REVIEW – Aura-Aura Climber DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Up, Up, and Away – Back in early 2010, Nintendo developed and published Aura-Aura Climber to the under-utilized DSiWare service. This grapple-point platformer has players aiming for the stars in this two-dollar, or 100 Club Nintendo Coin (July 2013), 3DS eShop download. The simple and straightforward gameplay is quickly explained in the opening tutorial level. …

NEWS – Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Available Now

Konami has just released the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection exclusively on PS3.  You are pretty much getting every Metal Gear ever made minus Portal Ops, Portal Ops Plus, the under appreciated GBC title, and Metal Gear Ac!d 1 & 2.  The kicker is, all this for only $50.  This is especially a friendly …

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Gets Patched with Garrisons

Ubisoft announced the release of a new patch for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, introducing a garrison Reset option. The patch is now live for the Xbox 360 and PS3 Once players have conquered every garrison in their first run, they can reset them, and face the challenge all over again. Based on the success …

Buy Fire Emblem and SMTIV and Get $30 eShop Credit

Atlus and Nintendo have partnered up to offer a killer deal for 3DS owners.  Buying Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV will reward players with a $30 eShop credit. That is almost BOGO!  Official details below and let’s hope for more of these types of sales from the often saleless Nintendo:   Shin …

NEWS – Halo Mortal Dictata Announced

Tor Books has just announced another Halo novel set for a January release.  Details about this novel are still under wraps.  Official release below: Tor Books and 343 Industries are excited to announce the forthcoming January 2014 publication of Halo: MORTAL DICTATA by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss. Traviss has penned #1 …

REVIEW – Mario Tennis Open (3DS)

Close This Open – Known for being over-the-top with super powers, quirky characters, and interactive courts, the Mario Tennis series has always been about colorful and wired gameplay.  Mario Tennis Open, however, is a more straightforward tennis title that is loaded with needless grinding, lack of substance, and poor control schemes. The premise behind this …

NEWS – Shin Megami Tensei IV Pre-Order Unboxing Video

Atlus is one of the few companies to really go above and beyond for its fans. Pre-orderers of Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) will be receiving a special limited edition version of the game. An early unboxing video of this special package can be seen below. The included Strategy & Design Book is a highlighting …

REVIEW – Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone (3DS)

Unleash Your Hidden Potential – More app than an actually game, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone is a powerful, well-designed tool to train art newcomers as well as professional visual designers.  Using a step-by-step process, the game gently guides the player from conception to finished product while simultaneously learning about art history and design theory …

REVIEW – Doodle Jump for Kinect (XBLA)

Up, Up, and Away – If you own a smart phone there is a good chance you have played Doodle Jump, an endless vertical jumper that is one of the most downloaded mobile games of all time. Now, Lima Sky has jumped from the gyroscopic mobile environment to take advantage of Microsoft’s full body control …