Wolf in White Van is the perfect novel for gamers

I know you may not be the reading type, but let’s imagine you absolutely have to read a book. Maybe you’re young and have a book report due, for example. What are your options? Well, you could pick a classic and write your report from a summary online, but that’s boring and the teacher will more »


This year, carve a styrofoam gaming pumpkin

Halloween is a mess. I mean that literally, as anyone who has ever carved a pumpkin knows the affair is quite an ordeal. So this year, make your gaming pumpkin a styrofoam one. Yes, styrofoam pumpkins are a thing and can be carved. I first saw the styrofoam pumpkins at Walmart earlier this month, but more »

Skylanders Trap Team has the best characters

Skylanders is one of those series that constantly amazes. Not because of the sales figures or that each year Activision manages to put out a new iteraction, like Skylanders Trap Team, that looks too good to resist. No, the real reason it’s so impressive is that each round of Skylanders manages to be better than more »

Don’t forget about Titanfall K’Nex

You’ll never guess what I saw in Books-A-Million the other day – the Titanfall K’Nex. The sets were announced earlier this year at the 2014 Toy Fair, but I honestly, conveniently forgot about them. That kind of thing happens when a product is announced without a solid release window, sometimes. But, there they were – more »

NYCC 2014: Here’s The Walking Dead’s Clementine

I’m sure you’re all still hyped and buzzing about the premiere of season 5 of The Walking Dead. We’ve been waiting so long, after all, and all those cliffhangers made that wait unbearable. Well, allow a little good news from the 2014 New York Comic Con make it even better. McFarlene Toys is working on more »

PlayStation Experience celebrates 20 years of gaming

The PlayStation brand is turning 20 soon, and Sony is throwing a hell of a party to celebrate. On December 6-7 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the PlayStation Experience is a huge event celebration all things PlayStation. Oh, and this isn’t a press or business event. This is a big, awesome, public thing. Anyone can more »

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be my Mom’s birthday gift

Whew! Thank you, Natsume! You’ve really saved me a lot of time spent shopping and pondering with that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley release announcement. I mean really, you did me a service. See, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming out on November 4, 2014. Recently, I finally got my mom into the Harvest more »

More, better, Minecraft Lego sets are coming

I don’t know about you, but here in the Mystical Glade there are two things we love dearly. Legos, and Minecraft. And now there’s two great tastes, together! Do you see those Minecraft Lego sets?! One of those is a set of The End, which is so freaking terrifying that I’ve never actually been to more »


Watch Letterman for Hatsune Miku (Update)

Oh man, something monumental is happening tonight. Remember how Hatsune Miku was the opening act for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP tour, and how her Project Diva came to the US in 2013? That was only the beginning. Ahead of the November 18, 2014 release of and the Miku Expo performances in Los Angeles and New York, more »

Grant Kirkhope put hours of Banjo-Kazooie music on Bandcamp

Grant Kirkhope is a cool guy. I met him once, briefly. He’s been to MAGfest a few times and I was there for his first panel there. I got a picture with him (one I refuse to show as at the time I was a goofy young nerd and dressed the part accordingly), and told more »

Diggin’ in the Carts is a deep dive into Japanese video game music

If you’ve ever been interested in the history of Japanese video game music, Diggin’ in the Carts by the Red Bull Music Academy is a must see documentary. With five episodes already available, and a sixth and final episode to be released on Thursday, October 9, Diggin’ in the Carts is director Nick Dwyer’s comprehensive look more »

18 Amiibos available by December 2014

About an hour ago, I let you all know that Super Smash Bros Wii U will be released on November 21, 2014. That’s also the day Nintendo’s first 12 Amiibos will appear. However, there’s even more good news to be shared. That is, we’ll have 18 Amiibos to play with before 2014 ends. The first more »