Box Brown’s Fascinating Tetris Gets Lost in the Game [Review]

Tetris: The Games People Play is writer-artist Box Brown’s follow up to 2014’s seminal read, Andre The Giant: Life and Legend. Along with his talents as an artist, Brown’s aptitude for unusual subject matter makes him standout in a comics landscape that isn’t exactly hurting Read More …

Mario Party 10: Nintendo’s Latest Bizarre (yet Delightful!) Romp Through Candy Land

by Jay Ackley Every time I sit down with a new Nintendo game, I experience a spontaneous surge of joy and familiarity as I re-acclimatize to the Mushroom Kingdom. The delightful procession includes all the usual suspects: helpful/spectating anthropomorphic toadstools, the fairy tale architecture and Read More …

The 3DS Can Offer These Worthy Games a New Life

By Nigel Spudes Remakes and re-releases of classic video games can seem like bloodless cash-ins designed to rake in consumer dollars with established brands and minimal studio effort, especially when they take the place of new, original content on a console’s release schedule. With the right Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Video Games of 2014

This year in video games has been a turbulent one to say the least, for both the creators and the community surrounding them. Major studios have closed without warning, game after game has been rushed out in buggy and sometimes nearly unplayable states, and a Read More …

Hyrule Warriors Links To Zelda‘s Past [Review]

At this point, it appears that Nintendo’s solution to their Third Party Problem is to partner with outside developers to develop first party titles. While this has worked to varying degrees in the past, with some being great (Donkey Kong Country Returns) and others being Read More …

E3 2014: Nintendo, Winning Hearts with Cuteness and Nostalgia

This is Part Three of our three part E3 2014 commentary – check out the first two pieces, featuring our panel’s thoughts on Microsoft and Sony. E3 is that special time that comes but once a year, a time where adults can be kids again Read More …

Love Your Handheld, Love Your Franchise – The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

  Nintendo is a company built on a few essential video game formulas that have worked well enough, over and over again, for decades. Through the pop culture ubiquity of their franchises, Nintendo has defined the bare basics of what a “video game” is to Read More …

Pokémon X/Y: A Solid Mix of Innovation and Nostalgia

When Pokémon first came to our shores, it was immediately dismissed as a fad. 15 years later, it’s fair to say that it has staying power. Like all skillfully-managed franchises, it must strike a balance between appealing to old fans (like me) and attracting new Read More …

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies rises to expectations

It’s been five years since Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, and three years since Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth was been released. After America got cheated out of Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (in large part due to Capcom executives who aren’t aware they’ve been sitting on Read More …

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – All That Was Old Is New

When The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was first announced for the Nintendo Gamecube, the reaction was mixed at best. Rather than continuing in the gritty, realistic style promised in the 2000 Spaceworld trailer, the Wind Waker trailer revealed a cheery, cel-shaded cartoon world. Read More …