Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

Nintendo 3DS Shop lists Smash Bros 3DS as a game Wario appears in

Wario is a greedy, greedy dude. It figures he’d want to get in on all the excitement surrounding the new Super Smash Bros. games, and no doubt try to profit from it. An eagle-eyed Nintendo buff spotted the 3DS Shop’s updated list of Wario appearances, which now includes Super Smash Bros 3DS. It was removed more »

EA doesn’t want a Battlefield 4 mistake with Hardline

EA learned some painful lessons with the laundry list of problems that plagued Battlefield 4. The publisher has acknowledged some of that came from rushing the product to market. The plan wasn’t just to launch a superior product to Call of Duty, but to beat the game to market annually by about two weeks. This more »

This Dragon Age Inquisition Xbox One is calling out to me

There is a plethora of things to see and do at San Diego Comic-Con. Nerdist Industries and Microsoft are turning heads with a stunning collection of 20 collectible Xbox Ones they are going to give away. My favorite is this beautiful machine featured here. We didn’t really need a reason to get even more excited more »

Curse of Naxxramas cards worth wrestling a frost wyrm for

Hearthstone players have been jonesing for the shiny new cards from the upcoming Curse of Naxxramas adventure releasing tomorrow. It will contain 30 new cards players can earn by defeating bosses in the five wings, releasing over the next five weeks. Blizzard has now revealed all 30 cards and there are some very interesting new more »

Destiny Beta Impressions: Through the Borderlands, darkly

It’s impossible for me not to compare Destiny to Borderlands. There are countless similarities, from the numbers you see when enemies bleed health to the shape of the icon surrounding the pickups they drop. The Ghost robot that guides you around is not unlike a more serious version of Claptrap. The whole affair feels like more »


Google is right to take a closer look at free-to-play games

The term “free-to-play” has grown more and more misleading with the way some games handle microtransactions. The European Commission has asked companies to be more forthcoming about games listed as free that are nearly unplayable without spending some money. Google will implement some of the changes asked for in September. Those include not listing games more »

Yogscast offering replacement game for those who backed Yogventures Kickstarter

There’s not much the Yogscast could likely do that’s going to make backers of the Yogventures Kickstarter happy. Developer Winterkewl Games is  going out of business, and a game that raised $567,665 isn’t happening now. In an effort to get something to an angry crowd of backers, the Yogscast is working with Nerd Kingdom to more »

Jailed dictator Noriega follows LiLo’s lead, suing Activision over Black Ops 2

Reading that Lindsay Lohan was suing Rockstar Games, you may have thought the same thing I did. Is that really the biggest problem on her plate right now? Her life is sunshine and rainbows compared to that of deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. He’s serving 20 years in prison for crimes committed during his reign. more »

Joe Montana Football may be coming back

Back before EA had a monopoly on all things NFL, Joe Montana Football was one of many sims trying to corner the market. It was a Sega Genesis exclusive, and ended up being a fondly remembered title from the losing side of that console war. The man they called “Joe Cool” was famous for comebacks, more »

Xbox Live update for the week of July 16, 2014

Magic 2015: Duels of The Planeswalkers has arrived, allowing you to play the world’s most popular TCG from the comfort of your own Xbox 360. Garruk Wildspeaker is the ultimate hunter, and for some reason he has decided to prey on planeswalkers.  You’d better find out why, or you’re going to be next. Travel through more »

Sting will be pre-order bonus for WWE 2K15

There was only one superstar of the modern era that had never set foot in a WWE ring. Now he will do so, at least in virtual fashion. On Monday Night Raw, the man called Sting appeared in a promo to confirm the rumors. He will be the pre-order bonus for WWE 2K15.  Sting tweeted more »

Madden NFL 15 will include boss battles, for real

Constantly under criticism for its lack of innovation, Madden NFL is adding boss battles to its single player mode. The Skills Trainer mode previously introduced will now add The Gauntlet, a series of 40 progressively more difficult challenges. Among the tasks players will face is kicking a 100 yard field in 220 mph wind. I’m more »