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Preview | Dengen Chronicles (iOS)

by Josh Boykinon July 11, 2014
I thought I knew all I needed to know about Mangatar’s virtual card-battler Dengen Chronicles. It started on Windows Phone and PC. but Mangatar’s bringing the game to iOS and Android, as well as overhauling the entire battle system. I’ve given a preview build of the iOS version a shot, and after a couple days I […]

Be a Blackphone, Nintendo: Stay in the hardware game.

by Josh Boykinon July 7, 2014
    Update: As pointed out by GotGame reader David, the Wii U no longer uses friend codes; they’ve been replaced by the Nintendo Network ID. Also, long system update times can be avoided by keeping the system in standby and allowing overnight updates. I personally prefer to power down my console, and compare the […]
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Thoughts on the Fourth of July, and War in Gaming

by Josh Boykinon July 4, 2014
Contains Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 spoilers. Read it anyway, since MW2’s been out for years. Today’s the 4th of July, a day which, to most people on the planet, doesn’t mean a whole lot. But here in the US we celebrate Independence Day, a time for fireworks, family, and…freedom. And fireworks. So many […]

Cloud Front

Review | HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

by Josh Boykinon July 1, 2014
One of the most efficient ways to increase a game’s quality is to fully appreciate its audio. Most TV speakers don’t come equipped for the job, and using a surround sound speaker system for all your Call of Duty frag sessions is a sure-fire way to piss off your roommate/spouse/neighbor. This is where higher-end gaming headsets […]
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Review | NoScope Gaming Glasses

by Josh Boykinon June 27, 2014
Professional gamers have long touted the benefits of using gaming glasses: specially-crafted specs made to decrease eyestrain and increase visual acuity. The yellow tint make them look like something you might find on a shooting range, but the special coloration filters blue light going to the eyes and eases the stress of long gaming sessions. Before […]
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Reasons to believe in Destiny.

by Josh Boykinon June 19, 2014
When I heard the announcement for Destiny’s alpha, I wasn’t particularly thrilled. Sure, it’d be a good opportunity to stick my toe into a $500 million massively-multiplayer online shooter, but I’d played MMOs before  I’d played shooters before. I didn’t expect to play anything that would really grip me. I suppose you could have called […]

Wii Party U

Nintendo eShop Update: Week of May 15, 2014

by Josh Boykinon May 16, 2014
There’s new content available every week on the Nintendo eShop. This week’s updates include: Nintendo eShop on Wii U Wii Party U – Invite your friends over… it’s time to party! Your living room becomes a party playground as you enjoy time together in comically themed board games and minigames that get everyone off the […]
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Gran Turismo 6 features new BMW virtual car

by Josh Boykinon May 16, 2014
BMW launched a new virtual car for Gran Turismo 6: the BMW Vision Gran Turismo. The car “boasts a virtual three-litre six-cylinder inline engine developed by BMW M GmbH, which promises a peak performance of 404 kW/549 hp, fast laps and optimum handling and control.” Last year, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi asked auto manufacturers to […]
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Mario Kart 8 Review (Wii U)

by Josh Boykinon May 15, 2014
The Wii U’s been out in stores for over a year now, but many will consider this game its first killer app: Mario Kart 8. It’s a franchise that’s held the crown for arcade-style racing for years, and after the massive sales of the last console release, Mario Kart Wii, 8 builds on the formula […]

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Xbox One without Kinect sells June 9th for $399, still leaves questions

by Josh Boykinon May 13, 2014
Microsoft, in their effort to continue “delivering more choices for fans,” announced today via the official Xbox Wire blog that gamers can purchase a Kinect-free Xbox One for $399 starting June 9th. This gives Microsoft a console at a price point to rival the PS4, both of which will now come without their camera-based sensors. […]
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Mario Golf: World Tour Review (3DS)

by Josh Boykinon May 12, 2014
Nintendo’s given “hardcore gamers” an out for playing sports games for years. Racing, tennis, baseball, even basketball… these “real gamers” would likely get chastised by their friends if they bought a Madden or 2K sports title. But Mario sports titles fuse traditional sports with zany Mushroom Kingdom antics and power-ups, bringing a level of casual […]
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Review | Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within (PS4)

by Josh Boykinon May 9, 2014
Zen Pinball is arguably the most successful digital pinball franchise out there, and the most recent pack of tables hopes to capture some of the recent Star Wars-related excitement. Utilizing the powerful Zen Pinball 2 engine on PS4, Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within gives players four new tables to immerse themselves in the SW universe. Though […]