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 »

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 »

Buy one Don’t Starve Wii U copy, get one free

Klei Entertainment wants to help you show how much you appreciate your friends. Or, rather, your desire to expand your social circle by giving away gifts. This is accomplished, of course, buy giving you two copies of Don’t Starve Wii U when you purchase one. Sharing is caring, folks. The Don’t Starve Wii U promotion 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 »

Newest Cities Skylines patch adds European buildings and tunnels

Developer Colossal Order Ltd. today (May 19, 2015) released Cities Skylines patch 1.1.0, the game’s first large content update. Otherwise known as the European Theme patch, the update introduces over 50 European style buildings, including the wall-to-wall housing necessary to recreate the country’s iconic window-lined streets. The European structures are a map theme, the Cities Skylines team wrote on more »

Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide expansion brings building to the seas

Civilization: Beyond Earth‘s first major expansion, Rising Tide, will bring the series’ iconic colonization to the deep blue, Firaxis Games announced today. Rising Tide is slated to release in fall of 2015, and will bring fundamental changes to the core Sid Meier formula with it. The obvious benefit of oceanic exploration is an expanded playground. more »

The Ramen Sensei is only an average Kairosoft sim

Anyone who’s had an Android or iOS device for a while knows that Kairosoft is the company to check in with, should you want a simulation game that will eat up an afternoon or two. While not every installment is a Game Dev Story, Mega Mall Story or Dungeon Village, they’re always worth the price more »

Chroma Squad Review: Programming power

Chroma Squad: Inspired by Saban’s Power Rangers Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: April 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Behold Studios (Behold Studios) ESRB Rating: Not Rated You’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t familiar with the Power Rangers. Though tokusatsu and Sentai are a decidedly Japanese creation, the concept is known around the more »

This Starry Midnight We Make introduces a new kind of sim

This Starry Midnight We Make , the latest localization project from Carpe Fulgur, isn’t your typical simulation game. When you hear the word simulation, you often think of city sims or transportation sims. This Starry Midnight We Make is a night sky creation sim. Crazy, right? The story of This Starry Midnight We Make follows Hamomoru Tachibana, a more »


A-Train 3D: City Simulator Review: Conducting business

A-Train 3D: City Simulator Price: $29.99 System(s): 3DS Release Date: April 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Natsume (Artdink) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Suggestive Themes and Alcohol Reference Many may not be familiar with the A-Train series, but it’s grown up side-by-side with the popular SimCity, and actually predates that series by four years. While SimCity more »

Apple Watch is now a $549 Tamagotchi

Did you go all out and drop a substantial sum on an Apple Watch? Well, now you can consider that a step toward enjoying a familiar element from your childhood. The Tamagotchi is back! Granted, it never really left, but now it’s here in Apple Watch form. Bandai Namco has had various Tamagotchi apps for more »

See Starbound Spirited Giraffe in action

You know who loves Chucklefish’s Starbound? This woman right here. That’s right, I can’t get enough of the pointless affairs. I think it’s because I love building and customizing things. Like, when I would play The Sims 3 and 4, I’d have more fun building houses than managing people’s lives. Now that Starbound Spirited Giraffe more »