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Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. (´^ω^)
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5:30 PM on 10.20.2014

Civilization V is free to play on Steam right now

Civilization: Beyond Earth comes out this Friday and in anticipation, Civilization V is now free to play on Steam until October 23.  It's all right here.

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 10.20.2014

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge coming to 3DS next month

I love Pokémon Puzzle Challenge.  I am glad that it is coming to the 3DS Virtual Console. I think I will pay $5 for it despite still having a cartridge. I probably won't bother with the code for the Special Demo Version of Ruby and Sapphire it comes with, but that's fine. It is a lovely little game. I think I will go play it right now. 

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 10.20.2014

Catch Mega Pokemon early in the Alpha Sapphire Special Demo

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will let you get a head start on your adventures with a Special Demo Version. Details on how to get it are here. You may want to. It lets you transfer items as well as Pokemon, ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Smash sells 705,000 in two days, Destiny players flock to PS4

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is selling as well as you would expect. According to NPD data, 705,000 units in its first two days in the United States, good for fourth best-selling in September. This is close to Pokemon X/Y's one...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 10.16.2014

The Giants are pumping Sonic music at batting practice

The San Francisco Giants are getting in the "Green Hill Zone" for tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reported that the Giants are taking batting practice to So...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 10.14.2014

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep

It is challenging to fit "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" into a headline. It wasn't hard fitting these 3D updates of the Game Boy Advance classics on the 3DS, though. It was hard making a clean segue from my me...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 10.13.2014

Bored of the things: Shadow of Mordor should've been a dating sim

I was reading Weird Dad Andy Astruc's loving look at Shadow of Mordor's menus, which is basically praise for Mordor's Nemesis system. The same system left our own Nic Rowen giddy and, uh, shitfaced. N...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 10.09.2014

Smash Bros. Amiibo up on Amazon for $13 a pop

The Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are up on Amazon and, as much as I try not to get excited about toys, they look pretty alright.  I will just take solace in the fact that the only piece of nerd junk that crowds my desk, a little two inch Luigi that I bought for one dollar (not 13!) in Chinatown (not the movie!), is better.

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Dragon Con probably has the best cosplay

There's a guy here with such serious cosplay game that, dressed as Nicholson's Joker from Burton's Batman, he actually has three cosplay henchmen behind him. I don't think I could ask three friends to cosplay as my underlings. Maybe he paid them. 

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Why'd it have to be snakes: Warlock 2 gets Nagas DLC

Warlock 2: The Exiled is getting its first expansion later this year, Wrath of the Nagas. With it comes a new game mode, "A clear threat," in which you have to trounce the encroaching water snakes on their amphibious buildings.  Along with the Naga race comes new playable Great Mages, including Naga general Rhin-gaa-rook whose scaly mug was the thumbnail image for this post. 

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 10.08.2014

DICE: Battlefield 4's bad launch 'absolutely' damaged trust

I think it's nice that we've finally managed to hold EA accountable to something. Can its ripoff sports game releases be next? Well, I guess it's been DICE falling on the sword and profusely apologizing more than EA.&nbs...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Impact Winter is a snowy survival RPG

You've been surviving for eight years in a post-apocalyptic snowscape. And now you intercept a message that says some sort of help or rescue is on its way. You only have to survive 30 more days.  Your team of four NPCs,...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 10.07.2014

They're making a Myst TV show

Myst, basically the only PC game I played until Portal, is continuing on. It's not just developer Cyan's recently Kickstarted adventure game Obduction. Legendary is working on a television adaptation of the game, according to...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Nostalgia time! Every Game Boy start screen

I haven't finished the video yet, so sorry if at the 2 hour and 12 minute mark it baits and switches to a stupid argument on whether or not certain foodstuffs count as sandwiches, or just a bunch of music videos of lil Frank...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Dorf on the Diamond: 7,116ft in Smash Bros' home run contest

This is even better than discovering Yoshi's easy down-A in Melee's home run contest. I spent some of the weekend trying to find cheap, lazy home run contest tricks, like spamming Fox's blaster, but I haven't been able to top about 2,200 with Link. This bat-less Ganondorf trick more than triples my best effort.

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Children of Morta looks real, real good

I love this flowing, watercolor reminiscent pixel art. It benefits all the happy dancing in the trailer and the exaggerated, unrealistic movements sort of remind me of the animation style of Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation).  Anyway, Children of Morta basically looks exactly like something I want to play real bad.

Steven Hansen