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6:15 PM on 06.16.2014

Story of Seasons gets one of the lamest trailers of all time

Story of Seasons and Natsume's Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (full story on that debacle here) are undoubtedly two games that I'm looking forward to play on my 3DS the most, but with trailers like these, it's as if XSEED jus...

Brittany Vincent







Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer photo
Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer
by Natalie Kipper

Fans of farming and lifestyle sims are no doubt familiar with the confusion surrounding the Bokujō Monogatari series. Natsume owned the trademark on the English title, Harvest Moon, but XSEED had the relationship with Marvelous AQL, the series' developers.

So when XSEED wanted to bring Marvelous AQL's Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi to the States, they couldn't call it a Harvest Moon title. And thus, Story of Seasons was born. I was able to get a look at the Nintendo 3DS game and couldn't have been more enchanted.

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2:30 PM on 06.13.2014

Check out the inner workings of Level-5's Fantasy Life

After announcing Level-5's Fantasy Life life-simulation RPG during Nintendo's Treehouse event, the product development team took some time out to stream the game to provide some additional details on how the game works and w...

Brittany Vincent

7:55 PM on 06.11.2014

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley's '3D' aspects explained

After that strange Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons debacle that Kyle so kindly set straight for us, it's good to see more details emerging regarding the actual branded Harvest Moon release, The Lost Valley. The game's E3 inform...

Brittany Vincent

1:15 PM on 06.06.2014

Don't Starve: Giant Edition will be a good fit for PlayStation Vita

Klei Entertainment said it was looking into bringing Don't Starve to PS Vita and the studio confirmed today that it's moving forward with the port. This version will launch with the Reign of Giants DLC included -- that's two ...

Jordan Devore



Review: Tomodachi Life photo
Review: Tomodachi Life
by Darren Nakamura

Nintendo catches a lot of flak for relying too heavily on its established franchises. Though it has been producing new properties, few have gained traction among hardcore gamers since Pikmin. Tomodachi Life might be overlooked for the same reasons. Its use of Miis and its nebulous gameplay could lead to some labeling it as too casual.

Do not fall into that trap. Tomodachi Life is one of the best Nintendo games in years.

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5:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Tropico 5 off to the best start in the series

Tropico 5 is out on PC (unless you're waiting for the US retail release of June 17) and it's been the best launch in the series, "with worldwide sales reaching over six figures." It was big in Germany and the UK. Xbox 360 and Mac versions are due out this summer with a PS4 version to follow in fall.

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 06.03.2014

These Goat Simulator patch notes are funny

Coffee Stain Studios clearly had fun detailing patch 1.1 for Goat Simulator, which adds four-player local splitscreen, wallrunning, more goats, bike riding, and other stuff at no additional cost to you, valued player. Here's ...

Jordan Devore



My Tomodachi Life is just as strange as I am  photo
My Tomodachi Life is just as strange as I am
by Brittany Vincent

The allure of a digital life is what inevitably led me to become much less of an internet hermit during my adolescence. There's something to be said about reinventing yourself from the ground up, whether you're just altering your appearance or taking on a new personality entirely. My avatars and digital representations of myself are usually grounded in reality, except they're always cuter, thinner, or a lot cooler than the real me.

That's part of why I was drawn to the bizarre, yet wholly irresistible charm of Tomodachi Life. It's colorful, quirky, and more than a little nonsensical, and as my time with the painfully short Tomodachi Life: Move-In Version drew to a close, I was left with one thought lingering in my head: why can't I just go ahead and purchase the full version now?

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8:00 PM on 05.30.2014

New Harvest Moon being localized as Story of Seasons

Call it stereotypical of me if you will, but I'm a huge fan of Harvest Moon and its spinoffs -- even the wannabe games. That's why I'm so excited to see Story of Seasons releasing via XSEED this upcoming winter. After 18 year...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Arma 3 sales cross 1 million

We're always talking about DayZ sales -- now over 2 million -- but the game that made DayZ possible, Arma, is quietly doing well in its own right for developer Bohemia. Arma 3 has just crossed one million sold. Bohemia boss Marek Spanel announced the milestone on Twitter and provided a visual roadmap for the next two years of Arma 3. It includes a major expansion and helicopter and marksmen DLC.

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Celebrity Mii promotion revealed for Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life is just around the corner, and this seemingly bizarre niche game is getting more traction that I thought it would in the US. Specifically celebrities like Shaq, Christina Aguilera, Shaun White, and Debby Ryan ...

Chris Carter





4:15 PM on 05.27.2014

MotorStorm creator's new game is a cooking simulation

Martin Kenwright founded Evolution and made the very brown PS3 racer Motostorm. With his new studio, Starship, he is doing things completely different. Its first game is CyberCook, "the first truly interactive cookery platfor...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 05.23.2014

Spintires is a game where you murder trees and help trucks out of mud pits

Have you ever wanted to drive straight into trees and punish them with reckless abandon for daring to grow wherever they want? Spintires is the game for you. Watch as you abuse forestry and mow down foliage, get stuck in mud...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 05.23.2014

Don't let Realistic Kissing Simulator teach you how to kiss

Weak tonsil hockey game? Slobbering all over your partner when you go in for the kiss? You need Realistic Kissing Simulator, the best kind of training you could possibly have. Just kidding. You won't learn a thing, but you'll...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Goat Simulator gets a new map, multiplayer, and more goats in June

Goat Simulator was fun while it lasted but more content to mess around with is sorely needed. Coffee Stain Studios says patch 1.1 is arriving later than previously announced, now on June 3, in order to make sure the new map i...

Jordan Devore