Axiom Verge - PC Review

This homage to Metroid does not just respect the formula - it improves it

Order of Battle: Pacific - PC Review

Surprise - but this is one of the best strategy games of 2015 so far

Gratuitous Space Battles II - PC Review

Get ready for lots of strategic space combat - your time will be well spent

MLB 15: The Show - PS4 Review

It is still the best game of baseball on the market, though the improvements from last year are minimal

Sayonara UmiharaKawase + - PS Vita Review

A challenging platforming title that gets an update for the Vita - but has it aged well?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition announced

Divinity: Original Sin was one of our favorite titles last year. It was a glorious homage to old school RPGs with plenty of modern day sensibility. So this particular announcement really caught my attention.


Street Fighter 2 - Retro Reflections

If you haven’t played Street Fighter 2 then you… are younger than me! I put a lot of coins in this arcade every day after school back in 1992/1993 and along with Tower of Doom it was my favorite Capcom game.


Memorable Music in Gaming #5

In our continuing effort to try and bring more than just reviews, previews, retros and news to the table, we have another Memorable Music in gaming. This one has a decidedly older school feel to it.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

A look at the upcoming game Giana Sisters: Dream Runners

Giana Sisters was a fairly bit surprise hit when it came out, so naturally there are some eyes on the upcoming Giana Sisters: Dream Runners. The dev team at Black Forest Games has given us just a bit of an inside glance into the inner workings of the upcoming title.


Deathtrap - Play Time

Deathtrap brilliantly mingled action with tower defense to create a game that Pierre-Yves was incredibly fond of. PY took the time to go ahead and record some Play Time sessions of the game, so you can see it for yourself.


Command and Conquer: Renegade - Retro Reflections

Command and Conquer: Renegade is a first person shooter based on the famous real time strategy series∙ I found it in the “C&C: the first decade’ collection for the PC.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nobunaga getting a North American and European release

Now, this one hits home especially well for me, because I first cut my strategy game loving teeth on Nobunaga's Ambition for the NES many, many moons ago. As a kid I loved the KOEI games and their take on historical strategy (as well as fantasy titles like Bandit Kings of Ancient China). I don't even want to guess how many hours in total I sunk into these games - and for me it all started with Nobunaga.


Rise of the Runelords for Hero Lab - PC Review

Hero Lab is not a game, but an accessory for getting the most out of your game. It supports several different gaming systems such as Shadowrun, World of Darkness, Mutants & Masterminds and more. The specific expansion I was interested in was the Rise of Runelords module for Pathfinder, which we talked about recently before its release.


Mionix NAOS 8200 Laser Gaming Mouse - Hardware Review

We recently had the good luck to review Mionix's excellent Zibal 60 mechanical keyboard and have now gotten our hands on their flagship gaming mouse, the NAOS 8200. For those that are unaware, Mionix is a small company based out of Sweden that is dedicated to making the world's best performing gaming mouse and the NAOS 8200 is what they came up with. Is it really "the world's best performing gaming mouse?" Read on to find out more.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ark brings open-world dinosaur adventures to PC and consoles

Admit it - you want to fly or ride on top of a dinosaur. I'm pretty sure ninety percent of kids envisioned doing this. Well, that childhood dream may be coming true in the upcoming Ark: Survival Evolved.