Enduring the anguish of a broken copy of Super Mario RPG

Last night, I decided I would play some of my games that I haven’t played in a while. So I dusted off my SNES and pulled out Super Mario RPG. I thought about all the fun I would have playing that marvelous game, going through the story and making fun of all the silliness it more »

Gunslugs 2 Review: Always Be Shooting

Gunslugs 2 Price: $2.99 System(s): Ouya (Also on PC, iOS, and Android) Release Date: January 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Orangepixel (Orangepixel) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s okay for ages 12 and up. Gunslugs 2 feels like a frantic mobile game. Which is fitting, because that’s essentially what it is. Sure, it’s playable on the more »

$40 Xbox Live Gold 12+1 month membershipsat Best Buy

All right, folks, we have a sale on our hands. Time to stock up on Xbox Live Gold memberships. Normally, they’re $59.99 for a year. However, Best Buy has a sale at the moment that chops $20 off the price. You can’t beat that. Especially since this isn’t only $39.99 for a standard Xbox Live more »

Apex 2015: Twitch Saves Smash Bros. Tourney

It all started with a fire alarm. Around 9:00 yesterday morning, the fire alarm at the Clarion Empire Hotel went off. The New Jersey hotel was hosting Apex 2015, an annual Super Smash Bros. tournament that’s organized by a crew of east coast gamers called “Team Apex.” No smoke was reported, and the first round of more »

Sega shifting gears, cutting back

A lot has changed since the 1990’s when Sega and Nintendo were the driving forces in the video game industry. And this year has been particularly scary for the two companies. Sony and Microsoft have taken over the console market, and most of the people who refer to themselves as “gamers” spend more time playing more »

OUYA gets Unreal Engine 4 and $10 million in funding

Do you remember the crowd-funded OUYA system? Neither do I. Good thing somebody over at Unreal did, otherwise one of the most prominent and sought after gaming engines of today wouldn’t have made its way to the little box. Indeed, Unreal Engine 4 now supports OUYA development, the OUYA team announced in a recent post to more »


Nintendo Posts Release Schedule for Early 2015

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has posted an updated release schedule accurate as of January 28, 2015. The list of upcoming titles, which is buried at the end of their latest financial earnings document, breaks down releases by region and by system and includes a separate chart of third party download titles as well as their own more »

Super Mario RPG’s Mallow and Geno should be in Super Smash Bros.

For those of you who have no soul and thus never played it, Super Mario RPG was a fantastic SNES era console RPG from Nintendo and SquareEnix (then Squaresoft). It was the last Mario game on the SNES, and, in my opinion, in the running for the best Mario game ever. It contained the Princess more »

Grim Fandango Remastered Review: Under the Skin

Grim Fandango Remastered Price: $14.99 System(s): PC (PS4, Vita) Release Date: January 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Double Fine Productions ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Violence and use of Alcohol and Tobacco I was so excited for a good reason to finally get off my butt and play Grim Fandango more »

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax beats the odds

Dengeki Bunko is a Japanese publisher of light novels, many of which are popular and spawned anime series you may have heard of. However, you might not be familiar with “light novels.” A quick comparison would be the “young adult” section of a bookstore, but even that doesn’t quite match up. Think manga without the more »

Nintendo eShop Update for January 29, 2015

Ready for an update? This is a good one. and will be rejoicing. I mean, we get a cheap, digital version of the Metroid Prime: Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, and a chance to try Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.. It’s a good day. As for sales, it’s the last week of the Throwback Sale on the eShop. more »

The joys of bonding over The Legend of Zelda in French

I, like I’m sure many people, absolutely adore Legend Of Zelda; Link To The Past. I honestly feel it’s probably the definitive Zelda game, in that if you wanted to show a person “this is what Zelda is“, it’s the best game for it. I played so much of it, in fact, that I could more »