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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 »

Starbound’s ship-based pets aren’t too important yet

Starbound received a rather large update this month that does some things. Good things, on the whole, but also some that are rather, well, there. Adding the Ark as a location from the transportation gate is one. I don’t want to get into it, but basically it allows you to visit a temple, see some more »

Affordable Space Adventures is a great touch screen reminder

When you start playing Affordable Space Adventures, your ship’s systems are largely down and you gradually put them back to use. You also do that with your Wii U’s GamePad. You’ll dust off the screen — when was the last time you touched that? — and start to get reacquainted with that interface you’ve owned for more »

Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter looks like Marvel Puzzle Quest

I know, all these match-3 games look alike, right? But I’m being 100% honest with you here when I say Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter seems pretty darn similar to Marvel Puzzle Quest. I’m pretty confident about that assertion, despite Capcom and Beeline’s puzzle game not being officially released until June 2015. The initial screenshots don’t lie. more »

April 2015 Starbound update adds so many useful features

Starbound updates tend to be something of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you know Chucklefish is making the game better. On the other, it means having to go through and wait for all of your favorite mods to update so you can go back to playing the way “you” want to. In the more »

Affordable Space Adventures Review: Deep space three

Affordable Space Adventures Price: $19.99 System(s): Wii U Release Date: April 9, 2015 Publisher (Developer): KnapNok Games (KnapNok Games/Nifflas’ Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence Remember the ideas you had when you first learned of the Wii U and its new GamePad controls? There were so many possible ways to use them, but more »

You want the premium version of the Hakuoki Android and iOS game

Big news for iOS and Android gamers who happen to be looking for love. One of the biggest names in localized otome games, that is dating sims for women, has come to your mobile devices. Hakuoki is here, and people can romance some supernaturally enhanced versions of Japan’s Shinsengumi. The story of Hakuoki is a more »

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5 3DS games you should have played in April

April 2015 has been a good month for video games. In particular, it’s a fantastic month for the 3DS. A number of great 3DS games have been released, and they’re all titles you want to either have on your radar immediately, or save to some sort of wishlist to ensure you don’t miss out. I more »

Don’t forget to grab Groudon in Pokemon Shuffle

Nintendo is really doing a good job of making sure people have a reason to come back to Pokemon Shuffle every week. I mean, what better way to ensure loyalty than special events to acquire new Legendary Pokemon. Lord knows the series has enough of them to keep running promotions for at least a year. more »

Orbtime is the Drop7 Pebble clone you didn’t know you needed

Did you know that people do some pretty amazing things with Pebbles? Like you’ll see games and apps on there that you wouldn’t normally expect to see on a smartwatch. One of which is a remarkably competant Drop7 clone by the name of Orbtime. Keep an eye open, because that name is going to have more »

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Pottermore keeps Harry Potter relevant

I joined the Harry Potter-centric website Pottermore way back when it first started in 2012. At the time, the book series was long since finished, and the movies were coming to an end. I knew that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be opening up, but getting there from the frozen Minnesota tundra more »

The Royal Trap prioritizes intrigue over romance

If a game has dating sim elements, that doesn’t mean it only has to be about abruptly stumbling into true love. Sometimes, the more realistic visual novels are more interesting. Which is exactly what Hanako Games’ The Royal Trap is. It’s an otome game, which means a major element is helping a character fall in more »