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Girls Mode 3 is welcoming to players of all ages

Nintendo and syn Sophia’s Style Savvy/Girls Mode series have always been great because they aren’t only about giving players an outlet for playing dress-up. The games are more welcoming, with shop simulations that involve strategy, problem management, and wise business decisions that make them more welcoming for players of all genders and ages. Now, after more »

Splatoon’s Squid Jump should be on the 3DS

Splatoon does a little something special to help people pass the time while they wait for every online multiplayer match. Or, if they’re roaming around town and need to kill a few minutes. It’s in these extra moments that someone can spend their time playing a little Squid Jump. It’s a charming, easy to play, more »

Please don’t compare Nom Nom Galaxy to Terraria

When a game becomes successful, developers, publishers and PR will go out of their way to name drop that title when promoting other titles in the hopes the popularity of one will rub off on another. This has happened with titles like Minecraft, XCOM, Final Fantasy and Call of Duty. And now, it has happened more »

‘Retro Freak’ console is a classic gamer’s dream

Retro consoles that play NES and SNES games are pretty cool. Cyber Gadget’s Retro Freak Console will play those, Mega Drive/Genesis cartridges, Game Boy/Game Boy/ Color/Advance,  and even Supergraphx cartridges.  All in all, it plays carts from 11 different consoles. That’s right, it goes to eleven. The Retro Freak comes in two parts, the console more »

Watch a war of the words in Last Word

Do you know what game I just can’t get over? Twelve Tiles’ Last Word. It’s this fantastic investigative adventure with RPG elements that I keep coming back to. Even though I’ve mastered the game, with a 98% completion rate, it continues to pull me in. I’ve come to the conclusion that the brilliant battle system more »

KFC turns Colonel Sanders’ bio into an Atari style game

Kentucky Fried Chicken is bringing the Colonel back with a huge ad campaign, and has hired Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond to portray him in commercials.  As part of the promotional blitz, it has released a retro-style game called Colonel Quest. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the jobs KFC swears Colonel Harland Sanders during the jobs more »

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E3 2015 Prediction: We’ll probably see Metroid

Metroid is probably my favorite game franchise of all time. I’ve enjoyed nearly every entry and the long absence of the series after Metroid: Other M is something I struggle to endure on a daily basis. Every year I hope for a new Metroid, only to be disappointed. That being said, I think this year more »

BlazBlue: Battle Cards makes fighting a matter of cards

I’ve got some fabulous news for all the BlazBlue fans out there in the world. The franchise is now on iPads thanks to the new game, BlazBlue: Battle Cards! It released on May 14th, 2015, and is currently only available for the iPad 2 or better. Maybe somewhere down the line we’ll see the game move more »

Ingredients of Shovel Knight: cooking experiment

Hello, everyone, and welcome to my cooking show. I’ve just had the pleasure of playing through the recent Vita release of Shovel Knight, and I found it to be a savory, wholesome experience. It was evident that a lot of hard work went into this dish, and it featured several hints of familiar ingredients from more »

Kickstarter doesn’t sour spiritual successors

I know I’m not the first person to notice the rising amount of spiritual successor games on Kickstarter. Mighty no. 9 was the first of these successful projects, earning over $4 million when its contribution period ended in late 2013. Yooka-Laylee blasted through its goal in less than an hour, and more recently Bloodstained cleared more »

Sailor Moon cast reminisces at ACEN 2015

She is the one, Sailor Moon. Or, rather, in the case of Anime Central 2015’s press interview session with part of the cast of the Sailor Moon redub and Sailor Moon Crystal, they are five strong, capable women who are voicing iconic characters that have made a lasting impact on multiple generations of anime fans. more »

Richard Epcar talks anime and games at ACEN 2015

Richard Epcar talks anime and games at ACEN 2015 Despite having voiced over 400 characters, this marked the first appearance of Richard Epcar at Anime Central, one of the Midwest’s largest anime conventions. If you’ve played a video game, watched an anime, or even grown up with cartoons, odds are you’ve heard Epcar before, whether more »