Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Flamewaker, Core Rager, and Imp Gang Boss examined

Blizzard recently unveiled three new class-specific members of Hearthstone‘s next expansion, Blackrock Mountain. We’ve now seen 12 of the expansion’s 31 new cards, including the first hints of the Dragon archetype and one terrible Legendary, a peculiar Shaman spell, and some buff-happy Dragons. With the rise of the latest curtain, Mage, Hunter and Warlock have joined the more »

Republique Remastered Episodes 1-3 Review: I spy

Republique Remastered Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Camouflaj (Camouflaj) You have to feel sorry for the stealth genre. Too often the label is slapped on otherwise run-and-gun experiences simply because they have a crouch button and, if they’re really daring, dim lighting. As so many stab-happy protagonists forget, it’s the subtleties that more »

Uncharted 4 reminds us delays are acceptable, but disappointing

Delays are not a good thing. Nobody likes to wait, plain and simple. However, not getting what we want or getting an inferior version are far worse options; next to them, waiting isn’t so bad. So what does that make delays? They’re acceptable, the lesser of two evils, and a middle-ground of expectations and feasibility. Such more »

Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain’s Axe Flinger and Lava Shock examined

Right on schedule, Blizzard today revealed two new members of Hearthstone‘s upcoming 31-card Blackrock Mountain expansion, bringing our total of known cards to seven. For a look at the first five cards, head to our earlier evaluation. Today’s newcomers, Axe Flinger and Lava Shock, belong exclusively to Warrior and Shaman, respectively. But what do they mean for constructed? Axe Flinger more »

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos will be a PS4 bikini dream this summer

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos, the first PS4 installment in the zombie-fighter franchise, will come to North America and Europe this summer. XSEED announced it today, adding a little more diversity to the PS4’s library. North American buyers will have access to a digital copy of Onechanbara Z2: Chaos via PlayStation Store, as well as a limited-run “Banana more »

Capcom offering refunds for Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Unlike its console counterparts, the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 does not include local co-op. This comes in stark contrast to the game’s adverts and Steam page, which all listed offline co-op as an included feature until today. Capcom told Eurogamer that local co-op was cut “to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC more »


One Piece Treasure Cruise Review: Puzzle and Dragons, Minus Puzzles, Plus Punching

One Piece Treasure Cruise Price: Free (microtransactions) System(s): Mobile Release Date: February 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Namco Bandai ESRB Rating: N/A As a One Piece fan, from back at the tail end of the 4Kids days (shout-out to the folks from even before that), it’s still hard for me to process Bandai Namco’s recent streak of game localizations. For a 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 »

The Real Best Valentine’s Day Gaming Gifts

Being an Elven princess, I don’t really understand romance as you mortals do. You have weird, strange rituals that make no sense to me. However, I have been watching you for quite some time, and I think I’ve managed to figure out your various mating rituals and how they work. Thus, I have compiled a more »

I Braved the Snow for the Rosalina Amiibo

There are two facts, unrelated to football, that you should know about Sunday, February 1, 2015. The first was that this was the day that Target’s exclusive Rosalina amiibo became officially available when stores opened at 8:00 am. The second was that, since Saturday night, heavy and continuous snowfall and winds plagued the Midwest, making more »

JumpJet Rex Preview: A big head and little arms

In a time when a Borderlands Collector’s Edition can run you $400 and licensed games, specifically Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor, are some of the best on the market, we can always find solace in at least one familiar constant. We’ll never run out of 2D indie platformers. The most recent addition to that list (that I’ve more »

Desert Ashes Review: Warfare on Ice

Desert Ashes Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 10, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nine Tales Digital (Nine Tales Digital) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Desert Ashes is interesting, as it emulates a style you’d think would be in more of a state of abundance than it actually is. Strategy RPGs are a dime a dozen, but what more »