Archive:  August, 2013

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PAX 2013: LocoCycle Hands-On

Written by (@mrsleftybrown) on August 31, 2013 in Features, PAX Prime 2013

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For the past year and a half, I have been able to watch Jay Stuckwisch and his team from Twisted Pixel work on LocoCycle. It has been an interesting ride, to say the least. To see them go from developing it as an indie studio and then working with Microsoft to now being one of… Read More »


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PAX 2013: Elder Scrolls Online Hands-On

Written by (@shibachica) on August 31, 2013 in Opinion, PAX Prime 2013

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First day at PAX Prime 2013 and I have an appointment for one hour of game time with the upcoming MMO. Will it compete with the icons in the industry without bowing down to the pressure of offering a free-to-play option? Let’s take a quick peek, shall we? Elder Scrolls Online hopes to incorporate the… Read More »


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PAX 2013: The Crew Hands-On

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 31, 2013 in Opinion, PAX Prime 2013

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The Crew isn’t a game that is going to knock your socks off, particularly when other forth-coming driving games have spent time promoting how shadows fall on the stitching of their digital leather car seats and such. However, The Crew was a fun game to play in the brief time I got to play it…. Read More »


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First Look at Gameplay and Art for Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Written by (@LadyPwncess) on August 30, 2013 in News

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new Batman trailer today, but not for Batman: Arkham Origins. We finally get our first look at Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, the handheld spin-off game coming to Nintendo 3Ds and PlayStation Vita. The new trailer, “Under New Management”, shows us a little of the art, gameplay, and villains coming… Read More »


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Punish the Road in Forza 5

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on August 30, 2013 in Opinion

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The Forza Motorsport series is the definitive racing franchise for the Xbox console. With the Xbox One coming out in November, Forza Motorsport 5 will be a flagship release title for the new console this fall. Touting several enhancements to online racing and just throwing tons of cars at you Forza 5 is headlining my short list of… Read More »


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Broke Nerdcast: Batfleck

Written by (@therealbigwall) on August 30, 2013 in Broke Nerdcast, Podcasts

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This week Jason replaces Wally with comic book artist Steve Scott! Who better to discuss the news that Ben Affleck is Batman than with the artist responsible for the adaptation of The Dark Knight?  Listen as the dynamic duo discuss the fan outrage, how familiar the reaction seems, and Steve describes his reaction to Heath… Read More »


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The Indie Uprising: Why Independent Games Will Matter More Than Ever Next Generation

Written by (@katanasquirrel) on August 28, 2013 in Opinion

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Independent gaming has become more and more prominent, with both Sony and Microsoft attempting to sway many small developers to their upcoming consoles. For people who have been paying attention over the past few years, this hardly seems surprising. Indie games have risen to mainstream popularity, in many cases. With the huge PC presence these… Read More »


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The Great PAX Swag Hunt

Written by (@yarlyitsanthony) on August 28, 2013 in Opinion

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Oh, PAX Prime. I missed it so much. I didn’t attend the show last year and there and reading about it through gaming blogs and social media was enough to send even the toughest man floating into an ocean of feels. I missed the camaraderie. I missed the unadulterated joy. Hell, I missed the city… Read More »


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Playstation Plus Weekly August 27 – September 3

Written by (@katanasquirrel) on August 27, 2013 in News

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This week on Playstation Plus, Playstation Vita owners are getting a copy of Machinarium. The point and click adventure game by Amanita Design was featured for Playstation 3 owners a few months back, but now it’s time for Vita owners to play this totally unique point and click adventure. Machinarium was surprisingly quirky and charming,… Read More »


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N@P-051: The Obligatory PAX Episode

Written by (@itloo) on August 27, 2013 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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After a short hiatus, the Nerds@Play are back for another episode of nerdy debauchery! This week we prepare Michi and Melisa for their PAX Prime adventure, discuss what they MUST see at the convention, get into a long rant about upcoming consoles, reminisce of our least favorite water levels, and come to terms with our… Read More »