Fire Emblem Fates will feature same-sex marriage

After the success of Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo’s newest entry in the series – Fire Emblem Fates – looks to take many of the existing features and give them a fresh coat of paint in the new entry. Most notably, the marriage system allows the main character to marry another character of the same gender. more »

That Rare Replay collection is pretty popular

Here’s a surprise that really isn’t. Turns out people really like Rare games. So much so, that Amazon’s announced the Rare Replay collection for the Xbox One is the most pre-ordered E3 2015 game. See, Microsoft? You should have let the developer make more platformers and not-Kinect Sports games! Rare Replay is a compilation of more »

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories looks like a RPG Maker game

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is going to be Natsume’s second original installment in the Harvest Moon series, after The Lost Valley. The company claims to have taken feedback from fans seriously about this, the first Wii U, PC, iOS and Android installment in the series. While at least one of these improvements was evident more »

Cosmonautica Preview: An average space sim

With a fancy name like Cosmonautica, I was expecting something pretty spectacular when I dove into this space trading simulation. The trailer promised a new kind of sim, set in a goofy universe, with some funky accompanying music. Goofy and funky I checked off the list pretty quickly, but it doesn’t seem to be a more »

E3 2015: Fallout Shelter is out now

Unsatisfied with a raft of Fallout 4 details, Bethesda also announced a separate Fallout title during their E3 2015 press conference. Believe it or not, it’s a mobile game: Fallout Shelter, a SIM-like title ostensibly sitting somewhere between FTL: Faster Than Light and Progress Quest. In short, you play a vault overseer, expanding your facility and monitoring your vault dwellers. Here’s more »


E3 2015: XSEED lineup full of JRPGs, bugs and fanservice

Next week is our time, people. It will be all about all of the games. Which means we’re starting to see E3 2015 lineups showcasing all sorts of awesome titles that will begin arriving in 2015 and 2016. But for right now, let’s go over what XSEED has to offer. Hint: they’re all localizations of more »

Don’t Starve PC owners should now have Don’t Starve Together

Klei Entertainment’s Don’t Starve is a great game, and people have been eagerly anticipating every update. After all, this is a developer that’s dedicated to making the game better via DLC and updates. One of which is Don’t Starve Together, which adds multiplayer to the game. While that isn’t ready to leave Early Access yet, more »

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories coming to Wii Us, PCs, and mobile devices

Natsume recently announced its newest addition to the Harvest Moon franchise, and second entry in the series developed and published in-house. This one is called Seeds of Memories, and brings with it a lot of firsts for the series. Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will be the first entry for the Wii U, PC and more »

Splatoon looks good with Style Savvy

Nintendo’s really big on putting free DLC into its games that is reminiscent of other titles. Splatoon is the big game of the moment, so it’s getting cameos in games. Super Smash Bros. is the obvious one, with Mii Fighter costumes that transform the characters into Inklings. Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Mode, the third Style more »


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 »

Fashion shows are gold mines in Girls Mode 3

I’ve been playing Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code recently because, well, I couldn’t wait to see if Nintendo announced Style Savvy 3 at E3 2015. (Anyone who’s a fan of the series surely understands.) The differences from one game to the next are apparent as always, and there’s one that’s exceptionally positive. Participating in fashion more »

Girls Mode 3 is welcoming to players of all ages

Nintendo and syn Sophia’s Style Savvy/Girls Mode series have always been great because they aren’t only about giving players an outlet for playing dress-up. The games are more welcoming, with shop simulations that involve strategy, problem management, and wise business decisions that make them more welcoming for players of all genders and ages. Now, after more »