Archive: January 2014 | Broken Joysticks

Jan
31

Second Dimension: The Warriors Code Interview

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 […]

Jan
31

The Banner Saga | Review

What an age we live in as gamers today, where the publisher model of business may no longer be necessary. This is no longer a pipe dream; Broken Age Part 1 released to acclaim and praise. The previously reviewed Shadowrun […]

Jan
30

Downloadable DS Games Coming To Wii U?

Anyone who has played the Wii U might have thought of this at some point. You’re looking at the controller in your hand, then up to the TV, then you ponder what it would be like if you could play […]

Jan
30

January 30th Nintendo Download

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $7.99 Travel through the Light and Dark Worlds in this classic Zelda adventure. Return to an age of magic and heroes! When an evil magician named […]

Jan
30

Nintendo Launches Two-Week Indie eShop Sale

Nintendo announced that starting today several indie games currently available in the Nintendo Wii U eShop will feature price drops, with the limited-time discounts running through February 13th. Anyone who already owns one of the below titles, or purchases one […]

Jan
29

Sony Begins Sending Out PlayStation Now Beta Invites

Last evening Sony began sending out invites for their upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service, IGN.com has reported. The streaming service is entering a small closed beta period ahead of its official release sometime later this year and requires a […]

Jan
29

Nintendo Shipped 1.95 Million Wii U Consoles Last Quarter

It hasn’t been a particularly cheery time for Nintendo Japan as the Wii U is failing to meet projections and with the company’s profits expected to fall short next quarter; these certainly aren’t the money printing heydays of the original […]

Jan
28

Square Enix Launches Collective

Square Enix launched the pilot phase of its new community platform, Square Enix Collective yesterday. Collective will showcase independently developed game concepts direct to the gaming community, allowing the community to decide which concepts should become a reality. The platform […]

Jan
27

Microsoft Acquires Gears of War Rights From Epic Games

Gears of War is unanimously one of the flagship titles for any of Microsoft’s consoles. To date, the franchise combined has sold over twenty-two million copies – grossing in just over $1 Billion dollars. With this acquisition, Microsoft hopes to […]

Jan
23

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Gameplay Trailer

Earlier last week, PopCap Games and Electronic Arts unfortunately pushed Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare back. Fortunately, it was only for one extra week. While this game doesn’t follow the formula for the first title in this franchise, it looks to […]

Jan
23

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Swings In

The Amazing Spider-Man is set to make his return to video game consoles via developer Beenox and publisher Activision this year. Historically, I personally believe that Beenox has done an outstanding job with the Spider-Man games. They are looking to continue this trend […]

Jan
23

LOTR Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Surfaces

GameSpot has released some gameplay footage that shows what Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Lord of the Rings title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks like from Monolith Productions. So far it seems to be somewhat Assassin’s Creed inspired with random […]

Jan
23

PlayStation Network Maintenance January 27th

It was announced today that Sony will be performing network maintenance on Monday, January 27th from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time with the maintenance expected to last approximately 6 hours. If users have signed in to PlayStation Network […]

Jan
23

January 21st Nintendo Download

Wii Fit U Free Trial Offer Ends Jan. 31 There’s just one week left to take advantage of the Wii Fit U Free Trial Offer. Users who own a Wii U console and a Wii Balance Board accessory can download […]

Jan
22

New Teaser and Release Date for Conception II

Atlus revealed a new teaser trailer for their upcoming RPG title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars today, and also let loose on the release date for the game. The title will be released on both the PlayStation Vita […]