Games of November Hope You Saved Some Money

It’s hard to bet on November. There’s always a game that falls apart but gets on store shelves anyway. There’s also always one or two surprises. It’s unpredictability is the only thing that’s predictable about it. Prepare to have your holiday game playing schedule twisted on its head one more time. The Binding of Isaac:… Continue reading

Games of October are Strangely Familiar

There’s no shortage of variety or quantity this month. This is also the weirdest grouping of sequels and pseudo-sequels that I’ve ever seen. It’ll be curious to see what actually breaks through and how memorable these games end up being. Civilization: Beyond Earth Justin L – If Firaxis hadn’t announced Civ: Beyond Earth, I probably would have… Continue reading

Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS Demo Impressions: Tree in my Pocket

I still remember the commercial for the first Super Smash Bros to this day. Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Pikachu skipping through the field to The Turtles‘ “So Happy Together” before beating on each other like bongo drums. Those were the good old days. I played that game religiously. Rain, sun, evening, weekend, dentist appointment…… Continue reading

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Demo Impressions: Heavy Adventure

I really wish I could clear my head when approaching Castlevania games, but I do have a bit of history with the series. Thankfully, I was able to put aside my initial issues with Lords of Shadow and enjoy a great new take on a Castlevania adventure. However, now MercurySteam is taking on the 2D… Continue reading

War Thunder Beta Impressions: Don’t Underestimate These Skies or Those Trees

War Thunder from Gaijin Entertainment will feature large scale, simultaneous air, land and sea pvp battles when it launches. The current beta version only has the air portion implemented, but it already looks fantastic. The arcade mode in this game has to be the most fun, accessible pseudo-sim flight game since Crimson Skies. Josh leaves Justin… Continue reading

Path of Exile Beta Impressions: Welcome Punishment

2012 featured sequels to arguably two of the best examples of ARPGs in all of video game land. One was met with quiet enthusiasm while the other was met with a lukewarm reception. Unbeknownst to some, however another ARPG watched behind the safety of beta, learning from both valuable lessons in the art of clicking… Continue reading

Warframe Beta Impressions: Free Power Suits and Swords

Warframe came straight out of left field. The name couldn’t be more generic, yet the game is a surprisingly competent mix of co-op, third person shooting and acrobatic sword slashing. Best of all, it’s free. Josh and Justin are joined by community member Verdian for some fun times in space with Digital Extreme’s Warframe Beta. This video… Continue reading

The War Z Preview: Surviving The Apocalypse One Teabag at a Time

I’d been walking for what seemed like hours before I saw another human being. He barely stood out amongst the packs of undead that slowly roamed the parking lot of a long abandoned resort town, his apprehensive search of a dumpster the only thing that differentiated him from the hordes. In the movies this would… Continue reading