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SmashPad Talkies – Cosmic Star Heroine  

SmashPad Talkies – Cosmic Star Heroine

We check out the latest RPG from Zeboyd Games in Cosmic Star Heroine, which is out now for PS4 and PC and Vita in the near future. Note: This copy of the game was provided via backing the game’s Kickstarter.

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PS4, Vita)

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PS4, Vita)

SNK’s recent revitalization has been a very successful one, not just due to the brilliance of their comeback game, The King of Fighters XIV, but in their ability to open their back catalogue to new and old fans alike on modern platforms.

“Monster Hunter Generations” Review

“Monster Hunter Generations” Review

Despite borrowing significant content from previous games in the franchise, Monster Hunter Generations is faster, flashier, and more satisfying than ever. If you weren’t into Monster Hunter before, however, Generations won’t do much to win you over.

“Pokémon Sun” & “Pokémon Moon” Review

“Pokémon Sun” & “Pokémon Moon” Review

It’s been 20 years since the Pocket Monsters (or Pokémon) have burst onto the scene. What started out as a handheld game has seen unprecedented mainstream appeal and while the fad has considerably died down, 2016 saw sort of a renaissance of Pokémania with the launch of Pokémon Go, which still stands as the ninth highest grossing app in the App Store. Despite the mobile game’s popularity, traditional handhelds have always been the true home of the series, and fans have […]

Nintendo Switch Presentation coming 1/12; hands-on events also coming

Nintendo Switch Presentation coming 1/12; hands-on events also coming

Nintendo has just announced that they will hold a Nintendo Switch Presentation open to invited media, financial analysts, and trade partners in Tokyo that’ll be livestreamed on January 12, 2017. This, in all likelihood, confirms the rumors that no other information about Nintendo’s home console will be unveiled until the next calendar year. Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Tatsumi Kimishima also announced that Nintendo Switch sampling events for invited media, partners, and consumers will take place in the U.S. and Europe […]

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” Review

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” Review

Finding out how a story continues after a cliffhanger is often after going through an agonizing wait, and in the gaming industry, that wait tends to be longer than most other forms of entertainment media. So you can bet we were shocked to hear about how soon The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II would come out, especially since the original game was released less than nine months ago.

E3 2016: Nintendo Treehouse Recap

E3 2016: Nintendo Treehouse Recap

A few weeks ago, Nintendo said they’d be heading to E3 with the prime focus on the latest Zelda title for Wii U. As unbelievable as it is, that was indeed the case for Day 1, and the only way they’d impress anybody is if Zelda hit it out of the park. As far as we’re concerned, Zelda hit a grand slam.

“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

With the release of the fantasy beat-em-up tribute Dragon’s Crown in 2013, Japanese developer Vanillaware finally became a major name in gaming, with the title going on to sell almost a million copies worldwide and in-turn outselling every other Vanillaware release up to that point. Its gorgeous art direction, surprisingly challenging gameplay, and old-school sensibility attracted both seasoned and younger gamers alike, creating a truly cross-generational hit in the process.

SmashPad Talkies – Neon Chrome  

SmashPad Talkies – Neon Chrome

We check out the spiritual successor to Crimsonland from 10tons, which is out for Steam right now, PS4 on May 31, and Xbox One on June 8 for $14.99. Vita and Mobile versions are TBA at the moment.

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