I suppose we should be used to this by now. What began as a seemingly one-off venture for Nintendo with the 3DS XL has definitely turned into an almost yearly event. First we had the Nintendo 3DS in 2011, then the 3DS XL in 2012, then the 2DS in 2013, and now—as you probably are aware—Nintendo has yet another new hardware revision in store for us with the New Nintendo 3DS XL, set to hit North American store shelves tomorrow, Friday the 13th (whose big idea was that?). But questionable release date ...

New Nintendo 3DS XL Releases Tomorrow – Should you get one?

Why does a company run a live stream for 30 hours mostly showing off already-released products? Why, to build up hype for new ones, of course! And that’s precisely what beloved Japanese game developer Atlus has done for the past day and a half with the Persona Super Live event (don’t you just love Japanese titles?). After hours and hours of trailers and music playlists featuring Persona 4 Golden, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona Q, and even a live broadcast of the first two of three Persona 3 film ...

Atlus Talks Persona 5 Following Gaming’s Longest Troll

It’s long been debated whether videogames count as a legitimate form of art or not. Early on the size and average age of any given game’s audience and the limitations of the hardware it ran on made gaming easy to dismiss as just a line of toys. But today things are a bit different. Gamers have grown up and the games have grown with them. Major new releases eclipse movie premiers. Production budgets number in the tens of millions, and many high-profile actors lend their voices and motion captures to ...

Why Videogames are the Ultimate Art Form

Why hello there, 2015. It’s nice to meet you. I think we’re going to be great friends. It’s almost strange to see the number 15 on all the calendars of the world, but not for the usual reason. Sure, it’s hard to believe and a little sobering to think the only Year 2014 the world will ever see has already come and gone, but at least for me 2015 is a little different. Lots of interesting things will be happening around here that directly tie in to my personal life, but besides that, my favorite ...

5 Games to Look Forward to in 2015

With each new console generation it’s pretty much a given that a certain few titles will arise early on that, while certainly fun in their own right, are more or less designed purely to show off what the new hardware can do. What isn’t so normal is for one of these kinds of games to much later be backported to the previous generation, and even rarer is seeing a handheld even get in on the action. But as of December 23, that’s exactly what’s happened with Resogun, the flashy arcade shoot ‘em up ...

Resogun (PS3/Vita) – An Admirable Downgrade (Review)

Remember when CES and E3 were all us tech fanatics had to look forward to every year? Now it seems like every company has their own press conferences and shows. Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Activision—all throughout the year now we get these smaller displays focused on just one company at a time. But up until now there hasn’t really been anything on the Sony side, or more specifically, the Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) side. Enter Playstation Experience, an annual event which debuted this ...

Playstation Experience Roundup + PS4 Unboxing!