Fashion comes first in Splatoon

Splatoon is a very hip sort of game. The Inklings’ equipment is both pretty and practical. Which only makes sense. Otherwise, it would prove quite difficult to discern one character from the other, aside from weapons. Fashion should matter. Fortunately, Nintendo handled it in such a way that someone isn’t locked into a specific outfit 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 »

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 »

Iconic puzzle game ‘Myst’ headed to Hulu

Look, many video game to movie or TV projects are born bad. There’s little story beyond the kidnapping of a princess, or a martial arts tournament. But an adaptation of could go almost anywhere, and potentially be a fascinating ride. Hulu seems to be in agreement. Deadline reports that Hulu has landed  the rights to more »

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is becoming a PSOne classic

An ESRB rating for PlayStation gem The Misadventures of Tron Bonne  has surfaced. A rating for a 15-year old game is usually a giveaway that said game is about to be reborn as a PSOne classic. The cult favorite released April 30, 2000 and such a big anniversary is another clue. The Mega Man Legends prequel focused on more »

Avengers: Age of Ultron made me play Captain America and the Avengers all day

Yesterday, I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. I have a number of opinions on the movie, but since this isn’t a movie review site, I won’t go into details. I will say that I enjoyed the movie and had a lot of fun with it. So much fun, in fact, that I wanted 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 »


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 »

Bad games are better with friends

Ever hear the adage, “Misery loves company?” Well, it’s true. Especially when it comes to bad games. We’ve all experienced terrible titles. They’re unavoidable. And, with the line of work people like myself are in, sometimes we stumble across some real stinkers. There’s only one thing that makes these moments bearable, and that’s knowing we more »