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The case of the disappearing Pokemon demo codes

Everybody’s excited, because the arrival of something amazing is upon us. For the first time ever, a Pokemon demo is being distributed prior to an installment’s release. Instead of just going into either or blind, they’re going to be able to try the games first. In theory, that is. A number of these Pokemon demo more »

Ship the kids off to Camp Pokemon

Now, when I say you should send your kids off to Camp Pokemon, I meant virtually. There’s no “real” Camp Pokemon. (Yet.) No, there’s only an iOS app designed to give kids something to do and lure them into the Pokemon world. (Because we’ve got to get them started young!) While Camp Pokemon‘s title may more »

4 Games to play during the Extra Life 24 hour marathon

Extra Life game day will soon be upon us. The epic gaming marathon fundraiser hosts an official game day every year so that participants can play their way through their marathon with friends. In some cases, Extra Lifers hold events on game day to create an even greater sense of community. Certain gaming venues even more »

Play Fat Princess: Piece of Cake to get a free PS3 game

Get ready to take advantage of an opportunity to get a free game by playing a free game. Sony has just brought it’s Fat Princess series to mobile devices with Fat Princess: Piece of Cake. It’s a free-to-play, Candy Crush Saga kind of game. The reason you have to download and play it right now more »

Fantasy Life passwords have already been leaked

It’s times like these that I’m thankful for everyone online, especially people who take the time to get on Reddit and GameFaqs. It’s because of industrious people online that people will have tons of Fantasy Life passwords available . That means all kinds of cool content for characters immediately available to enjoy. Let me explain. more »

Get the PS4 and Vita bundle for $500

Earlier this year, Sony released a $559.99 PS4 and Vita bundle. It was the ideal opportunity for any Sony fan who had missed out on the next gen console and handheld, and wanted to remedy their situation by grabbing both in one fell swoop. It shined briefly, in June and July, then faded from view. more »

Google Nexus Player is another microconsole we don’t want

I like the idea of Android microconsoles. I have an Ouya that I play at least once a week, and I love its portability, the ease with which I can sideload apps, and the different gaming experiences I have on it as opposed to my PS4 and Wii U. Despite that love, I know how more »

Android convergence continues with Google Nexus Player

The idea of “convergence” is a funny thing, given how often companies have gotten it wrong. When the idea was popularized back in the ‘90s, everyone assumed that all entertainment and information functions would naturally “converge” on the television, at that time the center of any media-consuming household. After all, people already watched live programming, more »

Here’s Your October 17, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

Need something to do this weekend? Well, there are 25 indie game bundles available at the moment. Some are old, most are new, and there’s a good chance you’ll find something to enjoy. Maybe you can even pick up something for a friend. GamerTell’s Best Indie Game Bundle Picks: Humble Mozilla Bundle (Windows, Mac, Linux, more »

Nintendo eShop Update for October 16, 2014

I hope you have a bit of free time right now, because this week’s update is really substantial. There are only three games, but there are six new games. It’s a big week. There are also just as many eShop sales as there are new games. Here’s a tidy list of what’s discounted for 3DS more »

Yes, the PSN is down

Bad news everyone. If you tried to get online with your PS3, PS4 or Vita, you won’t. You will find the PSN is down. It’s an official outage. Everyone panic. Or, you know, be mature about it and enjoy an offline game. Sony officially announced that the PSN is down about an hour ago on more »

Super Smash Bros. Diary: I can win using only Bowsers specials

With most Super Smash Bros. characters, success requires a variety of moves. You have to know when to use neutral, smash, and special attacks, as well as when to dodge, shield, or go for that Final Smash. It’s a delicate dance. You’ll only be the best if you know the right reaction to any situation. more »