Alex McCumbers

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

Hyperdimension Series is Going MMO

Cyber Dimension Online (or Four Goddesses Online in Japan) was just announced at the Dengeki Game Festival. Of course this stems off of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series of role-playing games that takes place in a variation of the Game Industry and creates characters based off of consoles and other gaming nuances. Not much more information was shared, other than the fact that more details will be...[Read More]



Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review

Every now and again, when the gaming market shifts focus to another console, excellent games are released, only to be buried by new technology. This is the same thing that happened to the excellent Shantae, a Gameboy Color game overshadowed by the growth and acceptance of the Gameboy Advance. Well-received by critics, Shantae saw a life that could’ve been much bigger, which is why there are ...[Read More]



Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

The Half-Genie Shantae makes her debut on the Xbox One with Pirate's Curse, a delightful Metroidvania adventure with memorable characters and music. After making her mark on handheld Nintendo systems, how does this version hold up? Find out as Alex McCumbers plays it for the first time.

Handcuffs and Beavers. Not what you think, it’s Ark’s Newest Xbox One Content!

PC gamers usually get things early. This is normally due to the game being developed for PCs first and then being ported to whatever console. However, the developers of the popular Dinosaur rodeo sensation are steadily closing that gap between versions with the newest patch on Xbox One. Starting today, Xbox One survivors can tame giant beavers and the chocobo-like Terror Bird.

Steal with Friends! Thieves Guild DLC for ESO Available Now

Elder Scrolls Online continues their expansion of Tamriel with the newest expansion, focusing on the Thieves Guild. PC and Mac players can now travel to Abah’s Landing to help restore the titular guild, all while battling the oppressive Iron Wheel mercenary group. Xbox players will be able to join the cause on March 22nd, while PS4 heroes can expand their horizons on March 23rd.

My Hero Academia Anime On the Way!

Sweeping Japanese sales in manga is an interesting series known as My Hero Academia. Visually, the manga takes heavy inspiration from the highlights of American comic book culture, using similar color scheme’s and poses from classic comic books. The art style even goes as far as to use the lost art of Ben-Day Dots, those polka dot looking things from older prints of comics, in its lettering ...[Read More]

“New” 3DS Now Supports SNES Games

The Super Nintendo is arguably one of the best video game platforms of all time with a vast library of games that still hold up to this day. Some of my earliest gaming memories come from the SNES, from finding Lugia on Pokemon Silver through the Super Game Boy to learning of a secret area in Super Mario World 15 years after its release. There is still much to love on the SNES and both the Wii and ...[Read More]

Wargaming Opens WGLabs in Search of New Talent

Whether an avid player, or one that’s never played World of Tanks, its hard to deny its influence on the multiplayer space as a free-to-play game. Now that same development team has opened a new branch, WGLabs, and they’re looking for new ideas to continue innovating multiplayer. Starting today, a contest has opened up for any multiplayer game with an alpha or higher build to later be ...[Read More]

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