Still learning the ropes with what might be the PS Vita’s greatest adventure.
Solar 2 is a very hard game for me to recommend–especially with the $5 price tag ($10 if you purchase the PC version). It’s visually and audibly amazing, but generally lacks depth in the game-play department.
Celebrate 25 years of Mega Man with a free game!
Ever wonder what’s being dumped unto the shelves of video game stores every week? Wonder no more! Karli Winata will attempt to bring to light the many retail releases that come out each week. Won’t you join him in his self torture? Check out what’s coming out on the week of 12/17/2012.
January games to fill the post-holiday void.
A fan since the beginning, Arnulfo says goodbye to the last great video game television show.
Tales of Vesperia is the best Japanese Role Playing Game on the current generation of consoles.
The Playstation Vita: Is it worth clearing the pocket room for another handheld? I go deep on Sony’s little guy in this entry on the state of all things Vita.
Because planting trees in real life just isn’t as fun. Nintendo Direct impressions by T.C.INKWELL.
Lego Lord of the Rings is the best Lego experience yet, that is a complete blast from start to finish alone or with a buddy in the handy-dandy drop-in/drop-out coop feature. It was fun to see Tolkien’s magical world brought to life once again before me, giving me the chance to personally jump into Middle Earth and experience the epic first-hand.
Now it is my turn to give out the illustrious “Game of the Year”
Though I echo Stan Rezaee's basic comments on misogyny in the video game industry as a problem, I take offence to his overreaching, simplified analysis and misinterpreting use of the term 'gaming culture'.
Back in Aug the Oculus made a splash on KickStarter as one of the most well funded VR headsets ever. Now that they are in production, they have upped the specs a bit. I think its going to make a huge difference. Lets have a look at what they say from the Oculus website.
I love the lull of December. How there isn’t that many games to write about. How it gives me time to play catch up, however futile that attempt might be. That said, this December has been the weirdest one to date. This is the second week now that something of note is actually coming out, depending on how you want to look at it that is.
"My god; It's full of stars": the final words of fictional astronaut Dave Bowman in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A line in which the true meaning of is a point of contention between audiences and film critics alike. What did it mean? Was it literal or metaphorical? What was revealed to Dave and by whom? The film on its surface does not offer any obvious answers, but a select few believe the answers are littered throughout the film in meta form.
The rumors were finally confirmed yesterday, when Gabe Newell openly talked about Valve's upcoming console – said to compete with the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Tentatively dubbed the 'steam box', reports are saying that the console could be ready to ship next holiday season, or further in to 2014.
I'm all for rewarding the developers of the year's best games with a big shiny prize, especially nation-wide on television. The idea of the editor-in-chief's at the gaming's biggest publications collaborating together to decide just which games achieved the best quality in their particular field is brilliant.
Nintendo’s Wii U is having quite a gaggle of problems in its first few weeks of life. A games library made up almost entirely of games easily found on other platforms and are worse on the Wii U. Egregiously long load times that rival the early days of CD-based consoles. Extremely common full hard-locks of the system, requiring the power plug to be pulled to shut it off. Created accounts being locked to the system they are created on. USB devices formatted for a Wii U being tied to just that Wii U, preventing save moving.
[Warning: Spoilers for Bioshock, Bioshock 2, The Walking Dead, Dishonored, Mass Effect 3, and Heavy Rain are ahead.]
Here’s a bit of news that won’t come as a shock to anyone who’s played games for at least a handful of years: the majority of videogame adaptations of popular intellectual properties are crap. The most any gamer can hope for when they hear that their favorite television show or book is being adapted into a video game is that the game itself turns out to be mediocre. Blade? Abysmal. 24: The Game? Utterly forgettable. Superman 64? Memorable but for all the wrong reasons. I could go on for a while listing licensed games that just suck, and you probably could too, but let’s skip over all that. Let’s talk about a rare occurrence—the video game adaptation that gets it right. There’s only a handful that spring to mind immediately: the Batman: Arkham series, The Walking Dead, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
December has arrived, one of the most notoriously quietest month of the year when it comes to game releases. The number of games I’ve seen come out in December that’s even remotely worth giving a damn about can be counted on one hand. By the end of this week, that number will… still be countable on one hand.