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Madden NFL 15 Countdown: Time for a Maddenoliday

Tomorrow will be the unofficial but real “Maddenoliday,” in which a few gamers will come down with a bad case of ” Madden-itis.” Symptoms including waiting in line at midnight launches, scoping out YouTube videos for gameplay footage and of course, calling in sick to work. We don’t have hard numbers on how many players more »

FTL: Advanced Edition is my favorite transit game

When I first got FTL, I played it almost non-stop. It’s a great game and is just random enough to be fresh every time, just standardized enough to be a familiar experience. It’s something that not many games manage. I loved the game so much, I even wrote a short story that amounted to FTL more »

This is what a Disney Pokemon looks like

We need to talk, Emolga, because I saw you this weekend and you looked like this. When you should really be looking . So I just had to find out if there was… oh, I see. You’re a Disney Pokemon Emolga. People may think it strange, but bootleg Pokemon plush exist. Some distributors and vendors more »

I still bought Alice in the Heart

You all know how I feel about the Alice in the Heart translation. It’s abysmal. Quinrose should have gone above and beyond to make their English debut perfect, and instead it’s a heart-wrenching mess. I still bought it. I expected far better from Alice in the Heart and Quinrose. Especially since Yen Press Seven Seas more »

Hackers’ PlayStation Network DDOS attacks hurting gamers, not Sony

PS3, PS4, and Vita owners experienced a bit of trouble yesterday, due to hackers deciding to “enlighten” us with PlayStation Network DDoS attacks. Lizard Squad took credit, claiming this was a move to end corporate greed by showing how “incompetent” Sony was for allowing it to happen. Because apparently, Lizard Squad feels the PlayStation Plus more »

Intimate, Infinite: Gamifying Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges is the rare author that’s treasured by academics and mystics alike, his brilliance so radiant and his chosen subjects so diverse they transcend culture and dogma to become something immortal. Attempting to summarize the breadth and depth of Borges’ various obsessions is a fool’s errand, but the following will have to suffice: more »

Natural Doctrine Preview: Thought Provoking

I was in awe of Natural Doctrine at E3 2014. I wasn’t actually able to play it, and spent the press session watching a more knowledgeable NIS America employee repeatedly attempt to meet what appeared to be rather demanding victory conditions in an intimidating battle. Yet despite the difficult battle going on before me at more »

Virtuix Omni might be the future of VR

It’s obviously no secret that I’m a fan of virtual reality. It stems from my ongoing love affair with anime like .Hack and Sword Art Online. I dream for the days when we can be fully immersed in video games. Hopefully that immersion doesn’t end badly like it did in .Hack or SAO, but that’s more »

Madden NFL 15 Countdown: First impressions

Thanks to EA Access, I have been able to play about six hours of Madden NFL 15 before its release date. The time limit’s a different column, although I will say I’ve never played a trial with such a sense of urgency. Wait 26 secs to find a head-to-head match! I don’t have time for more »

Important Importables: Snow Miku Nendoroid Magical Snow Ver.

As promised, here’s another Important Importables in a timely fashion! I’m getting good at this! This installment is all about the incredibly lovely, 2014 Snow Miku Nendoroid. It was going to be a long review of the figure, with lots of detailed pictures, but something happened. This post happened. Here’s how it all went. I more »

Tangram Attack: Don’t become complacent

Earlier this month, I mentioned that Tangram Attack for the is more of a stylus skill trainer than a game about tangrams. This is still true, but now that I’ve had the game for a little longer I have noticed something else incredibly important. It is very easy to underestimate the difficulty of this game. more »

5 Simpsons games to play during the FXX marathon

When you try to think of good licensed games, The Simpsons aren’t really the property that floats to the top of your head. Hell, there are probably at least half a dozen games based on some facet of the Simpsons you haven’t even heard of. The rabbit hole for such a huge cash cow runs more »