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1:00 PM on 01.02.2014

Sega's All-Stars Racing on iOS is fun, but has horrid IAP

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a bona fide hit in my mind. I've had more fun with it this past year than any recent Mario Kart, and there's so much content to find, it's insane. Sumo Digital really did a gre...

Chris Carter







Impressions: Starbound photo
Impressions: Starbound
by Darren Nakamura

Back in 2011, Re-Logic released Terraria, which gained massive popularity for its procedurally generated sandbox gameplay that had combat and objectives for those wanting more than just a place to go and dig.

It was a surprise hit for me, and I ended up spending hundreds of hours with it. Eventually, life happened and Terraria's creator Andrew "Redigit" Spinks announced that it would not be updated any more, but also that artist Finn "Tiy" Brice had moved on to form Chucklefish, whose first project would be what many consider to be a spiritual successor to Re-Logic's title, but set in space. Starbound was born.

Fans backed the project fervently, with its homegrown crowdfunding campaign topping a million dollars in under a month. Currently, they have sold over 180,000 pre-orders, taking in more than $3.7 million in support of the project. Starbound is an indie sensation, but while it does strive to be seen as its own entity, it will always be compared to its predecessor.

For the most part, comparisons between Terraria and Starbound are apt, and they provide a good starting point for discussion, but in the end Starbound is much more than just "Terraria in space."

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5:15 PM on 12.19.2013

Runner 2 plays exactly how you would expect on the Vita

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien launched very early on in the year for just about every platform under the sun. We reviewed it, and really liked it. Not long after that, Gaijin Games announced that R...

Brett Zeidler

2:30 PM on 12.19.2013

Impressions: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Beta

Despite the raging financial success of Diablo III, many fans were not impressed. Whether it was the decreased amount of high quality loot, the poorly-thought-out auction house, or the over-streamlining of character progressi...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Terraria feels so right on the Vita

You might not think it, but Terraria is definitely one of the more hotly anticipated games to come to the PS Vita. I myself have been looking forward to playing it on the go for the better part of this year after putting ple...

Brett Zeidler

1:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Mutant Mudds is all kinds of wonderful on PS Vita

Mutant Mudds: Deluxe is great. It's really great. And now it's great on Sony platforms. Great! Renegade Kid's 12-bit platformer made the jump to PlayStation 3 and Vita this week, offering Cross-Buy and Cross-Save functionalit...

Kyle MacGregor



Impressions: Sonic Lost World Yoshi's Island Zone photo
Impressions: Sonic Lost World Yoshi's Island Zone
by Chris Carter

Nintendo surprised us all with a special announcement for Sonic Lost World -- the Wii U edition of the game will be getting two new Nintendo-centric DLC stages.

While the pricing model hasn't been revealed on the second add-on (which is strongly hinted as a Zelda stage), the first pack, the Yoshi's Island Zone, is completely free.

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10:00 AM on 12.18.2013

Tomb Raider on iOS is great, but you'll want a controller

In case you haven't heard, the original Tomb Raider is available on iOS for a buck. I was trying it out yesterday, and I have to say, so long as you're using a controller option, the game works like a charm. The only han...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 12.16.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Yasuo

Samurais -- am I right? In the world of gaming, the "ronin/wandering samurai" trope is one of the most overused character designs I can think of, especially in the early 2000s, with the host of samurai-centric games on the or...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 12.14.2013

Ookibloks on iOS is a pretty awesome action puzzle game

After a recommendation from a colleague yesterday, I stumbled across Ookibloks -- an unassuming puzzle game starring a cute monkey. Five hours later I was in a haze of blocks and bananas, completely unaware of where my a...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 12.13.2013

GTA: San Andreas iOS rocks, especially with a controller

GTA: San Andreas is out on iOS this week (with Android and Windows Phones coming soon), following up the previous mobile versions of GTA III and Vice City. Like those ports, San Andreas is basically picture per...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 12.08.2013

The Assassin's Creed IV artbook is beautiful

Black Flag was quite the Assassin's Creed game. Scratch that -- it was quite the pirate simulator, that often times made us forget that it was part of the up and down franchise that so many people have given up on o...

Chris Carter







Impressions: Assault Android Cactus (PC) photo
Impressions: Assault Android Cactus (PC)
by Chris Carter

Assault Android Cactus has been gaining some momentum in the gaming community lately -- mostly because it's yet another title to join the ranks of supporting the Wii U. It also helps that it sports an incredibly cool-looking art style, and promises of hardcore gameplay to boot.

I got a chance to play the Early Access build, and I have to say, as a hardcore shoot-'em-up fan -- I can't wait for the final version.

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2:00 PM on 12.05.2013

PC Port Report: SteamWorld Dig

Originally released on the 3DS eShop several months ago, SteamWorld Dig has now come to Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam. This port of the 2D mining adventure has a fresh coat of paint thanks to new high-definition art, and ...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Impressions: Madden NFL 25 (Xbox One and PS4)

It's tough to feel the need to upgrade to a "next-gen" version of a game when so many of them are practically identical to the product you already bought. Though some PS4 and Xbox One titles have drastic differences like a va...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Impressions: Disney Infinity: Rapunzel, Ralph & Vanellope

The first thing that came to mind when Disney Infinity was announced was a Wreck-It Ralph-themed campaign. With multiple settings that weren't fully explored in the film, the franchise is a goldmine of locations, and I w...

Chris Carter