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1:00 PM on 01.23.2014

Star Trek Online teases changes in Season 8.5

Did you know that Star Trek Online calls its major updates "Seasons"? It's as if the MMO were a TV show! That in mind, it's almost funny that it's also following TV trends with its latest update, which is called Season 8...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 AM on 12.17.2013

Republique dated on iOS, reveals pricing model

[Update: Date corrected.] Hey guys, remember République? It was part of one of the earlier waves of game crowdfunding, and developer Camoflaj aimed to make their stealth-action game a "Triple-A iOS experience". And now...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 AM on 11.09.2013

Star Trek Online details Season 8 update in a new trailer

It's almost time. Star Trek Online debuts its next free content update, titled Season 8: The Sphere on Tuesday, November 12th, and Cryptic are tickling Trekkies nacelles' with a new trailer, courtesy of Massively.c...

Josh Tolentino





1:00 AM on 10.17.2013

Star Trek Online to add Dyson Spheres, dinosaurs

I must confess: Star Trek: Voyager was my "gateway" Star Trek. So no matter how bad you tell me it was - or how bad I realize it was, the adventures of Captain Janeway and the crew of the Federation starship Voyager ...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Review: Total War: Rome II

Picture, in your mind's eye, a testudo. If you're up on your Roman history, you'll know that I'm referring to that ancient Roman formation in which soldiers tightly align their shields to protect themselves from every an...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 AM on 09.16.2013

Analogue: A Hate Story coming to iOS, Japan

Visual novels are cool games, but if there's a pet peeve I've developed with the genre lately, it's that most of them are PC-based. Visual Novels, dating sims, and the like are the perfect type of game to play on mobile and t...

Josh Tolentino

11:15 AM on 08.07.2013

Attack on Titan anime gets a proper 3DS game

If you're into watching anime, you may know that Attack on Titan is the new hotness this season. The story of a bunch of angry kids chopping up funny-faced giants while using weird Spider-Man grappling hooks has captured...

Josh Tolentino

5:00 AM on 08.02.2013

Ace Combat Infinity teaser looks like proper Ace Combat

Namco Bandai's just dropped a new teaser for Ace Combat Infinity, and I'll be damned if what's shown doesn't look like proper Ace Combat. Let's go down the checklist of "Ace Combat-y Things", shall we? Vaguely awkward-soundi...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 AM on 07.05.2013

PC Ninja Race: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 getting port

It's a good day for Naruto fans, fans of PC fighting games, and fans of "enhanced edition" rereleases. Namco Bandai has just announced that its Ultimate Ninja Storm series will be making a PC platform deb...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 AM on 06.26.2013

Star Trek Online debuts new summer event on Risa

Summer is here (for folks in temperate regions anyway), and even in the far future of the 25th century, that's time to party. At least, that's the kind of future Star Trek Online will be debuting, with the free-to-p...

Josh Tolentino

12:38 PM on 06.10.2013

Xbox One getting Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

It looks like Minecraft may be on the road to becoming the next Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds when it comes to getting on multiple platforms, because Microsoft has just announced Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, ...

Josh Tolentino

11:29 AM on 06.10.2013

JoJo All Star Battle is the most fabulous game not at E3

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is heading to the PS3, one of the "old" consoles. But I'd bet good money that even after E3 is over, after Microsoft and Sony have blown their game loads all over the internet, ...

Josh Tolentino

7:30 PM on 05.16.2013

Star Trek Online adds a new preorder ship, goofy clothes

Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds...

Josh Tolentino

11:15 AM on 04.18.2013

Star Trek Online decloaks Legacy Packs for its expansion

We're just about a month out until Star Trek Online gets a bunch of funny-foreheaded Vulcans stuffed into it for its Legacy of Romulus expansion, which is set to debut a whole new faction to step into the 25th century. ...

Josh Tolentino







Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 photo
Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
by Josh Tolentino

As with its brethren in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3's approach to depicting super-powered ninja action is best described as a bit "Hollywood," with all pros and cons that such a descriptor might attach.

Indeed, like a stereotypical Hollywood adaptation of some geek-favorite franchise, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is bigger, glitzier, faster, louder, and more colorful than its manga source, but it's also simpler, shallower, and even a tad sanitized.

Nevertheless, it, like its peers, remains a grand spectacle, capturing the best in anime excess and standing tall as one of the few, proud proofs that it is in fact possible to make a triple-A "anime game."

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12:30 PM on 03.21.2013

Star Trek Online introduces Romulans in its May expansion

Big news for Star Trek fans of the MMO-playing persuasion, as Cryptic have decloaked the next big update to Star Trek Online. Titled "Legacy of Romulus", it's pretty much the largest single expansion since the game went Free...

Josh Tolentino