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NEWS – Zelda: LBW Comes With Instructions on How to View Instructions

Over the last generation of consoles, publishers and developers have been shipping games without instruction manuals. Some might call this tactic lazy or “going green” but either way it has become a lost art form. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, however, actually comes with a paper insert that instructs the users how …

REVIEW – Arctic Escape DSiWare/eShop

Chu Chu Lemmings – Mixing the guide-the-mindless-drones puzzle aspect of Lemmings with the twitch tile-based arrow guidance markers of Chu Chu Rocket is basically Arctic Escape in a nutshell. Although more based around puzzles than fast reflexes, quick thinking is often required to ultimately guide penguins to the end goal. Even though there are several …

Videocast – Disgaea D2 (PS3)

This week, me and Gillman sit down for some high quality Disgaea post-game level grinding and item worlding.  We also talk about news and the PS4 release.   Watch live video from Varms on TwitchTV

REVIEW – Brunch Panic 3DS eShop

Mixing Business with Pleasure – Usually reserved for special weekend occasions and Mother’s Day, brunch is probably the most laid back meal of the day. Interestingly, Circle Entertainment decided to blend panic, the exact opposite of what brunch stands for, into this always enjoyable but rarely participated meal. The end result is something that offers …

REVIEW – Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 3D

It’s not bad. It’s not good. – The Jewel Master series has seen a several incarnations on a few different systems throughout the last few years with the biggest push from Storm City Games on the original DS handheld. Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 3D is basically the same game as the original DS …

BLOG – Club Nintendo November 2013 Summary

Spend, Spend, Spend! – In terms of game quality, November is probably the highest rated month throughout all of 2013. A Link to the Past, the unforgettable SNES installment, is the perfect hype builder for A Link Between World’s launch later this month, Dillon’s Rolling Western has been a critical and commercial success unique to …

REVIEW – Witch & Hero 3DS eShop

A Simple and Addicting Sleeper Hit – With a unique twist on tower defense, a charming 8-bit graphical style, and very simple but yet addicting gameplay, Witch & Hero fits under the “sleeper hit” category – something that is of higher quality but gets overlooked. Interestingly, the plot actually ties directly into the gameplay. A …

REVIEW – Clash of Elementalists (DSiWare)

Clash of Camera Control – A five-dollar downloadable third person anime 3D fighter on DSiWare is rather attention grabbing and unexpected for Nintendo’s online service and screenshots might make it look like Sega’s Virtual-On series but the gameplay is nothing short of disappointing and borderline unplayable. There are only four fighters to choose from which …

Gamestop 2013 Black Friday Ad Leaked!

It is only the middle of October but the 2013 Game Stop Black Friday ad has already leaked. It is 12 pages long. Here are some highlights: – Skylanders sale – Reduced price Wii U games – Used Wii’s are $39.99 – 250gb Xbox 360 and PS3 bundles are $199 – Several 360 and PS3 …

REVIEW – Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival (DSiWare/eShop)

Needs a Biology Lesson – For just a couple of bucks, Swarm Survival is an easy-to-play different take on the classic Snake style of gameplay. From a top down view, the player controls a little piece of DNA (which is portrayed as this weird eyeball thing instead of a double helix) with the goal of …