Skylanders Trap Team

Skylanders Trap Team Review (Xbox One)

Skylanders was the first game of its kind, mixing real toys with a fun video game. But four years later, the biggest threat to the Skylands is not just the villainous Kaos, it’s competition from Disney Infinity and Nintendo’s Amiibos. ...

1 week ago
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Cooking Mana 5

Cooking Mama 5 Review

What is Cooking Mama 5? Cooking Mama 5 from Majesco is, not surprisingly, about cooking. Or more appropriately, preparing and mixing ingredients for cooking. The casual, touch-based gameplay uses the 3DS’s stylus to touch, drag, and twirl ...

2 weeks ago
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Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity 2.0 Review

One of the big themes in video games this fall is going to be toy/game crossovers. With Skylanders Trap Team, the launch of Nintendo’s Amiibos and Disney Infinity 2.0 on store shelves, it’s shaping up to be a fun, but expensive holiday ...

3 weeks ago
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Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review

When we first heard that the next Super Smash Bros. game would come to both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, I had some concerns about the handheld version. Smash Bros. has always been a console experience, best enjoyed with friends (or your kids) on ...

3 weeks ago
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Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 Review

What is Forza Horizon 2? Forza is Microsoft’s high end racing simulator, filled with realistic cars, realistic raving venues, and realistic racing mechanics. While the main series focuses on real world racing experiences on tracks like ...

4 weeks ago
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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright the book

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review

When Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was announced for the 3DS, I thought we’d see something along the lines of Law & Order (actually, that would have been pretty sweet). Professor Layton could investigate some mystery ...

1 month ago
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Madden NFL 15

Madden NFL 15 Review

September means many things. A chill in the air, leaves changing colours, and the kids going back to school. It also means the return of the NFL, and a new Madden game. Fresh from celebrating 25 years of gaming excellence, Madden NFL 15 marks the ...

2 months ago
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LEGO Ninjago Nindroids

LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Review

LEGO Ninjago never quite got its due in the video game world, with only a DS game featuring the Masters of Spinjitsu. But as the ninjas return in the newest season of their cartoon show, they’re also returning to handheld play with LEGO ...

2 months ago
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Pushmo World Climb the Cow

Pushmo World Review

To skip directly to the review, start at 0:14. What is Pushmo World? Pushmo World is a Puzzle game featuring short puzzles that require you to push and pull on structures so you can climb and jump them to rescue trapped children at the top. It ...

3 months ago
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Shovel Knight secret area

Shovel Knight Review

To skip directly to the review, start at 5:15. What is Shovel Knight? Shovel Knight is an homage to classic NES games of yore, featuring 8-bit style graphics and sound as was found in games of that era. It’s a 2D side-scrolling ...

3 months ago
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Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Review

Activision has had some success with their Transformers based games, alternating between the thoroughly enjoyable outer space adventures of War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, and the much less interesting Earth-based games set in the movie ...

4 months ago
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iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition feature

iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review

As we approach the halfway point of the Major League Baseball season, fans of their respective teams are already starting to get a feel for their chances of watching postseason baseball. If your team’s already out of it, and you think you ...

4 months ago
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 3

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review

If you’re a gaming parent, your kids have probably played a disappointing video game based on a movie they love. With few exceptions, they are often lazy, uninspired, and not worth your money. While many developers have moved out of the genre ...

4 months ago
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Tomodachi Life island

Tomodachi Life Review

It’s not easy being in charge. I thought I could just create an island, name it, open it up for business and wait for the waves of Miis to inhabit the place. But Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS taught me that people have needs that ...

4 months ago
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Mario Kart 8 Start

Mario Kart 8 Review

I was hard on Mario Kart 7 (on the 3DS) because I felt it didn’t really advance the series much past what Mario Kart Wii (a game our family played the heck out of) offered. After having the kids (and some of their friends) help me put Mario Kart 8 ...

5 months ago
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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Review

There are literally thousands of “Match 3″ games available across every system, ranging from simple and pure (like the original Bejeweled) to ones that wrap extra elements around the gameplay (like Puzzle Quest, or even Candy Crush ...

5 months ago
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Child of Light - Battle

Child of Light Review

Final Fantasy was, for many years, the greatest game I had ever played. Not only for being such a revolutionary game back in the NES days, but for opening up a whole new world of role-playing games for this fledgling young gamer. Today, it’s ...

5 months ago
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Mario Golf: World Tour banner

Mario Golf: World Tour Review

As per Mushroom Kingdom tradition, it’s time once again for all citizens to put aside their differences and participate in a sporting competition. This time around, the game is golf, where even mortal enemies like Mario and Bowser can enjoy a walk ...

5 months ago
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NES Remix 2 beat Birdo

NES Remix 2 Review

The original NES Remix for the Wii U was an interesting and surprising proposition when it was released a few months ago. Take “classic” NES games and split them up into rapid-fire bite-sized challenges. It mostly worked, but I noted in my ...

5 months ago
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Kirby Triple Deluxe logo

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Review

Mario is fun, Donkey Kong is tough but gorgeous, but for our money, Kirby might be my family’s favourite Nintendo franchise character that stars in platforming games. True, Mario platformers are still the gold standard for gameplay. But if ...

6 months ago
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