Spotify sounds good on PS3s and PS4s today

People with PS3s and PS4s are getting access to a little something special today. Spotify’s made friends with Sony. This means that PlayStation Music now has a Spotify app for anyone with either console to enjoy. It’s an exclusive deal, for the moment, and people will even be able to link it up with iOS more »

You’ll be playing Halo 5: Guardians four days before Halloween

Microsoft and 343 Industries announced over the weekend the release date for the next installment in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians. The sci-fi first-person shooter will release on October 27, 2015 exclusively for Xbox One, just four days before Halloween. In Halo 5: Guardians , the story is split between two protagonist, crowd favorite Master Chief and Spartan Locke. For that more »

Last call for Club Nintendo Coin redemption

Last call, Nintendo fans. Well, almost last call. One of the big Club Nintendo dates is fast approaching. As we all know, the company is shutting down the rewards program in favor of some as-of-yet mystery service. The first “date” was January 1, 2015, as no products or games released past then provided Coins. The more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Volcanic Drake, Drakonid Crusher, and Nefarian examined

We’re now 17 cards into Blizzard’s reveal of Blackrock Mountain, the 31-card Hearthstone adventure due out April 2. Yet we’re only just now getting another look at some proper dragons, after Hungry Dragon’s appearance in the initial unveiling and Dragonkin Sorcerer’s curious display.   The latest Dragons are a diverse bunch, supporting both aggressive and control play styles. more »

Pillars of Eternity reminds me of Ultima in all the best ways

I don’t have a great track record with isometric RPGs. I always think I like them, but then when I actually play them, I end up not liking them. I’m sure it’s me and not them, because this is even true of some of the gold standard isometric RPGs. The last one I played at more »

European Pokemon players can get Shiny Charizards

People in Europe are going to get something special starting April 3, 2015. Shiny Charizard codes are being doled out until April 19, 2015. It’s kind of a big deal, because Charizard is generally awesome. All someone has to do is go into the store, get a code from an employee, start your game, choose more »

PSA: Bloodborne glitch is game-breaking

It only took three days after its North America Launch, but a game-breaking Bloodborne glitch has surfaced. The glitch halts player progress a third of the way, and already developer From Software and Sony are developing a patch. The Bloodborne glitch involves a mandatory item called the Lunarium Key not appearing following a boss fight. more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, March 24, 2015

  This week’s PlayStation Store update is all about that Bloodborne. There’s also some Borderlands and a pre-order from that God of War III remaster nobody wants, but that’s beside the point. FROM Software is at it again, and everyone loves it. If you don’t care about having a disc, you’re gonna want to boot up the PlayStation more »

Xbox One April update adds includes voice messages and party chat fixes

New Xbox One features are currently available to preview members, while the rest of us will see them next month. Voice messaging was conspicuously absent as we transitioned from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. Soon that feature will be here. Players will also be able to message from Xbox 360 to and vice versa. Party more »

Game of Thrones Episode 3: Sword in the Darkness review: Bland, but necessary

Game of Thrones Episode 3: Sword in the Darkness Price: $4.99 ( with the season pass) System(s): PS4 (Also available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.) Release Date: March 24, 2015) Publisher (Developer): Telltale Games (Telltale Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Strong Language, and Intense Violence You expect more »

Feast your eyes on Disney Infinity 2.0’s Falcon

All of the Avengers can finally assemble in Disney Infinity 2.0. I guess he had some things to take care of, maybe he was roosting, but that doesn’t matter. Falcon is here now and we’re glad of it. The group is complete and ready to be enjoyed. Besides, we can forgive a little tardiness when more »

Story of Seasons preview diary 3: Finding a routine

One of the most important things about any Bokujou Monogatari/Harvest Moon games is getting settled into a routine. It’s the key to success. Fortunately, my earliest experiences with Story of Seasons have shown that it’s easy to develop a comfortable rhythm with this installment. Within 3 days, I had a Story of Seasons pattern that more »