New on Steam This Week: The Bug Butcher
Jul25

New on Steam This Week: The Bug Butcher

The Bug Butcher, courtesy of Austria based Awfully Nice Studios, is new to Steam this week. Awfully Nice consists of former Blizzard co-workers:  Till Aschwanden and Rainer Zoettl. This is the only game listed on their website, so I assume this is their first release. This game bears an obvious resemblance to the Capcom classic Buster Bros., which featured gameplay where you shoot balls in the air with a harpoon gun, each shot...

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Introducing Ballistic Glitch Fist!
Jul16

Introducing Ballistic Glitch Fist!

Introducing our new weekly GlitchSlap podcast called Ballistic Glitch Fist! Episode 0 – Amateurs This is our test episode so the audio isn’t perfect. Also I’m getting over a cold so I hope you enjoy lots of throat clearing and awkward pauses.  Joining me is the handsome and dashing Moses....

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First Look: Drawn to Death
Jun25

First Look: Drawn to Death

Free to play games usually come with some kind of catch. You have to pay real money later or it just takes forever to get anything accomplished. Luckily, David Jaffe and the rest of his crew over at The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency have a different definition of free to play. They believe that their game should just be free. No gimmicks or tricks, just free. A full game with no handicaps that make the game more...

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Hot Topic makes Acquisition to stay “Cool with the kids”
May26

Hot Topic makes Acquisition to stay “Cool with the kids”

  I used to shop at Hot Topic a lot when I was younger. When I say younger, I mean the days in which I couldn’t imagine shopping anywhere else. It wasn’t until after college when I finally started getting that look from people when I told them where I bought my shirt that last weekend. You know the look I’m talking about. It’s the look you get when when you get asked the question: “Where did you get...

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Blizzard swings the Ban hammer; hits 100k and the Truth
May15

Blizzard swings the Ban hammer; hits 100k and the Truth

  It is already circling the social-sphere that close to 100,000 accounts were recently banned from world of Warcraft due to what seems to be an unusually high amount of bot users.   The problem seemed to have been uncovered in large part by the release of a video showing the evident complete overtaking of a PvP battle arena by player bots. While the notice of an unprecedented amount of simultaneous bannings is news enough,...

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Konami’s Sinking Ship
Apr27

Konami’s Sinking Ship

Konami took itself off the NYSE last Friday after they realized there was a very low volume of stocks being traded on the American market. Konami is maintaining its stocks in the Tokyo and London markets, but it seems the good ol’ U.S. of A. isn’t having it anymore. As a long time lover of Konami games, I found the news of Hideo Kojima leaving Konami quite disheartening. This might have something to do with why they...

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It’s a Secret to everyone (From Square Enix)
Apr09

It’s a Secret to everyone (From Square Enix)

Square Enix has joined the world of secrets and espionage ala-Kojima by creating a site for a secret project. Just recently, Square Enix released the trailer for the new Deus Ex project they are working on, so it is unlikely this has anything to do with that. The page simply shows the stream of interested people generating their conspiracy theories along with a background that seems to be a view of an Earth-esque planet from orbit....

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The Snack World Cross-Media Goes Main Stream
Apr08

The Snack World Cross-Media Goes Main Stream

The Snack World Is Level-5’s Next Cross-Media Project, And It’s Coming To Nintendo 3DS Toys use NFC to interact with the game As if announcing three new Yo-Kai Watch titles wasn’t enough, Level-5 has today revealed its next big “cross-media” venture, The Snack World. A multimedia effort which will see Level-5 collaborate with Takara Tomy, TV Tokyo and CoroCoro Comics, The Snack World will cover movies,...

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