Blue's News (#1 and #2) mentioned a free weekend (ends on Sunday, 20th, at 1:00 PM PST) and a playable demo(nstration) of Magicka from Steam. Since it was a free weekend of the full game, your overlord decided to play it on the long weekend (took Friday off). Here's the brief review of it for mostly single player:
The Cutting Room Floor (TCRF) -- A web site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games..Submitted by ant on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 3:38am. Addon/Modification | Apple Games | Arcades | Art/Design | Audio | Development/Quality Assurance (QA) Testing | Hacking/Modification/Cracking | Hardware | History | New Version/Update/Upgrade | Non-Apple Computer Games | Online Games | Personal | Reading Materials | Sight Seeings | Software | T(elevision/V/elly) (S(serie/how)/Movie/Film)s | Technology | Videogame Console | Web Games | Work | WoW
The Verge mentioned "The Cutting Room Floor (TCRF) is a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games. From debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers — or even meant for everybody, but cut due to time/budget constraints ..."
YouTube has a almost minute video collection showing "LORE in a Minute! -- ... your one-stop shop for the backstories of your favorite videogames, up until the moment you start playing.
A chart showing 24,000 video games to determine percentages of genre and platform releases since 1975...Submitted by ant on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 5:15pm. Addon/Modification | Apple | Apple Games | Arcades | Art/Design | Hacking/Modification/Cracking | Hardware | History | New Version/Update/Upgrade | Non-Apple Computer Games | Online Games | Personal | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Sight Seeings | Software | Technology | Videogame Console | Web Games | Windows
ScrewAttack has a bunch of funny and cussing video episodes, new ones posted rarely, showing "Pop culture's deadliest characters duel to the death! Experts Wiz and Boomstick analyze each fighter's weapons, armor, and skills to find the decisive, unquestionable winner.
VideoSift shares a two minutes and 39 seconds musical YouTube video shows "Ten/10 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Video Games -- Want the reactions of a fighter pilot? How about the precision of a surgeon? Then you maybe need to spend more time on the computer. Presenting 10 surprising health benefits of playing video games."