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Apr
23

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life | Review

“You can rescue homeless cats for a cat café. 10/10” …  Written By: Jeb Wrench I have been informed by my editor  that I need to provide more information than just that for this review.  Editors Note: Cats will always […]

Apr
11

Shelter Generations arrives on the Nintendo Switch tomorrow

Shelter Generations arrives on the Nintendo Switch eShop on April 12th. Being released by Circle Entertainment, this console-exclusive collection includes Shelter 2 + Mountains DLC, Paws: A Shelter 2 Game, soundtracks for both games, and two ‘living books’. Shelter Generations […]

Apr
11

GDC 18: Hands On With Little Dragon Cafe

Written By: Victoria Rose Last month at the Game Developers’ Conference, we at Broken Joysticks got the opportunity to play an in-development demo of Little Dragon Café, the new game headed up by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and his new […]

Jan
03

Best Games We Played Runner-Up: Persona 5

Article By: Victoria Rose This past year saw a lot of major releases in quick succession. From the scary corridors of Resident Evil 7 this past February, or the whirlwind of the Nintendo Switch launch in March or the constant […]

Dec
28

The Best Games We Played 2017: A Hat In Time

Contributor Victoria Rose shares her thoughts on the best game she played this year – A Hat In Time. Over the next week, into early 2017, our editors will be sharing their picks for the best game they played this year. […]

Aug
30

Yakuza Kiwami | Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman “Kiwami means extreme!” the tutorial explains, and that’s a good way, to sum up Yakuza Kiwami, the remake of Sega’s first entry in its open-world Yakuza series. It keeps the series’ proud tradition of bombastic martial […]

Jul
18

Astervoid 2000 | Review

Guest Review By: Azzuen O’Connor Astervoid 2000 is a totally awesome and difficult throwback to the old days of arcade cabinet multiplayer space shoot em ups. It wouldn’t be unfair if your mind went straight to Bizarre Creations (RIP) 2005 smash […]

Jun
02

“Gamers Are Revolting” – Hover: Revolt of Gamers | Review

So Hover: Revolt of Gamers is a game Kickstarted in 2014 (remember this) inspired by Jet Set Radio and Mirror’s Edge. While I have zero experience playing the evergreen classic of JSR, I have a lot of respect for the […]

Apr
23

Opinion: Bethesda Dropped The Ball When It Comes To Fallout 4

Guest Editorial By: Azzuen O’Connor Back in the winter of 2015 Bethesda released their sprawling open world RPG, Fallout 4 to critical and commercial success. Azzuen O’Connor discovered the series in the past couple of years and after playing through the […]

Mar
12

GDC17: GameMaker Studios 2.0 Takes On Industry Titans

Article By: Tori Dominowski Long since a staple of the ready-made game engine marketplace, YoYo Games’ GameMaker has reinvented itself in recent years after coming under its new ownership. Their recent GameMaker Studio suite got attention by overhauling nearly every […]

Mar
12

GDC17: Indies Rule the House at Microsoft’s ID@Xbox Event

Article Written By: Tori Dominowski The Game Developers’ Conference lets independent game makers to show off their projects in a professional setting, while giving platform holders and publishers the chance to show off their lineup to budding talent. Amongst the […]

Jan
23

Yakuza 0 Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman Evaluating an installment of an established franchise offers particular challenges. Do you look at it in a vacuum, or as a part of the bigger picture? Should a title stand on its own, or work necessarily […]

Jan
11

Yakuza 0 Hands-On Preview

Previewed By: John Bridgman The Yakuza games have always been a peculiar mix of gritty crime drama, bombastic martial arts, goofy side stories, and lots of minigames. Yakuza 0 is no exception, blending its cinematic storytelling with an almost overwhelming amount […]

Sep
13

Retro-View: Okami HD (PS3)

Review By Maria Maximoff Okami is without a doubt the best example of how a video game can be a work of art. From the moment you start your first playthrough you are introduced to a vibrant world inspired by […]

Aug
31

The Elder Scrolls Legends Open Beta Impressions

Impressions By: John Edward Bridgman Follow Him On Twitter @JEBWrench The Following Impressions Were Based Upon The Open Beta of The Elder Scrolls Legends. You can sign up for the Open Beta on their official website if you’ve enjoyed these impressions. Ideally, I would prefer […]