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 »

This week on the PlayStation Store, June 17, 2014

The PlayStation Store is all about the PS3 this week with more downloadable games for it between the PS4 and Vita combined. Sony has certainly kept its word when the company claimed it would continue to support the PS3 for years to come. Releases PS4 The only game out this week is ($59.99). Step into more »

Croixleur Sigma review: A Short and Sweet, Hack and Slash

Croixleur Sigma Price: $7.99 System(s): PC Release Date: April 30th, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nyu Media (souvenir circ.) ESRB Rating: N/A It’s rare that a foreign indie, like Croixleur Sigma, comes overseas. Even with the rise of digital distribution and one-man teams from across the ocean have a tough time shining in the international spotlight. Luckily, more »

Retro Game Crunch Review: Get your turbos out, boys!

Retro Game Crunch Price: $14.99 System(s): PC, Mac Release Date: March 4th, 2014 Developer: Retro Game Crunch ESRB Rating: N/A Another child of the great wave of indie game jams, Retro Game Crunch was conceived as Super Clew Land during the 24th Ludum Dare game jam. In those 72 hours, the team built up a more »