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The Spatials Review: Approachable sim for hours of fun

The Spatials Price: $12.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Weird and Wry (Weird and Wry) ESRB Rating: Everyone I haven’t exactly kept it a secret that I’m not very good at simulations, and yet, I was super excited when The Spatials landed in my lap. Fires burn at lower temperatures in space, so the chances of more »

Important Importables: Let’s visit the Marl Kingdom

One of the greatest shames in gaming is that Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure never got its proper due. The first installment in NIS’ Marl Kingdom series, the premise was poised to be a perfect, campy hit. A young girl with a fairy friend uses an army of dolls she’s magically able to communicate with to more »

How many Skyrim questlines can I finish before starting the game?

I’ve mentioned before the Alternate Start mod for Skyrim. If you don’t feel like going back to read the article, the gist of it is this. It’s a mod that allows you to start in a different location than the standard “you’re a prisoner going to be executed in Helgen” start. Instead, you wake up more »

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Omega Quintet Reactions: Can we drop that creepy breathing thing?

I’ve been spending a lot of time this month with Idea Factory and Compile Heart’s new PS4 RPG, Omega Quintet. The first game I ever played from Compile Heart was one of the Agarest War sequels. I remember very little about it, other than it being pretty boring, but one thing stood out – the breathing. Ugh, more »

Starbound’s ship-based pets aren’t too important yet

Starbound received a rather large update this month that does some things. Good things, on the whole, but also some that are rather, well, there. Adding the Ark as a location from the transportation gate is one. I don’t want to get into it, but basically it allows you to visit a temple, see some more »

Affordable Space Adventures is a great touch screen reminder

When you start playing Affordable Space Adventures, your ship’s systems are largely down and you gradually put them back to use. You also do that with your Wii U’s GamePad. You’ll dust off the screen — when was the last time you touched that? — and start to get reacquainted with that interface you’ve owned for more »

Omega Quintet’s always asking you to download movie files (update)

When you download a 13.5GB PS4 game, there are certain expectations. Once Omega Quintet was on my system, I thought that was that. I had the game, it was all installed, and I was ready to go. Except I obviously wasn’t, because I kept seeing this screen. In case for some reason you can’t see more »

Shades of Madoka in Omega Quintet

It isn’t uncommon for iconic characters to influence other creations. Especially within the realm of magical girl series. Without Princess Knight, we would have never seen series like Sailor Moon and Magic Knight Rayearth, and eventually even magical girl games like Hyperdimension Neptunia and Omega Quintet. Commonalities are bound to exist. However, with Omega Quintet, more »

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5 3DS games you should have played in April

April 2015 has been a good month for video games. In particular, it’s a fantastic month for the 3DS. A number of great 3DS games have been released, and they’re all titles you want to either have on your radar immediately, or save to some sort of wishlist to ensure you don’t miss out. I more »

Omega Quintet Preview: Verse Maiden magical girls

The darkness invades. Monsters consume. Only one thing can hold them back, and that’s the power of song. Sound a bit off? Well, logic doesn’t matter much in the world of video games. Omega Quintet doesn’t have to make sense. It just has to offer fanservice and hours of entertainment. Giving the heroines a plausible more »

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter Defense of the Ancients 2 is a game with quite a fanbase. It’s done quite well for itself, garnered multiple positive reviews, and people are all about those multiplayer experiences. Which means it isn’t surprising to see a DOTA 2 mod or two come more »

Yahtzee with Buddies lets you pay to win

Oh mobile games, leave it to you to ruin any any board game we’ve loved since childhood. If you at ever point in your life ever enjoyed Yahtzee, then you aren’t going to want to see what Scopely did with Yahtzee with Buddies. I’ll give you a hint. You can pay to cheat your way more »