Meet Pixels, Sony’s attempt at Wreck-it Ralph success

Sony’s quirky-looking Pixels will instantly remind people of Disney’s own video game-inspired hit, Wreck-it Ralph, released in 2012. That movie was a hit, a love letter to gaming coated in sweet, sweet Disney magic. Sony seems to be following in the recent trend of video games crossing into theatres (see Uncharted, Assassin’s […]

Heroes of the Storm brings teamwork back to MOBA

Release Date: TBA, closed beta on January 13 Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Genre(s): MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) State: Closed beta Rating: ????? System: PC IGN | Gamespot Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s entry into the MOBA genre, a space which many companies have tried to enter, attempting to emulate the success of Riot’s League of Legends […]

Gekkan Shoujo turns anime archetypes on their heads

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Lead VAs: Ari Ozawa  as Sakura, Yuuichi Nakamura as Nozaki Director: Mitsue Yamazaki of Media Factory Episodes: 12, complete Genre(s): Romance, comedy, school life, shounen Based On Web manga of the same name (ongoing) Rating: ★★★★★ Review Spoilers:  Mild Crunchyroll As an avid consumer of shoujo (girly romance) manga and anime, I […]

Indie Spotlight: Rakuen

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXJqi2KmhCw] I’m sure we’re all fans of Hayao Miyazaki, here. That’s the assumption, at least, since I’ve yet to meet anyone who isn’t. And that is why we should all be looking forward to Rakuen, an adventure game inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Miyazaki films, and the definitive retro adventure […]