Author Archives: John-Charles Holmes
Double Fine’s put out a lot of creative games over the years, but none as cute as Costume Quest, the Halloween themed RPG where kids’ costumes become their reality for a single night. The game ended on a major cliffhanger with the conclusion of the one DLC expansion, Grubbins on Ice, and now it looks like we might finally get a conclusion in the recently announced Costume Quest 2. For the sequel, Double Fine is going to be teaming up with Midnight City to [...]
The Professor Layton games have been some of the biggest cult hits of the DS and 3DS libraries. Now, with four games under its belt and one major spin-off in the works, Professor Layton is back for his sixth and apparently final adventure in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. But is the ultimate gentlemanly pursuit up to the challenge?
Those of you aching for physics based fish-with-legs grappling action, ache no more! Publisher Natsume has finally given wacky import game Yumi’s Odd Odyssey a release date of March 20th on the 3DS eShop. Huzzah! When the game comes out, it will retail for a price of $29.99. The game will only be available in America exclusively as a downloadable title, so those of you holding out for a physical copy are a bit out of luck. All the same, the purchase should [...]
The hints were dropped all around, but no one believed it could be true. But today, on the day of basketball star Shaquille O’Neal’s birthday, an Indiegogo campaign has appeared to revive the oft maligned 90′s fighting game, Shaq- Fu. Except this time, the game will have the full backing and passion of enthusiast game studio, Big Deez Productions to make it into a much more polished action game experience. Big Deez and Shaq will be working together to bring Shaq-Fu: A [...]
Woah, a day late, but not a dollar short. I’m guessing my body doesn’t really agree with snow the older I get, because it basically made my body shut down yesterday. Oops. But now that I’m back to about 75% health, I’ve got a fresh new episode of Twinfinite Loop for your beautiful ears, readers. Just as the doctor prescribes. What do we talk about this week? Well, this week, Yami, Andy, Muaz, and me, JC, talk about: The end [...]
The nigh unstoppable force known as the Yawhg will be arriving into town in six weeks—and it’s all up to the actions of a small group of citizens to step up and prepare to save the day. So what do they do to get ready? Meditate, hunt for sport, or just dance at the palace all week long. Hoo boy.
For me, brentalfloss popped up right at the every end of the video game internet celebrity boom, started by trendsetters like the Angry Video Game Nerd. His signature act of adding competent lyrics to game melodies was truly inspired and of course hilarious, right from the get go. Flash forward about five years later to today, and brentalfloss has just released his third album of “With Lyrics” songs and original pieces in an album titled, Flossophy, which I gotta say is [...]
One of the greatest shmups of all time dropped on Steam a few weeks ago in the form of Ikaruga. The game offers ultimate challenge and the beacon for individual achievement in gaming… which is why early adopters of the new PC version were confused that the game lacked an offline mode feature, meaning that the game had to be connected to Steam to even start up. Yesterday, Treasure put out and update for the game that remedies this issue, whether [...]
Nintendo’s wifi offerings were always the black sheep of the console bunch. Unreliable connections, limited features, and bizarre options for DLC gained the service poor favor, at least for Wii owners– the DS wifi fared much better, admittedly. No matter how you feel about it though, Nintendo is giving the services the axe this May. Servers and services that use Nintendo Wifi Connection will no longer be supported after May 20th. This means no more Brawl or Mario Kart DS online play and devices [...]
Did you guys miss us last week? Sorry about that. Skype can be a butt and a half to record sometimes and decided to eat literally all the files from last week. Whoops. There was some good stuff in there too and I think we all ended doing weird Jeff Goldbloom impressions– so basically the best episode you’ll never get to hear. But fortunately, this week, nothing has gone awry, so here’s a new episode for all you good boys [...]