18 Reviews

The Technomancer Review — Zero Tolerance for Betrayal

There is much to like about The Technomancer. The narrative, while delivered awkwardly at first, becomes an appealing adventure that generally avoids tropes. The setting is one unlike most other games. As a follow up to the ...Read More

on June 28, 2016 2:50 AM
92 Reviews

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Review – Charming but Fiddly

For two decades, the Star Ocean series has occupied a very special place in the heart of many JRPG lovers. Today, just three weeks away from the series' 20th anniversary, we celebrate the debut of the franchise ...Read More

on June 27, 2016 11:55 PM
106 Reviews

Umbrella Corps Review — Dead On Arrival

Since its original debut 20 years ago, it's not hyperbolic to say that Resident Evil -- a series once heralded for defining the survival-horror genre -- has suffered a bit of an identity crisis in recent times. ...Read More

on June 27, 2016 4:30 PM
0 Reviews

Rhythm Heaven Megamix Review — Please Don’t Stop the Music

Imagine a rhythm game that scraps simple on-screen cues in favor of wacky animations and forces you to keep the timing by ear. Now pour a gallon of irresistible Japanese craziness and humor over the top and ...Read More

on June 27, 2016 2:55 PM
3 Reviews

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Review — Countdown to the Eleventh Hour

The third and final series in the Zero Escape franchise, Zero Time Dilemma, connects events between the two preceding games: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Time Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. With brand ...Read More

on June 27, 2016 12:08 PM
28 Editorials

Xbox One Summer Update: Check Out Cortana and the New Features in Preview in Action

The first batch of features of the Xbox One summer update is currently being tested by preview members, but if you're not part of the program, you might want to see what they look like. ...Read More

on June 26, 2016 7:45 AM
3 Interviews

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III – Speaking to Campaign Lead Brent Disbrow

While attending E3 2016 last week I got the chance to sit down with Brent Disbrow, Campaign Lead at developer Relic Entertainment, and talk about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. ...Read More

on June 26, 2016 6:29 AM
51 Editorials

The Last Reveal of PS4 Exclusive Deep Down Was Exactly A Year and a Half Ago; the Silence Continues

Today is June 25th, and it marks exactly a year and a half since Christmas 2014, when Capcom's team surprised everyone by revealing the newest batch of screenshots of its upcoming PS4 exclusive Deep Down. ...Read More

on June 25, 2016 5:31 PM
2 Previews

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Preview – On Your Feet, Space Marine!

During E3 2016, SEGA and Relic Entertainment showed off a gameplay demo for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, hereafter referred to simply as Dawn of War III. The presentation was narrated by campaign lead Brent Disbrow, ...Read More

on June 25, 2016 12:47 PM
4 Reviews

Pac-Man 256 Review — Pac is Back

We all remember that rush the first time we played Pac-Man. While not all of us are Pac-pros, some people were skilled enough to reach level 256, a Pac-Man level that will forever go down in infamy. ...Read More

on June 24, 2016 4:57 PM
0 Previews

Tyranny Preview – It’s Good to be Bad

When I last saw Tyranny at GDC in San Francisco it showed lots of promise. The story is presented after evil has already won and taken over the world, and you play as one of the commanders ...Read More

on June 24, 2016 3:42 PM
3 Reviews

Deadlight: Director’s Cut Review — Revisit a Zombie Infested Seattle

Set in 1986 in and around Seattle, Deadlight: Director's Cut is another take on the zombie apocalypse genre. The premise may be nothing new, but the way it is presented and how it is delivered makes it ...Read More

on June 23, 2016 2:32 PM
0 Previews

Master X Master Preview: A MOBA Balancing Competitive Multiplayer and Cooperative Singleplayer

Master X Master takes the MOBA premise, unique hero units battling it out, and changes the approach slightly. It does so in order to entice those who aren't really looking for competitive multiplayer, namely people like myself. ...Read More

on June 23, 2016 1:44 PM
4 Podcasts

ShockCast: Episode 10 – Games Missing in Action at E3

Where have all the (E3) games gone?

In this week's installment of the ShockCast, Lou and Giuseppe take on the games that were missing-in-action at E3 2016, covering everything from Red Dead Redemption 2Beyond Good & ...Read More

on June 23, 2016 8:49 AM
41 Reviews

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review: Persona 4 Lite

I'm fairly surprised that Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has not been launched with more fanfare -- while Nintendo may be skeptical about whether the game will find an audience in North America, the game is for the ...Read More

on June 22, 2016 1:49 PM
34 Editorials

Dads of War: How Fatherhood is Moving Kratos and Marcus’ Stories to Exciting New Directions

For over a decade, gamers have gotten to know God of War's Kratos as a vengeful demigod on a rampant journey of destruction and revenge. Likewise, Gears of War's Marcus Fenix has led the charge for humanity's ...Read More

on June 22, 2016 1:07 PM
11 Reviews

Asemblance Review — A Walk Down Memory Lane

You wake up to blaring alarms -- a red light dashes across your vision. The AI tells you that we are in an emergency situation, questioning why you aren't helping. You rush for the terminal in front ...Read More

on June 21, 2016 4:17 PM
2 Reviews

SteamWorld Heist Review — Strategy Among the Stars

To be fairly blunt, SteamWorld Heist was not what I was expecting. A spiritual successor to Image & Form's SteamWorld DigHeist riffs the same art style, comedy, and timeline that its predecessor pulled off, yet in ...Read More

on June 21, 2016 12:46 PM
5 Galleries

Nintendo NY Hosts The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild E3 Demo Event, Pictures Aplenty

From June 14th to June 19th Nintendo NY allowed 500 lucky fans to demo the gem of E3 2016, The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild. ...Read More

on June 21, 2016 10:00 AM
5 Reviews

Grand Kingdom Review — War and Peace and War

Spike Chunsoft's Grand Kingdom brings a refreshing breath of air to the JRPG genre. Released in Japan late in 2015, Grand Kingdom is a tactical RPG releasing on PlayStation 4 and Vita is finally coming to North ...Read More

on June 20, 2016 12:45 PM
3 Interviews

ABZU Interview: Talking to Matt Nava about Scuba Diving, PS4, Ocean Anxiety, and Austin Wintory

Last week during E3 2016 I got a chance to sit through a presentation of ABZU with its creative director Matt Nava. Launching on PlayStation 4 and PC on August 2, 2016, ABZU is an underwater adventure ...Read More

on June 20, 2016 12:17 PM
9 Previews

ABZU Preview – A Dream Version of Scuba Diving

Actual scuba diving can be a pain. You have an air gauge to keep track of, water pressure levels to worry over, and heavy gear attached to your back. In ABZU, an upcoming underwater adventure game from ...Read More

on June 19, 2016 3:05 PM
18 Previews

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Preview – A True Open World Adventure

Let me be clear: I'm more excited for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild more than I have ever been about a Legend of Zelda game. I have never been a huge fan of the ...Read More

on June 19, 2016 8:00 AM
20 Editorials

I Never Realized How Similar Final Fantasy XV’s World Is to Ours Until I Saw Brotherhood’s Episode 2

By now, we have seen a lot of Final Fantasy XV, but we have mostly been shown either natural environments or the more ornate, fantasy-ish parts of the game world's urban areas. ...Read More

on June 18, 2016 11:09 AM
2 Reviews

Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 6 Review – Mystery Machine

With the series' debut late last year, the prospects of a narrative take on the mega-popular Minecraft from Telltale Games was always an idea that may have been met with more raised eyebrows than sheer excitement. However, ...Read More

on June 16, 2016 2:47 PM
7 Previews

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Preview – Substantial Iteration

The numbered Civilization games have always been about iteration, but the question each time is, "Does this change enough to justify an entirely new game?" With Civilization VI I believe the answer is yes. ...Read More

on June 16, 2016 11:51 AM
11 Previews

Mafia III Preview – Let the Good Times Roll

Mafia III is the first game in the series to truly have my attention. Having never played the previous entries in the Mafia franchise, I have no attachment to the series, and mainly passed them by as ...Read More

on June 16, 2016 11:17 AM
4 Podcasts

ShockCast: Episode 9 – E3 2016 Reactions

The biggest week of the gaming industry has finally arrived, and if your heart hasn't stopped yet from all of the amazing announcements that E3 2016 has given us so far, then you're on the right track. ...Read More

on June 16, 2016 10:50 AM
130 Featured

Watch Sony’s E3 Press Conference Live Here

The biggest day of E3 is coming to a closure, and it's time for Sony Interactive Entertainment's conference. ...Read More

on June 13, 2016 7:41 PM
17 Featured

Watch Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference Live Right Here

The big day of E3 continues with Ubisoft's press conference, beginning in a few minutes and broadcasting live from Los Angeles. ...Read More

on June 13, 2016 3:17 PM