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

How One Truly Weird Shooter in Video Games' Future Is Getting Bigger

Last year at E3, I took a look at the trippiest first-person shooter I’d ever seen. This year, the game that lets you change the size of anything in the gameworld looks even better. Shinier. Stranger. And more inviting than ever before. » 9/10/13 4:00pm 9/10/13 4:00pm

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 shoot … » 9/05/13 4:00pm 9/05/13 4:00pm

See XCOM's New Super Soldiers in Action

It figures that right after I write my hands-on preview of XCOM: Enemy Within, Firaxis would then release the video of its PAX closed-doors demonstration. (Video during my playthrough was forbidden.) Well, it's worth the double-dip, because you can see some things I forgot to mention. » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

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