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What I Learned Playing Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available, though I’ve had the opportunity to try it a while, particularly in multiplayer to round out the experience of the team member composing our review of the game. I won’t do any scoring or critiquing myself, but I’d like to share some facts for those who have made more »

Ridley in Super Smash Bros is further proof Nintendo listens

People have been asking to see Ridley in a Smash Bros for years. He’s an even more requested character than Goku, from Dragon Ball Z. While we still aren’t sure if Namco Bandai’s ties will somehow make the Saiyan playable, we now know that Ridley in Super Smash Bros . He won’t be playable, but more »

Civilization: Beyond Earth’s quests are brilliant

There’s one thing I always wanted in Civilization V. I wanted to feel like I had more control over my decisions, as though there were some sort of purpose. Civilization: Beyond Earth gives players that in the form of quests. With quests, every player gets to feel like each game could be even more unique. more »

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse: Yo Ho Ho!

Title: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Price: $19.99 System(s): (Eventually Wii U) Release Date: October 23, 2014 Publisher (Developer): WayForward Technologies (WayForward Technologies) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes I know the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter was a huge success, almost raising double the amount WayForward needed for the next game. more »

There are no good Siege Worms in Civilization: Beyond Earth

I bet you’re expecting a Civilization: Beyond Earth review today. After all, the other sites have them up. Some minor, technical difficulties have unfortunately gotten in the way and our review won’t be online until Monday. In the meantime, I’d like to share an Civilization: Beyond Earth anecdote, if I may. Siege Worms are the more »

10 PlayStation Store Sale of the Dead games to get

If there’s one thing PlayStation console and handheld owners can count on, it’s seasonal sales. Really, it’s rare to go a month or two on the PlayStation Store without some kind of special event. Since it’s October, that means Halloween markdowns for all. A 2014 Sale of the Dead has been announced, with one bundle more »

Battle Chef Brigade Interview: Cooking things up on Kickstarter

There are four days left before the Battle Chef Brigade Kickstarter ends, and it is an undoubtable success. I mean, what else can you say when Trinket Studios received close to double what the developer was asking for in funding? As of October 22, 2014, the crowdfunding endeavor passed $73,000 and met the stretch goal more »

Wolf in White Van is the perfect novel for gamers

I know you may not be the reading type, but let’s imagine you absolutely have to read a book. Maybe you’re young and have a book report due, for example. What are your options? Well, you could pick a classic and write your report from a summary online, but that’s boring and the teacher will more »

Costume Quest 2 Review: Sugar-coated

Costume Quest 2 Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Midnight City, Majesco (Double Fine Productions) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence Costume Quest 2 is exactly what it sounds like. More Costume Quest! Several hours of it, even! This is a sequel in the purest form possible. There was more »

The Sacred Tears TRUE Review: The Underdog

Title: The Sacred Tears TRUE Price: $9.99 System(s): Windows Release Date: September 25, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nyu Media (AlphaNuts) ESRB Rating: N/A, but I’d say it’s appropriate for an Everyone 10+ kind of audience. The Sacred Tears TRUE is the kind of game that tugs at my heart. It’s the underdog. September, October, and November more »

Alien: Isolation Review: Haunting

Title: Alien: Isolation Price: System(s): PS4 (Also available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) Release Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Sega (The Creative Assembly) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Strong Language, and Violence I couldn’t play Alien: Isolation at night. The notion of being alone, in a dark room, in an empty house, more »

20 Years Later: Final Fantasy VI

Monday, October 20 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the US release of Final Fantasy VI (rebranded as ) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I’m going to go ahead and say it. I regard Final Fantasy VI as my favorite game of all time. The reasons are numerous. The characters, the themes, the setting, more »