2014 Gaming Memories: Getting defensive in Madden NFL 15

Defense wins championships, but a lot of Madden NFL players have confessed to not caring that much about it. That was understandable in Madden NFL 25. Even elite defenses in that game looked like the 2014 New Orleans Saints. EA’s task this year was to make defense fun to play, and I’m happy to report more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia PC ports incoming

Despite a rocky start, the Hyperdimension Neptunia series has grown into one of which Idea Factory can be proud. Is it laden with fanservice? Sure. However, it’s also filled with clever dialogue, wonderful inside jokes, easter eggs related to gaming culture. Not to mention, recent entries resurrect that awesome, Xenosaga-inspired battle system. The only downside more »

5 Steam Holiday Sale 2014 games to buy: Day 5

As Christmas creeps closer, the Steam Holiday Sale finds more ways to delight people who have been eagerly anticipating cheap games. I’m of the belief that day 4 of the Steam Holiday Sale has been the best so far, but today’s offerings aren’t too bad either. Here are the Steam Holiday Sale picks for December more »

Bandai Namco’s actually localizing J-Stars Victory VS+

Back on the DS, two of the best games were Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars. They were incredible, Super Smash Bros-style mashups featuring characters from tons of Shonen Jump series. It never got localized, due to licensing issues, but the J-Stars Victory VS+ spiritual successor will! Even though it undoubtedly had to be more »

Amiibos cards could prove disappointing

Shigeru Miyamoto recently revealed that Amiibos that are gone can never really be forgotten. He stated that Nintendo has the option to “rerelease” discontinued figures in card-form. Even if someone missed out on someone like Marth, the Villager, or the Wii Fit Trainer, they could have the option to get the benefits said characters would more »

Transistor had the best soundtrack of 2014

It’s getting to be that time of year. Lists are being compiled as people pore over the games they’ve seen and played in 2014, hoping to cobble together a collection of the best titles released. It’s a time consuming ritual, but often an entertaining one. Especially with the fights and debates it can whip up, more »

5 Steam Holiday Sale 2014 games to buy: Day 4

Bust open that wallet, because the Steam Holiday Sale is starting to get good. We’re seeing games like Alien: Isolation, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, and Never Alone get discounts. The big guns are coming out, and odds are you’ll definitely open your wallet at least once today. Should your fingers get itchy, click through more »

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN Review: Hellaciously Good

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign Price: System(s): PS4 (also available on PS3) Release Date: December 16, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Aksys Games (Arc System Works) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, language, suggestive themes, use of tobacco, and violence Guilty Gear Xrd Sign just might be one of the hardest reviews I’ve ever done. As a fighting game more »

5 Steam Holiday Sale 2014 games to buy: Day 3

Day 3 of the Steam Holiday Sale is here and yes, it’s still going strong. Today’s deals aren’t as striking as what we’ve seen so far. The ones I’m going to recommend aren’t big name, AAA titles. They’re mostly indies, but those can surprise you with their quality and depth. If you only grab one more »

Fluster Cluck Review: Worst PS4 Game of 2014

Title: Fluster Cluck Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4 Release Date: October 21, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Loot Entertainment (Loot Entertainment) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence Imagine a nightmarish game of Mario Party where every turn, for 20 turns, the game forces the same banal mini-game upon you. Now, imagine that game thematically revolves around chickens and more »

Fairune is a deconstruction of RPGs

It was $2.99. It’s difficult to resist a game at that price. Especially since it only cost a little more than a 3DS theme. For that price, Fairune was mine. It looked aesthetically pleasing and for $3, it’s difficult to complain about a simple timesink. Though, more can be ascribed to Fairune. It is a more »

Toys R Us cancelling Lucario Amiibo pre-orders

At the rate things are going, Amiibos are going to amount to a new currency for gamers. Especially if other stores start pulling a Toys R Us. I’m talking about today’s Lucario Amiibo fiasco. Things are afoot, there are issues with orders, and nobody’s happy. The Lucario Amiibo is a Toys R Us exclusive. As more »