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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 »

Videoball Preview: Do not play Videoball against Tim Rogers

Look, I get it. Videoball, the minimalist title from Action Button Entertainment, is a promising game, and you want to give it a try. And Tim Rogers, the main mind behind the game, is right there. But don’t give in to the temptation. Sure, you may have seen the game here and there over the more »

Sony to make PlayStation Network the center of its entertainment services

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) today announced the consolidation of all Sony entertainment services under the PlayStation Network brand, which will henceforth encompass games, TV, video and music services. The change will join PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, the cloud-based PlayStation Vue, and PlayStation Now to Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited. Video and more »

Dragon’s Dogma Online is coming to Japan this year

Capcom is adapting the Dragon’s Dogma IP into a free-to-play MMO, the company announced in a recent issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu. Thanks to Gematsu and Siliconera’s translation work, we know a bit more about the game than just its genre.  Dragon’s Dogma Online will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, but only in Japan. Indeed, more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, January 27, 2015

Cool stuff is happening this week! We have the remastered return of a classic, a goofy JRPG, some intriguing indie stuff and even some AAA stuff from the creators of Dead Island. This week’s PlayStation Store update is pretty busy, and there’s enough variety for everyone to have something fun. Also, pre-orders for Evolve are live more »

Shoot the breeze with Scooter in Tales from the Borderlands

It’s not clear if you’ll be able to Catch-a-Ride! with him, but according to the newest trailer for Telltale’s episodic game, Tales from the Borderlands, players will, at the very least, be able to interact with the lovable mechanic, Scooter. It’s a good thing, too, because Scooter’s magnetic personality and endearing slowness are downplayed in more »

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I don’t get Dragon Age Origins’ combat

Recently, because it was available for free, I got a hold of Dragon Age Origins. I’d heard it was an incredibly good RPG, and that well may be true. Certainly, it seems to have all the interesting parts that a good RPG should have. It has interesting stories, solid character creation, and you get to more »

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review: A Little Taste of Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Price: System(s): PC (also available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) Release Date: December 18, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Konami (Kojima Productions) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Violence, and Strong Language Games like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes remind me of when I was a kid. I more »

Sony offering extra games in class action suit related to 2011 PSN outage

This is stretching back a bit, but back in 2011, Sony suffered one of the largest security breaches in history. The attack, which occurred between April 17th and April 19th of that year forced Sony to shut down its Playstation Network Servers. An estimated 77 million accounts were affected, which meant that many user’s personal more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, January 20, 2015

This week, things are a lot busier on the PlayStation Store front than they have been all month! First off, the digital marketplace is absolutely loaded with sales this week, with a huge range of stuff across the entire platform range of Sony’s PlayStation Store ecosystem. Secondly a bunch of new games are out, including more »

Our game could be your life: Open-world games need to cut it out

Why bother playing a video game? That’s a very basic and more than slightly patronizing question, but one that nevertheless begs to be asked as video games seek to annex ever more colossal volumes of our lives. I’m not talking about the Candy Crushes and Threeses of the world, which constantly beckon us to distraction more »

Harmonix doing a Rock Band survey

Has your heart been longing for more Rock Band? Have you had an empty void in the depths of your soul because of the lack of simulated rocking out with your friends and loved ones? Do you own one or more currently working Rock Band musical instruments? Then you might want to take this here more »