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RocketJump-Ification: Slouch Against The Machine

“It is fateful and ironic how the lie we need in order to live dooms us to a life that is never really ours.” — Ernest Becker Yesterday I broke down and ventured outside my door to buy a new pair of shoes, an experience I wasn’t looking forward to, but was rendered mandatory by more »

Important Importables Review: The Luigi Nendoroid is too photogenic

Good news, Nintendo fanboys and girls! The Luigi Nendoroid is here. You can find him in many places online, like Crunchyroll and , and he’s glorious. I’ve been collecting Nendoroids for almost a year now and I can honestly say that with one $40 purchase, he’s become one of my favorite figures. It isn’t because more »

I’m a big fan of The Sims 4 gallery

When it comes to player created content in The Sims, I used to be one of those players who only went for original items created by players. I didn’t want to visit the official exchanges to get Sims or homes made by other people with pieces included in the base game, because I figured it more »

Nobuo Uematsu’s Pre-Final Fantasy Music was Rad as Heck

We all love Nobuo Uematsu, famed composer at Square Enix,  for his work on the Final Fantasy franchise. But before the longstanding franchise was even launched, Nobuo was working in a music shop and working part time composing for Square where he wrote dozens of pieces for the company. One title he worked on was more »

Don’t Want Smash Bros. Breaking Your 3DS? Buy a “New 3DS”

  Dear Big N, My little, red Nintendo 3DS was a gift and I am sentimentally attached to it. I’m also fiercely competitive by nature and happen to really love Smash Bros. Unfortunately, Smash Bros. seems to hate my Nintendo 3DS, and I’m really not having a good time taking sides. Every single smash attack more »

Everyone wins if Square Enix helps Steam become a JRPG destination

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XIII to Steam. We all have mixed feelings about this. The other day, Final Fantasy IV also hit Steam. We have less mixed feelings, with a touch of apathy because that freakin’ game is on like, everything. But that’s not all. Trails in the Sky debuted on Steam recently, more »

Developers, lift the level caps and let us be free!

When you play any game with RPG elements, and you run into this whether you’re fiddling with Borderlands stat trees online or slamming smack into the level cap in , you hit the single most boring mechanic ever: The level cap. And it’s time to peel off those caps and let us be free.

Casual Friday casual game update for September 19, 2014

Hi everyone, and welcome to the biweekly casual game update. Since casual games are trickling out at a slower pace nowadays, we’re gonna go ahead and update you twice a month about what titles are out there to enjoy. Makes the whole affair more interesting. Instead of seeing only 4 or 5 casual games, you more »

Here’s Your September 19, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

This week’s indie game bundle has exploded. It’s huge. How huge? There are 31 indie game bundles available this week. It’s incredible. If you can’t find something for yourself in this update, you aren’t looking hard enough. I know I picked up the Groupees Shiny Loot 7 bundle myself. See for yourself how great this more »

Alternate Skyrim start? My pleasure!

Have you ever wondered what it might be like if you could start Skyrim at a different point than “sentenced to death for unknown crimes”? Maybe you wanted to start in Rorikstead as Erik the Slayer’s childhood friend? Perhaps you wanted to start shipwrecked on an island somewhere? There’s a mod for that. It’s called more »

The TGS 2014 Silent Hills trailer doesn’t excite me like I wish it would

Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m not huge in the horror genre. The first time I played Silent Hill, I was a little too young to really appreciate it, and kept being annoyed that it wasn’t Resident Evil. I was more prepared to enjoy Silent Hill 2, and did so immensely. But we more »

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Stop forcing FFXIII on us, Square Enix

We’ve made up our minds about Final Fantasy XIII. It’s been four years since FFXIII, two since FFXIII-2, and we saw Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII earlier this year. Admittedly, the installments did get better as the trilogy went on, but that doesn’t change one, important thing. People already know about the FFXIII trilogy. We’ve more »