Candy Crush Soda Saga is the new Candy Crush Saga

Didn’t get enough virtual cavities from Candy Crush Saga? Well now there’s Candy Crush Soda Saga to give you even more of that sugar rush you crave. From here on out, I’m just going to call it Soda Crush. Because no one in the world is going to say Candy Crush Soda Saga every time more »


Galloping Ghost unveils expansion

If you’re a child of the 80′s like me, one of your treasured memories is playing arcade games. Even in the small, southern town where I grew up, I could always depend on the local Stop and Go having two arcade cabinets where I could enjoy games like Captain Commando and Street Fighter 2. The more »

Chicago’s getting Level 257 in 2015

Get ready to visit the place to be in the Chicagoland area. Come 2015, Level 257 will be all the rage. Yes, Level 257, as in a video game level. Namco Entertainment is going to be opening up an eatery and entertainment center just outside the Windy City, and we’ll all be better for it. more »

There’s still hope for Pokken Tournament

Well that was anticlimactic. The “electrifying” Pokemon game announcement was a real letdown, wasn’t it? I mean, finally finding out what Pokken Tournament is great, but knowing it’s an arcade game doesn’t help those of us outside of Japan much. Look at the state of arcades in other countries? Since I’m in Chicago, I’m more more »

Watch Goldfish fight for Street Fighter II Turbo supremacy

Do you want to see the pinnacle of human achievement? Of course you do! I direct your attention to “Fish Plays Street Fighter” on Twitch, in which two fish are duking it out, mano a mano, in Street Fighter II Turbo. No, really, it’s the greatest thing ever. First, some mad genius decided to use more »

5 games you need to buy during the PSN Anime Sale

Sales are great, especially on silly things you’d never buy at full price. Things like, oh, I don’t know… anime games! Sony knows what’s up, and has a ton of anime-based or, I guess, anime-esque games on sale for some awesome prices. If you’re a PS Plus member, you get even better prices. Some of more »

Collectems: Pokemon for realists?

So I recently discovered Collectems, an RPG being created by The Layabouts. It’s painful easy to say “Pokemon” when you see and read about Collectems. Hell, even the creators admit they are heavily influenced by . Just looking at the images and listening to the music that have been released for the game, everything screams more »

Pinball FX 2 comes to the Xbox One… with a big drawback

Pinball FX 2 is probably the most popular pinball game on consoles. Well, admittedly, that’s not an area with a lot of competition, but people really love digital pinball and in fact will buy table after table. So the game coming to Xbox One is great news for pinball fanatics… or would be, if there more »

SQUIDS Odyssey Review: Tentacles and Funny Hats

SQUIDS Odyssey Price: $14.99 System(s): 3DS (Also available for Wii U) Release Date: July 3, 2014 Publisher (Developer): The Game Bakers (The Game Bakers) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence SQUIDS Odyssey is the jam-packed, handheld debut of The Game Bakers’ up and coming franchise based on a ragtag group of cephalopods who wear funny hats and more »

4 Games That Need a Steam Greenlight Upvote

As we all know, Steam Greenlight is constantly pushing out approvals for some of the coolest up and coming indie titles. While some are admittedly obscure, there can be some really great, hidden gems ferreted away in the queue. Here are four of my favorites and, I think if you’d read about them, they’d earn more »

Pixel Boy Review: Colors, Sounds and Mobs, Oh My!

Pixel Boy Price: $9.99 Systems: PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: May 30, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Giant Box Games ESRB Rating: Everyone Pixel Boy is described by Giant Box Games, its developer, as an arcade dungeon crawler. I feel that this is a highly accurate description of the game. Right from the beginning you’re in your more »


Blue Estate Review: Booze, Broads, Bullets and Boring

Title: Blue Estate Price: $19.99 System(s): PS4 (Also on Xbox One and PC) Release Date: June 24, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Focus home Interactive (HeSaw Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, crude humor, drug reference, partial nudity, sexual themes and violence Blue Estate hits a lot of marks that make it noticeable, despite its relative non-presence. First more »