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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Review: For the Fans

Title: Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: MONTH, XX, 2008 Publisher (Developer): Bandai Namco (Aquria) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence Bandai Namco has really been kicking it up a notch when it comes to localizing anime-inspired games. Sure, we didn’t get that 3DS Attack on Titan title, but we’ve more »

FTL: Advanced Edition is my favorite transit game

When I first got FTL, I played it almost non-stop. It’s a great game and is just random enough to be fresh every time, just standardized enough to be a familiar experience. It’s something that not many games manage. I loved the game so much, I even wrote a short story that amounted to FTL more »

This is what a Disney Pokemon looks like

We need to talk, Emolga, because I saw you this weekend and you looked like this. When you should really be looking . So I just had to find out if there was… oh, I see. You’re a Disney Pokemon Emolga. People may think it strange, but bootleg Pokemon plush exist. Some distributors and vendors more »

I still bought Alice in the Heart

You all know how I feel about the Alice in the Heart translation. It’s abysmal. Quinrose should have gone above and beyond to make their English debut perfect, and instead it’s a heart-wrenching mess. I still bought it. I expected far better from Alice in the Heart and Quinrose. Especially since Yen Press Seven Seas more »

Hackers’ PlayStation Network DDOS attacks hurting gamers, not Sony

PS3, PS4, and Vita owners experienced a bit of trouble yesterday, due to hackers deciding to “enlighten” us with PlayStation Network DDoS attacks. Lizard Squad took credit, claiming this was a move to end corporate greed by showing how “incompetent” Sony was for allowing it to happen. Because apparently, Lizard Squad feels the PlayStation Plus more »

The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: The Legend of… Koru?

The Last Tinker: City of Colors Price: $19.99 System(s): PS4 (Steam) Release Date: August 19, 2014 Publisher (Developer): LOOT Entertainment (Mimimi Productions) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence The Last Tinker is a grandiose, colorful action-adventure platformer from Mimimi Productions. Mimimi is a German developer with a history of successful mobile games, and The Last more »

Intimate, Infinite: Gamifying Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges is the rare author that’s treasured by academics and mystics alike, his brilliance so radiant and his chosen subjects so diverse they transcend culture and dogma to become something immortal. Attempting to summarize the breadth and depth of Borges’ various obsessions is a fool’s errand, but the following will have to suffice: more »

Natural Doctrine Preview: Thought Provoking

I was in awe of Natural Doctrine at E3 2014. I wasn’t actually able to play it, and spent the press session watching a more knowledgeable NIS America employee repeatedly attempt to meet what appeared to be rather demanding victory conditions in an intimidating battle. Yet despite the difficult battle going on before me at more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Review: Back into the Game

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): NIS America (Compile Heart) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes Hyperdimension Neptunia ! Compile Heart and Idea Factory’s Hyperdimension Neptunia JRPGs have been around for a while on the PS3, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 is more »

Important Importables: Snow Miku Nendoroid Magical Snow Ver.

As promised, here’s another Important Importables in a timely fashion! I’m getting good at this! This installment is all about the incredibly lovely, 2014 Snow Miku Nendoroid. It was going to be a long review of the figure, with lots of detailed pictures, but something happened. This post happened. Here’s how it all went. I more »

Magnetic by Nature Review: The Ouya’s Super Meat Boy

Title: Magnetic by Nature Price: $8 System(s): Ouya (Also available on PC) Release Date: August 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Team TripleSlash (Team TripleSlash) ESRB Rating: N/A It’s a good thing I’m using the new Ouya controller, because my old controller would have shattered into plastic shards had I used it to play Magnetic by Nature. more »

Swing Copters is not the next Flappy Bird

So-difficult-it’s-practically-impossible has become its own game genre, thanks to mobile gamers. They elevated these ridiculously difficult titles, which provide five minutes of play at best for even the most skilled, to a commercially viable property. Flappy Bird is heralded is the “king” of this cluster, but I feel Swing Copters will be the impossible games’ more »