I’m learning the art of selling video games

I’ve been collecting games for about as long as I’ve been playing them, and I’ve been playing them for over thirty years. I enjoy collecting. I like having everything arranged nicely on shelves and stacks of new additions awaiting cataloging and sorting. I love buying old things in person, talking with the people who owned more »

Paradigm Alpha Demo Preview: The Future is Dumb

The eponymous Paradigm of the video game demo Paradigm inhabits a world where nothing works particularly well. Various generations of radically varying technological advancement have been kludged together to make a quasi-functioning world, but what with all the horny computers, beat-boxing eggplants, and industrialist sloths with bad comb overs, it’s a wonder anything gets done more »

The Last Ryse DLC – Morituri – Sneaks Out To Battle

Once more into the breach, for we who are about to die, and die, and die, salute you, those brave gladiators that have stuck with throughout the title’s long DLC season. The final pack, Morituri, is now available for purchase by the mob on the XBox Marketplace. Five new 50 point achievements with  new challenges and more »

Democracy 3 Extremism DLC: How Controlling Will You Be?

Democracy 3 was already a complex and fun game. It put you in charge of a simulated country, and showed you how your reactions and choices regarding certain issues would effect your country. It was expanded once with Social Engineering. Now, the trend continues with the Extremism DLC. As of May 13, 2014, your Democracy more »

Final Fantasy X-2 Review: A Crucial Piece of the Puzzle

Title: Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster Price: $39.99 (With FFX HD Remaster) System(s): Vita, also on PS3 Release Date: March 18, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Square Enix (Square Enix) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Mild Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, and Violence The remaster of Final Fantasy X with the International Edition content is the main selling more »

Prep your Xbox One for this month’s update

The next major update for the Xbox One is being distributed right now. This update is primarily focused on improving the multiplayer and party experience that has plagued the console since launch. It also lays the groundwork for Twitch broadcasting, but you won’t be able to do that until the Twitch app is updated next more »


Darkout Preview: Building in a harsh environment

Sandbox games have always looked lush and pretty. Terraria with its lush green appearance make the games goal of constructing your fortress in your fantasy world completely fitting. Minecraft, even with its cubed world looks offers a lush place to build. Desura Games latest title, Darkout, offers a refreshing new environment by placing you into a more »


We’ll invest the Pokemon Bank

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced something unexpected. The unveiled the Pokemon Bank. It’s a cloud based storage system for Pokemon from Pokemon Black and White on. Basically, it takes the Pokemon Storage System we know from within the game, makes it real, and expects 3DS owners to pay for the honor of using the service. more »

Did you know Call of Duty: Strike Team came out today for iOS?

The release of a new Call of Duty game is usually accompanied by some kind of fanfare, but CoD: Strike Team came out of nowhere. It was released today for iOS. Priced at $6.99, CoD: Strike Team is a new game that was designed specifically for mobile devices. You can choose to play the game more »

Issues of piracy, DRM and region-locking

The issue of DRM was a pretty central part of the entertainment industries for a while and has been a rather pivotal one for the upcoming complete generation. As a measure to try to prevent or limit piracy, it seems to have failed miserably. This leads to some interesting questions. The most interesting one is this. more »

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is being tested in New Zealand and Australia

The majority of the world has to to wait until later this summer to play Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, but those living in New Zealand and Australia can start playing the game today. PopCap has chosen these two locations as testing grounds for the new features Plants vs. Zombies 2 will contain more »

E3 2013: Witcher 3 takes cues from Elder Scrolls

The Witcher is an amazing series of games, and the third, final, series has the hero, Geralt, finally going after The Wild Hunt. The fascinating lead character, a hero that has been mutated the better to fight monsters, has been the key to the success of Witcher games. Past that, the games have also had interesting supporting characters, as well as the kind of character development that’s only possible in a game where the lead character is already determined to be a lone sword-and-spell slinger.