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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

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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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By Rae Michelle Langdon, April 9, 2014 0

The recently shuttered LucasArts had a last generation title in production centered around Darth Maul – the Sith lord who will ever been linked with one of the few awesome fight scenes in the prequel trilogy and of course double bladed light sabers. Footage from an unfinished build has made its way on to YouTube, alongside details in the May issue of Game Informer. (more…)

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By Eric Bastelak, April 8, 2014 0

After a long wait the first huge Playstation 4 exclusive is here. A new entry in this innovative and fun franchise is welcomed to the next generation of consoles. So how does the game stand up? Is it more of the same? Does it continue to innovate? Well read on and find out. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, April 8, 2014 0

I don’t know what it is about trading card games that are so addictive. There’s something about building your collection of cards from nothing to something very powerful that appeals to me, even in digital form. But Spirit Stones isn’t just another collectible trading card game. It’s something much more than that.

What do you get if a trading card game, a role-playing game AND a puzzle game collided? You would get one of the most addicting games I’ve played in a really long time.

At its core, Spirit Stones is a puzzle game. Much like other games you’ve probably played, this part of the game will feel very familiar. You are presented with the lower half of the screen filled with different coloured orbs. Using your finger you must swipe together three or more orbs of the same colour to eliminate them. Once you do more will fall from the top of the screen. Simple stuff, and there are four different coloured orbs: blue, red, green and yellow. Now here is where genres start to collide.

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By Jason Nason, April 8, 2014 0

A new Nintendo Direct video today revealed a ton of new details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai hosted the video and announced that the launches of the games will be in different launch windows.

The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is planned for a release this summer, while the Wii U version is planned for a winter 2014 release window. Both games will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. Sakurai also detailed many of the stages and items in both versions, described the games’ online functionality, revealed a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version and announced Greninja, a Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as a new playable character.

“New Super Smash Bros. games are a major event for video game fans everywhere, and present an experience that only Nintendo can offer,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Fans have two launches to look forward to this year, and they will want to get in plenty of practice with the Nintendo 3DS version so that they can be prepared for the launch of the Wii U game later in the year.”

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