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PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 stars 4 indie darlings

It’s that time of year. Every summer, Sony has a PLAY extravaganza where people who buy certain games can get money back. This year’s PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 titles have been announced and this could be the year where you buy every game and get the $10 back. Why? Because all four games are amazing more »

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Preview: No Loss of fidelity

You can’t imagine how hard it is to do a preview of a Vita port of a game. Especially when it’s a game like Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, a game you just previewed at E3 2014. So insead of retreading things I already discussed last month, or dare risk this sounding like a review, more »

Indie Game Maker Contest’s 10 Best Games

Created by RPG Maker and Humble Bundle, the Indie Game Maker Contest is a competition that pits indie game against indie game. Cash prizes are up for grabs so developers and individuals alike have put their creative hats on, and submitted their best ideas. The “People’s Choice” winner is decided by how many votes a more »

Let It Go in MapleStory with a Frozen collaboration

Just imagine how cooler we’ll be in summer with a MapleStory and Frozen collaboration! Yes, I totally just yanked a lyric from “In Summer.” Good catch! It seemed appropriate though, considering it is summer, and Nexon and Disney have just announced a MapleStory and Frozen one-two punch… for Korea. Until August 10, 2014, people playing more »

Abyss Odyssey Review: Fade to black

Abyss Odyssey Price: $14.99 System(s): PC, (Also available for PS3, Xbox 360) Release Date: July 15, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (ACE Team) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence and Partial Nudity When you stare into an abyss, you are most likely to find the soulless, emotionless darkness that is pure nothingness. Atlus would like to show more »

So Many Me Review: So much merriment

Title: So Many Me Price: $14.99 System(s): Ouya (Also for PC) Release Date: July 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): ORiGO Games (Extend Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s pretty fun for all ages One me, two me, Sturdy Me, Brainy Me. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Or is it? Is it so right that it’s more »

Casual Friday Casual Game Update for July 17, 2014

It’s time for casual games! This week has a rather brief update. There are four casual games. Three are your expected hidden object titles, two of which are for both Windows and Macs. The last is a free-to-play pachinko game. Also, don’t forget that GamerTell is giving away 2 keys for Vertical Drop Heroes HD. more »

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6 Reasons why Earthbound needs to be your Club Nintendo Elite Reward

The Club Nintendo Elite Rewards are in and while it is a shock that there will be no physical rewards this year, the plus side is that there are a lot of digital games to choose from for all 3DS and Wii U owners who qualify for Gold or Platinum rewards. The thing is, for more »

Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is worth it for $20

I enjoyed Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, Natsume’s brave effort to finally localize an Umihara Kawase game. I applauded the effort and recognize it’s a platformer with a lot of potential, but honestly? It’s the kind of game that really only an uber patient perfectionist can appreciate. (Say that 5 times fast!) At a $30 price point, more »

Whispering Willows Review: Don’t be afraid of this haunted mansion

Title: Whispering Willow Price: $14.99 System(s): PC (Also on Ouya) Release Date: July 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Night Light Interactive (Night Light Interactive) ESRB Rating: N/A, but I think it’d be appropriate for players ages 13 and up. We now live in a gaming world where successful Kickstarter games that actually survive the development process more »

Video Game Critic Simulator is good for a few laughs

My parents raised me to realize that sometimes you really need to just laugh at yourself. Sometimes making others happy at your expense is as good for you as it is for them. There’s a reason I always say “Hump Day!” at least once every Wednesday. I don’t care if people laugh at me, at more »

2048 Infinite – The Circle of Fifths is better than Threes

Threes was a great iOS and Android game, and it is disappointing that people immediately copycatted its success with the various free-to-play 2048 games, but something good has come of it. That something good is 2048 Infinite – The Circle of Fifths. It’s the same Threes/2048 gameplay we’ve grown accustomed to, yes, but is a more »