• Forza Horizon 2 Review - Xbox One
  • Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright Review – 3DS
  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on Windows PC / Steam)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend Review - Windows PC (Steam)
  • Pure Pool Review - PlayStation 4

Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright Review – 3DS

Posted By Cristofer Hess On September 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm ADD COMMENTS

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney i_41946Professor Hershel Layton and his faithful apprentice and Gentleman-in-Training Luke Triton have been investigating, and solving, mysteries for a long time now. In their latest adventure, they are not alone. Layton and Luke are joined by legendary lawyer Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright, and his assistant Maya Fey. Together they will investigate the case of a mysterious girl, and the strange place from which she comes, Labyrinthia.

Labyrinthia is no ordinary place, and when Professor meets young Espella Cantabella, it’s obvious she’s no ordinary girl. She’s being pursued by witches! Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright must get to the bottom of this mystery, save Espella, and learn the secrets of the magical land of Labyrinthia in “Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright”!
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Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! Available Now / Launch Trailer Released

Posted By Justin Lee On September 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm ADD COMMENTS

Cooking Mama 5 LogoMajesco Entertainment Company, publisher of the award-winning Cooking Mama video game franchise that has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, announced today that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! is now available on Nintendo 3DS in North American retail stores for the suggested retail price of $29.99.

Visit the Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! game page on Nintendo.com to find out more about the free playable demo. The all new launch trailer is below:

Finally, don’t miss YouTube’s biggest baking star, Rosanna Pansino, whipping up a delicious Mama game recipe to celebrate the launch of Bon Appétit: WATCH THE NEW EPISODE OF NERDY NUMMIES HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbdCVmS9RVg

Follow Mama’s taste for adventure in and out of the kitchen in Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! Unlock 60 recipes to perfect a kaleidoscope of foods including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts. Cook your way through classic fare, exotic cultural dishes and sweet treats including: chicken nuggets, barbeque skewers, raisin bread, Hawaiian pancakes, gingerbread cookies and much more! Step out of the kitchen and help Mama with more than 30 new activities around the Burger Shop and House: feed the pets, deliver orders, serve ice cream, organize crafts, even play word games!

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! features intuitive stylus-based play across six modes, including the new Cooking Dojo mode where Mama slips into her gi for some serious culinary training. What’s more, single cart download play with up to three friends enables you to share the experience with fellow chefs.

Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! is rated E and now available for the suggested retail price of $29.99. For additional information, please visit CookingMamaUS.com.

Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution logoBANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today released NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and STEAM for PC. The latest edition of the acclaimed anime fighting-action series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution packs unrelenting Ninja action, more characters and an all-new battle system.

Developed by famed Japanese developer CyberConnect2 and highly regarded as one of the best video game anime franchises, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution boasts tons of never-before-seen content including brand-new single player modes; Nina World Tournament and Ninja Escapades. Ninja World Tournament brings contestants from every corner of the Ninja world spanning the NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arcs together to find out who is the most powerful Ninja the world has ever known. Brand new match types will be available in Ninja World Tournament including four-Ninja battles, allowing players to face off against three computer-controlled characters. Players will also meet Mecha-Naruto, a brand new character designed by NARUTO series creator Masashi Kishimoto. Players will learn Mecha-Naruto’s origins throughout his storyline in Ninja World Tournament and be able to play as Naruto’s metal doppelganger in Free Battle and Online Mode. Ninja Escapades features three exclusive anime stories created by Studio Pierrot that will offer additional insight into established characters that will be woven into signature Ultimate Ninja STORM gameplay. The three new stories include: “Creation of the Akatsuki”, “The Two Uchiha” and “Far Reaches of Hope”.
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WWE 2K15 Delayed on Next Gen Consoles

Posted By Justin Lee On September 16, 2014 at 11:08 am ADD COMMENTS

wwe2k15 logo2K today announced a new next-gen console release date for WWE 2K15 of November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally for the PlayStation 4 Computer Entertainment System and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Releases for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will launch as planned on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally.

“Visual Concepts and Yuke’s are committed to delivering the most authentic and action-packed WWE experience to date, including release for the very first time on next-generation consoles,” said Greg Thomas, President, Visual Concepts. “The additional development time enables our talented teams to ensure the WWE 2K15 next-gen experience fully meets our expectations.”

Developed collaboratively by Yukes and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on WWE 2K15 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com.

Microsoft Aquires Mojang and the Minecraft Franchise

Posted By Justin Lee On September 16, 2014 at 10:58 am ADD COMMENTS

Minecraft-logoMicrosoft has issued a press release saying that they have acquired Mojang and of course Minecraft, they also promised that Minecraft will remain available on all existing platforms:

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise.

The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. Microsoft expects the acquisition to be break-even in FY15 on a GAAP basis. Subject to customary closing conditions and any regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close in late 2014.
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Hatoful Boyfriend Review – Windows PC (Steam)

Posted By Eric Kelly On September 16, 2014 at 10:44 am ADD COMMENTS

Hatoful Boyfriend - Screen 6Dating Sim visual novels are usually simple affairs, so in order to spice things up to leverage people’s interest, the developers of Hatoful Boyfriend HD decided to dip into the weird: The result of which is not only clearly evident, but still entertaining.

Hatoful Boyfriend HD is an HD remaster of the 2012 original Japanese game. While the original game did receive a translation, the new version received some GUI overhauls as some script cleaning. In addition, many of the game’s backgrounds and character portraits are of higher quality than the 2012 game. The plot deals with the protagonist, who is a human girl, while having a name, can be renamed to the player’s liking. Hiyoko Tosaka is the default name, and she attends a school for gifted…birds. Why she is going to a school exclusively for birds, let alone why birds can talk or go to schools is something the game eventually reveals these facts to you. In the meantime, the goal is to get through the school year while romancing one of the birds. This is done like most visual novels through dialog tree selections. The story is pretty threadbare in the beginning, with only bits and pieces being added in, with only a bit of character development. But after attaining all 14 character endings, you can start a new game and ‘fulfill the promise’ to start the true story of Hatoful Boyfriend. The theme also changes from a dating sim to a murder mystery thriller.
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Ubisoft Unveils Full Just Dance 2015 Tracklist and New Screenshots

Posted By Justin Lee On September 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm ADD COMMENTS

Today, Ubisoft revealed the full tracklist for Just Dance 2015, the latest installment in the best-selling dance game franchise. This year, players can dance along to a variety of the year’s biggest hits and old school favorites, including many songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart such as “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj.

“We’ve always taken pride in having the most hit songs in our Just Dance games each year—it’s what our fans ask for and what we deliver,” said Tony Key, SVP Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. “This year with Just Dance 2015 we’re featuring more top Billboard artists than ever before.”

Just Dance 2015 is coming to all motion-control gaming platforms, including Nintendo’s Wii U system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system on October 21 in North America and October 23 in EMEA territories (October 24 in the UK). With more Billboard artists than ever before, get ready to “Get Low” and “Let It Go” to the hottest hits.” The tracklist includes:
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DRAGON QUEST Released for iOS and Android

Posted By Justin Lee On September 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm ADD COMMENTS

After its launch in 1986, DRAGON QUEST saw international success for being one of the first console role-playing games (RPG). Three years later, the title launched in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) under the name DRAGON WARRIOR. Since then, DRAGON WARRIOR I & II was released for the Game Boy Color in 2000. Now, for the first time in 14 years, SQUARE ENIX has released DRAGON QUEST – a classic retro title that pioneered the development of the RPG genre – on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices.

An introductory title to the acclaimed series, DRAGON QUEST players begin their voyage as the “Hero,” a descendent of the valiant hero Erdrick. Featuring an epic journey through the historic realm of Alefgard, players must tackle fearsome foes and adventure through perplex dungeons on their way to the trepid Dragonlord’s lair. After defeating an abundance of enemies, players can explore greater distances and complete additional quests.

“DRAGON QUEST is an extremely pivotal title within the industry; not only was it one of the first highly successful turn-based RPG’s, but it also spawned the successful franchise and set the standard for all other role-playing video games,” said Noriyoshi Fujimoto, the producer of the mobile DRAGON QUEST series. “We are thrilled to bring the legend of DRAGON QUEST to mobile devices and cannot wait for new and old fans to rediscover the RPG that won the hearts of two generations.”
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Pure Pool Review – PlayStation 4

Posted By Michael Leparc On September 11, 2014 at 10:46 am ADD COMMENTS

Pure_Pool_LogoI’ve always been a fan of pool growing up, even though I’ve never had a table of my own, I’d take advantage of every opportunity I had to play whenever I came across one. This extended to my PC of course, as I was an avid player of the classic, Virtual Pool. So I was looking forward to trying out Pure Pool to sort of rekindle those memories. While it’s a good start at first glance and certainly an improvement over past offerings, there’s definitely a lot lacking in this package and some glaring omissions and issues.
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Assassin’s Creed Unity Co-op Heist Mission Commented Demo Video

Posted By Justin Lee On September 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm ADD COMMENTS

Assassins Creed Unity SmallCreative Director Alex Amancio walks us through this exciting first look at a co-op heist mission from Assassin’s Creed Unity. In heist missions you’ll have to coordinate your skills and attacks to infiltrate, steal the artifacts, and escape without being detected. The less you’re seen, the higher your reward for finishing the mission will be. Heists are just one type of co-op mission and with constantly changing goal placement as well as a variable number and location of guards you can replay heists again and again for a fresh experience every time.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on November 11 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms for freedom and equality. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets out on a deadly path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.