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Fez finally hits Sony, what does this mean for Phil Fish?

on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

The famous platforming 2D/3D manipulating indie title is finally making its rounds to Sony Entertainment. As of March 26, the game will finally be available for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. Fez will also come with the Cross Buy feature where one purchase will apply to all three systems. The 8-bit adventure will also be streaming on a higher resolution while featuring the use of...

U100 Pelican Urban Elite Laptop Backpack Review – The only bag you need

u100 Pelican Bag
on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

When colleague and good friend Jeffrey Wilson told me that he has a passion for great backpacks I gawked at him. When it came to my geek decorum a backpack was the last thing on my mind. I was contempt with shoving my laptop and fight stick into any standard duffel bag. I couldn’t fathom spending more than 40 bucks on a bag it just wasn’t logical to me. That is until...

Tips on introducing girls to the vast nerd universe

on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

As a female who is a fan of fantasy and all aspects of nerd lore, I was lucky enough to be introduced to the extensive universe in a way that wasn’t overwhelming, or too far beyond anything I could relate to at the time. If you’re a guy looking to pass on a passion to an important gal, follow my steps that are friendly to feminine interest yet extremely imaginative and...

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when your partner is a gamer, too

A true test of companionship, trust, and friendship.
on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

The tired old cliché, breaking up is hard to do, isn’t necessarily true. From my experiences I’ve learned that hardship comes after the break up. It’s the reclamation period full of questions, self-doubt, loneliness, and eventually self-discovery. Depending on the relationship, you may never suffer through this type of growing pain. But nonetheless this isn’t a dating...

South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360) Review – If you dislike fun, you’re gonna have a bad time

The cast of South Park all LARPed out
on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

It has taken every fiber of my being to be responsible and write this review. Nothing would satisfy me more than to push everything off of my desk and continue playing this game rather than jotting down gameplay impressions. During my time with South Park: Stick of Truth, I found myself pausing the game and walking away from the screen in uncontrollable fits of laughter....

X-List: The 8 best Castlevania games

X-List: Best Castlevania Games
on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Every 100 years or so, Dracula returns from the dead to torment the land with his cronies Medusa, Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, and Death himself. Who puts those creatures back to rest every time? The Belmont family. With the whip Vampire Killer, the only weapon that can hurt Dracula, and a cadre of other supplies — crosses, holy water, throwing knives —...

PlayStation Now has great potential, if you’ve got a great connection

PlayStation Now
on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

For a while, everyone had rather begrudgingly allowed the news that PlayStation had acquired Gaikai to percolate through the rumor-mill, but nothing came of it save digital tumbleweeds. We knew what Gaikai did, and why a company like Sony would purchase it, but without official word, we were left wondering what exactly its role would be in the world of now-current-gen platforms. PlayStation...

PC gamers, Steam Machines exist for people who don’t want to build rigs

Steam Box
on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 | By Ninja-X

Valve’s Steam Machine initiative was met with a confused, lukewarm response after Gabe Newell revealed the first wave of consolized PCs at CES 2014 — at least from the online denizens who comment on articles, social media sites, and Web forums. One of the most repeated knocks against Steam Machines (even more so than the Linux-based operating system which currently...

Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS) Review – Yawn, another RPG parody

Weapon Shop de Omasse
on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Japanese RPGs have been the butt of jokes for decades now. Back in 1996, a boss battle in Kirby Super Star poked fun at the wait times and menu-based combat. The EarthBound, Paper Mario, and Mario & Luigi games called attention to their own RPG-ness. Half-Minute Hero for PSP stripped the genre down to its bare, ridiculous essentials. Everyone became aware of the cliches,...

Insurgency (PC) Review – More military sim, less FPS

on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

New World Interactive’s Insurgency  is more military simulation than standard FPS, and that’s a great thing. The gaming industry is supersaturated with first-person shooters, and any time a game comes out that breaks the formula, I consider it a welcome change. Insurgency strips away many traditional FPS elements, opting instead for realism in the form of encumbrance...