REVIEW: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Developed by: Cornfox & Bros. Publisher: FDG Entertainment Available on: Xbox One (reviewed), PlayStation 4 Price: $14.99 Over the years, many games have attempted to capture the magic of Nintendo's beloved Zelda series. However, there's a fine line between using these inspirations to craft something that still has some form of … Continue reading REVIEW: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

Let’s Discuss Game Development and Horror with Emily Wants to Play’s Shawn Hitchcock!

Fresh off the console release of his first-person survival horror game Emily Wants to Play, developer Shawn Hitchcock (great last name, by the way) was kind enough to answer a few of my questions via e-mail. I picked his brain about past projects, his taste in horror, and what games he likes to play in … Continue reading Let’s Discuss Game Development and Horror with Emily Wants to Play’s Shawn Hitchcock!

REVIEW: Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Developer: Dreamloop Games Available on: PS4, Xbox One (reviewed), PC Price: $9.99 Shoot-em-ups are a dime a dozen nowadays, so it really takes something special to stand out in this gaping sea of nostalgic throwbacks. I guess it's a good thing then that Finnish-based Dreamloop Games know how to make a … Continue reading REVIEW: Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax

It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What are You Playing?

With another work week in the books, what are you folks doing this weekend to simmer down? I finished up Alone With You the other night, which is an adventure game on PS4 and Vita about a colony of space pioneers that mostly perish after a nasty storm hits. You play as the sole survivor, … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What are You Playing?

REVIEW: ABZÛ

ABZÛ Developer: Giant Squid Publisher: 505 Games Available on: PS4 (reviewed), PC Price: $19.99 After offering memorable and spectacular experiences with the likes of Flower and Journey, art director Matt Nava decided to leave That Game Company and build a new development studio from the ground up. Giant Squid, as it came to be known, announced ABZU as their … Continue reading REVIEW: ABZÛ

REVIEW: Brut@l

Brut@l Developer: Stormcloud Games Publisher: Stormcloud Games Available on: PlayStation 4 Price: $14.99 In an industry drowning in pixelated retro dungeon crawlers, the fine folks at Scotland-based Stormcloud Games have jumped back even further with their 1980 ASCII art-inspired rogue-like, Brut@l. However, is a unique aesthetic and an admirable balance in difficulty enough to overcome its technical shortcomings? … Continue reading REVIEW: Brut@l

E3 2016: Microsoft Continues to Expand and Evolve Xbox & Xbox Live

It's been an uphill battle for Microsoft ever since the Xbox One's disastrous reveal a few years back, but Phil Spencer and company have done an incredible job righting the ship ever since. The Xbox One we see today is a mere shell of its former self, and if their E3 presentation is any indication, … Continue reading E3 2016: Microsoft Continues to Expand and Evolve Xbox & Xbox Live

Downwell Now Available on PS4 and PS Vita w/ Cross-Buy

Minimalist vertical Spelunky-like Downwell took mobile devices and PC by storm last year, ending up on many Game of the Year lists. I tried it myself and gave it an honorable mention, so yeah, it's good and you should definitely play it. Today, Downwell-mania is running wild on PS4 and PS Vita for $4.99, with cross-buy … Continue reading Downwell Now Available on PS4 and PS Vita w/ Cross-Buy

This Week’s Xbox Live Sale is Up and it’s a Meaty Beast

Tuesday is sale day for the Xbox crowd, and this week should not disappoint. There's over 60 discounts up for grabs, which I'll highlight below, but for the full list I'll direct you to Xbox Live's Major Nelson. With two discounts shown for most games, I'm assuming the highest percentage applies to Xbox Live Gold subscribers only. Notable … Continue reading This Week’s Xbox Live Sale is Up and it’s a Meaty Beast

Stealth Murder Game ‘Party Hard’ Heads to PS4/Xbox One April 26th.

When your noisy neighbors throw a party at 3am, it can be pretty annoying. The distracting glow of the neon lights keep you awake, as the windows shake to repetitive dance music. What's a person to do? Well, murder, apparently. From the team that brought you No Time to Explain, Punch Club, Divide by Sheep, Dungelot, … Continue reading Stealth Murder Game ‘Party Hard’ Heads to PS4/Xbox One April 26th.