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REVIEW – Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate (3DS)

Mirror Mirror On the Wall – Before jumping into Mirror of Fate’s 10 hour quest, it might be best to remove any preconceived notion you have the Castlevania series.  Thing is, it is not a new Symphony of the Night, nor is it Lords of Shadow, and it isn’t quite like the games in the …

REVIEW – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (360)

Colorful But Confusing – Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 was created for fans of the Naruto series.  Gameplay is straightforward enough that any player can button mash through the campaign, but only gamers with extensive Naruto knowledge will actually understand what the hell is going on. The biggest downfall is the overabundance of storytelling.  These non-interactive …

REVIEW – Hyrule Historia (book)

Building A Mystery – The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time. But for a series that is so treasured, Nintendo has been coy about giving fans an insider scoop regarding detailed plotlines, development commentary, and the behind the scenes creative process. In fact, the overarching storyline …

REVEIW – The Cave (XBLA)

Players Go Down The Hole – The Cave is a puzzle adventure game designed by Ron Gilbert of Manic Mansion and Monkey Island fame.  Like his other classic adventure titles, the player chooses three of seven different playable characters each with a unique backstory and special ability.  Once a team of three has been assembled, …

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 – 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 …

REVIEW – Aero Porter 3DS eShop

Lots of Baggage – Aero Porter is the second game of the Guild01 compilation.  Liberation Maiden was released by Suda51 a few weeks ago and now Aero Porter is the latest game by Yoot Saito, most famous for creating Seaman on Dreamcast. Aero Porter is an airport baggage sim and gameplay is somewhat difficult to …

REVIEW – Capcom Digital Collection (360)

Bang For Your Buck – Back in March 2012, Capcom released their Digital Collection – one disc that is composed of eight of their XBLA games.  Originally retailing for $40, this disc was essentially a 50% off compilation disc when it debuted.  But now that time has passed, it is possible to obtain this collection …

REVIEW – Skullcandy SLYR Gaming Headset

Buzzing Your Ears – Skullcandy has a wide assortment of audio products designed for all budgets and needs, from the higher end Mix Master series to smaller ear buds.  Their newest product, the SLYR, is designed for gaming with its mic support for 360, PS3, and PC but the lower sound quality, basic design, and …

REVIEW – FitBit Classic Pedometer Review

Keeping Track of Your Life – Everyone wants to be healthier, right?  But Americans are busier than ever and finding the time to properly exercise is impossible…  Blah blah, we have all heard this before.  But have you wondered how active, or inactive, you really are? What is a FitBit?  In short, it is very …