Cities Skylines reminds me that I suck at sim games

How do I city? I mean, seriously. I’ve read plenty of beginner’s guides relating to Cities Skylines, and I still haven’t figured it out. The glory of Cities Skylines is that it tosses you into the deep end immediately. There are a few tutorials that will pop up when you first encounter a new section more »

Star Wars Battlefront hits Xbox One, PS4, PC holiday 2015

I still struggle to accept the fact that a third Star Wars Battlefront game is even being made. I’d long since filed the idea alongside the rest of the games industry’s pipe dreams. But here we are, with DICE and EA’s take on the franchise gearing up for a holiday 2015 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. more »

Legacy of The Void closed beta coming to StarCraft II March 31

Legacy of The Void will add brand new units, game modes and bring final resolution to the characters in No pressure, right? This third and final addition to the game will enter closed beta March 31. The new Archon Mode is co-op, allowing two players to control a single army. Blizzard is calling it a more »

Show and Tell: A look at Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC)

Philadelphia must die! Graham Russell and Jenni Lada go head-to-head in a map of Sid Meier’s Civilization V, but the Greek and Egyptian people find a shared cause in pushing back against the tyranny of George Washington and his expansionist forces. Sid Meier’s Civilization V was released back in 2010 and has seen numerous expansions, but we take more »

Wil Wheaton is playing Code Name: STEAM later

Doing anything right now? Probably not. It is one of those lazy Fridays, after all. Might as well kick back and spend some virtual time with Wil Wheaton. It’s honestly an option, as he’s playing Code Name: STEAM at at March 13 at 2:30 pm PDT/4:30pm CDT/5:30pm EDT. Why? Because Wil Wheaton is Abe Lincoln. more »

10 tips for the Code Name: STEAM multiplayer

Code Name: STEAM has a robust single-player campaign, but maybe you want to venture into its head-to-head multiplayer arenas? Here are ten things you should know before you jump in, some of which we learned the hard way. Just never bother with A.B.E. battles There are three types of multiplayer skirmishes. The first two, Death more »

Lost Dimension will bring a traitorous RPG to PS3s and Vitas

Atlus has added yet another underdog RPG to their PS3/PS Vita roster. The company will play publisher to developer Furyu’s Lost Dimension, a strategy RPG in which your very teammates are out to get you. It falls to you to sniff out traitors before being stabbed in the back mid-battle, and to do so carefully but decisively, more »

Zynga gets serious with Dawn of Titans

Zynga has released a trailer for Dawn of Titans, a strategy game unlike anything we’ve seen from the publisher before. Its $527 million purchase of Natural Motion, the developer behind Clumsy Ninja,  may be about to pay off in a big way. It hopes Dawn will appeal to both the casual crowd and the player more »

Code Name: STEAM Review: Get into Hot Water

Code Name: STEAM Price: System(s): Nintendo 3DS Release Date: March 13, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Intelligent Systems) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for blood, fantasy violence and mild suggestive themes Intelligent Systems has been making console-style strategy games since well before it was cool. The Fire Emblem and Advance Wars creator fought against the “thinking is bad” more »


Cities Skylines will bring city sims up to date March 10

Cities Skylines, developer Colossal Order’s profoundly modern take on the classic civilization simulation formula, is set to release tomorrow on March 10, 2015. That makes today your last chance to join the horde of early buyers who’ve already pushed the title to the number-one spot on Steam. Indeed, Cities Skylines has, for the time being, more »


Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Review: I Love Mineral Water

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Price: System(s): Playstation 3 (Also on PS Vita) Release Date: March 10, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Aksys Games, Inc. (Aksys Games, Inc.) ESRB Rating: Teen for alcohol reference, blood, mild language, partial nudity, use of tobacco, and violence Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is a rather intimidatingly long video game title, and, unfortunately, the game itself felt just more »

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Perfect for anime fans

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is an atypical visual novel game. Normal ones progress through “chapters” of the story, but this game takes that concept a step further. Not only do you play through different chapters, but they are divided from each other much like an anime episodes. At the beginning of every chapter, the game’s more »