The Beginner's Guide to Digital Importing

Digital games! What a world we live in! If the internet age has taught us anything, it's that waiting is for suckers. You can get any current-gen game you want, whenever you want. Unless, we're talking about imports, that is. You can get them, but there are a few extra steps to follow. Never fear, we're here to help. » 3/25/15 2:00am 3/25/15 2:00am

The Fall of SEGA

When talking about SEGA, the conversation inevitably turns to questions about what went wrong. A company that once nearly brought Nintendo to their knees was seemingly crushed and swept aside in the blink of an eye. The truth of the matter is—any success SEGA enjoyed in the console market was a fluke. » 3/24/15 2:00am 3/24/15 2:00am

Eight Songs That Define The 8-Bit Era

Stage 1-1. Hyrule Overworld Theme. Duck Tales' Moon Theme. These songs defined the 8-bit era for so many gamers. Not for me, though; my experiences were a little different than most. It wasn't until much later that I got Nintendo's magical gray box. These are the songs that take me back to my childhood. » 3/23/15 7:00am 3/23/15 7:00am

XSEED Games have just shared a new video for the upcoming 3DS title Story of Seasons. If you're not familiar with Story of Seasons, it's the latest in the Bokujou Monogatari series, which was historically localized as Harvest Moon here in the U.S. Due to some strange decisions on the part of Natsume, Harvest Moon is… » 3/20/15 1:30pm 3/20/15 1:30pm

Chronicles of the Going Home Club: The Ani-TAY Review

Chronicles of the Going Home Club isn't what I thought it would be. Behind the cutesy promotional images and trailers, there's a solidly funny comedy, even if it's one that aims for the middle. » 3/19/15 1:30am 3/19/15 1:30am

Daily Lives of High School Boys: The Ani-TAY Review

Daily Lives of High School Boys is hilarious. Beyond that, it's the best comedy anime I've seen in years. You probably shouldn't even read this; just go watch it now. » 3/16/15 9:00am 3/16/15 9:00am

Criminal Girls: Invite Only: The TAY Review

Dragon Ball Xenoverse: The TAY Review

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is a complicated game that flirts with being to fighting games what Destiny is to first-person shooters. It's a game that's as addicting as it is frustrating, but one that draws you in in spite of itself. It's almost everything a DBZ fan could want in a game. » 3/03/15 8:00am 3/03/15 8:00am

Who wants to be a cucco? You, that's who. As a surprise to fans in the latest Hyrule Warriors, developers Koei Tecmo have added the ability to be a giant cucco. That feeling in your heart is joy. You're welcome. » 2/27/15 12:26pm 2/27/15 12:26pm

A Primer on The Legend of Zelda Timeline

What is it with all these Zelda timelines lately? Since Hyrule Historia came out and defined the convoluted order in which the games succeed one another, folks have been coming out of the woodwork to either support or decry the official timeline. I like it, personally, and GamesBrained does a great job of explaining… » 2/26/15 1:03pm 2/26/15 1:03pm

SquareEnix have released a new Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer, which you can see above. It's a solid eight minutes of gameplay footage highlighting the battle systems, some story elements and more. » 2/26/15 11:55am 2/26/15 11:55am

15 Gorgeous Final Fantasy XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- Screenshots

It's almost March, and that means it's almost time for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XV -EPISODE DUSCAE-. To keep the hype train rolling full steam ahead, Square Enix today has released 15 new screenshots of the demo. And people say there's no reason to like Mondays. » 2/23/15 9:47am 2/23/15 9:47am

Genshiken: Second Generation: The Ani-TAY Review

I've struggled with what to write regarding Genshiken: Second Generation. It's an otaku comedy that takes shots at the very people its marketing to at times, but it's also more than just that. Before you know it, Second Generation starts to deal with sexuality's confusing gray area, and it does so very well. » 2/17/15 8:00am 2/17/15 8:00am

Samuel L. Jackson makes everything better, even Destiny. YouTuber t0nin0t has cleverly edited Destiny's cutscenes to replace your guardian's ghost with the voice of the man himself. Now this is some DLC I'd pay top dollar for. Go on Bungie, my wallet's waiting. » 2/12/15 6:47pm 2/12/15 6:47pm

Screw that Majora's Mask 3DS, these are the real beauties. Nintendo of Japan just announced a new, insanely gorgeous Zelda-themed faceplate for the everywhere-but-America only compact version of the New 3DS. » 2/06/15 10:13am 2/06/15 10:13am

Who Wants a Gold Mario?

Hold on to your hats, your amiibo collection is about to get more complicated. GAF user L~A unearthed these two gems on Nintendo's own site. » 2/04/15 2:55pm 2/04/15 2:55pm

Drift Stage is Coming to PS4, Vita

It's official, Drift Stage is headed to PlayStation consoles next year. Super Systems announced today on Drift Stage's official Kickstarter page that the PlayStation version of the arcade racer is will hit PS4 and PS Vita in 2016. » 2/03/15 8:23pm 2/03/15 8:23pm

PlayStation Plus Members Are In For a Good Month

PlayStation Plus members have a lot to look forward to in February. Sony just announced on the PlayStation blog that subscribers will get Transistor for PS4, Yakuza 4 for PS3 and Rogue Legacy across all platforms, among others. » 1/29/15 11:40am 1/29/15 11:40am

A Quick Look at Hyrule Warriors' Fierce Deity Link

If you know me, you know I love Majora's Mask. Though it's not my favorite Zelda game, it's up there. That's due in no small part to the presence of the Fierce Deity Mask. I have the DLC pack now, so without further ado, here's a closer look. » 1/29/15 5:00am 1/29/15 5:00am

The Eccentric Family: The Ani-TAY Review

The Eccentric Family is a tale that centers around creatures from Japanese folklore. Yet, it tells a surprisingly human story. More than that, the single-season series packs more character development into its 13 episodes than some series that have been running for decades. » 1/28/15 8:00am 1/28/15 8:00am