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Convention Report: Experiencing The Weirdness of IndieCade 2015

Posted on October 24, 2015 by Broken Joysticks

Writing and Photos By: Renee Gittins 

IndieCade is weird. So often “weird” is seen as a negative term, but weird is celebrated here. The games and activities showcase that the abnormal is often fun. In the Los Angeles heat, indie developers, gamers, parents and children enjoy the fun, thought-provoking and silly experiences. IndieCade celebrates innovation and it shows in every part of the festival.

The three day festival is for gamers, developers and the general public alike. It showcases indie games from across the globe in 12 different innovation award categories. Here you’ll find games like no other in the world. Some are more familiar, like Nevermind, which is a horror puzzle solving game that tracks your heartbeat and increases in difficulty if you let your fears get the best of you. Others have controls so absurd that people can’t help but laugh while playing, like Butt Sniffin Pugs, where the controller consist of a giant rolling tennis ball, two buttons and a stuffed pug butt that you sniff to acquire new powers in game.


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What Rae & Focks & Fionna Have Been Playing

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Each week we bring you short snippets recounting what we’ve been playing in the past seven days or so. Now that the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday has come to an end here’s what Rae and Focks have been playing.


Recently I’ve been playing Dawn of War Soulstorm. The DoW series are my favorite strategy games. I’m not the best at strategy games but i still enjoy the games. I have also gotten into playing Serious Sam, which was one of my favorite fps games when I was younger.

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I’ve been playing a lot of Rockband 4 for our review (which will go live later today). I played a lot of it by myself mostly on the Guitar and the Drums but I also got a chance to play it with a friend of mine over the Holiday long weekend. Rock Band really show you how your musical tastes might clash with your friends, that is for sure.

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I’v been playing a whole lot of Undertale this weekend. The game is basically a classically styled JRPG with a heavy emphasis on story telling, look for a special guest writer to do a piece about their impressions later this week. Im also tearing in to competive Counter Strike, which has been to say the least interesting.



BrokenCast EP 4 – “Twitchin’ Around At The Speed of Sound”

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’re back after a two week hiatus with a brand new format for BrokenCast. Instead of bouncing around between topics somewhat randomly we are going to pick a theme for each week and publish smaller episodes at regular intervals around these topics.

On Episode 4 of Broken Cast I’m joined by Andrea Ritsu and Dorian (@Bardings on Twitter) and we discuss the impact that Speed Runs and Twich.TV has had on E-Sports and the gaming industry as a whole. We also sit down and discuss Dorian’s brand new Twitch Channel, Team Changeling a unique space for Transgender people to come together and share their love of games.

So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 4 – Twitchin’ Around At The Speed of Sound


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Introducing BrokenCast Our Brand New Podcast

Posted on August 7, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

BrokenJoysticks has been providing our readers with quality written content for the past three years and after 3,000 written articles we’ve decided to branch out into the realm of podcasts. We plan to produce a brand new hour long podcast every week!

Join host Rae Michelle Richards as she discusses some important issues within the MMO community with a diverse cast of guests. In our first episode our panel takes on accessibility options in Masive Multiplayer games and how they can improve, what it’s like to raid with a disability and chasing that ever important gear grind.

This week’s guests include:

Andrea Ritsu – www.twitter.com/andrearitsu
C.K Oliver – www.twitter.com/CKOliver_Writes
Dee – www.twitter.com/Bardings

Join us every week as we discuss what we’re playing now, issues within the gaming circles that we are all apart as well as general geek culture and other issues.

Questions? Comments? Email rae.michelle.pr[at]gmail[dot][com]


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