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Opinion: ‘Street Fighter V’ reveal shows Capcom harnessing its greatest asset: the fans

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This past weekend’s PlayStation Experience keynote address in Las Vegas has revealed the first official trailer for Street Fighter V, a PlayStation 4 and Windows PC exclusive. The trailer comes after a year of speculation of a Capcom and Sony collaboration that has now resulted in the classic fighting game series coming to PC and the […]

Review: Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

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There’s No Place Like Hoenn. Release Date: November 21, 2014 Genre: RPG Platform: 3DS Developer: GameFreak Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E MSRP: $39.99 We now live in a world where Pokemon is a series that receives a new installment each year. Since 2009’s Pokemon Platinum, a new title in the core RPG series has hit shelves […]

Review: Lords of the Fallen

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Not so Dark Release Date: October 28, 2014 Genre: Action RPG Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Developer: Deck 13 Interactive/CI Games Publisher: Bandai Namco ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $39.99 I love From Software’s Souls series, and have spent hundreds of hours with those dark, unforgiving, atmospheric games. Lords of the Fallen,  a new action RPG from […]

Opinion: Nostalgia should not sell ‘next-gen’ consoles

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If you somehow missed the news, thousands of fans’ prayers were recently answered when Nintendo confirmed Majora’s Mask will be available on the 3DS in the spring of 2015. Players have been desperately clamoring to revisit Termina for years and the internet exploded in jubilee when the game’s release was confirmed. Just a few months […]

Opinion: Sunset Overdrive puts fun back in the hands of players

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The recently released Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive could not have been released before 2014. Characters spout references to huge shows like Breaking Bad and Doctor Who, and the entire game’s personality hinges on deconstructing the oversaturation of the current gaming industry. But when I pick up my controller and explore Sunset City, I don’t […]

Review: Bayonetta 2

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Pure as Platinum.   Release Date: October 24, 2014 Genre: Action, Hack-n-Slash Platform: Wii U Developer: Platinum Games Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Mature MSRP: $59.99 There are some occasions in gaming where everything goes better than anyone could have expected. Moments like these are few and far between, especially with the rate that notable high quality […]

Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Pre-sequel, post-boredom.   RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2014 GENRE: FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER, RPG PLATFORM: XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC DEVELOPER: 2K AUSTRALIA, GEARBOX SOFTWARE PUBLISHER: 2K GAMES ESRB M FOR MATURE MSRP: $59.99 To review a Borderlands game proves a puzzling experience, because a majority of the enjoyment of the game rides on the player’s experience […]

Review: A City Sleeps

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I can hear you sing it to me in my sleep. Release Date: October 16, 2014 Genre: Shoot Em Up, Bullet Hell Platform: PC, OSX Developer: Harmonix Publisher: Harmonix ESRB E for Everyone MSRP: $14.99 In search of smaller projects and a change of pace, Harmonix has moved past plastic instruments and into the realm […]

How ‘Shadow of Mordor’ taught me to respect my enemy, even in Middle-Earth

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At the outset of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the framework of  a basic revenge tale appears to be in place. A destroyed family, a faceless and evil army of interlopers, and a murderous man of malign intent set on a destructive course of rampage and revenge. These are the standard tropes seen time and again […]

Hyrule Warriors Character Guide

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The one to Hyrule them all Now that Hyrule Warriors is out worldwide, you are probably eager to get hacking and slashing at endless mobs of monsters. True to Dynasty Warriors fashion, the games boasts an impressive list of playable characters. There are 13 Zelda characters to choose from, including iconic characters as well as […]

Review: Hyrule Warriors

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The Legend Lives On. Release Date: September 26, 2014 Genre: Action, Hack-and-Slash Platform: Wii U Developer: Tecmo Koei Games Publisher: Nintendo ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $59.99 I recently wrote about why I think Hyrule Warriors could be one of Nintendo’s biggest gambles and most exciting games in recent memory. Now that I have put […]

Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright

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No Objections Here Release Date: August 29, 2014 Genre: Puzzle Platform: Nintendo 3DS Developer: Level 5 Publisher: Capcom ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $29.99 When two of Nintendo’s most popular niche series combine, the result is an utterly charming and fully fleshed out puzzle game. Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright features some stellar characters, thrilling […]

Review: Mega Coin Squad

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Digging for Gold Release Date: August 12, 2014 Genre: Arcade, Platformer Platform: PC Developer: Big Pixel Studios Publisher: Adult Swim Games ESRB E for Everyone MSRP: $14.99 Adult Swim Games has often put out many surprising, quirky games that tend to be a lot of fun. This trend continues with Mega Coin Squad; the latest […]

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