Bullet hell. Arcade shooters. Shoot-em-ups. All these mean one thing, lots of bullets and usually a high level of difficulty. I’ve always had a fondness for this genre, one with roots in the arcades, but I never was as skilled as some of my friends. Shoot-em-ups in particular I find endearing with their adorable style and crushing challenges. All these years of shmups though and there hasn’t been ...[Read More]
Some games demand sequels. Others require them, and for some, it’s just the natural progression of things. Then there’s Gal*Gun: Double Peace. Why fans were demanding a sequel to the PS4 exclusive shooter based around exorcising demons from high-school girls by blasting off their clothing with a pheromone gun, this writer isn’t sure, but apparently they were in sufficient quantit...[Read More]
The Switch is such a phenomenal platform for indie games right now. Over 7.63 million units have been reported to have been sold, making it one of the fastest growing consumer bases in the gaming world. This coming off the failure of the Wii U and the millions of Vita players that continues to show the viability of the handheld market, has created a perfect storm for Nintendo’s hybrid consol...[Read More]
Australian independent developer Considerable Content has announced that, with assistance from Australian independent publisher NNOOO, their platformer, Rogue Singularity, will be headed to the Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2018. Players take control of a “plucky robot hero” through an endless amount of procedurally-generated levels that feature everything from machines to alien...[Read More]
Nintendo has just announced that we will be treated with a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, October 24th, at 11pm ET/8pm PT that will be focused solely on the upcoming mobile title from the ever popular Animal Crossing franchise. As with every Nintendo Direct announcement, there was no further information given besides that it will last around 15 minutes and will only focus on this title.
2017 is one of the best years in gaming, hands down, and one integral part of this is Nintendo’s release of the SNES Classic. They brought back a system that hosts some of the best games of all time and allows it to be experienced by those who grew up with it (like me!) and a whole new generation…well…assuming you could find one. The levels of nostalgia and excitement surrounding...[Read More]
Last night, Nintendo released the 4.00 Firmware for the Nintendo Switch, and with it comes some welcome additions to the ever popular system. The biggest news may be the fact that you can now use video capture right from the system, which before now has only been limited to screenshots. This video capture function is only available on select games at the moment, and we are still unclear exactly wh...[Read More]
The beautiful game is back and better than ever in EA Canada’s latest iteration of the best-selling sports franchise in the world, FIFA 18. While not a lot has changed since last year’s game, there are certainly some quality of life improvements that are of note.
Retro City Rampage is celebrating its 5th anniversary on October 9th, and to commemorate the occasion, the Nintendo Switch version of Retro City Rampage DX will be getting a Collector’s Edition retail release later this month. This release will be self-published by Vblank Entertainment and includes the cartridge, manual, soundtrack, keychain, 3D glasses, and a fully reversible cover.
Back on April 19th, 2016, Alex McCumbers reviewed Axiom Verge for Marooners’ Rock on the PlayStation Vita. In his review, he said; Axiom Verge is an interesting tribute to the classics of video games that will, without a doubt, stand among those greats as a classic itself. Alex, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Axiom Verge is an wonderful game that is at the same time a love lett...[Read More]
Nostalgia is everywhere you look today. From remakes to remasters to reunions, the past has made it to the present and is filling the void left when a certain piece of media’s credits finished rolling. Thimbleweed Park is an interesting take on nostalgia, because if you were to simply look at this point-and-click adventure game from Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, you may think it was bro...[Read More]