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Deciding between Alien: Isolation and Evil Within

October is brutal on gamers. Traditionally, October and November are the busiest months, as every company wants to have their game out in time for the holiday shopping season. Which means people often find themselves torn between two games, like Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within. In this particular circumstance, both games came to next 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 »

I like that Alien: Isolation won’t let you hide

That title isn’t exactly clear. You can hide in Alien: Isolation. It’s encouraged, in fact, as it can provide a chance to evade a xenomorph that is getting smarter by the second. The thing is, The Creative Assembly and Sega crafted this game in such a way that you can’t hide away forever. I learned more »

Yes, the PSN is down

Bad news everyone. If you tried to get online with your PS3, PS4 or Vita, you won’t. You will find the PSN is down. It’s an official outage. Everyone panic. Or, you know, be mature about it and enjoy an offline game. Sony officially announced that the PSN is down about an hour ago on more »

Skylanders Trap Team has the best characters

Skylanders is one of those series that constantly amazes. Not because of the sales figures or that each year Activision manages to put out a new iteraction, like Skylanders Trap Team, that looks too good to resist. No, the real reason it’s so impressive is that each round of Skylanders manages to be better than more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, October 15, 2014

You won’t be bored scanning the PlayStation Store this week. Highlights include several complete, definitive, ultimate, etc. editions of games, plus some completely new titles to download onto your console. It’s a huge update, to be sure, with many games that people will find hard to resist. PlayStation 4 Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition () Get more »

Taking a quick look at Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Having purchased Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel last night via a discount code that will be expiring in just a few hours, I got up a little early this morning for an hour of gameplay. What I found was a mixture of the familiar and the new. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel seems to be built around the Borderlands more »

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6 Games keeping last-gen consoles alive (update)

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are finally here. It’s been a year and games like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Forza Horizon 2 are showing what these machines can do. An incredible list of games like Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grand Theft Auto V and Halo: The more »

Tears to Tiara II Review: Balancing act

Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord Price: System(s): PS3 Release Date: October 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): ATLUS (Aquaplus) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Fantasy Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes and Use of Alcohol and Tobacco Tears to Tiara II is a great example of success in the unlikeliest of places. The original game, which more »

PlayStation Experience celebrates 20 years of gaming

The PlayStation brand is turning 20 soon, and Sony is throwing a hell of a party to celebrate. On December 6-7 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the PlayStation Experience is a huge event celebration all things PlayStation. Oh, and this isn’t a press or business event. This is a big, awesome, public thing. Anyone can more »

Tears to Tiara II is a refreshing change of pace

Tone is crucial. Tone can be the difference between success and failure for two similar works. Tone is the reason The Walking Dead: Season 2 was a colossal disappointment. Tone is the reason so many games fail at attempting satire. Tone is the reason anime-style games have less than stellar reputations. Tone is also why more »

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If PlayStation Now works in Vita I’ll eat my hat

I’m serious (not really). I have like, four hats. I could spare one of them if a miracle happens. So, with the release of the PlayStation TV next week, Sony is launching the PlayStation Now service (still in open beta) for that and the Vita. I just can’t see it working properly on the Vita. more »