Windward Review: Fresh breeze with a dash of pirates

Windward Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Tasharen Entertainment Inc. (Tasharen Entertainment Inc. ) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for mild violence There’s something bizarrely romantic about the notion of sailing the seven seas the old fashioned way: in a wooden ship with giant sails. The chances of me ever getting to traverse the ocean in more »

Splatoon should offer 3v3 and 2v2 multiplayer

I don’t have to tell you that I adored Nintendo’s Splatoon. To be honest, I already have. It’s a great game, Wii U owners are going to appreciate it and people who don’t have Wii Us will be jealous that they aren’t getting to play it. Splatoon is fun. But, there’s one thing it could more »


Girls Mode 3 makes me miss Style Savvy Trendsetters’ men

Nintendo’s Style Savvy/Girls Mode series has always been rather unique, in that they’re welcoming to players of all gender. The shop simulation and customer service elements transcend boundaries, making dress-up fun for all. Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code continues that trend, but I feel as though the series has taken a step backward by excluding more »


What should we expect from the Bloodborne expansion?

The news that thousands of Souls fans have been pining for has finally come: Bloodborne is getting an expansion. A timeline has yet to be revealed, but we can expect to hear more later this year. (Incidentally, Sony’s E3 2015 press conference qualifies as later this year.) Until then, we can take an educated guess as to more »

Splatoon Review: Stuck on squids

Splatoon Price: $59.99 System(s): Wii U Release Date: May 29, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nintendo) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence I didn’t care about Splatoon at E3 2014. I saw colleagues line up to play the game and rave about their time flinging ink. Despite it being a rare release for a console more »

Fashion comes first in Splatoon

Splatoon is a very hip sort of game. The Inklings’ equipment is both pretty and practical. Which only makes sense. Otherwise, it would prove quite difficult to discern one character from the other, aside from weapons. Fashion should matter. Fortunately, Nintendo handled it in such a way that someone isn’t locked into a specific outfit more »

What’s up with the new Yu-Gi-Oh! game listed for PS4 and Xbox One?

Konami has turned a new leaf, though the change didn’t come easy. In the past few months, we’ve seen the publisher delisted from the New York Stock Exchange due to financial constraints, bicker endlessly with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima regarding his contract and the place of the Metal Gear IP, and play round after round of more »

Fashion shows are gold mines in Girls Mode 3

I’ve been playing Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code recently because, well, I couldn’t wait to see if Nintendo announced Style Savvy 3 at E3 2015. (Anyone who’s a fan of the series surely understands.) The differences from one game to the next are apparent as always, and there’s one that’s exceptionally positive. Participating in fashion more »

E3 2015 Prediction: We’ll see Gravity Rush PS4 and Gravity Rush 2

I’ve never been very good at wishing, so I’ve had trouble coming up with a pipe dream to add to the towering stack of E3 2015 predictions. It’s never been my kind of game, this “How many of our naive dreams will publishers destroy this year?” In my experience, it’s best to consider every game The more »

Sunset makes you wonder what people notice about you

Sunset, Tale of Tales’ latest PC game, allows players to eavesdrop on a man’s life by cleaning his apartment. His maid, Angela, moves around every day, sight unseen. She’s privy to his every moment, and her slightest actions could have an influence on his life. This article isn’t about that. No, this article is how more »

Girls Mode 3 is welcoming to players of all ages

Nintendo and syn Sophia’s Style Savvy/Girls Mode series have always been great because they aren’t only about giving players an outlet for playing dress-up. The games are more welcoming, with shop simulations that involve strategy, problem management, and wise business decisions that make them more welcoming for players of all genders and ages. Now, after more »


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 »