You Must Build a Boat Review: Wet, wild fun

You Must Build a Boat Price: $4.99 System(s): PC (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): EightyEightGames (EightyEightGames) ESRB Rating: N/A Match-3 games tend to be a guilty pleasure. The problem is, it’s difficult to find one that really stands apart. Distinctive endeavors are difficult to find, given how more »

Pokemon Shuffle headed from 3DS to Android, iOS

Everyone’s favorite Pokemon-based, matching addition is going to get a larger audience. It turns out Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have decided Genius Sonority’s Pokemon Shuffle is ready for the big time. Not that it wasn’t “big” on the 3DS. Millions of people are playing it on Nintendo’s handheld after all. But the companies feel more »

A Threes Pebble clone has appeared

Threes is an absolutely fantastic puzzle game. It’s honestly one of the best apps you can put on your Android or iOS device. And now, the Threes Pebble clone puts it on your wrist. Now, this is of course an unauthorized port. The official version of Threes, from Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend and Sirvo, is more »

E3 2015: Hands-on demos at Nintendo’s Best Buy Access event

Ever since it was announced at last year’s E3 Digital Direct, I’ve only really kept Super Mario Maker (formerly Mario Maker) in the back of my mind. As novel as it seemed, the idea of making my own Mario levels never really grabbed me, probably because I never played any of the New Super Mario more »

You must watch us play You Must Build a Boat

Some match-3 games are great. I know they get a bad rap, but there are some gems out there. EightyEight Games’ 10000000 was one of them, and it looks like the follow up, You Must Build a Boat has that same kind of bite. Players go on an adventure, crossing an ocean, while simultaneously building more »

Nihilumbra Review: Oh, the places you’ll go

Nihilumbra teaches us that the world is a mysterious place, and the more you’re out in it—the more colors you discover and control—the more rewarding (and fun) it’s going to be.

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure keeping the 3DS healthy in June

Remember how Nintendo brought Dr. Mario back in December 2013, with a Wii U installment called Dr. Luigi? It had new block shapes, touch controls and was generally delightful. During Japan’s Nintendo Direct this weekend, the company launched Dr. Mario Gyakuten! Tokkouyaku & Saikin Bokumetsu on the 3DS eShop immediately after the presentation ended. To more »

Massive mod Portal Stories: Mel releases June 25

Nearly four years in the making, Portal Stories: Mel, a staggering user-made mod for Portal 2 is nearing release. The mod will release worldwide June 25, 2015 via Steam, completely free of charge. The development team hopes to release Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Dutch and English versions. Of course, we can bet on the more »

Here’s the Chicago-area Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifier

It’s May 30, 2015, and that means one thing for anyone who has ever loved Nintendo. Today is the one chance everyone near one of the eight Best Buys with Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifying matches decides if its worth attempting to enter and be the champ. As I live near the Schaumburg, Illinois location, more »

Pokemon Shuffle update makes the game better, adds Shaymin

Pokemon Shuffle has been quite a thing for Nintendo. Yes, the free-to-play game has issues, but it’s also been downloaded over four million times and people are enjoying it. Now, it may grow even bigger, as a massive update has been released that should improve everyone’s experience. The best changes make Pokemon Shuffle stronger. There more »

Whispering Willows, Back to Bed and Velocibox are PlayStation bound

Guess who’s going to have some surprises for PS3, PS4 and Vita owners at E3 2015? Loot Interactive, that’s who! The company is going to help Sony with its indie charge by bringing three existing games to the consoles and handhelds. Back to Bed, Velocibox and Whispering Willows are getting new homes. These games represent more »

Here’s another chance to get Mega Lucario in Pokemon Shuffle

Mega Lucario is back in Pokemon Shuffle! Certain Mega Stones can only be acquired via special events in the 3DS free-to-play game. If you want Lucarionite, you have to earn it by being the master of a certain special stage. Back in March 2015, people had their first chance to see if they could be more »