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By Jason Nason, April 21, 2014 0

Teyon and WaiS Co. Ltd announced the upcoming release of Sea Battle, a rendition of the battleship pencil and paper game on Nintendo DSi this Thursday. Sea Battle will be released in the Americas and Europe on Nintendo DSiWare for 200 Points and in the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $1.99.

The game will feature battles in classic mode, missions mode or the new modern mode which includes additional features such as mines and diagonal ship placement. The game will support DS Wireless Play feature available for battles against friends, have a range of map sizes with increasing difficulty levels for progressively intense battles. You can also use new, bonus items such as scanners to gain intelligence and detect the location of your enemy.

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By Jason Nason, April 20, 2014 0

Every so often I am tasked with reviewing a game that I’m no good at. It doesn’t happen that often as I can often find my way through any type of game. Sports, platform, action, shooter, RPG, whatever the genre I can get it done. This is one of those games that isn’t really hard to play, I’m just no good at it.

Teyon’s Governor of Poker blends a good old fashioned Texas Hold’Em style poker with some RPG elements. Your goal in the game isn’t simply to play poker, which this game does well. You are also tasked with building your fortune and taking over the town. The game takes place in the desert town of San Saba where you begin your journey to building your reputation and riches up to take over the whole state of Texas.

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By kashhoward, April 19, 2014 0

The fighting game community (FGC) has grown from holding local events to smaller venues to occupying ballrooms at four-star establishments with talent from all across the globe attending. Major sponsors such as Capcom, Namco Bandai, and others are responsible for the development of some of the world’s most famous franchises in gaming, and are showcased at a central tournament featuring the top fighting talent from across the world. With major prizepools, fighting games are now reaching a platform that can be compared to traditional eSports.

Each week, I’ll be posting interviews I’ve had the pleasure of conducting with members of the fighting game community. The interviews will touch upon their history in the FGC, where they got their start, and what they’d like to see from video games in general.

This week’s guest is the man I’m always trying to stomp, Tylen Hinson aka AK | EliteGoomba. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, April 18, 2014 0

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo) – Rated: E

April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! This NES classic, one of the most well-known and beloved video games of all time, is now available as a Virtual Console title on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Follow Mario and Luigi as they leave the Mushroom Kingdom to travel to the seven distinct worlds that neighbor it. Help the famous brothers fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by donning the Frog Suit or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Are you ready to experience gaming bliss?

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By Les Major, April 14, 2014 0

If you’re a fan of Metroidvania titles, you know, games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for example, UnEpic is a wonderful exploration title you’ll probably enjoy very much! I’ve already gushed a little bit about the game before, but there is a lot more to be said about the game itself. Available both on Steam and on the Wii-U eShop, I took a look at the console release that is available thanks to EnjoyUp publishing the title on Nintendo’s latest system. The best part that I’ve already noted is how much UnEpic feels like you’re living a comedic RPG web comic. (more…)

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By Les Major, April 14, 2014 0

Want to dress like the main star Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs the new hit title by Ubisoft? Clothing maker musterbrand is releasing much of the characters outfit for fans to wear in the real world. All in all it’s a pricey venture for the whole outfit but not unrealistic considering the value involved. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, April 12, 2014 0

Wizards of the Coast have announced the next entry in the long running Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers series. Several new features have already been announced for this year’s iteration including expanded deck customization, a brand new deck building option and the appearance of cards from the Magic 2015 core set.  The single player campaign centers around a conflict with Garruk Wildspeaker, surely only the most cunning players will be able defend against his might.

New features aren’t the only improvement that WotC have in store for Magic 2015, for the first time Xbox One owners will be able to get in on the collectable card action. Duels of the Planeswalkers will also be released for Xbox 360, iPad, Steam and Google Android. Unfortunately Magic 2015 won’t be dealt out to Sony consoles this time around, PlayStation fans will have to make do with  last year’s game.

Check out the debut trailer for Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, April 12, 2014 0

One of our favorite games here @ BrokenJoysticks is Atlus’ 2008 masterpiece Persona 4, why else would we have given the game a perfect 10.0? If you haven’t played the enhanced Persona 4: Golden on PlayStation Vita and don’t own the PlayStation 2 original then you owe it to yourself to pick up this great RPG on PS3 via PlayStation Classics.

Atlus released the PS2 version of Persona 4 on the PlayStation Network this past week for $9.99. Quite a steal considering the original physical version costs double that and Golden still has a $30.00 price tag at most retailers. So grab your persona of choice and get ready to be sucked into the television, it’s time to relive one of the greatest RPG we’ve played in the last half decade.

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By Jason Nason, April 10, 2014 0

Nintendo surprised everyone, me at the very least, when they released information that their Mii life simulation game will finally be released in North America. The game has been out for sometime in Japan and has been wildly successful out there, selling more than 5.5 million copies. I had long hopes that the game would finally see a release here, but honestly didn’t think it would actually happen. Here’s my article last year about the Japanese release.

The announcement was made in a special Nintendo Direct. Take a look at that below:

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By Jason Nason, April 10, 2014 0

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (ATLUS) – Rated: M

Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals, imbued with the power of the Star God, are equipped to fight it. With only a small group of warriors and a narrow window of time in which their powers are at their peak, the solution is clear: combine your Star power to make magical Star Children to boost up your forces in battle! The life of a student can be complicated when you’re exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, AND trying to maintain a high school lifestyle. Learn to balance your activities because the deeper the bond you have with your classmates, the stronger the Star Children you’ll make! In this stimulating JRPG, you’ll be able to create bonds with 7 different female Disciples and create 24 classes of Star Children, so you must learn how to create the perfect Star Children for any situation. In no time, you’ll have dozens of powerful kids with different skills that can take on everything the monsters throw at you.

  • Combine Star power to make magical Star Children
  • Create bonds with 7 different female Disciples
  • Save Aterra, venture through dungeons & defeat monsters

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be available on April 15 and a demo is currently available.

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