I’ve been making an effort to get to each and every convention I happen to have both proximity and cash to attend. This year my part of the world (the northeast, Boston to be exact) was lucky enough to host the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. (more…)
Rocket League is just over a month old after being released July 7th, 2015 for PC and PS4 and it has already made a huge name for itself. The game is growing so fast that a new map has already been released and caused a commotion about competitive play. Yes, that’s right it already has it’s own competitive scene set up, along with Psyonix, the game’s publisher, having a world championship in the works. There is even a dedicated Rocket League Twitch channel and this is just the start.
Chaosmos pits players against one another as different alien races in a dying universe, vying for the seed of the next universe knowing that which races controls it will rule that universe after its birth. Chaosmos is a hidden information/social deduction/strategy game unlike any other game I’ve seen. (more…)
I’m disappointed to say that the Metroid series has been a gap in my video game playlist for years. It was only just last year that I played Super Metroid, a game that (if I could) would get a 10 on our site with the disclaimer “because reasons” and nothing more. Since beating Super Metroid, I have dipped my toes into the scant but diverse Metroid lineup and, most recently, played what is probably the least loved of the series. (more…)
What if I told you there was a planet where you can play a first person shooter (FPS) without all the mouth-breathing, little-kid-cursing, team-killing ragers from every other FPS? Oh, what a Lovely Planet that would be. (more…)
A third-person shooter that focuses heavily on multiplayer is the very last thing anyone expected out of Nintendo at E3 of 2014. Splatoon is a difficult game to put a pin in as far as a score, especially because while the content on day one was notably scarce, Nintendo continues to release new weapons, multiplayer levels, and events free-of-charge. (more…)
I’m not usually a nostalgia fan, I tend to go for the newest of the new style games, but there is a special place in my heart for dungeon crawlers. Flash-back to days at the arcade, or as I remember, the skating rink, to play a remastered version of Gauntlet. A top down dungeon crawler with nostalgia and newness abound. With the popularity of the Diablo series it’s no surprise to see the rebirth of more games like it. (more…)
In Overlords of Infamy, players compete as evil overlords in an attempt to be known as the most evil. How does this happen? Through the completion of evil plots, of course. The evil plots are a moderately humorous mix including things like “Remove Dolphins from the Planet” and “Throw Chlorine into the Gene Pool.” (more…)
The current state of Nintendo as a company has the Wii U floundering and the 3DS treading water—but wait. What’s that off in the distance? Its Amiibo! Amiibo is the latest way to play with your old friend Mario and a series of his closest buddies. If there is one thing Nintendo excels at, it’s intellectual property (IP) stretching. Amiibo might be just what Dr. Mario ordered for Nintendo’s bottom line and its efforts to remain relevant in the gaming community.
HABA has long been known as THE place to go for great kids games. As such, I was excited when I got a copy of Monster Laundry to review. Monster Laundry is a dexterity game for kids that has them racing to hang monsters on a clothesline to dry. (more…)
I remember when I was new to the hobby. I owned a handful of euro’s, and I wanted to dip my toe into the very intimidating war game waters. Like a total noob, I made the mistake of jumping on the BoardGameGeek war game forum and asking if there were any war games that weren’t luck dependent. I was laughed off the board. I learned a couple of important lessons. 1. Sometimes people on the internet aren’t nice. 2. War games strive to be realistic, and the idea of war without luck is laughable. (more…)
The ghostly hour of 12 o’clock strikes from the old clock tower—somewhere a mother is saying “nothing good ever happens after midnight!” Our three ghost hunters have their handmade power pistols at the ready, loaded with green goo ammo. It’s time to enter the castle and begin the hunt. (more…)
Take the charm and whimsy of Barrel of Monkeys and add the stress-inducing gameplay of Jenga and you’ve got Animal Upon Animal. It is a rare moment when something meant for kids is just as enjoyable (if not more) when viewed as/played by adults. (more…)