Posts From Ryan Southard

Mario Kart 8 revs up for release with a blistering new trailer

The latest Mario Kart 8 trailer brings with it a few new tidbits to whet your appetite while waiting for the races to start. Mario can be seen throwing brotherly

Kero Blaster, tight, action-packed platforming on your iOS?

Daisuke Amaya, the man behind the construction of pixels known as Cave Story has just released a new trailer for his upcoming game, Kero Blaster. This game is all about

3DS Shmup Steel Empire, shooting for a summer release

Though the 3DS has arguably a well-rounded selection of good games, I hesitate to say that it has a “library” of games. It’s not quite there yet, but this summer

This Dark Souls 2 launch trailer will (probably) eat you alive

Dark Souls 2’s launch is nigh! With any good video game launch comes the inevitable launch trailer. This one surely includes all manner of foul, disease-infested beasts that lurk in

Are Dragon Age: Inquisition’s next-gen graphics enough to sway you?

Whether you like it or not, your PS3 and Xbox 360 are on borrowed time now. Sure they’ll be participating in future releases such as Watch Dogs, Destiny, and even

Inazuma Eleven Review – get in touch with this soccer RPG

Japan is home to some of the wackiest, most unique video games ever made. Games like Katamari Damacy, in which the player controls a prince of the cosmos who rolls

PlayStation Plus granting access to Thomas Was Alone, Tomb Raider and more

Sony’s Playstation Plus subscription has rarely failed to impress with its monthly quota of “free” games, and next month is no different. Starting in March, subscribers who’ve somehow managed to

Creator of Adventure Time’s game idea makes Amnesia Fortnight

Double Fine’s “Amnesia Fortnight”, a two-week period of prototyping games, has begun yet again. Among the sturdy pack of four game ideas voted on by the public is one brought

The Dark Souls 2 weapon pack for pre-orders is not game-breaking

[The following is an opinion piece] Giving players an incentive to buy early at full price is nothing new. Many publishers have chosen to offer costumes, gameplay modes, levels and

Nintendo planning on merging their next console and portable systems

Thanks to the evolution of phone hardware, progressing to the point that they are edging ever so closely to the power of home consoles, it made me wonder if we’d

Rumor – Sony’s PlayStation Now service to support PS1, PS2 games

How much would you pay for monthly access to a library of games from PS3, PS2 and PS1? Sony’s Playstation Now service allows users to stream games to their televisions,

Lightning Returns with an Evolution of Battle trailer

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is, for better or worse, not going to play like the older Final Fantasy games that many of you remember. The game plays a lot

Dark Souls 2 new digital comic is free starting Wednesday, January 8th

Dark Souls 2 is near completion and ready to set the online community ablaze with jolly cooperation and dreadful invasion. To help in the promotion of the game, Namco Bandai

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Review

While booting up Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, I felt like I was warping to the past; to the 16 and 32-bit eras in which the platformer genre was king.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, a silly game of tentacle manipulation

I’ve seen Octodad screenshots, and I even glanced at the game during E3, but I never really gave it a whole lot of consideration until I saw it yet again

Shovel Knight digs into gaming history, IndieCade hands-on preview

Having lived through (and thoroughly enjoyed) the 8-bit era, I can spot the probable influences that Shovel Knight has contained within it. Indie team Yacht Club Games is forging a

Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes, a 2D Dark Souls-like platformer

Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes is one of the types of games that catches my eye. Right up front it lets you know that there are going to be

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, level 10-25 impressions

Having long since trounced the local squirrel population in the beta, I’ve gone forward, trekking through dungeons, partying up for quests, and getting a better sense of what Final Fantasy

Super Mario 3D World trailer: the system-seller Wii U needs

At E3 I played a bit of Super Mario 3D World. My favorite level had us four players all trying to control a floating dinosaur while breezing through some rapids,

Killzone developer, Guerrilla Games, working on something “completely different”

Guerrilla recently had a chat with Eurogamer, thus revealing the substance in the title of today’s news. Considering that Killzone 3 had only come out a few years ago, and