Emurii Rezendes

Nintendo announced late in December that company President Satoru Iwata would have major news for Pokémon fans this Tuesday, January 8th. Fans of the series have known that, based on Nintendo’s prior announcement patterns, something big was due; Iwata’s presence only made it that much more exciting. That excitement came to fruition this morning, when […]

  Emurii Rezendes

As we approach the November 29, 2012 release date for Level-5 and Capcom’s highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS collaboration, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, a US release date remains to be seen. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (“PL v. AA”) was announced two years ago, on October 12, 2010, at the Level-5 Vision 2010 press conference […]

  Emurii Rezendes

On October 19th, Natsume Inc. announced a soft release date for Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, the first 3DS title in the SNES-vintage series Harvest Moon. Although sales numbers are not yet available, A New Beginning (“ANB”) has received a hefty volume of pre-orders, unsurprising in light of Natsume’s adorable pre-order bonuses (a plush yak […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

I confess. I’ve never played a Final Fantasy game before. I realize that this is considered a serious shortcoming in the gaming community, so I’ve taken steps to rectify this. The question remained however, which Final Fantasy to start with? I like linear things, so I chose Final Fantasy as played in Dawn of Souls […]

  Tom Farndon

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. A phrase that’s very representative of the gaming industry. Pokémon, Call of Duty, Megaman, Final Fantasy, Battlefield, Dragonquest, the list goes on, and across all platforms and media. All of these games have spawned innumerable sequels and spinoffs, oftentimes retaining more or less the same game formula, and […]