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Friday, December 9, 2016

The Pipeline: Sometimes All You Get Is OneShot

Degica Games gives us their latest 2D Action RPG.
When you get games that break the fourth wall, it can be either an awesome or painstaking experience. A game that I fell in love with a few years ago, OneShot, was an RPG created using RPG Maker where the mechanics of the game gave you one shot at completing the game.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Pipeline: Standing With Brothers Alone In The Dwarves

THQ Nordic's takes their own stab at an Action/Strategy RPG.
It doesn't matter how many times people watch or read the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, there will always be a slew of imitators who create entertainment that has the look and feel of his universe. One such book was Markus Heitz's The Dwarves, which came out in 2003.

Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

A look into the latest tattoo shop to move into Sugar House.
We've had a couple of shakeups in the tattooing community over the past year, with some artists changing shops and new locations opening up. Sometimes those creative minds who etch ink into our skin need a change of pace, or something new to influence them.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Pipeline: Dawn of Andromeda

An Early Access peek into the Iceberg Interactive strategy game.
One of my favorite all-time space strategy games was Master Of Orion. Oh sure, titles like Starcraft have far exceeded others in the genre, but whenever I plunk myself down to one of them, that's where my mind goes: Interacting with other species in the galaxy, who both want to get to know you and destroy you, not to mention the idea of conquest and expansion of your own empire.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Pipeline: Making All That Sweet Honey In Planet Coaster

Frontier Developments take theme park designs to a new level.
Back when RollerCoaster Tycoon first came out, I didn't think much of the game. It was a pre-Sims era where you either adored or despised the Sim City series, and with that, you usually felt the same way about any simulation building game that came out at the time.

Sonic Valley Records

A chat with the founder of the Spanish Fork based record label.
Last year we saw a rise in local labels across the Wasatch Front. That development made a lot of people in the music community hopeful, but many of those labels signed  bands who immediately dove into the studio.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Pipeline: At Long Last, We Finally Have Final Fantasy XV

The longtime Final Fantasy gamer in me falls in love and gets confused equally.
I've been playing Final Fantasy games longer than many of you reading this have been alive. I've had the privilege of playing all the Famicom and Super Famicom versions with horrible pages of translation at my side.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Gallery Stroll: Sarina Villareal

A look into the solo pop-up gallery near the Eccles Theater.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll's last event for the year took place this past Friday night. Every December, the last Stroll is held at the start of the year rather than trying to invade the holidays, because if anyone is going to win the "war" on Christmas, it's Christmas.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wallace Fetzer

The indie SLC comedian talks about local standup and his career.
A common theme you're going to see in many of the posts this month is how the year is winding down, and how that affects a lot of people. In the local comedy scene, you'll see a lot of fundraiser shows featuring a plethora of local talent, raising money for everything from Toys For Tots to the Road Home.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Pipeline: Cyber Chicken Is Just Dumb Fun For Platformers

Clucking along with the latest game from Groupees LLC and WHOA!
Not every game can be intelligent as all hell; some are just there for the sake of just being there. And as much as I would like to believe that average gamers are just a tad more intelligent than some average TV watchers, the truth is that a lot of them prefer jock-mentality games as opposed to anything with a real story.

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