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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 »

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 »

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 »

PlayStation Flash Sale offers 21 games for $10 each

It’s time for a new PlayStation Store Flash Sale and this one is a big one. Sony has a total of 21 PS3 and PS Vita games on sale at $10 each. The PlayStation Blog details the Flash Sale running through Monday, August 25. The sale has a little something for everyone by offering games such more »

Table Top Racing Review: Second Place Finish

Table Top Racing Price: $7.99 System(s): Release Date: August 5, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Ripstone (Playrise Digital) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence Table Top Racing is a fairly well known title in the iOS and Android world. <It is a Micro Machines style racing game that first debuted on iOS a couple years ago, more »

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review: Unbelievable adventures in Akihabara

Title: Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita (Also on PS3) Release Date: August 12, 2014 Publisher (Developer): XSEED (Acquire) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence I can’t believe Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed was localized. I wanted it to happen, but figured it would be impossible. You know, more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, August 19, 2014

We’re moving out of the summer slump and with it comes tidings of games. This week the PlayStation Store launched 11 new games between the PlayStation 4, PS3, and Vita. There are a few games on sale that are worth noting before I go into the full list, though. Catherine ($9.99), Dragon’s Crown ($19.99), and more »

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed isn’t offensive

As a female, video game journalist, I’m also asked if I find certain games that I have to play for work offensive. Friends and family are sometimes shocked by titles I play, with Senran Kagura most recently raising quite a few eyebrows. When Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed came around, people started asking my opinion more »

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Cute girls beat everything up

Title: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Price: $11.99 System(s): (Also available on Xbox 360) Release Date: August 12, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Mages (Division2) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes If there’s one good thing about the Vita, it’s that it gives players a chance to be exposed to games that were overlooked more »

Akiba’s Trip’s Easy Mode is the best

I have a confession to make. When I played the Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed at E3 2014, I sucked. I don’t know if it was because I was just mid-story when I picked the game up, with no goals or ambition other than to just beat up any Synthisters (vampires) I stumbled across, or more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 Preview: Goddesses again

“Breasts are symbolic of maturity and fertility… qualities of a Goddess” These words echo in my mind as I feel myself plummeting. Plummeting where? From where? Who spoke those words again? What words? Who am I? Everything is slipping away. I woke from a dream, a dream of someone speaking to me. I remember her more »