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I hate this Slowpoke Paradise Fishing game’s music

I’ve had it with Slowpokes. I take back what I said Mega Slowbro being the best. Because clearly, too much Slowpoke love has led Nintendo to creating unspeakable things. Like this strange reggae Slowpoke song. That, my friends, is just creepy. It was created to promote this new, Japanese, Slowpoke Paradise Fishing game online. Which more »

I still bought Alice in the Heart

You all know how I feel about the Alice in the Heart translation. It’s abysmal. Quinrose should have gone above and beyond to make their English debut perfect, and instead it’s a heart-wrenching mess. I still bought it. I expected far better from Alice in the Heart and Quinrose. Especially since Yen Press Seven Seas more »

Hackers’ PlayStation Network DDOS attacks hurting gamers, not Sony

PS3, PS4, and Vita owners experienced a bit of trouble yesterday, due to hackers deciding to “enlighten” us with PlayStation Network DDoS attacks. Lizard Squad took credit, claiming this was a move to end corporate greed by showing how “incompetent” Sony was for allowing it to happen. Because apparently, Lizard Squad feels the PlayStation Plus more »

Intimate, Infinite: Gamifying Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges is the rare author that’s treasured by academics and mystics alike, his brilliance so radiant and his chosen subjects so diverse they transcend culture and dogma to become something immortal. Attempting to summarize the breadth and depth of Borges’ various obsessions is a fool’s errand, but the following will have to suffice: more »

Natural Doctrine Preview: Thought Provoking

I was in awe of Natural Doctrine at E3 2014. I wasn’t actually able to play it, and spent the press session watching a more knowledgeable NIS America employee repeatedly attempt to meet what appeared to be rather demanding victory conditions in an intimidating battle. Yet despite the difficult battle going on before me at more »

Virtuix Omni might be the future of VR

It’s obviously no secret that I’m a fan of virtual reality. It stems from my ongoing love affair with anime like .Hack and Sword Art Online. I dream for the days when we can be fully immersed in video games. Hopefully that immersion doesn’t end badly like it did in .Hack or SAO, but that’s more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Review: Back into the Game

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): NIS America (Compile Heart) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes Hyperdimension Neptunia ! Compile Heart and Idea Factory’s Hyperdimension Neptunia JRPGs have been around for a while on the PS3, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 is more »

Madden NFL 15 Countdown: First impressions

Thanks to EA Access, I have been able to play about six hours of Madden NFL 15 before its release date. The time limit’s a different column, although I will say I’ve never played a trial with such a sense of urgency. Wait 26 secs to find a head-to-head match! I don’t have time for more »

Tangram Attack: Don’t become complacent

Earlier this month, I mentioned that Tangram Attack for the is more of a stylus skill trainer than a game about tangrams. This is still true, but now that I’ve had the game for a little longer I have noticed something else incredibly important. It is very easy to underestimate the difficulty of this game. more »

Magnetic by Nature Review: The Ouya’s Super Meat Boy

Title: Magnetic by Nature Price: $8 System(s): Ouya (Also available on PC) Release Date: August 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Team TripleSlash (Team TripleSlash) ESRB Rating: N/A It’s a good thing I’m using the new Ouya controller, because my old controller would have shattered into plastic shards had I used it to play Magnetic by Nature. more »

PS4 Minecraft failed certification

Bad news for people who aren’t content to only enjoy and experience Minecraft on their PCs, , , and . It’s looking like the PS4, Xbox One, and Vita versions might not make their August 2014 release window. While the fates of the Xbox One and Vita versions of Minecraft are still in the ether, more »

Kickstarter for Hard West promises XCOM style strategy in the weird west

There is a metric ton of projects on Kickstarter, so we’re selective in the ones we bring you. Hard West is a concept from CreativeForge games, a team including people who worked on games such as Dead Island and Call of Juarez. They describe it as combat in an overworld inspired by Heroes of Might more »