Author Archives: Joshua Dennison
When you’re buying a car, it’s pretty obvious what sacrifices you’re making when you choose the economy class over one of the luxury models. It’s a trade-off: you won’t have wipers on your headlights (not a euphamism), but you’ll be saving at least a few hundred dollars a month that you can use to… um, buy food. Games are no different, and in the case Heroes of Ruin for the Nintendo 3DS (developed by n-Space and published by Square Enix), [...]
Cracking open your new copy of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, you revel in the smell of the newly manufactured packaging – grinning uncontrollably with anticipation. You put the cartridge in and power through a few levels, stopping only to alert your Facebook friends that it’s melting your brain with awesomeness. Later in the evening, nearly ready to retire to the study in your smoking jacket (you sophisticated devil), you decide to peruse some of the game’s reviews. Oh, fret [...]
Lists, lists, and more lists. They’re an efficient way to organize and summarize (be it the end of the year or not), which is fantastic news because it seems like outlets can’t compete without succumbing to the pressures of the list format. We’re usually regaled with tales of games that are and games that have been, but my personal favorites are the the lists that detail the things to look forward to; the future, if you will – especially in [...]
Love or hate Kickstarter, it’s a part of our lives now. But one recent project that steamrolled past its goal and already had several updates posted appears to have been cancelled: OverClocked ReMix’ Final Fantasy VI collection. The collection, as with all others produced by OC ReMix, would have been free to download for all, but a physical four-disc set was being pressed as one of the rewards. Current speculation on the OC ReMix forums is that a copyright concern [...]
Jake Kazdal’s “new” studio, 17-bit, finally has a tentative release date for its debut title, Skulls of the Shogun. Launching alongside the Microsoft Windows 8 family (purportedly including the new Surface tablets), the title is currently set for release an October 26th release on XBLA. While we update our calendars and ready our wallets, don’t be afraid to check out the E3 2012 trailer for the game below.
I… I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this. Maybe it’s because, historically speaking, movies with robots have sucked. But things in the future will be different – not only are we going to get a Boilerplate movie, but IGN is reporting that we’ll also be treated to a movie adaptation of the upcoming mech combat game Hawken.
Curious where the Amazon.com pre-order page is for the Nintendo 3DS XL? With an expected release date so soon (August 19, 2012), we were too. So we got in touch with Amazon representatives to find out. According to “Jayaraman from Amazon.com,” they don’t have the appropriate information from the suppliers in order to be able to make pre-orders available. Once they get the supply information, they’ll be able to sufficiently empty our wallets. For the full transcript of my chat [...]
In America, we hear about Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime as much as we hear about the company’s consoles – and twice as much as we hear about their games. He’s essentially their pitch man and spokesperson, and the enthusiast press is allowed to have a filed day with rumors until “The Regginator” gives us the official word. Though recently, Fils-Aime has shown that he’s certainly capable of missing the mark. Especially in The Age of the Internet (where [...]
Although it’s a discouraging trend, another online petition seems to have been effective. Tales of Xillia is going to be localized and coming to the West in 2013.
In a perfect world, the light-hearted point-and-click adventure game Botanicula will turn out to be a sleeper hit for developer Amanita Design. A game featuring a seemingly misanthropic cast of insects exploring their home tree probably won’t knock Diablo III off the charts, but the charming title is quickly finding its audience thanks to a strong debut in a recent Humble Bundle. As anyone who’s played it will attest, Botanicula owes a great deal of its whimsicality to its soundtrack. Created by DVA, it blends acoustic [...]