Enjoy that P.T. Silent Hills demo on while you can

Time for a public service announcement for all horror game fans. The P.T. playable demo for Silent Hills, the ninth Silent Hill game, is going to go away forever on April 29, 2015. Time to schedule some time to scare yourself silly. The P.T. demo for the future PS4 exclusive came out on August 12, more »

Tower Slash is your new free-to-play vice

There is a new iOS game you absolutely have to try. Trust me on this. Tower Slash is going to make your week. The free-to-play action game from Joao Costa launched on iTunes last week and it is going to rock your world and make you feel amazing when you succeed. When you fail, not more »

Chip’s Challenge 2 is real, and coming to Steam

Yes, that’s right. Chip’s Challenge is finally getting a sequel. Why did it take so long you ask? Well, Chip’s Challenge creator Chuck Sommerville took two years developing the sequel, and in that time someone else bought the trademark for the name. The new owners wanted him to pay for the game’s publication out of more »

Omega Quintet Review: False idols

Omega Quintet Price: System(s): PS4 Release Date: April 28, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Idea Factory International (Compile Heart) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, and Use of Alcohol When I heard about Omega Quintet, there were expectations. It seemed to present itself as the sort of game that blended the worlds more »

We won’t get Nikki’s Travel Quiz, and that’s okay

We like to tell you all about great imports around here, but sometimes it makes sense for a game to stay in Japan. Nikki’s Travel Quiz is one of them: there’s no reason you should play it if you don’t know Japanese. We did anyway, of course, and there’s one thing about it that transcends language barriers: more »

Joe Danger Review: Flipping out on Ouyas

Joe Danger Price: $3.99 System(s): Ouya (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: April 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Hello Games (Hello Games) ESRB Rating: N/A Is there a better premise for a stunt-based, motorcycle platformer than following a sharp dressed, magnetic stunt man? Obviously, the answer is no. Joe Danger is the best way more »

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 »

Best Buy has the Majora’s Mask New 3DS XLs again

Majora’s Mask New 3DS XLs back in stock at Best Buy Did you want one of those super sweet, Majora’s Mask New 3DS XLs? You know, be all cool like me? You can get one, and perhaps even be as awesome. Best Buy has the systems back in stock at it’s website. Surprise! This is more »

An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see 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 »

2K and ESL’s Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament begins Sunday

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K are partnering with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to bring the 4v1 shooter Evolve into the competitive scene. The publisher today revealed the title’s Proving Grounds Tournament, a three-month global affair with more than $100,000 in cash and other prizes on offer. The Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament is open to North more »

Telltale Games and Marvel are teaming up

Sometimes, when it’s late and I’m still awake, I look into the night sky and I ponder deep, meaningful questions. Who was the second gunman on the grassy knoll? How much wood could a woodchuck indeed chuck, were that woodchuck able to chuck wood? Is Frozen the best Disney Princess movie of all time (yes, more »