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 »

Dex Preview: Start exploring Harbor Prime

I was alone in a futuristic, gritty town. People shuffled along the street past me. Some seemed like victims of circumstance, others like they had purposely come to a place like Harbor Prime for a reason. Not a good one, either. There were no directions for me. No story pointing me in the right way more »

Caos Trigger: Golem could use a kickstart

Remember how awesome it was in some Castlevania games to summon familiars to aid you in battle? You know, have a Skeleton buddy to help you fight your way through danger. Well, there’s a Kickstarter on now for a Metroidvania game that makes all of the special abilities work like that, Caos Trigger: Golem. The more »

Catlateral Damage Preview: Kitty Calamities

I’ve always owned cats. Attitudes have varied between them, but they all have one thing in common. They’re all masters in the art of catlateral damage. If an item is on a table, desk, shelf, ledge, bed, or platform of any sort, the cat will eventually seek it out. The item will fall to the more »

Mousecraft Review: Tetromino Mice

Mousecraft Price: $14.99 System(s): (Also available on PC, PS3, PS4, Vita) Release Date: November 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Crunching Koalas (Crunching Koalas) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence We’re used to cats chasing mice, but using them? That’s a new one. Unfortunately, it isn’t going so well for one specific cat in Crunching Koalas’ more »

Skulls of the Shogun Review: A Modern Feudal Fairytale

Title: Skulls of the Shogun Price: $9.99 System(s): (Also on or coming to PC, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PS4) Release Date: October 28, 2014 Publisher (Developer): 17 Bit (17 Bit) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Suggestive Themes, and Violence We’re in the middle of a golden age for strategy games. There’s something for everyone out more »

Reagan Gorbachev Review: Taking the Reykjavik Summit by storm

Title: Reagan Gorbachev Price: $9.99 System(s): Release Date: October 21, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Team2Bit (Team2Bit) ESRB Rating: N/A A premise can sell a game. People flock to Skylanders because the figure collecting elements pull them into it. Cadillacs & Dinosaurs was for people who couldn’t resist the pairing of outracing and shooting dinosaurs while riding more »

Google Nexus Player is another microconsole we don’t want

I like the idea of Android microconsoles. I have an Ouya that I play at least once a week, and I love its portability, the ease with which I can sideload apps, and the different gaming experiences I have on it as opposed to my PS4 and Wii U. Despite that love, I know how more »

Android convergence continues with Google Nexus Player

The idea of “convergence” is a funny thing, given how often companies have gotten it wrong. When the idea was popularized back in the ‘90s, everyone assumed that all entertainment and information functions would naturally “converge” on the television, at that time the center of any media-consuming household. After all, people already watched live programming, more »

Glasnost This: Reagan Gorbachev is a new Ouya game

Ouya is a platform designed to let creators make any game they choose with no restrictions. It has yielded some gems, including Fist Puncher, a love letter to 80s brawlers. Team 2Bit, the minds behind Fist Puncher, have another crazy 80s throwback of a game coming. Reagan Gorbachev is a co-op stealth game set in the more »


Pier Solar HD Review: The last, great, Genesis game

Title: Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD Price: $14.99 System(s): Ouya (Also available for Windows, Mac, Linux, , Dreamcast, PS3, and PS4) Release Date: September 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): WaterMelon (WaterMelon) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence, Blood, Mild Language, and Crude Humor I like having a good reason to turn on my Ouya. I more »

Neverending Nightmares Review: The Nightmare Continues

Neverending Nightmares Price: $14.99 System(s): PC, Ouya Release Date: Sep 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Infinitap Games (Infinitap Games) ESRB Rating: N/A   Neverending Nightmares is quite simple from a gameplay perspective, asking you only to walk from the left of the screen to the right or, in exceptional cases, the right of the screen to more »