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Video Games have lost their charm

For all of the advancements in technology, there’s one thing that many current games seem to be missing. It can be hard to place what that is because gaming, much like other forms of entertainment, is completely subjective. What charms me, for example, could be completely different from what charms my next door neighbor. Still, more »

C’mon, Sony, you can admit why you delayed Until Dawn

Until Dawn was rolled out at Gamescom, and it looks like a fun little slice of horror gaming. But observant fans know that this tribute to the slasher movies of the ’80s has been around for quite a while, and that Sony’s being just a wee bit shy about admitting the real reason.

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed isn’t offensive

As a female, video game journalist, I’m also asked if I find certain games that I have to play for work offensive. Friends and family are sometimes shocked by titles I play, with Senran Kagura most recently raising quite a few eyebrows. When Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed came around, people started asking my opinion more »

Mega Slowbro is the best

It’s all over folks. There wasn’t even a contest. When it comes to Pokemon Mega Evolutions, Mega Slowbro just went and blew every other freakishly overpowered Pokemon out of the park. Feel free to go home, because the true king has arrived. Nothing is taking Mega Slowbro down, and I’m not just saying that because more »

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I wish Sierra’s King’s Quest reboot was point-and-click adventure

Sierra is known for its point-and-click adventure games. Think of the genre as the developer and publisher’s lifeblood. Which is why I’m currently heartbroken, because King’s Quest isn’t going to be a point-and-click series any more. The Odd Gentlemen, developer of the reboot, has said it’s just a general adventure game. Did your heart just more »

This is what Shenmue HD would have looked like

Morning, everybody! Let’s start our day out with something pretty. This screenshot above is from a Korean fan’s endeavor to create an HD upgrade of Shenmue. Is that gorgeous or what? The correct answer to the question, by the way, is yes! Unfortunately, this Shenmue HD project is all the work of a fan that more »

Oracle: Know Thyself

Apophenia is the condition of seeing patterns and meaning in data that is, in reality, unstructured and meaningless: it’s seeing shapes in clouds, malicious intent in a passing glance from a stranger, or a someone’s destiny in tea leaves. Humans aren’t the only creatures that misinterpret information, but we’re by far the best at it, more »

Alice in the Heart is a tragedy

Alice in the Hearts is a tragedy Quinrose makes amazing otome games. That is, dating sims for girls. Alice in the Country of Hearts is among their best, so it should have been a triumph when the PSP version was localized and ported to iOS and Android devices as Alice in the Hearts. Alas, instead more »

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WWE SuperCard is bizarre and dangerously addictive

I was confused, at first. Confused, and a little disappointed. I had eagerly awaited the release of WWE SuperCard for the, like, handful of hours between its announcement and launch. Once I booted it up, I was given some random cards to start with and sent on my way. No explanation of the rules or more »

Publishers, stop using Free-to-play as a crutch

Free-to-play games are a dime a dozen. The majority of these games come from three different genres, FPS, MOBA and MMO. A well done freemium game works for everyone involved. Publishers will see a steady income from new purchases, while players stick around for the long haul having a blast. However, publishers are now using more »

Casual Friday Casual Game Update for August 15, 2014

It’s a good day to relax with casual games, isn’t it? I mean, I’d recommend going out and enjoying the weekend weather, since summer will be ending soon, but if you do decide to stay in, there’s a lot to enjoy. Most notably is Edolie, a new RPG from Amaranth Games and Eridani Games. Still, more »

Akiba’s Trip’s Easy Mode is the best

I have a confession to make. When I played the Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed at E3 2014, I sucked. I don’t know if it was because I was just mid-story when I picked the game up, with no goals or ambition other than to just beat up any Synthisters (vampires) I stumbled across, or more »