Sonic's latest effort fails to remedy legacy problems and, worse, introduces a boatload of new issues
The Professor Oak of Hubpages returns with another breakdown of the new mega pokemon in the upcoming Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire that is in no way intended to be an excuse to poke fun at most of them.
Bayonetta's sophomore outing is the best non-first party argument for owning a Wii U and a definite must-play for both fans and action aficionados alike.
Azure Striker Gunvolt is a respectable tribute to the Mega Man X series with unique electrical abilities that give it an identity all it's own.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's engaging Nemesis system redefines player/enemy interactions to position it as one of the most unique and engaging experiences of the year.
You love horror games and have been trying to get your wimpy friend to play them to no avail. In the spirit of Halloween, here are some helpful tips that can help with that - or end your friendship.
If you own a 3DS and are enamored with Smash Bros., there's no reason why you shouldn't be neglecting responsibilities with this right now
Nintendo quite literally has a new 3DS on the horizon and it's current approach to promoting it has been questionable in certain areas. Here's my advice for changing that.
Despite some issues, Asura's Wrath boasts some of the most absurd action I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing in a video game.
Shovel Knight is another successful throwback that captures the fun and nostalgia of the platformers of yesteryear while injecting some modern sensibilities and an ingenious checkpoint system to appeal to modern gamers.
I march alongside the Pikmin for the first time. Is it still an adventure worth experiencing?
Transistor is a game as beautiful and alluring as it's red-headed heroine.
The most insignificant, uninteresting, and straight-up asinine qualities of consoles that I unapologetically adored.
Celebrate Independence Day the best way possible: by playing video games
Monument Valley is far from the first game to find inspiration in the work of M.C. Escher, but it's definitely one of the prettiest.
Why you shouldn't touch this abysmal attempt at a World War II shooter with a 100 mile-long stick.
Was Sony able to top the absolute smackdown they dished out last year?
I review Microsoft's impressive E3 press event.
I review Nintendo's very strange, but solid E3 digital event.
Mario Kart 8 brings a slew of new ideas that make it the most substantial and inventive entry since Double Dash.
Donkey Kong's chilly new outing manages to not only match the quality of the previous game, but surpass it.
My take on what is very easily the worst Mortal Kombat game ever.
This lethal combination of terrible design decisions and an equally disappointing story has proven deadlier to Dracula than garlic or holy water ever could.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a unique offshoot, but you’re better off playing the earlier (and better) games in the series instead of giving this flawed experiment a try.
What I'd like to see from the victors of last year's E3.
As Microsoft tirelessly races to catch up with Sony, here are five things I'd like to see from them that might give them a second wind.
Here's what I hope to see from Nintendo at what is a crucial E3 this year.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons oozes charm, imagination, and packs a surprising emotional punch, making it one of the best downloadable experiences today.
In this new feature, I'll share my experience playing the big games I missed the first time around and determine if they're as fun today as they were back then. First up: Max Payne.
McPixel is probably the weirdest and most amusing mobile game I've played, but is it any good?
After a hot start, sales of the Xbox One have slowed to a crawl. Here's why I think that is.
Let's take a look at some career sidekicks who ventured off on their own.
I've been gaming my entire life and out of the hundreds of game's I've completed, more than a few of them were some real stinkers. This is a new feature I'll be doing that focuses on some of the most broken, horrid titles that I've had the...
Deadpool is a wholly mediocre experience that banks on name value alone.
Dream Drop Distance satisfies by confirming two things: that there still some good ideas to be tapped on handhelds and that there can't possibly be another game before the real sequel arrives
Prince Ash is one of the cooler platformer mascots to come along in a while and I hope his reign as the lord of Hell hasn't ended before it can truly begin
The Wonderful 101 doesn't quite save the day, but solid design ideas and an irresistible charm make it a hero everyone should call on at least once.
If you and your friend have blown through every co-op game out there and are looking for the next challenge, Ibb & Obb may be worth a look.
Mario's first Wii U outing may not reinvent the series like Super Mario Galaxy did on the Wii, but it's another fantastic experience in a series full of them.
Locating my reviews just got a lot easier.
Can borrowing elements from Super Mario Galaxy save the struggling hedgehog?
I take a look at some of my favorite moments in the Assassin's Creed series.
No need to ruin your Halloween by actually going out and doing something. Put up the "No Candy" sign on your door and curl up to some games that do Halloween better than the holiday itself.
The guy that hasn't played Pokemon seriously in over a decade gives his expert analysis on Pokemon X & Y's new Mega evolutions.
Castlevania found tremendous success on the DS and while Mirror of Fate falters a bit, it's a solid debut for the series on Nintendo's latest handheld.
Succumb to the dark side and take a look at some of gaming's dastardly doubles.
My first experience with the game that granted my wish of boundless video game freedom.
It doesn't matter if you've only heard of Scrooge McDuck or can recite the theme song in your sleep, DuckTales: Remastered is a skillfully crafted adventure that anyone can enjoy.
Metal Gear Rising is a interesting offshoot of Kojima's iconic stealth franchise, but it ultimately fails to capitalize on Raiden's immense potential.
E3 is almost as famous for significant game announcements as it is infamous for all the zany and ridiculous moments. Lets take a look at the most embarrassing moments of the largest event in gaming.
Xbox One had one of the most polarizing console debuts in video game history. Here's my take on it.
Microsoft's Xbox One presentation may have lacked in the games department, but there were still a few cool announcements. Let's take a look at what gamers have to look forward too.
Well, here it is. Microsoft's 360 successor is called the Xbox One and the gaming world has been abuzz over it for days. News is still rolling out on the machine, but let's take a look at what we know the console has to offer thus far.
3D Dot Game Heroes successfully captures what makes Zelda so fun, while throwing in some new twists that make it stand out.
Microsoft finally unveils the 360's successor tomorrow. Here's what I expect to see go down.
As the console generation begins to wind down, I look back at some of the hopes and desires I had going into it all those years ago.
Bioshock Infinite is a tour de force in story-driven gameplay that captures your imagination and refuses to release it long after the game's stunning conclusion
Super Mario 3D Land proves the 3DS' worth by delivering one of the best handheld platformers to date.
The Unfinished Swan is a delightful and tranquil journey that anyone can enjoy and the perfect break between adrenaline-fueled titles.
What happens when I just write whatever nonsense about video games that comes to mind without any thought or filter? Madness, I say, madness!
I don't often replay games, but when I do, it's usually these
Just a quick thanks to all of my readers.
The Playstation 4 is coming, but what will we be playing? Here's the list of known PS4 games in development, including a new Killzone, Infamous and a long-awaited return to consoles from Blizzard.
The Playstation 4 is upon us. I break down the next-gen console's announced features and share my thoughts.
Darksiders II expands on the original's winning formula by adding tons of loot and an even larger open world to create a melting pot of fun ideas
What's old is new again, as Ninja Theory revitalizes the Devil May Cry formula with exciting new ideas to deliver the best game in the series.
The PS2 has sung it's swan song. In celebration of it's (long) life cycle, I reflect on my experiences with one of the greatest consoles of all time.
Who are the best dressed among the Final Fantasy protagonists? I give my expert fashion analysis (I read Vanity Fair for a few minutes, once) on some of the most "fashionable" characters in gaming.
Castlevania's Playstation debut was one the defining gaming experiences of my childhood. It also served as a startling revelation that I am an idiot.
Little Inferno harnesses the primal fun of setting random junk on fire by attaching addictive challenges to it, topped with a surprisingly emotional story.
I break down the essential parts of any Final Fantasy game and determine the entry that did it best.
I should never be allowed to enter a Gamestop with money. Oy vey.
Despite my love of Halloween and all things Double Fine, Costume Quest made me grateful that we only do this stuff once a year.
These games have been awfully quiet for a while now. They're still happening, right?
After dozens of games featuring the same old heroes, it's time to step into the boots of some new saviors.
The Wii U launch is almost upon us. You've reserved your console, but what games will you play first? Hopefully this hub will help you figure that out. Or, if you can't decide, you can just give me your Wii U. Don't worry, I'm cool with either outcome.
Dust combines some of the best elements in gaming to create one of the most wholly enjoyable experiences on Xbox Live Arcade.
When it comes to personality, Lollipop Chainsaw has charisma to burn and if I was grading on that merit alone, it’d get a 10 out of 10. Unfortunately, being over-the-top only gets you so far.
For some odd reason, I decided it was a good idea to expose myself by discussing all the huge games I've yet to play. The mockery begins after the jump.
I take a cracked shot at ranking Mortal Kombat's deadliest (and most colorful) combatants. Which flavor of ninja is best of all? Read on to find out.
Radiant Historia is one of those rare treats in a genre bogged down by decades of tired cliche's and conventions. It might not totally reinvent the wheel, but it injects enough creativity and sophistication into the JRPG formula to give it a much needed breath of life.
Epic Yarn proves to be the most imaginative and visually stunning entry in the long-running series. And all it took was a few pieces of yarn.
Alone or with a companion, Journey is as engaging as it is beautiful.
My almost disastrous first experience with Hideo Kojima's masterpiece.
The PS Vita may have taken center stage, but I haven't forgotten my time with it's predecessor, the PSP. Here's a highlight of the best games for Sony's inaugural handheld.
It might have taken years to arrive, but with a brilliant design mechanic, attractive art style, rock-solid gameplay, and oodles of charm, Fez triumphs as one of the defining experiences of the year.
An account of my first experience with my favorite fighting game.
My rather brilliant (if I do say so myself) ideas to fix the ailing Sonic franchise. Let's save Sonic the Hedgehog.
Space marines with jetpacks fighting dinosaurs. Need I say more?
Take a look at the third sequels gamers have salivated over and the chances I think they have of happening.
Sonic Generations is a solid mash-up of all things Sonic, but its a better example of how years of missteps took down this once great series.
I take a look at some of the most annoying and bizarre titles and naming habits in video games.
Examining the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy and why Bioware should stand it's ground.
Have you ever wondered what you’d get if you combined Metroid, Mega Man X, and Pokemon into a single game? Add in a significant layer of charm to that mix and you’d get Monster Tale, a title that blends elements of some of gaming’s greatest to create a fresh experience.
The king of car combat brings it's twisted (see what I did there?) brand of vehicular carnage to a new generation and is better than ever. Twisted Metal is back.
With tweaks to tried and true mechanics and innovative storytelling,upstart developer Supergiant games triumphs with it's debut title Bastion to weave an unforgettable tale of loss and rebirth.
I break down 2011's Game of the Year and why it deserves every bit of praise it receives.
A list of some of my all-time favorite brawlers.
Sonic CD's re-release gives Sonic fans old and new a chance to experience an oft-forgotton classic.
Love NES games? Often have perverse fantasies about beating the snot of various 8-bit characters? Look no further than Abobo's Big Adventure.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations delivers on its namesake of providing answers to most of the series’ biggest mysteries, but questionable gameplay additions mar an otherwise exhilarating journey.
Will we get an Arkham City follow-up? If so, here's who I'd like to see make an appearance.
I take a look at the biggest titles to hit the final year of planet Earth.
Think you have the chops to review the best gaming has to offer? Watch and learn as a true critic gives his lofty opinions on the year's most anticipated titles.
Engaging combat and good fashion sense make for one of the more unique offerings of the DS library.
Developer: Crystal Dynamics - Publisher: Eidos Interactive - Platforms: PSN, XBLA, Steam - Genre: Adventure, Platforming, Action The Tomb Raider is a long and storied franchise that has never strayed from its formula. After a trilogy of solid...
With New Vegas, Bethesda has taken its post-apocalyptic brand of open-world rpg goodness from the bleak and ruined U.S. capital to the energetic and spirited Las Vegas strip for a journey that’s as engrossing as ever. Neon lights glow brilliantly...
The original Ninja Gaiden stands as one of the most difficult and remorseless games I’ve ever played. Despite the countless times I wanted to chuck my controller like it was a shuriken, the game was so much fun that I just couldn’t stay mad at...
With so many releases on the horizon, it's easy to lose track of what's coming out and when. Because I'm the most helpful person in the world, here's a list of all the major titles to hit from now until December. Batman: Arkham City - Platforms:...
With the holiday gaming blitz upon us it’s easy to overlook a game like The Cursed Crusade. Developed by Kylotnn Games and published by Atlus, it’s an action-adventure game taking place during one of the many crusades of medieval Europe. A nice...
Developer: Double Fine Productions Platforms: PSN, XBLA Genre: Adventure, Puzzle Rating: E10+ If any developer owns the franchise on weirdness, it’s Double Fine. Despite garnering critical praise, their games have never been Call of Duty in...
In the midst of the most stacked holiday gaming season in years (possibly ever), the eyes of the gaming world are largely focused on the huge AAA titles set to do battle for your wallet. While I undoubtedly look forward to getting my hands on the...