Pottermore keeps Harry Potter relevant

I joined the Harry Potter-centric website Pottermore way back when it first started in 2012. At the time, the book series was long since finished, and the movies were coming to an end. I knew that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be opening up, but getting there from the frozen Minnesota tundra more »

Bandai Namco is making the Pixels mobile game

Don’t take this article as an announcement. See it as a warning. That Adam Sandler Pixels movie looks like bad news. Watching the trailer is capable of inducing full body cringes. With that in mind, I regret to inform you that there will also be a Pixels mobile game, because that’s what happens now. Any more »

Former Microsoft President Don Mattrick out at Zynga

After a $226 million loss in his second year at the helm, Don Mattrick and Zynga have agreed to part ways. The publisher announced that he’s leaving today, Zynga founder Mark Pincus replacing him at least in the short term. Pincus will take only $1 in annual salary. It has had several costly failures recently, more »

Compete for Blastoise’s Mega Stone in Pokemon Shuffle

Head to your 3DS, because it’s time a few more rounds of your favorite free-to-play game. I’m writing, of course, about Pokemon Shuffle. Don’t roll your eyes – we all know it’s our dirty little secret. Playing it hurts so good. Especially since there is another competition event. Remember that Lucarionite event last month? Nintendo more »


Fans of Zynga’s Art With Friends hoping to save the app

It’s another mass shutdown for several Zynga apps, including former juggernauts CastleVille and CityVille. Zynga is transitioning from Facebook-based games to mobile titles, and plans to release six to ten of them in 2015.One of the apps shuttered is Art With Friends, which officially closed April 1. We’re past that date, and current users are reporting varying more »

Dr Jump rips off Mr Jump and Dexter’s Laboratory

Have some cherished childhood memories of a favorite cartoon? Sorry, but I have to bring this up and maybe make you cringe. Sometimes, I like to browse the New Releases charts on Google Play to see what kinds of weird Android apps are doing well. I was doing so last night, when memories of Dexter’s more »

New Mii Plaza DLC arrives this month

Mii Plaza, the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass software center, will receive new content on April 16, 2015. The three new items were revealed during the April 1, 2015 Nintendo Direct announcement as purchasable DLC. Similar to the update that added four additional games in July, 2013, the new content will introduce two more games as well more »

Pokemon Shuffle your way to a Rayquaza

Another Pokemon Shuffle event is upon us. It seems these Legendaries can’t keep out of our games. Starting today, Rayquaza has invaded our games. To lend this promotion the appropriate gravitas, it even has a flashy name. Prepare yourself for Rayquaza’s Ascension. Rayquaza’s Ascension is a fairly typical, Special Stage. A player has 30 turns more »

Cities: Skylines Review: I played how many hours?!

Cities: Skylines Price: $29.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 10, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Paradox Interactive (Colossal Order Ltd.) ESRB Rating: Not Rated By now, you’ve probably heard about Cities: Skylines. After all, it’s all over the Internet. You’ve probably heard the rants about SimCity being the death of a genre, and Cities: Skylines revitalizing it. more »

Keldeo and new daily Pokemon come to Pokemon Shuffle

Missed getting a Lucarionite or battling Kyogre and Mew in Pokemon Shuffle? Don’t let it get you down. I missed out on Lucario’s Mega Stone and Kyogre too. These things happen in free-to-play games. Fortunately, as soon as one event ends, another begins. Which is exactly what has happened in Pokemon Shuffle. There are two more »


Doctor Who: Legacy gets an 8-bit addition

Doctor Who: Legacy, one of many mobile, orb swapping game phenomenons, is heading towards two million downloads. While this is already exciting news, if you can believe it, there’s more. Anyone who is anyone probably already knows, but the reboot of Doctor Who on television is reaching it’s tenth birthday. You heard that right folks, more »

Cinderella Free Fall shows Disney’s always ready to match-3 up

Cinderella is one of the biggest movies right now. It made over $132.5 million with it’s debut this past Friday, making it an unquestionable success for Disney. (Though, one has to wonder how much of that money came from people who went to see the Frozen Fever short.) Of course the company wants to capitalize more »