Contest of Champions made me believe in mobile fighting games

My latest addiction is Marvel’s Contest of Champions, a fighting game on iOS and Android.  Wait, wait, don’t run off because I said mobile fighting game. The basics are simple. Tap the screen for a light attack, swipe for a medium, hold on the opponent for a heavy attack which breaks blocks. Holding backward blocks, more »

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN: PS4 vs. PS3

While our review of Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN spends a bit more time in the lab, I’ve taken it upon myself to toss out a few thoughts here and there on the game. Little things, you know? There’s always so much to take in with a new Guilty Gear, and this brand-spanking new entry lays more »

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the last “Storm”

It may be hard to accept the end of Naruto Shippuden. Naruto’s story is over and, come next year, it seems we’ll see the end on our consoles too. Bandai Namco has announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and is making it sound like the final game in this series. Probably, anyway. I mean, more »

Super Smash Bros. Review: Quite a Smash

Super Smash Bros Price: System(s): Wii U Release Date: November 21, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Bandai Namco and Sora Ltd) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes I don’t need to tell you Super Smash Bros is a good game. You already know it is. If you didn’t find out more »

2K Sports banning players for creating Chris Benoit in WWE 2K15

Celebrities may be gifted at things such as acting, singing or in this case, pro wrestling. But away from their chosen profession, they have as many problems as the rest of us. Often, they have even more because everyone is watching them. Chris Benoit is a case of a performer’s fans separating the work they more »

Street Fighter V looks like more than just a Street Fighter IV upgrade

I’ve seen some complaints around the Internet since the new teaser trailer for Street Fighter V hit. A lot of people are a little disappointed. The trailer only contains tiny snippets of game footage, showcasing the new character models and animations for series legends Ryu and Chun-Li, and a gorgeous new stage. As far as more »


Super Smash Bros’ Smash Tour is better than Smash Run

I’ve been playing a smattering of Super Smash Bros on both my 3DS and Wii U. Most of my time was with the 3DS version, since it seemed to favor the solo player and was released earlier, during a less busy gaming month. However, the allure of a new Wii U game and frailty of more »

Make time for Amiibo-only Super Smash Bros matches

Part of the fun of Super Smash Bros on the Wii U is grabbing an Amiibo or two and seeing how they react in a match. Ideally, someone is supposed to train against their NFC figures, then use them in battles against other people. You know, have an AI ally to help you in your more »

Vince McMahon confirms WWE 2K14 panel played part in JR’s departure

WWE CEO stopped by the Stone Cold Steve Austin Podcast to talk all things wrestling – excuse me, sports entertainment. He discussed communication issues with CM Punk, Austin himself and referred to the “incident in Los Angeles.”  That refers to a SummerSlam  WWE 2K14 discussion panel that turned into quite a fiasco. Ric Flair went more »

Technology Tell 2014 PS4 Gift Guide

Let’s be real: you’re probably going to buy a PS4 game during the holiday season. It’s the hottest console of the new generation, and most of the best game deals are for PS4 games. You’ll probably get other stuff too, but those blue bars across the tops of those Blu Ray cases are looking pretty more »

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN Preview: The Hype is Real

After spending some time with the Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN (whew) demo, I’m more sold than I probably already was. If you have a PS4 and PlayStation Plus, get your ass on your TV and download it, ASAP. I don’t even know where to start. It’s gorgeous. It’s air-tight. It’s exciting. It’s even super satisfying more »

Digimon All-Star Rumble Review: Low-Rent Darwinism

Digimon All-Star Rumble Price: System(s): PS3 (360) Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bandai Namco (Prope) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes Over the weekend, I had some friends over for Survivor Series. That’s some wrasslin’, if you don’t know. A couple of them came over early to play Smash Bros., but there more »