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Girls Mode 3 makes me miss Style Savvy Trendsetters’ men

Nintendo’s Style Savvy/Girls Mode series has always been rather unique, in that they’re welcoming to players of all gender. The shop simulation and customer service elements transcend boundaries, making dress-up fun for all. Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code continues that trend, but I feel as though the series has taken a step backward by excluding more »

Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »

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XCOM 2 is coming, and we know when

Talk of an XCOM sequel has been circulating for quite some time, and why not? Since 2K relaunched the series in 2012 as , the sci-fi mash-up of tactical strategy and first-person shooter games has greatly built upon its fan base by seeing releases for PCs, iOS and Android devices, and consoles. Computer and consoles also got  in 2013, more »

Square Enix trademarks “Bravely Second” in Europe

Square Enix turned heads with Bravely Default, and fans have been pining for its sequel, Bravely Second, ever since. Bravely Second released in Japan in April 2015, and according to a new European trademark bearing the sequel’s name, Square Enix is gearing up to localize it. File “Bravely Second,” or 014174361, at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal more »

Two Sword Art Online games are coming to PS4

JRPGs have come back in force this console generation. Not one to miss the proverbial train, Bandai Namco today (May 27, 2015) announced two Sword Art Online games: Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song. The former, a PS4 re-release of the Vita game, will be available digitally via PlayStation Network in Europe, more »

Super Mega Baseball headed to Xbox One and Steam

Xbox 360 and Xbox One baseball buffs, your long national nightmare is over. You and Steam users are getting 2014’s best baseball game, Super Mega Baseball, this summer. Metalhead Software announced the title, previously a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 exclusive, is branching out soon. It will now go by the name Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. New content more »

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What should we expect from the Bloodborne expansion?

The news that thousands of Souls fans have been pining for has finally come: Bloodborne is getting an expansion. A timeline has yet to be revealed, but we can expect to hear more later this year. (Incidentally, Sony’s E3 2015 press conference qualifies as later this year.) Until then, we can take an educated guess as to more »

Resident Evil Zero getting the HD Remaster treatment

If you’ve been reading my articles, you may have some idea about how much I love the old school Resident Evil games. It’s not that I don’t enjoy Resident Evil 4, or the other, newer, third person shooters. It’s just that I grew up playing the first three Resident Evil games, and so those are more »

The Witcher 3’s downside is no Cyberpunk 2077 for the next few years

The Witcher 3 is great. At least, I assume it’s great. I haven’t played it or anything, but everyone tells me it’s great, and I have no reason to question them. I’m truly happy for CD Projekt, what with how much money they’re making. And naturally, that means they’re going to be focusing on The more »

Aksys’ Norn9 is an otome visual novel that may appeal to every gender

Aksys has picked up another otome game! That is, the company is translating and publishing another one of Idea Factory’s visual novels with dating sim elements that’s geared toward women. Introducing Norn9: Var Commons! Norn9: Var Commons is rather unique as far as otome games go. It actually as something of a gender neutral route, more »

Splatoon Review: Stuck on squids

Splatoon Price: $59.99 System(s): Wii U Release Date: May 29, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nintendo) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence I didn’t care about Splatoon at E3 2014. I saw colleagues line up to play the game and rave about their time flinging ink. Despite it being a rare release for a console more »

Fashion comes first in Splatoon

Splatoon is a very hip sort of game. The Inklings’ equipment is both pretty and practical. Which only makes sense. Otherwise, it would prove quite difficult to discern one character from the other, aside from weapons. Fashion should matter. Fortunately, Nintendo handled it in such a way that someone isn’t locked into a specific outfit more »