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  • Blog Post: Kim’s Niche Picks From E3

    I’ve always been a fan of weird and niche Japanese games, and I love alerting people to interesting titles that they may overlook. Therefore, I scoured the E3 show floor for the hidden gems amongst all the chaos. These are ones you should keep an eye on. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Previously On E3: What Happened (And Didn’t) At Last Year’s Show

    Just like an episode of Game of Thrones , E3 is packed with drama. From shocking revelations to high-stakes blunders, the convention can make or break games, systems, and companies. What happened last year? Read on for a brief refresher. Sony In case you forgot, Sony had a pretty good press conference... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Mario Golf World Tour

    The last time Mario picked up the clubs was 10 years ago on the Game Boy Advance. He's back for a few more rounds on the 3DS, and we take a look at how he performs after an extended absence. Matthew Kato and myself play a few rounds, take a look at some of the new modes, and find out how the game... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: 3DS Will Survive In Diminished Market, Vita To 'Die Slow, Painful Death'

    In the light of Nintendo's recent lowered forecasts for 3DS sales, We asked Wedbush Securities' outspoken analyst Michael Pachter for his take on the current handheld market. As usual, he didn't mince words. On whether he was concerned about Nintendo lowering its 3DS sales projections: No... More
  • Blog Post: A Nintendo 3DS Mea Culpa

    With the recent news that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system ( according to NPD ) for the year, I'm here to admit I was wrong about it – I didn't think it would take off for various reasons. It appears I was looking at the wrong variables, once again proving that handhelds have... More
  • Blog Post: Kim's Anticipated RPGs For 2014

    As many know, I love my role-playing games. Every year, I look at what's on the horizon, and I find there's more awaiting me than I initially realized. This year a variety of RPGs are scheduled; Final Fantasy is closing out Lightning’s story in Lightning Returns, the team behind Disgaea... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Missed Virtual Console Opportunities

    Nintendo has one of video games’ most impressive backlogs, but it is missing a lot of golden opportunities with its Virtual Console. Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 was Mario’s first 3D platforming adventure, and set a standard for the genre for years to come, but ahead... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Pokémon X & Y

    Pokémon X & Y is finally upon us, and we decided to take a look at some of the battling, the best new Pokémon, and at least one Mega Evolution. There are some minor spoilers if you want to discover everything for yourself, including some late-game areas, and Froakie's final evolution... More
  • Blog Post: Moments – Tales of the Abyss: Luke's Promise To Tear

    We all put up walls - vulnerability is a universal struggle. Unfortunately, showing emotion has a stigma attached to it. If we confess our true feelings, people often think we're showing weakness. This is why the ending moments of Tales of the Abyss with Luke and Tear succeed. It captures how, even... More
  • Blog Post: Getting To Know The Shin Megami Tensei IV Cast

    With the July 16 release date of Shin Megami Tensei IV nearing, we wanted to give you a preview of the characters that join you on your quest to help rid the world of demons. The Gauntlet Rite occurs at the beginning of the games, and these are the characters known as the chosen ones; their fate unmasked... More
  • Blog Post: Your Soul Hackers Survival Guide

    Soul Hackers isn't an easy game; challenges are around every corner. I beat some boss battles on the first try, while others took me over five attempts. I thrived off the challenge. Each time I saw a Game Over screen, it only made me want to try that much harder not to see it again. Ever since my... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Fire Emblem: Awakening

    If you read my review , you already know I'm currently having a love affair with Fire Emblem: Awakening. Now it's time to actually see the game in action for yourself. In the video below, join host Andrew Reiner and I as we fight through a beginning battle, show off the world map, watch a cutscene... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Company International Plays X And Y Close To The Chest

    We just found out about Pokémon X and Y this morning, but Pokémon company international is already out and about answering questions… sort of. We asked J.C. Smith, the director of consumer marketing for the Pokémon company international, about the gameplay, the graphics, how... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo 3DS XL Unboxing And Comparison

    We've got a 3DS XL in the office, and we snapped a bunch of pictures of it next to other handhelds for all your comparison needs. First up, a comparison of the box. The system may be larger than the original model 3DS, but Nintendo has been able to use their collective Tetris skills to make everything... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Console Price Drops

    Gamers are always up for a console price drop, and next to the holiday season, E3 time is ripe for a price reduction. Will we see any at this year's convention? Each console manufacturer has their own reasons for reducing the price of their current consoles particular to their own situation in the... More
  • Blog Post: The 3DS Games To Watch For In 2012

    Yesterday, we gave you our 3DS Essentials, a list of the must-play games for Nintendo’s handheld that have released so far. Today, we’re looking forward to some of the games that should be the highlights of the 3DS lineup for the remainder of 2012. You can check out the original 3DS Essentials... More
  • Blog Post: The 3DS Essentials

    The Nintendo 3DS shook off its shaky launch with the help of a price drop and some high-profile games. The once-troubled handheld is now riding high at retail, with Nintendo announcing worldwide sales of more than 15 million units at the end of 2011. Recently, the 3DS became the fastest selling video... More
  • Blog Post: Sony’s Shu Yoshida Talks Vita, PSP Lessons, And Nintendo

    The PlayStation Vita was definitely the star of TGS 2011. Sony’s dual analog sticks, touch capabilities, impressive graphics, remote play, and 3G functionality has the attention of portable-minded gamers everywhere. I got the chance to interview Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: Is The 3DS Fundamentally Flawed?

    I'm not an analyst. I never got further than introductory macroeconomics in college. As far as I can remember, a drop in price generally results in an increase in sales -- something that bodes well for the Nintendo 3DS in this upcoming holiday season. Based on a story we published yesterday, the... More
  • Blog Post: Augmented Reality Games Outside Of Consoles

    Even though augmented reality is gain­ing speed on the game industry hype train, the technology itself is nothing new. In fact, Steven Feiner, computer sci­ence professor at Columbia University, has been researching AR for more than 20 years, and the existence of the technology dates even further... More
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