Jet Set Radio tags its 15th anniversary

Jet Set Radio is a game remembered fondly by many a Sega fan for its slick artstyle, gameplay and futuristic setting. It’s no surprise, that fifteen years after the game’s release, fans of JSR’s composer, Hideki Naganuma, praise him daily on Twitter. Crossover fanart with games as recent as Splatoon can be found easily, and more »

Terraria’s 1.3 update changelog revealed

The Terraria 1.3 Changelog has been released, and it’s expansive, impressive, and purposefully incomplete so not to spoil all of the new surprises. Following is the full list, but some of the highlights include: 800 new items to discover Expert Mode, featuring increased challenge and new rewards New Underground Desert biome New Tax Collector NPC more »

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance release date confirmed

The PS4 exclusive Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance now has an official U.S. release date. Strategy RPG fans can begin their quest for revenge on October 6, 2015. That’s pretty fast! Disgaea 5, the first in the series to appear on Sony’s current-gen system, features an Overlord named Void Dark conquering numerous Netherworlds. A demon more »

YouTube will launch gaming-dedicated site YouTube Gaming this summer

YouTube is taking its support for video game let’s plays, walkthroughs and the like to a new level with YouTube Gaming, a separate website and app dedicated entirely to video game coverage. As its teaser site reveals, YouTube Gaming will launch in the U.S. and UK in summer 2015 with full support for live streams and videos. YouTube more »

Kickstarter Roundup: Early June 2015

The Kickstarter Roundup returns for early June! Since most Kickstarters have 30 day pledge periods, the “early” in the month editions will cover that blind spots from the previous entry, games that don’t have much time remaining, or Kickstarter projects that just stand out to me. In general, smaller Kickstarters will be the focus, but more »

Mother 4 fangame delayed again

I’ve been a fan of the Mother/Earthbound series for over half of my life now. One of my articles at my previous gig was an over 2,500 word send-up to the series, including a brief look at the upcoming fangame, Mother 4. As a fan of the series, I’ve been following the Mother 4 tribute more »

Bloodstained reaches $3 million mark

As of writing Koji Igarashi’s Castlevania spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, is sitting pretty at just over $3,033,419 according to Kickstarter. In addition, an earlier update confirmed that an additional $41,000 has been raised through Paypal pledges, meaning the $3,000,000 mark has been shattered, ushering in a Wii U port of Bloodstained courtesy more »


Silent Hills coming to Xbox One? Not likely

There’s been some buzz over the past day that the recently defunct collaboration between Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro, and Norman Reedus, Silent Hills may not be dead after all, and rather revived as an Xbox One exclusive title. The speculation comes from a tip informing production company Rooster Teeth of Silent Hills’ revival. According more »

2K Games teases “Advent” with eerie website

2K Games has laid the groundwork for a viral marketing campaign for something called “Advent.” Two posts on 2K Games’ official Twitter account show a beautiful city skyline and make mention of a “world of tomorrow.” However, the second post includes a gif that morphs into a burning city skyline with the words, “fear the world more »

Kickstarter Roundup: Light Fall, Guardians of the Forest and Umbra

Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained have stolen the show when it comes to Kickstarter projects. Talented developers splintered off from the big names they worked for to dabble in genres that are rare nowadays. However, I think it’s not fair to give these games so much focus when other, smaller projects are turning to Kickstarter to crowdsource more »

Club Nintendo seems to be holding a going out of business sale

It’s fairly common for stores to slash prices when they’re going out of business. After all, they have a bunch of stock that they have to get rid of. If they don’t sell it, they have to deal with storage afterward. Many stores are even willing to sell at a loss in order to avoid more »

Koji Igarashi firmly requests your presence Monday

I posted earlier this week about what may be a new project from the former producer, writer, and general curator of the Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi. Any doubt that this could be an elaborate ruse have been blown away by Sword or Whip’s Twitter posting an image requesting our presence (firmly) on May 11, 2015 more »