Jungle Rumble Review: Jungle Boogie

Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas Price: $4.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): Disco Pixel (Disco Pixel) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Do you still find yourself singing, “Pon, pon, pata pon” under your breath at night? Is your Mii always wearing the Rhythm Heaven Fever monkey hat? If you answered yes to more »

Zynga’s Empires and Allies rises again on mobile platforms

Social game giant Zynga hopes to conquer mobile gaming with a resurrected version of Empires and Allies. At its peak, the strategy game had more than 4.5 million daily active users. When Zynga shuttered it in 2013, that number had dropped to just 350,000.  Like many of Zynga’s biggest hits such as FarmVille or Mafia more »

NIS America announces Rodea, Disgaea 5, and Danganronpa Another Episode

Hug your 3DS, PS3, Vita, and Wii U tight tonight, folks, because all four systems are going to be getting some great games. NIS America help a press even on February 19, 2015, at which three major games were announced. Brace yourself, because two were expected and one 100%, absolutely wasn’t. The most obvious was, more »

Freaking Meatbags Review: Get Off my Lawn

Freaking Meatbags Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Plug In Digital (Wild Factor) ESRB Rating: Not Applicable I have a spurious suspicion that independent game developers secretly judge one another in some Holy Grail-like search for the project worthy of the title “Most Indie”. I gather that the criteria must be grueling; who can more »

Code Name: STEAM is okay on a 3DS, but great on a New 3DS

Code Name: STEAM, the new strategy game from Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems, releases next month. While it looks like it’ll be fine on the old 3DS hardware, it’s a much better proposition on the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL. It takes advantage of a lot of the enhanced features, often in understated more »

Beyond Earth mod IGEditorBE lets you make it your own

Beyond Earth mod IGEditorBE lets you make it your own Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is one of those games that people can sit and enjoy for hours on end. Especially once mods that allow you to tweak the game come into play. However, one of the best mods lets you completely go through and more »

Out There reminds me of FTL in all the best ways

One of my favorite, simple, time-wasting games is FTL. It is a game in which you go from point to point, and deal with the random situations that come up as a result. Sometimes you’ll find a shop, sometimes you’ll find an enemy ship, and sometimes it will be nothing but the emptiness of space. more »

Code Name STEAM Preview: Running Out of Steam

Nintendo released a demo for Code Name STEAM, and I jumped right on it as soon as I could. To me, there is no word more magical than “free.” I’ll play almost anything for free. Anyway, I spent some time with the demo, and now I’d like to share my thoughts with you all, because more »

Kickstart This Is the Police to be a crooked cop

We’ve seen plenty of games funded through Kickstarter in 2014, and it’s looking like 2015 might not be any different. One that has caught our eye already is This Is the Police by Weappy Studios. The game is an intriguing combination of different genres: adventure, visual novel, strategy, and tycoon. With so many things going more »

Swords & Soldiers II Preview: Meat again on the battlefield

The original Swords & Soldiers was a success for developer Ronimo, spreading from WiiWare to PC, mobile and other console platforms and gaining many fans of its side-scrolling RTS gameplay. With its sequel, Swords & Soldiers II, Ronimo is returning to its Nintendo home, focusing on a screen-versus-screen multiplayer experience that lets players see full-screen more »

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter already funded (update)

Harebrained Schemes is looking to crowdfund another Shadowrun game! The Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter is live, waiting for your to fund it. Or not, you know. I mean, it’s not like your individual input is really critical this time. This project is going to happen. It isn’t because the Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter is part more »

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia Preview: Does a Tales by any other combat play as sweet?

What is a Tales game without the franchise’s signature battles? Tales of the World: Reve Unitia, the latest in the fan-geared spin-off line of the series, doesn’t show any traces of the Linear Motion Battle System, but it may find its footing by focusing on other aspects of the Tales charm. Reve Unitia, itself a more »