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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Review: Born Premature

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Price: $39.99 System(s): PS3 Release Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Aksys Games (French Bread) ESRB Rating: Rated “Teen” for Language, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes, and Violence If the folks at Arc System Works and Aksys Games aren’t careful, they’re going to get type-cast. The two names most closely associated with more »

Taunt Your Friends On the Go with the Mortal Kombat Toasty Button

I’m not sure how to make good use of it but Reddit user, Buck_Rider, has made a webpage dedicated to the famous “Toasty” guy from Mortal Kombat. Perhaps it can be hyperlinked in threads containing mega sick burns. Perhaps it’ll just be another rewarding page that comes up when you visit theuselessweb.com. Regardless of practicality, more »

Check fools into the Hall of Pain in latest WWE 2K15 DLC

In the newest WWE 2K15 DLC, somebody gonna their ass kicked.. somebody gonna get their wig split. That’s right, the “World’s Strongest Man”  Mark Henry is the star of the latest WWE 2K15 Showcase Mode storyline. He’s one of the longest tenured WWE superstars, lasting from his Attitude Era persona as Sexual Chocolate to his more »

Apotheon Review: The Phoenix

Apotheon Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4, PC Release Date: February 3, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Alientrap (Alientrap) ESRB Rating: Rated “Teen” for Blood, Mild Language, Violence Here’s my best guess as to what “Apotheon” means, according to some cursory, Google-facilitated research. “Apotheosis” means a human being elevated to the status of a god, like the mythical hero more »

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5 classic “Nintendo” characters who need to be Amiibo

This whole Amiibo thing is getting more and more out of control. Eventually, all the Smash Bros. waves are going to be released, and the question at that point will be: what next? Obviously, we know concurrent waves, such as the mostly double-dipping Super Mario set, are a thing. But, the way these things are more »

2015 Valentine’s Day Console Gift Guide

As you probably saw a few days ago, we’re doing the usual “recommend gaming gifts for Valentine’s Day” thing. It’s a big day for people in relationships and, depending on how long you’ve been together, a game or system could be a good show of devotion. Getting an actual console might be a bit much. more »

3DS Super Smash Bros. updates to accommodate Amiibos February 10

Nintendo has revealed another 3DS game update is nigh! Which only makes sense. The New 3DS XL is going to need support for Amiibos, so people can finally start using the NFC figures with Super Smash Bros. Of course a new update is going to be out on February 10, 2015, ahead of the updated more »

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Apex 2015: Twitch Saves Smash Bros. Tourney

It all started with a fire alarm. Around 9:00 yesterday morning, the fire alarm at the Clarion Empire Hotel went off. The New Jersey hotel was hosting Apex 2015, an annual Super Smash Bros. tournament that’s organized by a crew of east coast gamers called “Team Apex.” No smoke was reported, and the first round of more »

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax beats the odds

Dengeki Bunko is a Japanese publisher of light novels, many of which are popular and spawned anime series you may have heard of. However, you might not be familiar with “light novels.” A quick comparison would be the “young adult” section of a bookstore, but even that doesn’t quite match up. Think manga without 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 »

WWE Immortals hopes to cash on mobile fighting game trend

WWE has long thought it could squeeze more than one annual video game out of its global popularity. Its console offerings including WWE All-Stars and WWE Legends of Wrestlemania didn’t catch on like they hoped. For the record, I loved  and it was one of the saddest days of my gaming life when that server more »

Guilty Gear Xrd’s story mode is ArcSys’ logical next step

Ever since BlazBlue, Arc System Works (ArcSys) has been doing intriguing work with story modes in its fighting games. Hell, even going back to the earlier Guilty Gear titles, you could see the seeds of some pretty hardcore (albeit ridiculous) world-building being planted, within the restraints of the usual arcade mode. In Guilty Gear Xrd, more »