Minecraft gets the Love and Hugs treatment this April Fool’s

Minecraft really is a terribly violent game. In it, you destroy the environment, butcher and imprison the local fauna, open portals to Hell, and squander precious natural resources on profane statues. In a world where so much as uttering the word “different,” and not immediately following it written apologies submitted in triplicate, is enough to drive more »

Typing of The Dead: Overkill adds Steam Workshop

As of an announcement posted Friday, March 27, 2015, The Typing of The Dead: Overkill now supports custom dictionaries via the Steam Workshop. Owners of SEGA’s digital title can create their own word lists for use in the game and share them with other users through Steam. Within the first 24 hours, there are already more »

A Mario is Missing Christmas

When I was a child, let’s say 11, people were rather big on educational video games. The idea was to try and capitalize on “new” systems like the NES and SNES to attempt to make learning fun. Which is how, one year, I ended up with both Mario is Missing and Where in Time is more »


Influent Review: The Flash Card Game

Title: Influent Price: $9.99 per language System(s): PC Release Date: March 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Three Flip Studios (Rob Howland) ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Since the early days of computers, there have been games designed to educate as well as entertain. Everyone has a favorite childhood game that, when they think back on it, more »

Ship the kids off to Camp Pokemon

Now, when I say you should send your kids off to Camp Pokemon, I meant virtually. There’s no “real” Camp Pokemon. (Yet.) No, there’s only an iOS app designed to give kids something to do and lure them into the Pokemon world. (Because we’ve got to get them started young!) While Camp Pokemon‘s title may more »

Video Game Critic Simulator is good for a few laughs

My parents raised me to realize that sometimes you really need to just laugh at yourself. Sometimes making others happy at your expense is as good for you as it is for them. There’s a reason I always say “Hump Day!” at least once every Wednesday. I don’t care if people laugh at me, at more »

Wii U Virtual Console gets Brain Age (in Japan)

One of Nintendo’s “brilliant” plans to save the Wii U is to make it some kind of Virtual Console haven. However, instead of actually, you know, releasing tons of in-demand NES, SNES, and N64 games each week, it’s instead diversifying the trickle of Virtual Games dripping out and adding GBA and DS games to the more »

Attend Pokemon Art Academy this Fall

“You think that you’re too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite… you aren’t.” Yeah, sorry about that, but I can’t resist the urge to throw in a Zoolander quote when it’s appropriate and, oddly enough, this Pokemon Art Academy announcement has given the perfect opportunity. Just like we all more »

And now there’s educational Angry Birds

I know it’s seemed like Rovio has gone too far with this thing before, but I really think it’s all gone overboard now. We’ve achieved critical, Angry Bird oversaturation. There’s now Angry Birds Playground, an educational program. It’s an educational program that uses Rovio’s Angry Birds characters to help teach pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. It combines more »

Newsflash: Typing of the Dead: Overkill DLC is still awesome

is an amazing game, and a big part of that isn’t just because it’s tapping into the nostalgia factor by taking a classic game and making it an entertaining educational tool. A large part of it is the The Typing of the Dead: Overkill DLC. Instead of the safe, traditional route, Modern Dream and Sega more »


BioShock Infinite and Don’t Starve Free with PlayStation Plus in January

Have we ever mentioned that is the absolute best deal in the gaming world? Because PlayStation Plus is, 100%, without a doubt, the best subscription service money can buy, ever. It’s absolutely epic, and I can say this with all certainty because the PlayStation Plus freebies for January 2014 have leaked out. Well, not so more »

Try BandFuse at Guitar Center

While gamers generally have some notion about whether or not they want a game, there are times when you just have to try it and see if it’s right before making a purchase. While that’s usually pretty tricking when it comes to music games, it’s actually easy for people interested in BandFuse: Rock Legends. That’s more »