition of Streaming the Past, we play a [...]

Games We Dig — Holedown

October 22, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Games We Dig

During TIPC2, Mata Haggis-Burridge discussed how games have relatively few verbs available that allow us to interact with the past. This made me think… We shoot, we maim, we strategize, we “press X to pay Respects”, but only rarely do we dig. Which is a pity, because digging can be a lot of fun! Case … Read More