Straps to the back of your TV
I've hid my gaming/media PC rig behind or under my television for years. It's much easier these days with all of the small form factor boxes available. But I don't care how lovely they make these things; I'm still hidin...
This new Japanese PlayStation 4 commercial shows off a lot of the upcoming games. You might be excited about some of them. Watching it, I was like: yes. Yep. Oh yeah. Yep, that too. Uh-huh. They lost me a bit with a couple o...
A round-up of the best
I'm easy. And I think you are, too. Those debut game trailers get me every time. It usually goes like this:
Stirring, slow beds of strings and woodwinds underlay a dramatic shot; an extreme closeup of some unknown character. ...
Laura Shigahara's upcoming game
Laura Shigihara, composer and musician behind the Plants vs. Zomies and To The Moon soundtracks, has her own game coming up. She describes Rakuen as a mix between Maniac Mansion, The Legend of Zelda: Link...
Look at this brand new tweet from Telltale Games. Ironwoods, eh? What does that mean for their upcoming Game of Thrones game? Well, besides hard trees.
And how does it relate to the earlier Forrester hint they dropped awhile back?
EWI is a wind controller, or an Electronic Wind Instrument. Basically, it's a synthesizer you blow into, allowing players of acoustic wind instruments to get into the digital music world. It looks kind of like a clarinet or ...
I can't even
This will never fully compute. I doubt that it'll make sense in my head while it's airing, even.
Vocaloid's Hatsune Miku, the voice synthesizer turned popular character, will be performing live on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. Eastern Time. As a hologram. Right alongside Anderson Cooper and Gina Rodriguez.
Is this world really real?
Xbox Live does just about everything, now including streaming weather news. WeatherNation has launched for the Xbox 360, bringing 24/7 streaming weather news to users, straight from their television network. It will also feat...
Sparkles and chimes
That very first trailer for the first Kingdom Hearts game killed me. I still remember that first viewing, being completely overcome with goosebumps and trying to hide that I was tearing up. Moving? Oh man. Yes. I still love ...
New Nintendo indies to be shown at IndieCade
The list of new Nintendo independent games to be shown at IndieCade that we received this morning? Great. Great news. But I'm more hung up on the title of the press email that Nintendo sent out:
Nintendo Showcases Prolific &...
Nice work, Cheapy D
Forza Horizon 2? Pretty damned good, right? Having to buy a car pack to get the most desired DLC car? Not so good. I have strong feelings of my own on that and other DLC topics surrounding the Forza franchise, but I can save ...
In the Club
Driveclub was supposed to be a launch day title for the PS4, but it was delayed for a while, pushing back until now. We got our hands on it at the E3 following the PS4 announcement last year and thought it needed more time in the oven, so a delay was actually welcome.
But that was a long delay. So, how much of a difference has a year made?
The sharp eyes of NeoGAF have found a European Square Enix trademark for "Mevius Final Fantasy." The trademark covers games and merchandise, so this is probably some kind of videogame.
I have no idea what a Mevius is, but I w...
Last month, Namco Bandai producer (and Tekken series director) Katsuhiro Harada called on the fans of the Xeno series to show their desire for an HD remaster of the Xenosaga games. Lots of fans ask him for something like a Xe...
[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.]
Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode ...
But it's not as scary in context
This article on gamesindustry.biz had me looking away from my computer screen for a second, dazed. Here's a quote from it, pulled from a new Businessweek article featuring some words from Dave Anthony, former Call of Duty&nb...
Game music fans, did you know about this?!
I didn't until I wrote this piece about my dream racing game a few days back. While I was throwing out unrealistic wishes I daydreamed about the famed sound crew from Falcom making t...
Gotta go fast!
I hate missing New York Comic-Con. This is only the second one I've missed. I'm missing out on the Sonic Boom Rides in New York, provided by Sega, Chevrolet, and Uber. Imagine jetting around New York in a Sonic-themed ride? I...
Like that would ever happen
With both Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 hitting the streets this month my mind is fully in racing game mode. We racing fans are spoiled this month with two very nice titles, and I'm racing my days away in them. As of late I a...
Check out play.nintendo.com, Nintendo's new website. Nintendo says you can visit regularly to see what's happening with your favorite characters, or to download new "cool stuff." Content will be updated weekly.
The stuff they...
Lonely Rolling Staaaar
MAGFest, the Music and Games Festival, is going into its thirteenth year, and to celebrate they have some big musical guests lined up. Katamari Damacy composers Yuu Miyake and Yoshihito Yano will be...rolling into town t...
Picked by Nobuo Uematsu himself
The Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Legacy of Music contest results are in! Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu picked the winners himself (I'm still kind of freaked out that he heard my contest demonstration ...
Especially the white one
Oooh, a building outline! Terrifying!
You'll get a scary-ass building etched onto your PS4 if you're nabbing a Japanese Psycho Break (The Evil Within here in the west) limited edition release. It comes in Jet Black or Glacier...
New maze proceeds to to foundation
Namco Bandai has launched its Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign in cooperation with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They plan to raise awareness through gameplay in their range of mobile titles, with the highlight...
Announcements coming soon
Awesome-ass online gaming store Green Man Gaming now has a publishing label called Green Man Loaded. They're already neck deep in the business, with contacts that reach out to every corner of gaming. So publishing makes sense...
Hey, so do I!
In a fan Q&A during today's Dragon Quest X TV Niconico stream, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito was asked if Square Enix would bring the game to PlayStation 4. According to Hachima Kikou, Saito said that he...
Mega entertainment company Threshold Entertainment has the green light from The Tetris Company to create a live-action Tetris movie. That alone is crazy. But Larry Kasanoff and Jimmy Ienner are planning on turning the puzzle ...
Even if you don't understand Japanese this new Yakuza Zero story trailer looks hot as fire. This was the exact one blaring from Sega's Tokyo Game Show booth a few weeks ago, made watchable on the internet for the first time ...
I'm good and ready to jump into The Evil Within. So ready. The game has gone gold across all platforms, says Bethesda. That means that we're on track for the October 14 release of Shinji Mikami's latest survival horror, brin...