The Simpsons Minecraft merger happens February 2015

Remember back in April 2014, when The Simpsons Minecraft opening was a big deal? Well, you’re going to start hearing those two names mentioned in conjunction again. Our favorite, yellow family is getting into the voxel realm again. This time, it’s with a The Simpsons Minecraft skin pack. Yes, by the end of next month, more »

Here’s that Bud Light Pac-Man commercial

People put a lot of effort into Superbowl commercials. They know it’s the one time people will go out of their way to pay attention to every ad, and sometimes even go online to watch and rewatch what will hopefully become viral sensations. In the case of one, the company isn’t waiting until Super Bowl more »

February Xbox One system update adds game hubs and TV features

Xbox One dashboard preview members are getting a look at some new features we’ll all have soon. Game hubs are  the biggest new addition. They’re content centers for everything you want to know and share about games. Players can see if their friends are playing, compete on leaderboards and see who the top players are. more »

CES 2015: PlayStation Vue on PS3 and PS4 soon

So the Xbox One is getting Sling TV service first. Big deal, that’s okay. The PS3 and PS4 are going to be the exclusive home of PlayStation Vue at about the same time. That’s right, while the Xbox One will have Sling TV in Q1 2015, PlayStation Vue will debut too. Both the PS3 and more »


CES 2015: Xbox One gets Sling TV first

One of the first, gaming-related announcements of CES 2015 has been made, and it has to do with streaming TV. Namely, that the Xbox One will be the first console to get a Sling TV app for watching streaming, live TV. By the way, don’t feel bad if you’re making a “What?” face right now. more »

Malfunction: Transformers Universe shutting down

There apparently are limits to the pop culture pull of the Transformers. The Jagex MOBA based on our favorite robots in disguise is going the way of Unicron after less than a year. It will close Jan. 31, 2015 and no new accounts are being accepted. Players who purchased a founders pack, relic bundles or more »

The Game Awards 2014: Viewership increases without TV involved

Twitch is the new cable for gamers, but even Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley probably didn’t expect to build the audience this fast.  The Game Awards 2014 event drew 1.93 million viewers through streaming, a substantial increase over the 1.1 million that watch’s Spike’s final VGAs. This happened without a big promotional budget. The word more »

Dancing with the Stars Super Mario Tribute was great

I don’t have a television here in the mystical glade, but I do try to keep up with pop culture. Thus, I have a pretty good idea when interesting things happen. You may recall me pointing out Slamba Yetu, the remix of the Space Jam theme with Bab Yetu from Civ IV. Well, now something more »

Persona Q Preview: I want an anime spin-off

I’m officially part of the problem. As I play through Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and experience the various interactions between the cast of Persona 3 and 4, all I can think is how much I want there to be a Persona Q anime series. Think about how many Persona anime series there are more »

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade gets a new Pikachu

There’s a new Pikachu in town, and he’s going to be strutting his stuff. We’ve reached a point where there’s always a Pikachu in every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s tradition. However, the November 27, 2014 parade appearance is going to be special. It’s the 15th year he’ll be floating his way through New York. more »

Even Mike Tyson Can’t Beat Mike Tyson in Punch-Out

When I was growing up, Punch-Out was one of my favorite games. Yes, in a lot of ways it was a celebration of racism, but it was still one of the best boxing games ever made. Even today, I have the game, and I’ll sometimes boot it up when I’m feeling the need to trounce more »

Wednsday deserves her own Addams Family game

Here in the mystical glade, I don’t own a television. Instead, I focus all my Elven magic on ensuring a solid internet connection. That means that instead of TV shows, I watch a lot of YouTube series. Amongst my favorites are certain video game themed shows, like The Completionist, and of course, Adult Wednesday Addams, more »