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Defender's Quest is just as easy to love on consoles

It might look unassuming at first glance, but Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is not so secretly one of the best tower defense titles in recent years. It's way up there. The game tells a fairly compelling story, it's mechanically ...


Review: Aegis Defenders

The simple addition of an RTS Use Map Settings (UMS) toggle helped kick off entire genres, including tower defenses and MOBAs. There was a time when the former genre was king, a golden era, if you will. But in recent years it faded into the...


Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...


Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder looks wild

Either I've been asleep at the keyboard or ACE Team and Atlus haven't had much to say about Rock of Ages 2 as of late, because I completely forgot this game was happening. That's maybe for the best, though -- the sequel looks as weird as ev...


For better or worse, Fortnite seems like a real time sink

At E3, I was reunited with Fortnite, Epic's long-in-development-but-almost-there game about gathering resources, building out fortified bases with traps, and gunning down and/or slicing up the incoming zombie horde. This was my third time p...


Epic's Fortnite will be entering paid early access next month

Epic's craft-a-thon Fortnite will be releasing into paid early access next month on July 25. The game will then become a free-to-play title at some unspecified time in 2018. Surprisingly, the game is now slated to hit consoles in addition t...


The first ever manga is now a video game

The Choju-jinbutsu-giga is an ancient set of picture scrolls drawn around the 12th or 13th century Japan, also known as the Kamakura period (when first Shogun took over the country). The images of frolicking animals are considered by schol...


Orcs Must Die! Unchained is dropping PvP to focus on Survival

I loved Orcs Must Die! and its sequel. I haven't played Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the third game in the trap-laying, crossbow-firing tower defense series, and I get the sense that I'm hardly alone. The player-versus-player focus combined wi...

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Review: Dungeons 2

Dungeons 2 is a heart-breaker. It has a lot of charm, some ambitious ideas, and a genuinely fun dungeon builder buried somewhere deep inside it. If it focused on its strengths, I could see it being a great, laid back entry in the dungeon-bu...

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Ace Team and Atlus are doing Rock of Ages II

Ace Team is making a sequel to 2011's fantastic action/tower defense game Rock of Ages and I found the news so surprising and uplifting that I forgot I was sick for a few minutes there. I'm that into it. As a boulder, you weave around or j...

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Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...

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Review: Star Fox Guard

The thing about first impressions is you only get one. An initial brush with something or someone can oftentimes leave an indelible mark on our minds. Whether justly or not, it can frame our perceptions for a long time to come. How somethin...

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Review: Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault is a frustrating game. Not because it’s difficult (it sure isn’t) and not because of its nonsense mouthful of a title (although that sure doesn’t help). It’s frustrating because the...

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Nintendo announces Star Fox Guard, a new tower defense game

At this afternoon's Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto kicked off the show by announcing a new Star Fox game. It's called Star Fox Guard, and it looks to be a tower defense game. The way it works is that the player controls 12 security ...

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Blow up classic sci-fi horrors in Fortified next week

Next week, on February 3, Fortified launches on Steam and Xbox One. I'll be reviewing it. Go me! In the meantime, check out the launch trailer above to get a glimpse at how the game's aesthetics have changed since Jordan played it at PAX P...

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Cobra Commander and Assassin's Creed, together at last

After showing He-Man and G.I. Joe in Toy Soldiers: War Chest, Ubisoft noted that it would announce two more licensed armies for Signal Studio's latest tower defense/action game. We dreamed big, as you do. That was a mistake. Those last two ...

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Review: Cosmochoria

When I first played Cosmochoria at PAX, I had to be pulled away from the demo station because of an appointment. The game's blend of calming gardening mixed with tower defense and space spelunking really jived with me. As I left, devel...

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It's He-Man vs. G.I. Joe in the new Toy Soldiers

Lot of smaller but still rather cool announcements this week ahead of E3. Toy Soldiers: War Chest is fleshing out its roster of original toy armies with the likes of He-Man and G.I. Joe. This series, if you've never played, is a mix of tow...

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Orcs Must Die! takes tower defense to the tabletop arena

Orcs Must Die! has truly made it. After a few entries in the main series, the scrappy little tower defense from Robot Entertainment now has a board game in the works, designed by Petersen Games. Orc Must Die! The Boardgame comes in two fla...

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Stop home invaders with traps and towers in Dungeon Warfare

These past couple weeks, the time I would normally spend reading right before bed has gone toward Kingdom Rush and its sequels. Those stars are throwing off my sleep schedule in a major way, and I can't deny it any longer: I'm back into to...

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Dungeon Defenders II is shaping up nicely on both PS4 and PC

Trendy Entertainment has already bestowed Dungeon Defenders II upon its most invested fans. In fact, they've had it for more than a month now. "Invested" is the only way to describe those people -- both financially and mentally -- as t...

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Defender's Quest HD coming as free update

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is one my favorite tower defense games, right up there with Immortal Defense, but I haven't gone back to play it again. That'll have to change soon -- there's an HD re-release with new cutscene art,...


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