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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Preview: No Loss of fidelity

You can’t imagine how hard it is to do a preview of a Vita port of a game. Especially when it’s a game like Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, a game you just previewed at E3 2014. So insead of retreading things I already discussed last month, or dare risk this sounding like a review, more »

Indie Game Maker Contest’s 10 Best Games

Created by RPG Maker and Humble Bundle, the Indie Game Maker Contest is a competition that pits indie game against indie game. Cash prizes are up for grabs so developers and individuals alike have put their creative hats on, and submitted their best ideas. The “People’s Choice” winner is decided by how many votes a more »

Destiny Beta Impressions: Through the Borderlands, darkly

It’s impossible for me not to compare Destiny to Borderlands. There are countless similarities, from the numbers you see when enemies bleed health to the shape of the icon surrounding the pickups they drop. The Ghost robot that guides you around is not unlike a more serious version of Claptrap. The whole affair feels like more »

Lenna’s Inception Preview: Oh those Archangels

Such a beautiful day out: sunny, warm, gentle breeze. Perfect weather to leave the front door open in the classroom. Class is almost over, the kids, as usual, have been simply great. One of those days where you really feel like you’re making a difference in the world, making children’s lives just a little bit more »

Video Game Critic Simulator is good for a few laughs

My parents raised me to realize that sometimes you really need to just laugh at yourself. Sometimes making others happy at your expense is as good for you as it is for them. There’s a reason I always say “Hump Day!” at least once every Wednesday. I don’t care if people laugh at me, at more »

Black The Fall Preview: Shadowy men on a shadowy planet

Black The Fall is a forthcoming black and white game where players wander a ruined landscape populated by sadistic machinery and zombies. In spite of being a 2D side scroller Black The Fall isn’t a platformer, but a kind of survival horror game with some light puzzle elements. The game doesn’t provide you with speed more »

Hand of Fate Preview: A RPG and cards combo

I love card games. From the simplest ones, like Go Fish, to Sequence, to collector cards like Yu-Gi-Oh!, I have always enjoyed them. They’re great to play with other people, or if you’re a loner you can always play good, ol’ reliable Solitaire. Well, Defiant Development’s new game, Hand of Fate, takes a love of more »

Secret Ponchos preview: A spaghetti western deathmatch

Iconic western movies peppered my childhood with romantic visions of the outlaw lifestyle, and yet, the genre is severely underrepresented in video games. and are the only two that immediately come to mind. The same thought must have crossed the minds of developers at Switchblade Moneys, and they remedied that by adding another game to more »

E3 2014 Preview: I Hunted Bugs in Flyhunter Origins

I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked at Sony’s booth at E3 2014. When a show is only 3 days long, with oodles of games on display, and various meetings to attend, things are bound to be overlooked. However, one thing I didn’t want to miss was Flyhunter Origins, more »

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers Preview: Bigger and Better

While it is the fate of many games to be played for a while and then forgotten, Magic: The Gathering (MTG) is no such game. The ultimate, genre-spawning, collectible card game, there are millions of players that have been faithfully playing (and buying cards!) for years. The electronic version of the card game, Duels of the Planeswalkers (Duels) gets an update every year, and has come a long way from early versions of the game. I recently had the pleasure of a hands-on demo with Wizards of the Coast reps, eager to show off the new features.

E3 2014 Preview: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Gives Newcomers a Chance

It’s funny, but I’ve gotten to a point where when I attend E3, I expect to see a Phoenix Wright game at Capcom’s booth. It happened last year, with Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and while I hoped this year’s installment would be Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, I wasn’t too disappointed to more »

E3 2014 Preview: Journeying through Elympios in Tales of Xillia 2

Sequels in the Tales series aren’t exactly commonplace. Tales of Symphonia was followed up by Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World and Tales of Destiny by Tales of Destiny 2, but each story tends to stand on its own, even if we wished there was some sort of follow up to detail what more »