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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 »

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Mash it out

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Price: $11.99 System(s): PC (Also on 360 and Vita) Release Date: January 23, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Degica (5pb/Mages) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes The world needs more arcade-style beat ‘em ups. Straight up. There’s just something about dashing down some grungy city streets, by yourself or especially more »

The Sun and Moon Preview: This game really wants me to hurl (update)

Playing The Sun and Moon makes me feel physically ill. I’m not being hyperbolic; this isn’t one of those “ugh this game is so bad it makes me wanna puke” things. I mean, I don’t think the game is very interesting, but I don’t get that upset when I don’t like a game. About fifty levels more »

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Review: Pac it Up

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Price: System(s): PlayStation 3 (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360) Release Date: October 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bandai Namco Games (Monkey Bar Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, the sequel to the video game of the cartoon of the video game, more »

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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 »

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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 »