Guardians of Middle Earth review


If there is one thing the self-proclaimed “master race” (aka PC gamers) still has over console gamers, it is the beloved genre known as MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena). Games like the popular League of Legends still remain woefully out of reach of we console plebes, which is why it was exciting when Warner Bros. […]

Karaoke announced for XBLA, charges by the hour


The Karaoke Channel (yes, there is an entire channel devoted to the drunken pastime) has announced they will be bringing Karaoke to XBLA “in time for the holidays.” The simply titled download will feature a library of more than 8,000 songs, boasting “latest hits and golden oldies,” spanning multiple music genres. The game will be a free […]

SEGA confirms HD release of cult classic ‘NiGHTS into Dreams…’

Nights Into Dreams Picture

SEGA hath bestowed a gift upon platformer fans everywhere by confirming the HD release of cult-classic NiGHTS into Dreams… The SEGA Saturn title features one of the most recognizable characters from the generation, and was an instant beloved hit because of its beautiful style, catchy soundtrack and challenging, 3D platforming within complex levels. Chris Olson, Vice […]

Ten new decks arrive in Magic 2013, out today

The Deck Manager screen has a few pleasant enhancements

Magic fans, magic fans, gather round and let me tell ye a tale of Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, and the deviant Liliana Vess. Today marks the release of Wizards of the Coast’s newest digital collectible card game offering, Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. Many fans will be chomping at the bit […]

Vector Cell releases patch for ‘Amy’ to address complaints

In a surprising twist, developer Vector Cell has released a patch for their survival horror title, Amy. The patch is designed to “fix” many of the complaints consumers had with the game, including a much-needed overhaul of the save system. Exiting the game mid-level will no longer kick you back to the beginning of the […]

Ska Studios reveal launch trailer for ‘Charlie Murder’

Charlie Murder's bar-room blitz.

Those super-fine people at Ska Studios have released the first trailer, and launched the website, for their latest gorefest brawler, Charlie Murder. If you remember when we spoke to them back in December, we managed to get hold of a few screenshots for the game, but now you may feast your eyes on the title […]

Horror title ‘Amy’ coming to PSN and XBLA next week

Next week you'll be able to run from this guy in sheer terror

Horror fans rejoice! Lexis-Numerique’s intriguing new downloadable horror title, Amy has been rather quiet as of late, ever since it was delayed from its original 2011 release date. Fortunately, a release date has not only been confirmed, it is next week. AMY will hit PSN for $12.99 (Europe: €9.9/UK: £7.99), and XBLA for 800 MSP on January […]

Digital Reality announces ‘Sine Mora’ to be XBLA exclusive

Hungary’s Digital Reality announced today that its upcoming dieselpunk-themed aeroplane-flying shoot’em up Sine Mora is to be an Xbox exclusive, on digital release ‘this winter’ via Xbox Live Arcade. Developed in Tandem with Grasshopper Manufacture, headed by the inimitable Suda51, Sine Mora certainly looks to be imbued with that particular all-action, all-the-time flavor that is […]

VGA Organizer claims ‘Alan Wake’ for XBLA is effectively ‘Alan Wake 2′


The announcement of a download-only Alan Wake game, exclusive to XBLA, was met with mixed fan reaction. The game, which will be exclusively previewed on Spike’s Video Game Awards this Saturday, has had developers insisting that it will be a satisfying, full-length experience. Boasting a “pretty damn impressive storyline,” and promises of redefining download-only games as […]

‘Daytona USA’ screams its way to PSN, XBLA


One of my fondest memories was growing up with a sweet little arcade located at a local mall in called Aladdin’s Castle. The place was tucked into a dark corner near the food court, but the seemingly small nook was deceptively large — like, TARDIS large. It was surely bigger on the inside, and it held such […]

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ has Xbox exclusive DLC, same-sex marriage and vampires

This has been an eventful week of confirmations for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Earlier in the week it was confirmed that players would be able to marry “any” eligible NPC, male or female. The Bethesda team said they weren’t making a big deal of it, but that it was definitely an option. This […]

Why does Microsoft play ‘me first!’ with cross-platform releases?

According to Microsoft, if they can’t have it first, they don’t want it at all. Chris Lewis, VP of interactive entertainment business for Microsoft’s European branch told Eurogamer this week that if a game first releases on PSN, that it would most likely not make it onto Xbox Live. “We’re not keen to do it. I […]

When indie dreams become nightmares: ‘The Adventures of Shuggy’

There’s no denying it that game design and creation is becoming the sort of thing that the “everyman” developer can feasibly pursue. It is undoubtedly easier to develop and publish a game, and with the Unity Engine, to publish games cross-platform without having to know three variations of C code, Java and flash. Even the budding game […]

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