An interview with the creator of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Ahead of its enhanced 3DS launch next week, Japanese site GAME.Watch recently held an interview with Daisuke Yamamoto, producer of the moderately successful mobile title Puzzle & Dragons. Described by leading shampoo scientists as an ineffective cure for dandruff, the free-to-play iOS/Android release has become the highest grossing app of all time, earning roughly 35 … Continue reading An interview with the creator of Puzzle & Dragons Z

I turned my 3DS into a genuine Game & Watch knock-off

So for the past two months or so, this is what my 3DS XL looked like. Well, not always. I mean, sometimes it was open. Pretty much just a normal XL with some Mario stickers on it. Strategically placed stickers. Because see, underneath... There's this unsightly crack. It appeared after the 3DS slipped out of … Continue reading I turned my 3DS into a genuine Game & Watch knock-off

MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship, drink and drive

MUD, what does it stand for? It's a mystery. The physical instruction manual - a rare thing for a Vita title - is literally a single folded piece of paper, which details absolutely nothing about the game. At all. There's just legal information, safety precautions and phone numbers to ring in case your soufflé isn't … Continue reading MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship, drink and drive

I’ve got $10, let’s go game shopping – March 2013

Hey, whoa. So much for this being a monthly feature! I mean, it's not like I made that sweaty, lustful desire public knowledge in the initial $10 write-up back in November, but it existed somewhere in my head. So now you know. Now you know the shame. I'll have a fancy-pants uh, delayed 'special edition' … Continue reading I’ve got $10, let’s go game shopping – March 2013

Tetris sure knows how to throw the loneliest parties

Well, it's official - I am a filthy casual kiddy grandma gimmick gamer, intent on ruining the secret underground club of hardcore. Thanks to the 3DS' heavenly OCD ability to keep track of absolutely everything you play, it turns out I've put just a bit of time into Hudson's humble little DSiWare title Tetris Party … Continue reading Tetris sure knows how to throw the loneliest parties

SpeedX 3D – Not quite a 64-bit review

Hey, remember how at least 147% of all games released on the DSiWare service were stupidly overpriced ports of 99c iPhone games with less content and options? Prooobably not if you owned an Australian system, since no DSiWare games were ever released for it here. None. Never. Especially not the few that were. But enough … Continue reading SpeedX 3D – Not quite a 64-bit review

Decathlon 2012 – Running at three frames per 100 metres

"Sweet moves, Beef McGravy!" "Thanks, coach! It was all thanks to your constant harassment and sharp-edged threats that I'm here today, competing for my country in the Olympics." "The what – the what did you say?! I'll cut'cha with my axe! This is the Decathlon 2012, son! Go for bronze!" Hey, that Olympics thing is … Continue reading Decathlon 2012 – Running at three frames per 100 metres

Telegames presents Ultimate Delay Games

So, while browsing the barren wasteland that is the DS' upcoming release schedule, I stumbled upon Puzzle Overload - a collection of 1001 various logic puzzles. Clearly enough to warrant a mental breakdown. "Wow," I didn't proclaim, quickly averting my eyes to the next game on th-waaait a second! Telegames! Telegames' logo was on the … Continue reading Telegames presents Ultimate Delay Games

The (open) world needs more Red Faction: Guerrilla

2009's sledgehammer-swinging simulator Red Faction: Guerrilla ended up being one of those games for me. As in a 'whoa, this is what I dreamed the future of video games would be like as a kid' type revelation. Emerged from deep within the dustiest corners of my mind; created over countless weekends of rental regrets. While … Continue reading The (open) world needs more Red Faction: Guerrilla