"Luigi’s Haunted Mansion" by Holly Hughes
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Chris Livingston has been playing Prison Architect with the aim of making a single prisoner as happy as possible, but he recently took umbrage several prisoners escapes from said prison.
DaveYard Shift plays mariachi covers of video game songs. Released thus far: "Bloody Tears" from Castlevania 2, "Gerudo Valley" from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, "Dark World" from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, "Dr. Wily Stage" from Mega Man 2, "The Moon" from Ducktales, and a medley of tunes from Kirby Super Star, Tetris, and Super Mario World.
Fusion's Latoya Peterson launches her new series "Girl Gamers" by asking Who gets to be a gamer? It's a very promising start to the series.
Gamasutra's Pierre-Alaxandre Garneu interviews designer Richard Garfield.
Heavy recommends the Top 15 Scariest Video Games You Need to Play
In the spirit of Halloween Jed Pressgrove considers the silliness of most bloody videogames at Paste, then follows up with a few examples of games with more serious bloodshed.
Matt Dorville takes a stab at the impossible task of ranking 50 Star Wars video games from worst to best. It's a difficult task because many eighties kids were disproportionately attached to the franchise's earlier games, while later games tended were met with the jaded reaction of players already spoiled for choice.
On Polygon Douglas Wilson that Downwell is the best game he’s played in 2015.
Over at Gamasutra, Urbain Bruno explains how he and the rest of Fishing Cactus developed a narrative voice for their game, Epistory.
Rob Fearon protests the unpaid labor that goes into making videogames
RockPaperShotgun asks the British game industry how they would make a game out of The Great British Bake Off.
"Video games are finally becoming mainstream - isn't it just the worst thing ever?" jokes TechRadar's Kate Gray. As someone who frequently attended midnight launches before they were cool, I fully sympathize.