Shattered Planet Review

03 Apr, 2014

Expect to die in Shattered Planet, and know it is you who leads these clones to their demise. Pushing them one step too many past their uppermost limits. In all seriousness, rogue-likes are great for creating your own narrative as you attempt to progress through the game. Not every fallen clone needs a tomb in dedication to their memory, but creating a sense of attachment tends to make one more cautious. If anything it makes the little victories more rewarding, and your failures all the more tragic.

What Facebook will do with Oculus Rift

02 Apr, 2014
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How can you blame Oculus for selling out to Facebook? It was a lot of money. A LOT. I can’t even wrap my head around how much money that was. Sure, maybe Zuckerburg will help them make it a great gaming platform with all of the funds and talent they could ever want. My dream […]

Review: Super Mario 3D World

04 Apr, 2014
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When Nintendo introduced the next 3D Super Mario title for the Wii U, most were expecting Super Mario Galaxy 3 to neatly wrap up the enormously popular Galaxy saga. Instead, the Japanese video game company opted to expand upon the foundation of Super Mario 3D Land, released for the 3DS in November of 2011. What do you get when you try to port a game idea from a handheld to a console? A product that’s undeniably fun, but decidedly lacking in some very key areas.

Review: The Guided Fate Paradox

04 Nov, 2013
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Renya Kagurazaka’s bad luck bottomed out when he tried his hand at his local mall’s lottery machine stand. He only did it because he
was told to by the cute girl running the stand.

He spun it, expecting nothing, but ended up getting the golden ball, winning the grand prize!

“Congratulations, Mister Winner! You have won the grand prize!”

The girl smiles widely at Renya as she rings the celebratory bell to indicate a winner.

“I shall let you become God.”

God’s story begins like many others – boy meets girl, boy is smashed over the head with a blunt object by girl, boy is now God.

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Faith

13 Oct, 2013
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Fairy tales living among us. That is, in essence, the premise of the Wolf Among Us. Based on the Fables graphic novel series by DC comics and Vertigo, we are taken to a world where fables have been booted from their stories and hide among our us.
Telltale Games chose to give us another episodic adventure. Reminiscent of choose your own adventure novels and games of old, The Wolf Among Us is more of a story telling medium than what most people might consider a game. Whether that is a good or bad thing is up to the player to decide. Regardless, I can’t help but draw comparisons to Telltale’s last popular title, The Walking Dead.

Review: Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

07 Oct, 2013
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If you are a fan of strategy RPGs or are just curious about trying them out, this is the game to ease you into the genre. While Disgaea 2 is not the first in the series it can stand on its own, fans of previous titles will be happy to see the characters once again but new players will not be lost.

Review: Tales of Xillia

02 Oct, 2013
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Another installment to Namco’s Tales series, A pleasant stroll down memory lane for veterans, while a easy to navigate co-op JRPG for the those just starting out with the franchise.

Nintendo Direct – 4-8-2014 – Super Smash Bros. Edition

11 Apr, 2014
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Find out all the juicy details from the Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct.

Game Review: Obamacare

07 Apr, 2014
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You’ve probably already heard about this new puzzle game that is sweeping the country. Maybe you’ve already played it! It seems like people either love it or hate it, like with a lot of genre-breaking or re-imaging games. I’ve finally jumped on the Obamacare bandwagon! As usual, I’m late to the party. I do generally […]

Somoas and Video Games: Girl Scouts learn to be game devs

06 Apr, 2014
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Bake sale over boys,time kick butt and make video games…Girl Scout style.

Review: Super Mario 3D World

04 Apr, 2014
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When Nintendo introduced the next 3D Super Mario title for the Wii U, most were expecting Super Mario Galaxy 3 to neatly wrap up the enormously popular Galaxy saga. Instead, the Japanese video game company opted to expand upon the foundation of Super Mario 3D Land, released for the 3DS in November of 2011. What do you get when you try to port a game idea from a handheld to a console? A product that’s undeniably fun, but decidedly lacking in some very key areas.

Shattered Planet Review

03 Apr, 2014
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Expect to die in Shattered Planet, and know it is you who leads these clones to their demise. Pushing them one step too many past their uppermost limits. In all seriousness, rogue-likes are great for creating your own narrative as you attempt to progress through the game. Not every fallen clone needs a tomb in dedication to their memory, but creating a sense of attachment tends to make one more cautious. If anything it makes the little victories more rewarding, and your failures all the more tragic.

What Facebook will do with Oculus Rift

02 Apr, 2014
oculustomodom

How can you blame Oculus for selling out to Facebook? It was a lot of money. A LOT. I can’t even wrap my head around how much money that was. Sure, maybe Zuckerburg will help them make it a great gaming platform with all of the funds and talent they could ever want. My dream […]

5 Mac Game Gems Under $5

27 Mar, 2014
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Mac gamer? Looking for a few new games to play that won’t break the bank? Check out these five hidden gem games, all for under five bucks in the App Store.

Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

18 Mar, 2014
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Blacklist, the latest installment in the Splinter Cell Saga, is full of classic stealth gameplay that welcomes back long-time fans of the series, as well as action-assault gameplay that opens up new avenues for first-timers.

5 Upcoming Games To Try On The New Samsung Galaxy

17 Mar, 2014
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These days, it doesn’t take a whole lot to get the smartphone community buzzing. Whether it’s the release of a new phone, rumors of such a release, or even a new trending app, any bit of news winds up in headlines all across the Internet. But in February, smartphone lovers received some of the most exciting news in several months:

Steam Marines- Steampunk, Spaceships, and pixels, Oh My!

10 Mar, 2014
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Steam Marines is a squad-based roguelike where you take control of intrepid marines and fend off invading robots and aliens from your steampunk space ship. Deceptively cute; will murder your face.

Review: Ballpoint Universe: Infinite

08 Mar, 2014
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Ballpoint Universe Infinite is a little indie game I found on Steam. Sure, there are other, bigger, flashier games out there to review, but this one captured my imagination because of the quirky graphics. All the images in the game are ballpoint pen drawings! Quirky and a bit gimmicky, but I must admit I’ve never […]

Nintendo Direct- 2-13-2014

13 Feb, 2014
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Highlights and Release Dates While nothing mind blowing was announced , on this Nintendo Direct, a lot of the news has helped to fill the vacancy of games that tends to preoccupy the months between February and May. The Wii U will won’t be getting anything till late April, but the 3DS will be going […]

Nightmare Busters- 1st SNES game released since 1998

08 Feb, 2014
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A masterful run and gun game for the Super Nintendo, Super Famicom and all compatible video game systems, Nightmare Busters is the first new game to be released for these machines in the United States since 1998.

Olympia Rising- Fight, climb, and explore your way through the vast depths of the Underworld on a quest to reach Mount Olympus

26 Jan, 2014
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Olympia Rising is a 2-D action-adventure video game in which the player controls Iola as she navigates through the many different regions of the Underworld. Lush pixel graphics and fluid animation bring this 16-bit styled world to life as you jump, climb, slash, and blast your way through each stage.

Oblitus: A Fusion of Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus

26 Jan, 2014
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You play as a creature equipped with shield and spear who is trying to destroy the ancient beasts of the world. You rise out of the ground beneath a totem, whose origins are unknown, and you make your way through a world full of creatures, big and small, who would destroy you–or who don’t care about you one bit.

Hyper Light Drifter: a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics

26 Jan, 2014
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Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.

Project Sen, the love child of Mega Man X, Metroid and Gunstar Heroes you didn’t know you wanted

26 Jan, 2014
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The game follows the lead hero, Sen, on a moon colony overtaken by hostile forces. It’s her mission to assist her superior officer, Ella, in rescuing the residents of the colony — and perhaps the universe — from this mysterious threat to humanity.

Project Sen is a 2D style action platformer similar to games like MegaMan X, Super Metroid and Gunstar Heroes; Fast-paced action, challenging gameplay and memorable characters.

Shit People Say to Nerd Girls

06 Jan, 2014
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As a girl who happens to like playing video games, watching scifi, reading comic books, and generally getting way too excited about science, I’ve heard people say a lot of weird stuff to me over the years. I also know a bunch of girl who like the same stuff and we tend to talk about […]

Among the Sleep Slated for Early 2014 Release

14 Nov, 2013
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Among the Sleep is an in-production first-person horror/survival game played from the perspective of a two-year-old and his teddy bear sidekick. Krillbrite Studio announced today in a backers-only Kickstarter blog update that the game is poised for an “early spring 2014″ release.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review (Multiplayer only)

06 Nov, 2013
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Even with all of the small adjustments, the fact remains that this is a Call of Duty game. The multiplayer is twitch-based, requiring fast reflexes, unrealistic maneuvers, and a lot of patience from newcomers.