Spirited Away Review

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Spirited Away is a stupendous film by one of the master storytellers of the modern cinema- Hayao Miyazaki. Plot The plot revolves around Chihiro, a small girl who feels a little insecure about relocating and about the new setting she will be living in. As Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house, her dad takes a shortcut and they become lost. Eventually they get into an abandoned amusement park where Chihiro’s parents mysteriously turn into pigs. She also meets a world of strange demons, ghosts … [Read more...]

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III: A Review

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  It's been a week since The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III came out. As of this writing, there are mixed reviews when it comes to the final release of this ARPG. So is it worth checking out? The Bad Points The story picks up right where Van Helsing II ended. Although both Van Helsing and Katarina's maximum levels are reduced, the game isn't hard to finish in one long sitting. For some players, this isn't a bad thing. However, there's no reason to go back and play the game again since the … [Read more...]

Iron & Steel Pinball Review

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It's decidedly refreshing to write this Iron & Steel Pinball review, but not for reasons you might think. On the surface it's tempting to think the positive glow is because the tables in the Iron & Steel Pinball DLC are Zen Studios' first two original tables in years. And to be fair, that's part of it. Licenses, even big ones, tend to get tired after a while. But the Iron & Steel Pinball FX2 tables are also two of Zen Studios' best pinball tables in years, which is the real reason for the warm fuzzies. As original … [Read more...]

With Redesign, Project Morpheus Release Date Coming by July 2016

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The biggest Game Developers Conference news headline in the show's early going belongs to Sony. On Tuesday the PlayStation 4 maker announced it has made some design changes to Project Morpheus, its PS4 virtual reality headset. Yet more notable was the company's revelation that the Project Morpheus release date will come during the first half of 2016. The new Project Morpheus prototype, shown above, shows some slight tweaks that have come since the PS4 virtual reality headset made its debut in March 2014. For … [Read more...]

ScreamRide Review

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Back in 1993, Disney Software released a simply named DOS game called Coaster. At the time, the ability to design and virtually ride you own roller-coaster creation was incredible, as was seeing the visual effect your creation had on static avatars. It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come from those DOS-based creations to a time when you can read an online ScreamRide review for the game’s spiritual successor. For posterity’s sake, I’ve included a video of Coaster below. And practically speaking, it’s not much different … [Read more...]

What Games are in Sony’s Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event?

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Sony's Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event kicks off March 3. Over two months, the PS4 and PS3 maker will offer some discounts on games. Since the Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event covers the PS4, PS3 and even the PlayStation Vita, it could be hard to track what's coming down the pipe. But we've got you covered. For those of you wondering what games are in Sony's Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event, here's the full list. This list includes the game titles themselves, the date they'll go on sale, and even the … [Read more...]

FCC Net Neutrality Comments from Video Game Industry Stand Alone

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The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today reversed its Net Neutrality position from last year, redefining its definition of the Internet so the web can be regulated as a utility. In FCC Net Neutrality comments from the video game industry, this would seem to be a victory to U.S.-based gamers. But the industry's FCC Net Neutrality comments seem to be in the minority. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the video game industry and is best known as the organizers of the … [Read more...]

Xbox One Price Drop to $349: Is It Back for Good?

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The PS4 vs Xbox One battle isn't getting any rosier, but we may have gotten a bit more clarity on Tuesday about which of the players is willing to be more aggressive. Remember Microsoft's temporary Xbox One price drop for the holidays? Well, the company on Tuesday unveiled yet another Xbox One price drop -- back down to $349 -- and this one didn't have the same "limited time offer" caveat. So is the next-gen console now $349 for good? Most likely, yes. Microsoft hasn't sold nearly the number of Xbox One consoles that … [Read more...]

Disney’s Big Hero 6 Blu-ray Flying into Stores in Late February

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Disney knows its Big Hero 6 was a great film, so it's no surprise that the animation studio will release the Big Hero 6 Blu-ray Combo Pack just two days after the 2015 Academy Awards. The company clearly has some high expectations for the film's Oscars prognosis, as its sales will go through the roof if the movie wins the Best Animated Film award. And just for good measure, Amazon is running some great Big Hero 6 Blu-ray sale if you get your pre-order in soon. And by "big," we mean "it's around $19 instead of $39. In … [Read more...]

Samsung Smart TVs Get PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service

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Sony's apparently sold enough PlayStation 4 consoles. It doesn't need to sell any more, and will instead focus on offering PlayStation videogames through competitors' devices. Competitors in the TV space, that is. At CES last week Sony announced that Samsung Smart TVs will be able to stream videogames directly via Sony's PlayStation Now service. Samsung and Sony have been bitter rivals in the TV battle, but the companies have come together to enable owners of a variety of 2015-model-year Samsung Smart TVs to play … [Read more...]