Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review: That’s Our Cephalopod

Title: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Price: $14.99 System(s): (Also available on PC) Release Date: April 22, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Young Horses (Young Horses) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence Back in 2010, a group of college students from DePaul University in Chicago created Octodad. It was an action game about an undercover octopus attempting to more »

PlayStation Now rentals are a game changer

One of the few reasons we miss video rental stores is that they were a cheap and easy source of video game rentals. True, the discs were often scratched and the selection probably wasn’t great. But recently, your choices have largely been limited to GameFly or Redbox’s pitiful game offerings. PlayStation Now is addressing this more »

Skylanders Trap Team trailer will ensnare you

I know, you’re having trouble accepting that another new Skylanders game is on the way. Especially since Skylanders Trap Team. It’s a whole new game, with whole new characters and a whole new portal. Which could mean another $80 investment. I knew, it’s “technically” only $74.99, but with taxes and such, you know it’s $80. more »

Skylanders Trap Team brings Pokemon-esque gameplay to previous and current gen consoles

There’s another Skylanders game coming out on October 5 of this year called Skylanders Trap Team. It’s an all new game with a new concept, but you’ll still be able to use any Skylander figure you’ve purchased. The hook behind Skylanders Trap Team is capturing villains who have been set free by Kaos. It’ll be more »

How the FCC’s new net neutrality rules could be bad news for gamers

Video games tend to exist within their own space. Most of the time, we only have to deal directly with the companies that make the games. Whether it’s good or bad, the buck pretty much stops with the publisher or developer. But new rules the FCC is proposing could ultimately end up forcing companies like more »

Final Fantasy XIV is going down for maintenance today

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be undergoing maintenance today. Once it starts, the game will not be playable until maintenance is complete. Square Enix says everything will be brought down at 11pm PDT to 5am PDT. The good news is the maintenance period takes place in the evening hours so many people will more »

Studio Pixel’s Pink Hour will break you

This isn’t a recommendation or an announcement, this is a warning. You aren’t ready for ‘s Pink Hour. Even hours of frustration with Flappy Bird haven’t prepared you. Pink Hour is the one. It is the game that will break you, even if you’ve survived all the others. Don’t let that cute exterior deceive you. more »

Pokemon finds a home on the Kindle Fire

Finally, we can stop settling for unofficial, unlicensed, Pokemon apps from the Amazon App Store. You know what I’m talking about, games like and . Now, we have as close to the real thing as we’re going to get. No, I’m not talking about an official, Nintendo-sanctioned port of the original games to Android devices. more »

DC Universe Online tries to fend off Amazon Fury in new content

Supervillain Brainiac is up to his old diabolical tricks in DC Universe Online. He’s trying to digitize the Earth, and part of that plan is the creation of an Avatar of Magic on Themyscira. Amazon Queen Hippolyta has had just about enough. She holds the world of man responsible and has started an all-out assault more »

Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR is a done deal

The United States Federal Trade Commission has approved Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR. The FTC has determined the combined strength of the two companies would not work against the best interest of consumers by an creating anti-competitive market could lead to a monopoly. Facebook announced its intentions to purchase Oculus VR in March for $2 billion more »

Bungie (very) briefly talks about Destiny’s classes

We know that Destiny, Bungie’s upcoming shooter, is a shockingly ambitious game both technically and in terms of storytelling. But it is a game, and games of this stripe have character classes, which the company is discussing, practically in drabble form. It’s maddening, really, but here’s what we’ve been able to glean from the bios more »


GameStop’s failing and Lara Croft can’t save it

If you’ve ever stopped by GameStop’s corporate site, you may notice something “clever.” In an attempt to prove the company is super cool and hip to the young kids, Lara Croft is listed on the Executive Leadership page as Executive Vice President of Tomb Raiding and Relic Discovery. Which means if you count up the more »