Nintendo Reached Out to Bring a Beautiful Samurai Pop-Up Game to Wii U

Once upon a time, it felt like Nintendo was giving independent game developers a bit of a cold shoulder. But times have changed and the folks at the House of Mario have been bringing more and more indie games to their platforms. The latest one? A gorgeous touchscreen fable set in feudal Japan that looks like a pop-up… » 9/12/13 3:00pm 9/12/13 3:00pm

Screw Next-Gen Controllers, This Dungeon Crawler Uses A DDR Pad

Yeah, the DualShock 4’s got that fancy Share button. And the Xbox One controller sounds like it’s doing cool stuff with feedback. But, know this: if people all over the world start powering up Dance Dance Revolution dancepads again, it’s because Crypt of the Necrodancer looks like it’s going to be freaking awesome. » 9/06/13 1:30pm 9/06/13 1:30pm

You're Not Master Chief. You're Not Mario. You're Armed, Farting Poop.

Super Time Force already had a lot going for it. Crazy, run-and-gun side-scrolling action. A cleverly implemented time-manipulation mechanic. And one of the greatest promo trailers ever made. But the appeal doesn’t stop there. You can literally control a piece of crap in Super Time Force. And then fart. And then… » 9/05/13 4:00pm 9/05/13 4:00pm

If You Grew Up in the '80s, Your Soul Cries Out for This Space Shooter

Nerds and geeks of a certain age fondly remember Macross/Robotech, Star Blazers and other spectacle-filled, emotionally overwrought animated space operas from the 1980s. These Japanese series remain touchstones for a generation and some folks miss them quite a bit. Jake Kazdal is one of those people and the game… » 9/01/13 8:30pm 9/01/13 8:30pm