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I don’t get Dragon Age Origins’ combat

Recently, because it was available for free, I got a hold of Dragon Age Origins. I’d heard it was an incredibly good RPG, and that well may be true. Certainly, it seems to have all the interesting parts that a good RPG should have. It has interesting stories, solid character creation, and you get to more »

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review: A Little Taste of Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Price: System(s): PC (also available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) Release Date: December 18, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Konami (Kojima Productions) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Violence, and Strong Language Games like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes remind me of when I was a kid. I more »

Here’s Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

Guild Wars 2 first released in 2012, and now, almost two and half years later, it is finally getting its first expansion. Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns takes place in Maguuma, and adds a lot of new aspects to the game. Not only are there new places to explore, like brand new open world more »

The Simpsons Minecraft merger happens February 2015

Remember back in April 2014, when The Simpsons Minecraft opening was a big deal? Well, you’re going to start hearing those two names mentioned in conjunction again. Our favorite, yellow family is getting into the voxel realm again. This time, it’s with a The Simpsons Minecraft skin pack. Yes, by the end of next month, more »

Japan gets Bloodborne PS4s

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Bloodborne in Japan, From Software has announced a limited edition PS4 that features laser engraved artwork for the game. Sure, it’s just a logo of the game, but that may be enough to force the hands of hardcore fans of the series. In addition to the console, which is more »

Animal Crossing: New Leaf getting Japanese DLC

Get out your copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You have a chance to get some DLC that never appeared here! We’re getting something special, because Nintendo is going to release the Japanese bonus items in North America! Beginning February 1, 2015, the bonus items will be given away once a week, for two weeks, more »

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Review – A Perfectly Servicable Time Waster

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Price: $19.99 System(s): PSP/PS Vita Release Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher (Developer): XSEED (Nihon Falcom) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence, Blood, Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, Mild Language, and Use of Tobacco As you might have guessed by the fact that I write under the name “Elf Princess”, I’m a huge fan more »

The Evil Within is incredibly cheap on Steam this weekend

This weekend, Steam users will be able to purchase Shinji Mikami’s newest horror game, The Evil Within, for 66% off its usual price. Or, in simpler terms, $20.40. Or, in practical terms, two packs of cigarettes in the state of New York. Or, I guess you could even consider it to be equivalent to 10 more »

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation Review: Sisterly Love

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation Price: System(s): PlayStation Vita Release Date: January 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Idea Factory (Compile Heart) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, and Suggestive Themes Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation comes to the PlayStation Vita as a remake of the PlayStation 3 original. One of my colleagues has more »

Punch-Out!! on Wii U is great, with one exception

When Nintendo announced digital Wii games on the Wii U eShop, I was pretty excited. Mostly because Punch-Out!!, one of the Wii’s low-key greats, was on its way for a great price. Next Level Games has done great work every time it had a Nintendo property to play with, and Punch-Out!! is no exception. The more »

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Review: Time Has Been Cruel to the King

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Price: $9.99 (currently fee with PlayStation Plus) System(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Release Date: March 20, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Abstraction Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Crude Humor. Like most teenagers in 1996, Duke Nukem 3D was a more »

Our game could be your life: Open-world games need to cut it out

Why bother playing a video game? That’s a very basic and more than slightly patronizing question, but one that nevertheless begs to be asked as video games seek to annex ever more colossal volumes of our lives. I’m not talking about the Candy Crushes and Threeses of the world, which constantly beckon us to distraction more »