REVIEW – Plants Vs Zombies (XBLA)

And Oldie But Goodie – The developers at PopCap are masters at designing easy-to-learn games that are highly addicting and ideal for the faster gameplay of the mobile environment.  Bejeweled gives Tetris a run for its money thanks to the mesmerizing match-three gameplay and Peggle has more addictive qualities than the illegal drug market. Plants …

BLOG – Club Nintendo Jan 2013 Summary

Four At Once, Once Again – Nintendo has taken a new approach to their digital Club Nintendo rewards. Starting just a month ago in December 2012, Nintendo began to offer four digital downloads at once instead of two games every other week.  This trend has continued in the first month of the New Year by …

REVIEW – Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset

Stereo Only – Skullcandy’s original wired gaming headset, the SLYR, has been upgrade to the wireless PLYR2 model.  While this new wireless model adds convenience by cutting the cord and is solidly constructed, serious gamers will probably look elsewhere because of the mere stereo-only sound. The PLYR2 carries a nice presentation and comfortable fit.  The …

REVIEW – Johnny Impossible (3DS eShop)

Impossible Not To Frustrate – UFO has turned their Johnny character into their main mascot.  Originally a KungFu master, LCD star and shooting gallery bandit, Johnny is shaping up to be the guy for any job (just like Mario).  Unfortunately, the 3rd time for this generic character is not a charm as Johnny Impossible is …

BLOG – Club Nintendo Dec 2012 Summary

Tis The Season – Nintendo offered some pretty unique games in Nov 2012 whereas they are going the more Virtual Console route in Dec 2012.  And instead of offering 2 games at a time, they are offering 4 for a limited time! Starting off the month is 1080 Snowboarding, an N64 Virtual Console title that …

REVIEW – Crimson Shroud (3DS eShop)

A Literal Tabletop RPG – Crimson Shroud is a standout 3DS eShop downloadable title and labor of love created by Yasumi Matsuno of Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics fame.  With wordy text boxes, layers of menus, and a complete lack of animation and fancy visuals, this niche title will undoubtedly please fans of the …

BLOG – 1st Party GC Controller Found New for $5?

Is This Stealing? – New stores starting popping up in the Midwestern states called Five Below.  Instead of implying a store based around subzero temperatures, the name implies that everything in the store is five dollars or less.  So I guess it can be thought of as a high end dollar store…? Anyway, it is …

PREVIEW – Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon (3DS)

A Sequel For the Fans – Luigi is always left in the shadow of his bigger brother Mario as he rarely gets his own game. Uniquely, Nintendo put their faith in Mario’s taller and skinnier brother when they launched the Gamecube 2001 with Luigi’s Mansion, a 3D adventure style game that was more focused on …

REVIEW – Kinect Party (XBLA/Kinect)

Let’s Get The Party Started – Last year Double Fine released Happy Action Theater to the XBLA, a “mini-game” compilation that had players using the Kinect in fun and creative ways.  I put quotes around “mini-game” because they are not really games as opposed to activities since there really is no way to win or …

REVIEW – Chuck E. Cheese’s Alien Defense Force (DSiWare)

Saving Earth With A Watergun – If the world was under attack by aliens, who should be elected to save it?  The President?  Jesus?  Superman? Bruce Willis?  Nope.  The answer is Chuck E. Cheese – the rabid rat mascot who likes to feed young children horrible pizza and dip them in disease laden ballpits.  And …