Important Importables: Let’s visit the Marl Kingdom

One of the greatest shames in gaming is that Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure never got its proper due. The first installment in NIS’ Marl Kingdom series, the premise was poised to be a perfect, campy hit. A young girl with a fairy friend uses an army of dolls she’s magically able to communicate with to more »

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter Defense of the Ancients 2 is a game with quite a fanbase. It’s done quite well for itself, garnered multiple positive reviews, and people are all about those multiplayer experiences. Which means it isn’t surprising to see a DOTA 2 mod or two come more »

Bandai Namco is making the Pixels mobile game

Don’t take this article as an announcement. See it as a warning. That Adam Sandler Pixels movie looks like bad news. Watching the trailer is capable of inducing full body cringes. With that in mind, I regret to inform you that there will also be a Pixels mobile game, because that’s what happens now. Any more »

Important Importables: Fire Emblem’s Roy is our boy

Now that the Super Smash Bros. Smash Bros. Fighters Ballot is open, we’ve begun hearing rumblings over which characters do and don’t deserve to be back in the game. Data has even been mined that allegedly hints at the introduction of Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Fire Emblem‘s Roy to the game. However, the latter character more »


Project X Zone 2 crosses our path this fall

You won’t be seeing black cats this Halloween. No, instead you’ll see a barrage of Capcom, Sega, and Bandai Namco characters joining up for various hijinks. Remember Project X Zone, that strange strategic RPG that was essentially an excuse to use every possible iconic character from the three companys’ catalogs? Well, it’s getting a sequel more »

Bladestorm: Nightmare Review: Musou misstep

Bladestorm: Nightmare Price: $49.99 System(s): PS4, Xbox One Release Date: March 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Koei Tecmo (Omega Force) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Mild Language and Violence Bladestorm: Nightmare is a hell of a game. It’s a mess. It’s an absolute mess, and it still has me scratching my head, struggling to even more »


Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker Preview: Revisiting DS

If popular media has taught us anything, it’s not to mess around with suspicious websites. They’re typically tied to death. It happened with the movie Untraceable and the anime Jigoku Shoujo. The only exception is Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker, though it may be debatable to some as to whether registering for more »


The Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem crossover isn’t Fire Emblem at all

After over two years of silence, Nintendo and Atlus revealed a gameplay trailer for the Shin Megami Tensei-Fire Emblem crossover project during the April 1, 2015 Nintendo Direct stream. Originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and now named Illusory Revelations#FE in Japan, the Wii U game looks lush and sweeping. It looks to have a multifaceted more »

League of Legends NURFs things for April Fools’

The best April Fools’ surprises are the ones that actually alter gameplay in a fun or innovative way for players. Which is why Riot Games’ League of Legends surprises are always so delightful. The developer goes out of their way to change things, however briefly, for fans of the games. Last year, the company URF-ed more »

Cities Skylines reminds me that I suck at sim games

How do I city? I mean, seriously. I’ve read plenty of beginner’s guides relating to Cities Skylines, and I still haven’t figured it out. The glory of Cities Skylines is that it tosses you into the deep end immediately. There are a few tutorials that will pop up when you first encounter a new section more »

Star Wars Battlefront hits Xbox One, PS4, PC holiday 2015

I still struggle to accept the fact that a third Star Wars Battlefront game is even being made. I’d long since filed the idea alongside the rest of the games industry’s pipe dreams. But here we are, with DICE and EA’s take on the franchise gearing up for a holiday 2015 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. more »

Legacy of The Void closed beta coming to StarCraft II March 31

Legacy of The Void will add brand new units, game modes and bring final resolution to the characters in No pressure, right? This third and final addition to the game will enter closed beta March 31. The new Archon Mode is co-op, allowing two players to control a single army. Blizzard is calling it a more »