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Splatoon’s Squid Jump should be on the 3DS

Splatoon does a little something special to help people pass the time while they wait for every online multiplayer match. Or, if they’re roaming around town and need to kill a few minutes. It’s in these extra moments that someone can spend their time playing a little Squid Jump. It’s a charming, easy to play, more »

Please don’t compare Nom Nom Galaxy to Terraria

When a game becomes successful, developers, publishers and PR will go out of their way to name drop that title when promoting other titles in the hopes the popularity of one will rub off on another. This has happened with titles like Minecraft, XCOM, Final Fantasy and Call of Duty. And now, it has happened more »

Watch a war of the words in Last Word

Do you know what game I just can’t get over? Twelve Tiles’ Last Word. It’s this fantastic investigative adventure with RPG elements that I keep coming back to. Even though I’ve mastered the game, with a 98% completion rate, it continues to pull me in. I’ve come to the conclusion that the brilliant battle system more »

Nom Nom Galaxy Review: Stew-pidly tedious

Nom Nom Galaxy Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4 Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Double Eleven (Q Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence Games are supposed to take us away from the weight of the world. Someone plays to enter a fantasy world where anything is possible and everything is designed to entertain. more »

Christmas in February, or why some studios are skipping holiday 2015

Black Friday gets a bad rap. At least in America, it’s touted as the peak of consumerism, the one day out of the year when we all tap into our reptilian brain and use bits of plastic to fight over other bits of plastic, like credit-savvy vultures bickering over a kill in the Sahara. The more »

Invisible Inc. Review: Order of operations

Invisible Inc Price: $19.99 System(s): PC (Eventually PS4) Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Klei Entertainment (Klei Entertainment) I would make a terrible spy. On a scale of Call of Duty trailers to James Bond, I’m about as subtle as a startled cat wearing a suit of castanets. Apparently, I’m also impulsive and greedy. Leave no safe behind, I say. Especially if more »

Ingredients of Shovel Knight: cooking experiment

Hello, everyone, and welcome to my cooking show. I’ve just had the pleasure of playing through the recent Vita release of Shovel Knight, and I found it to be a savory, wholesome experience. It was evident that a lot of hard work went into this dish, and it featured several hints of familiar ingredients from more »

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Yooka-Laylee is proof that Kickstarter only breaks when we break it

It is an insanely dangerous thing to pay someone for a product that they’ve yet to create. It’s essentially buying faith, which is pretty unstable stock by and large. The risk is obvious: if something goes wrong and the result isn’t what we wanted or expected, we get no return. But we take that risk because, if we more »

Shovel Knight Review: Retro perfection

Shovel Knight Price: $14.99 System(s): Vita (also available on PS3 and PS4) Release Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Yacht Club Games (Yacht Club Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence I’ve been eager to see how Shovel Knight came together ever since the game saw its initial release in 2014. Now that the more »

Kickstarter doesn’t sour spiritual successors

I know I’m not the first person to notice the rising amount of spiritual successor games on Kickstarter. Mighty no. 9 was the first of these successful projects, earning over $4 million when its contribution period ended in late 2013. Yooka-Laylee blasted through its goal in less than an hour, and more recently Bloodstained cleared more »

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Review: A quick jaunt into stormy seas

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Price: $19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: April 28, 2015 Publisher (Developer): XSEED (Nihon Falcom) ESRB Rating: N/A The Ys series is as old a PC-gaming series as series can get, though we’re speaking in terms of the NEC PC-8801 rather than anything with which modern-day gamers might actually be more »

Sailor Moon cast reminisces at ACEN 2015

She is the one, Sailor Moon. Or, rather, in the case of Anime Central 2015’s press interview session with part of the cast of the Sailor Moon redub and Sailor Moon Crystal, they are five strong, capable women who are voicing iconic characters that have made a lasting impact on multiple generations of anime fans. more »