Windward Review: Fresh breeze with a dash of pirates

Windward Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Tasharen Entertainment Inc. (Tasharen Entertainment Inc. ) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for mild violence There’s something bizarrely romantic about the notion of sailing the seven seas the old fashioned way: in a wooden ship with giant sails. The chances of me ever getting to traverse the ocean in more »

Indie smash Terraria getting a giant free patch in June

It has been four years since launched, and Re-Logic is still cranking out large updates. Another one is on the way June 30. It will add new items, new enemies and a new “expert” difficulty level. Among the many new features that will be available are: Mac & Linux support. A new “Lunar” event and more »

Whispering Willows, Back to Bed and Velocibox are PlayStation bound

Guess who’s going to have some surprises for PS3, PS4 and Vita owners at E3 2015? Loot Interactive, that’s who! The company is going to help Sony with its indie charge by bringing three existing games to the consoles and handhelds. Back to Bed, Velocibox and Whispering Willows are getting new homes. These games represent more »

Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »

Two Sword Art Online games are coming to PS4

JRPGs have come back in force this console generation. Not one to miss the proverbial train, Bandai Namco today (May 27, 2015) announced two Sword Art Online games: Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song. The former, a PS4 re-release of the Vita game, will be available digitally via PlayStation Network in Europe, more »

Resident Evil Zero getting the HD Remaster treatment

If you’ve been reading my articles, you may have some idea about how much I love the old school Resident Evil games. It’s not that I don’t enjoy Resident Evil 4, or the other, newer, third person shooters. It’s just that I grew up playing the first three Resident Evil games, and so those are more »

The Witcher 3’s downside is no Cyberpunk 2077 for the next few years

The Witcher 3 is great. At least, I assume it’s great. I haven’t played it or anything, but everyone tells me it’s great, and I have no reason to question them. I’m truly happy for CD Projekt, what with how much money they’re making. And naturally, that means they’re going to be focusing on The more »

Splatoon Review: Stuck on squids

Splatoon Price: $59.99 System(s): Wii U Release Date: May 29, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nintendo) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence I didn’t care about Splatoon at E3 2014. I saw colleagues line up to play the game and rave about their time flinging ink. Despite it being a rare release for a console more »

Nintendo shows how other amiibo work in Yoshi’s Woolly World

It’s a shame Nintendo’s European branch has to be the one providing us with most of the Yoshi’s Woolly World details, but sometimes things happen that way. At least we’re learning what’s out there and exists. I mean, I think we’re all better for having known exactly how non-Yoshi amiibo will work with the game. more »

Kickstarter Roundup: Light Fall, Guardians of the Forest and Umbra

Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained have stolen the show when it comes to Kickstarter projects. Talented developers splintered off from the big names they worked for to dabble in genres that are rare nowadays. However, I think it’s not fair to give these games so much focus when other, smaller projects are turning to Kickstarter to crowdsource more »

Pac-Man 256 brings you all the fun of Pac-Man and Crossy Road

Do you like Pac-Man? Of course you do. Everyone likes Pac-Man, at least, everyone with a soul. Do you like Crossy Road? I actually have no opinion on that Android and iOS game, because I’ve never played it. I’m sure it’s great, though, since it’s a take on Frogger. In any case, Hipster Whale, creator more »

E3 2015 Prediction: We’ll see Gravity Rush PS4 and Gravity Rush 2

I’ve never been very good at wishing, so I’ve had trouble coming up with a pipe dream to add to the towering stack of E3 2015 predictions. It’s never been my kind of game, this “How many of our naive dreams will publishers destroy this year?” In my experience, it’s best to consider every game The more »