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++Review: Fez

You can’t talk Fez without talking Phil Fish and his flash-in-the-pan tenure in the public eye. There, I mentioned him, and while I have a wide variety of opinions on the guy and some things he’s infamous for having said, this isn’t ++Good People. So, with that out of the way, let’s discuss the game, […]

RETROCITY – Skullgirls

Ah, Skullgirls. When the gaming media flipped the eff out over your announcement, I was stoic. When the tourney scene took to you like a fish to water, I was apathetic. When Steam decided to list you at $5.00 during a holiday sale… I couldn’t say “no.” Finding myself in the possession of one of […]

PAX East Debuts Bullet Hell ASTEBREED PV, Lords of Thunder Fans Rejoice!

ASTEBREED, the newest game from developer Edelweiss, made a strong showing at PAX East this week at the Indie MEGAcade. Taking the famous and beloved Lords of Thunder aesthetic and mechanics, while freshening up the affair with its own tricks and systems, the game aims to please with gorgeous visuals, and impeccable control. It also […]

++Review – Witch and the Hundred Knight

It is now, in the waning days of the previous console generation, that the straggling releases condemned to debut at the end of the line have the greatest chance of being completely overlooked. The causes for this are wide and varied, from the notoriously short print runs of the final few Saturn games, to the […]

++Review – Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

This is the age of the FPS. Whether you like it or not, it has become the staple genre in our humble hobby, and I can understand why. All stories require conflict, good stories require meaningful conflict, and good interactive stories require meaningful physical conflict. It’s just the way this industry has been molded. There’s […]

Developer Dead Alien Cult Reveals Viking Ghost

I love PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Probably more than I love the Smash Bros. franchise. Which means I found it particularly upsetting to discover that Sony had officially announced they would be discontinuing support for the game, cementing the roster as-is, and rolling out only one more balance patch, and possibly one more map pack. […]

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Announced… Wait, What?!

Shaquille O’Neal, apparently, wants to make another video game starring himself, based on a trash franchise from the Genesis era and… that, uh… that trailer looks really good, actually. REALLY good. Kind of like Afro Samurai with a dash of Saturday Morning thrown in. Huh. Maybe I’ll be following this one. I don’t at all […]

SEGA Announces Blade Arcus from Shining

Persona 4 Arena started the trend, and AquaPazza kept it going. Now, Sega looks to co-opt an odd property for a fighting game, and it’s a doozey. Shining Force. One of their most treasured, longest standing properties is calling an audible and switching things up in “Blade Arcus from Shining.” It’s a weird name, for […]

NISA Announces FOUR New Projects at San Francisco Press Event

In San Francisco, today, at the NISA press event, four new games were announced for localization by the company! Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will be coming to North America and Europe this fall. Following in the footsteps of the wildly popular and equally successful Trigger Happy Havoc, Goodbye Despair changes the setting by sweeping all […]

++Review: Starbound

It’s taken me a while to get this review out the door (about a month… sheesh), but it’s because of two very real, very valid reasons. First, I got sucked into Animal Crossing New Leaf. I never thought this would ever happen, having hated the first one so much, and also having kept away from […]

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