Video Games: The Movie (Film)

Not a bad documentary, this one!

Magic 2015 (PC)

Duels of the Planeswalkers returns in style

Abyss Odyssey (PlayStation 3)

South America produces a fine RPG indeed

Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set

The classic Pen-and-Paper game returns!

Dragon Fantasy: Book 1 (PlayStation Vita)

One for people who grew up on Final Fantasy

Friday, July 25, 2014

The games of August; you are going to be busy this month

List by Matt S.

After the relatively quiet July, we're now in for a heck of a month of game releases in August. Arguably the best month of the year to date, in fact.

Interview: The mind behind Ar nosurge (Part 1)

 Akira Tsuchiya Ar nosurgeInterview by Matt S.

Akira Tsuchiya is one of the GUST's most experienced artists. Joining the company in 1998 as a sound designer, his first project with the developer was Atelier Elie, and as time went on, he started to take a more leading role in the company's projects, beyond the sound design.

Hands on with FIFA 15

Preview by Matt S.

FIFA 15 is a big deal for EA. Coming in the year of a World Cup it's an opportunity to capitalise in a greater level of global interest in the sport. And it's going to be the first "true" next-gen soccer/ football game with an exclusive engine for the PS4, Xbox One and PC version.

Review: Fearless Fantasy (PC)

Review by Pierre-Yves L.

Fearless Fantasy… FF… where have we seen this acronym before? Must be my imagination. Fearless Fantasy is an interesting take on a combat heavy turned based RPG. Where this differs from other RPGs is that it takes a page from Sony’s Legend of the Dragoon in which combat requires precise timing of moves in order to land more powerful blows. Oh, and it's also incredibly silly.

Early Access preview: Habitat (PC)

Preview by Trent P.

If Habitat had an opening sequence implemented at this stage, I imagine it would go along the lines of the following: There's a collision above Earth with a conspiracy theorist's wet dream, the Black Knight Satellite, and like hitting a piñata, objects lost in time clutter the sky.

From militarised T-Rex heads to Army Tanks, they're all up there just floating in the sky along with other space junk. It takes a brave hero to step up and reunite the crew to build a spaceship to protect his land from invaders. The crew leader is carefully planning ahead, attaching what he needs together to try and survive in space.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

One Week Friends manga concluding next year

News by Clark A.

One Week Friends (Isshukan Friends) was one of our favourite shows from the spring anime season this year. For better or worse though, Matcha Hazuki's manga that spawned said television series will be concluding very soon.

Gadget Review: Eye-Fi Mobi Camera to Mobile SDHC Memory Card (iThing/ Android)

Review by Rob P.

What’s this? We’re reviewing memory cards now? Have we gone insane? Fear not, my friend. This memory card is actually pretty cool. I know it sounds unlikely, but trust me on this one. You should definitely keep reading.

The guys that make those Gamebook games are making an interactive comic book

News by Matt S.

Tin Man Games, the specialist in digital gamebooks (no, seriously, if you haven't checked them out yet this developer releases these things at a prolific rate and they are almost always excellent), has expanded beyond the written word. Its upcoming gamebook Appointment with F.E.A.R is a choose-your-own-adventure visual novel.

Review: Munin (iPad)

Review by Matt S.

It frustrates me when a developer goes to all the effort to create a compelling narrative, setting, and character, and then falls back on a safe set of tropes for the actual gameplay. This is, in a word, Munin.

Review: Crimsonland (Sony PlayStation 4)

Crimsonland PlayStation 4 GameReview by Sam M.

It’s hard to make a twin-stick shooter that stands out from the rest. Crimsonland, brought to us by developers 10tons, is the next game to try. It takes takes the steps needed to advance the formula, only to take a few steps back in the process.

Customisable and battle-ready Liara statuette available for preorder

News by Jedediah H.

In the Mass Effect series, Liara was my leading lady. My Commander Shepard, in spite of all the temptations and opportunities to flirt or fornicate with his beautiful and talented (and sometimes psychotic) shipmates, remained - throughout the entire trilogy - faithful to his well-spoken Psionic love interest. She was sagacious, kind, and selfless, and my Shepard greatly enjoyed her company and insight. And now, thanks to Gaming Heads, all fans of Liara can celebrate her spirit with her determined statuette.

Samurai Warriors 4 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition exclusive to PS4

News by Jedediah H.

For you fortunate women and men among us who've taken the loyal initiative, gambolled into the electronics department of a local conglomerate or mom-and-pop shop, and thoughtfully (or thoughtlessly, depending on your priorities and financial situation) purchased, with an irresistible voice that was a combination of musical and sweet smelling, a PS4, congratulations: You are entitled to the 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition of Samurai Warriors 4.