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Review: Monster Monpiece photo
Review: Monster Monpiece
by Brittany Vincent

Too often, unique and engaging games are passed over due to their risqué content and gimmickry, and Monster Monpiece is inevitably one that will fall victim to this curse.

It's not difficult to see why some may be turned off by it, though -- despite the fact that it's a strategic card battler, it's also rife with many of the same tropes that will turn members of even its target audience off: like "rubbing" illustrations that happen to resemble young women and engaging in adult situations. But beneath the trappings of a fluffy "adult" game is a challenging and entertaining card game that's quite fun.

And believe it or not, that's actually the main attraction. 

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12:15 PM on 06.03.2014

Acaratus brings robots onto the tactical RPG battlefield

There is something about turn-based battles on a square grid that always seems to captivate me. Taking that idea out of the generic fantasy setting garners bonus points for me too. Granted, Acaratus is described to take plac...

Darren Nakamura

2:45 PM on 05.09.2014

Monster Monpiece rubbing Vita owners the right way on May 27

It's finally here! Monster Monpiece, that deliciously risqué card battler brought to us by Idea Factory, is hitting North America on May 27 and Europe on May 28. For $29.99, you too can collect all the Monster Girls an...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Destiny of Spirits photo
Review: Destiny of Spirits
by Chris Carter

After the free-to-play boom on the PC and mobile platforms, it's no wonder why major publishers want a slice of the pie. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have all tried their hand in the scheme, and some have been more successful than others.

Sony's latest attempt is Destiny of Spirits, a collection battle game of sorts that does a few things right, but mostly suffers from the same trappings as a lot of other games in the free-to-play market.

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6:00 PM on 04.28.2014

Can Twitch work together to play Hearthstone?

I'm over Twitch Plays Pokemon, but it was fun while it lasted for me. And that's not to say I'm bored of the concept of people collaborating to play a game via live stream, generally speaking. Some will be hits, some will be ...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 04.28.2014

Japan

Okay. First, poor giraffe. Second, why am I not playing Animal Kaiser every day?

Dale North

12:30 PM on 04.23.2014

The Mega Man Universal Fighting System card game set is available now

For those who aren't aware, Universal Fighting System is a line of card games that functions as a battle game, with an additional collecting element. Their newest tie-in is Mega Man, and the collaborative effort that resulted...

Chris Carter





8:30 AM on 04.17.2014

Ex-Harmonix dev creates a crazy dating card game

Billionaire Banshee is a card game where all players pretend that they're single and looking for their soul mate. At your turn, you'll pick up one card from two different piles: Quirk and Perk. The traits on these cards make ...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 04.16.2014

Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers coming this summer

Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers was announced for release this summer on Xbox One, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam, and mobile devices. While not a surprise considering they've produced a new game every summer for the past...

Caitlin Cooke

12:30 PM on 04.11.2014

Hearthstone is getting a cool new single-player campaign soon

Blizzard is adding its first adventure to the collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on PC, Mac, and iPad soon. Titled Curse of Naxxramas, this single-player campaign will be spread across five distinct "wings"...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Hearthstone plays just as great on the iPad

As a general rule, I don't play a game excessively during its beta stage. I don't particularly like getting invested in something that may utterly change after the full release, and Hearthstone is no exception. Although ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 04.09.2014

Card Hunter is getting a new expansion soon

I really enjoyed Card Hunter when it dropped late last year. It had a refreshing art style, a fun sense of humor, and a fair free-to-play scheme -- and now, it's getting more content this month in the form of an expansio...

Chris Carter



Here's how to get Hearthstone on your iPad if it isn't out in your region photo
Here's how to get Hearthstone on your iPad if it isn't out in your region
by Chris Carter

I've seen quite a few people sigh at Hearthstone's recent iPad port rollout, because currently the game is only available in a select few regions, leaving a couple of major countries out of the loop (like the US).

But it's actually pretty easy to download it on your iPad in minutes, using a simple region change method that you can do entirely within your device.

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7:30 PM on 04.02.2014

Hearthstone rolling out to iPad in some regions today

If you've been happily lapping up all the Hearthstone goodness since its inception, you've probably been looking forward to the iPad version to take the show on the road. Well, my United States brethren, keep waiting! Today, ...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft photo
Review: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
by Ben Pack

I never got into Magic: The Gathering. Plenty of my friends did, but I couldn't afford countless booster packs or starter decks, and my mom wouldn't drive me to the seedy local comic book store to play against frightening high schoolers.

I loved the concept of trading card games, though. I collected Pokémon cards like any other red-blooded American child of the ‘90s, and even dabbled in Yu-Gi-Oh for a very dark four months. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft isn't the first videogame to attempt to do the same thing as Magic, but it’s easily one of the best.

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6:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launches for PC, Mac

The beta period for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has come to a close, which means the full release is upon us. Like, now. Blizzard's free-to-play card game has launched for PC and Mac. An iPad version of the title is comin...

Jordan Devore