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a Preview/Review? – Blackguards

There’s a strange community within the gaming world that wants their games to be as difficult and unyielding as possible. It’s that community that has made titles likeSuper Meat Boy, Dark Souls, and the rage-inducing Trials franchise massive successes. I can only assume that developer Daedalic Entertainment has seen the success of those games when they decided to […]

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Last Minute Tech Gift Guide

PANIC! You haven’t finished your Christmas shopping and it’s December 22nd. Now it’s crunch time and overnight delivery is your saving grace. But what to buy? Gift cards are the easy way out, clothes are always a gamble, but new technology is always a safe bet. Aside from having to teach Mom how to use […]

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Preview – Race the Sun

Simple and excrutiatingly hard, Race the Sun is a surprising smatter on the indie game canvas. Developer Flippfly takes a minimalist art style and slaps you in the face with some of the most difficult-but-rewarding gameplay that has graced PC gaming in a long while. While Race the Sun certainly has a layer of depth, […]

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Preview – The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

The isometric dungeon-crawling RPG is one that’s wildly popular, though the Diablo and Torchlight series are probably the most popular right now. Competing against titles like that can be daunting, particularly with how rabidly loyal gamers are to their particular franchises, which is why when a new dungeon-crawler is released, it needs to have a […]

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Skylanders Monopoly … it’s a thing

  In another brilliant marketing move, Activision has teamed up with USAopoly to merge two beloved titles. In a union to rival Brangelina or peanut butter and chocolate, the popular Skylanders franchise will be seen together with the board game Monopoly to form Monopoly: Skylanders. Seriously, we couldn’t get SkylandersOpoly? Skyopoly? Monolanders? OK, sure, Monopoly: Skylanders […]

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Preview – Saints Row IV

Despite the turmoil of former game publisher THQ, the team at Volition was snatched up and chained to a wall to continue the development of the newest installment in the Saints Row series. On August 20th, fans will finally get a chance to see what countless hours of torture via cattle prods have created when […]

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Ascend: New Gods Video Preview

I had a massive sit-down with Signal Studios, developers of the upcoming free-to-play game Ascend: New Gods. Free-to-play is always a scary word, but I trust the studio and, after my time with the game, I’m looking forward to seeing the final product!

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MOGA Pro Controller Hands-on

There seems to be a dividing line between console gaming and mobile gaming and it’s one that MOGA is trying hard to blur. With processors and memory getting faster and smaller, it’s only a matter of time before we’re holding the equivalent of an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 in the palm of our hand. […]

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Diablo III “Confirmed” on Xbox?

After spending the weekend at PAX East 2013, I’m left with loads of gaming assets, interview quotes, and a number of other information that is important to both my readers and the developers who appeared at the show. Blizzard is a AAA developer and they drew a lot of attention this year, especially since the […]

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Ascend: New Gods PAX East Hands-on

“Free-to-play gaming” carries a certain stigma to it, one that suggests a modicum of anti-hardcore sentiment or is seen as an intrinsic time-waster. Free-to-play is none of these things of course, but that fact has never been made more apparent than when I sat with Signal Studios at PAX East 2013 for a hands-on demo […]

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