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Tower Slash is your new free-to-play vice

There is a new iOS game you absolutely have to try. Trust me on this. Tower Slash is going to make your week. The free-to-play action game from Joao Costa launched on iTunes last week and it is going to rock your world and make you feel amazing when you succeed. When you fail, not more »

Human nature proves we can’t have things like paid Steam Skyrim mods

You might recall as recently as yesterday, Steam announced that it would allow people to sell their mods, and they would start with Skyrim. If anyone had asked me whether or not this was a good idea, I would have told them no, and then followed up with a question asking what could ever make more »

Joe Danger Review: Flipping out on Ouyas

Joe Danger Price: $3.99 System(s): Ouya (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: April 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Hello Games (Hello Games) ESRB Rating: N/A Is there a better premise for a stunt-based, motorcycle platformer than following a sharp dressed, magnetic stunt man? Obviously, the answer is no. Joe Danger is the best way more »

The Catch 22 of paid Steam Workshop mods

On April 23, 2015, paid mods came to the Steam Workshop. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was made the poster child of the new business model and has already gained a small collection of buyable user-made content. Graphical augmentations are selling for $2.99 to $4.99, individual weapons are running $0.25 to $0.99, and equipment sets more »

An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see more »

Important Importables: Let’s visit the Marl Kingdom

One of the greatest shames in gaming is that Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure never got its proper due. The first installment in NIS’ Marl Kingdom series, the premise was poised to be a perfect, campy hit. A young girl with a fairy friend uses an army of dolls she’s magically able to communicate with to more »

How many Skyrim questlines can I finish before starting the game?

I’ve mentioned before the Alternate Start mod for Skyrim. If you don’t feel like going back to read the article, the gist of it is this. It’s a mod that allows you to start in a different location than the standard “you’re a prisoner going to be executed in Helgen” start. Instead, you wake up more »

Pillars of Eternity Review: Put it on a pedestal

Pillars of Eternity Price: System(s): PC Release Date: March 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Paradox Interactive (Obsidian Entertainment) ESRB Rating: Rated Mature for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence I have a real love/hate relationship with CRPGs. And by that, I mean that I always think I’ll love them, but I never do. The roots more »

Starbound’s ship-based pets aren’t too important yet

Starbound received a rather large update this month that does some things. Good things, on the whole, but also some that are rather, well, there. Adding the Ark as a location from the transportation gate is one. I don’t want to get into it, but basically it allows you to visit a temple, see some more »

Shades of Madoka in Omega Quintet

It isn’t uncommon for iconic characters to influence other creations. Especially within the realm of magical girl series. Without Princess Knight, we would have never seen series like Sailor Moon and Magic Knight Rayearth, and eventually even magical girl games like Hyperdimension Neptunia and Omega Quintet. Commonalities are bound to exist. However, with Omega Quintet, more »

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5 3DS games you should have played in April

April 2015 has been a good month for video games. In particular, it’s a fantastic month for the 3DS. A number of great 3DS games have been released, and they’re all titles you want to either have on your radar immediately, or save to some sort of wishlist to ensure you don’t miss out. I more »

Omega Quintet Preview: Verse Maiden magical girls

The darkness invades. Monsters consume. Only one thing can hold them back, and that’s the power of song. Sound a bit off? Well, logic doesn’t matter much in the world of video games. Omega Quintet doesn’t have to make sense. It just has to offer fanservice and hours of entertainment. Giving the heroines a plausible more »