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Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! Review: The minimum maximum

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! Price: $39.99 System(s): PS3, Vita Release Date: September 23, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Aksys Games (Examu) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes and Violence The Arcana Heart series has a bit of a troubled history. The all-female, anime-style fighter (developed by Examu and published by Arc System more »

I adore half of Skyrim’s civil war quest line

Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of Skyrim‘s entire civil war quest line – only half. Let me explain. For those of you who’ve never played Skyrim, or who haven’t done the Civil War quest line, it’s a fairly straight forward quest. Whichever side you pick sends you on a mission in each of the holds, more »

Rituals Preview: A Story within a story

Rituals is a demo release from developer Oleomingus that offers players a brief taste of a fantasy world set in a radically reimagined vision of colonial India. The demo takes place entirely in the house of a deceased English colonial, yet the storytelling techniques Rituals employs are so expansive that by the time it ends more »

Heaven help us, here’s Clicker Heroes

Great. This is just great. Lucas had to go and tell me about Clicker Heroes, and now I’m here telling you about it too. And initially you’ll be curious, maybe even happy, to hear about this browser-based timesink. Then, you’ll realize that Clicker Heroes is essentially a fancier, RPG version of Cookie Clicker. You’ll recoil more »

Hack ‘N’ Slash Review: Hack the world

Hack ‘N’ Slash Price:$19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: September 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Double Fine Productions (Double Fine) ESRB Rating: N/A Hack ‘N’ Slash is one of the results of the Amnesia Fortnight game jam that Double Fine held back in 2012, and is also probably the most interesting. The entire premise is unlike any more »

Holy cow – The Evil Within has ridiculous requirements

The Evil Within is a hotly anticipated game , and many of us can’t wait to play it. However, before you do that, you might want to sit down and clear out some space, because boy howdy, this game wants your entire hard drive.

PlayStation Home shutting down March 31, 2015

The end is nigh. People who loved the Sony equivalent of Second Life are, well, probably going to have to move on to Second Life. PlayStation Home now has an expiration date. The news of PlayStation Home’s impending demise isn’t surprising. While it was an open, welcoming community, Sony never really seemed to figure out more »

Amazon listing leaks Super Smash Bros bundle

We have an Amazon leak! Unfortunately, it isn’t doing something awesome like unveiling a game we didn’t know was on the way or telling us a release date. No, all it’s showing is that Nintendo intends to sell a Super Smash Bros Bundle for Wii U owners who favor a more classic control scheme. How more »

Meet Tomodachi Life’s most delicate, precious flower

If there’s one thing Tomodachi Life is known for, it’s spitting out abominations. Have you had any characters hook up in your game yet? I assure you, the kids that get popped out as a result can be horrifying. Usually, I ship off the ones that are less-than-desirable to travel the world, but there’s one 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 »

My Skyrim daughter’s bunny now resides in Sovengarde

It’s with a heavy heart that I come to inform you that my Skyrim daughter’s bunny is no more. This doesn’t make me happy to report, mind you. I’m not telling you because I think it’s a great comedic thing, talking about a dead bunny rabbit. It was my daughter’s pet, and it died a more »

Domestic Dog Review: For your Atari dog simulation needs

Domestic Dog Price: $2.99 System(s): PC Release Date: October 2014 Publisher (Developer): Surreal Distractions (Surreal Distractions) ESRB Rating:N/A – Appropriate for all ages. I have a hard time believing I typed the title that I typed, and yet, here we are. I am reviewing a game that is an Atari 2600 style domestic dog simulator. more »