A Lawyer Revisits Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All

When the DS port of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney turned into a sleeper success in North America, an English release of its sequel could only be expected. Everyone was ready for more insane cases, more goofy characters, and more yelling into your DS microphone like a nutcase. What makes you feel more heroic than… » 4/30/15 9:40am 4/30/15 9:40am

A Beginner's Guide to the Souls Games

At the request of a reader and in a never ending effort convince everyone possible to give these games an honest try I've decided to try and put together a beginner's guide to the Souls games! I won't go into anything TOO complex since this IS a beginner's guide, but any specific questions you still have can be asked… » 4/07/15 4:30am 4/07/15 4:30am

The Many Literary Ventures of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Code name: S.T.E.A.M. is an interesting game. The art style is something reminiscent of the Silver Age of Comic Books mixed with Victorian undertones. Gameplay wise it takes mechanics from two popular, yet very distinct genres. Regardless of how the game looks or plays, one aspect that really baffled me when the game… » 3/24/15 2:51pm 3/24/15 2:51pm

Dying in Game: What’s the Weirdest Way to Go?

It was Nietzsche that wrote, "What does not kill me makes me stronger". In reality, that's regularly true. When it comes to videogames, it really depends on how you are about to be killed. In some cases, dying is part of the learning process. In other games, your demise will only result in a minor punishment, or have… » 2/26/15 8:00am 2/26/15 8:00am

The 14 Songs of Valentine... in Video Games

On February 14, Anne Howard Shaw's Day is celebrated after the leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. Coincidentally, it is also the same day where the feast of St. Valentine is celebrated in numerous countries around the world to pay respects to the martyrdom of many Christian figures that… » 2/14/15 1:00pm 2/14/15 1:00pm

14 Strangest Romances in Gaming

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Love in both gaming and real life can be as strange and erratic as Tetris pieces. Sometimes the tetriminoes fit, but just as often jar against each other, jammed into disjointed layers that we hope will eventually layer into completion. There have been lots of strange romances in gaming, as perennial as Mario's… » 2/13/15 7:20am 2/13/15 7:20am

The Magic of Stream Interaction and Gaming

I don't believe myself to be a popular person. In middle school and high school I had my group of friends, and that was a-okay with me. I was approachable towards others and always polite, but I didn't go necessarily out of my way to try to "fit in" or make "faux-friends". If I was just acquaintances with someone,… » 2/10/15 7:30am 2/10/15 7:30am

Battlefield: Hardline Has the Best In-Game Radio Ever

As long time Battlefield players, my usual group jumped at the Hardline open beta going on now as soon as we could. One of my friends and I had the same experience when first starting the game: Start the new Hotwire mode, get in the car, be greeted by an epic soundtrack to accompany the four passengers going out to… » 2/09/15 8:00am 2/09/15 8:00am