What game do you like to relax to while playing? March 2018 QotM - That VideoGame Blog

What game do you like to relax to while playing? March 2018 QotM



We are right at the end of winter, and we do not have to deal with holiday rushes like Christmas for awhile now. With that in mind, my question for the month is:
What game do you like to relax to while playing?
Be sure to let us know your answer here,...

REVIEW / The Long Reach (PS4) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / The Long Reach (PS4)



The Long Reach is a good example of the amazing amount of depth you can draw from 16-bit graphics and zero voice acting. Designed and crafted by Merge Games and Painted Black Games (from Ukraine and Russia, respectively), The Long Reach is a 2D adventure-thriller that tugs at your nerves with remarkable persistence...

New Earthfall trailer released - That VideoGame Blog

New Earthfall trailer released



I seem to remember a quote somewhere that said something along the lines of, "The only good alien is a dead alien." This is something that always rings true in videogames, unless you're in a universe like that of Mass Effect, of course. If it's green and ugly, it needs...

Speed Dating for Ghosts: a dating simulator for the lonely and damned

REVIEW / Speed Dating for Ghosts (PC)



Its been a long time since a game so simplistic on the surface could make me feel so damn hollow, but Speed Dating for Ghosts accomplishes that feat in record time. This quirky indie sim is, as the title suggests, all about speed dating ghosts. Developed and produced by Ben Gelinas...

My Memory of Us announced - a story of two kids in Warsaw WWII - That VideoGame Blog

My Memory of Us announced - a story of two kids in Warsaw WWII



Publisher IMGN.PRO and developer Juggler Games have announced that My Memory of Us, an emotional puzzle-based, side-scrolling game, will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in Q3 2018. My Memory of Us is a story about real people in real events from history. It is a powerful story about a...

Last Day of June coming to Nintendo Switch - That VideoGame Blog

Last Day of June coming to Nintendo Switch



Indie game Last Day of June is making its way to the Nintendo Switch's eShop and Facebook Gameroom for $19.99 on Friday. The game featuring the cutest no-eyed people you will ever see is developed by Ovosonico and published by 505 Games and has a 75 on Metacritic.

Last Day of June...

REVIEW / Loot Crate (February 2018) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Loot Crate (February 2018)



Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Loot Crate, the original pioneer of the geeky subscription box craze, has been having a lot of trouble lately. The last few core crates have been lacking, to say the least, and this is likely connected to the corporate troubles the company has been...

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TVGB ViveStream dodges notes and copyright strikes in Audioshield



It's ViveStream time again, and this week we're feeling the rhythm. Nothing gets you pumped like a good rhythm game, and with the power of virtual reality, you can create all sorts of immersive environments and stories in which to house your musical adventures. Or, you could just build an...

Sega Genesis Classics coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One - That VideoGame Blog

Sega Genesis Classics coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One



Hey guys, remember the Sega Genesis? Now you can remember it EVEN HARDER! The Sega Genesis Classics collection is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One on May 29th. You can pick up either the digital version or a physical copy, just in case your taste in games reflects your willingness...

REVIEW / SYMMETRY (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / SYMMETRY (PC)



Indie developers always have a way of bringing something unique to the table with their work. Developer Sleepless Clinic tries to bring something new to the post-apocalyptic world setting in SYMMETRY, a new time-management survival game. This environment, paired with an impressive sound design, makes for a standout among games...

Ubisoft launches new trailer for Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC 2, Curse of the Pharaohs - That VideoGame Blog

Ubisoft launches new trailer for Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC 2, Curse of the Pharaohs



Ubisoft has announced that the second piece of DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins, entitled, Curse of the Pharaohs, will be available worldwide March 13.

In this new expansion, players will take on an all-new storyline set four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins. Curse of the Pharaohs will continue Bayek’s journey as he...

7Levels to host Castle of Heart AMA on Reddit - That VideoGame Blog

7Levels to host Castle of Heart AMA on Reddit



It's always nice when devs want to talk with the rest of us about their game. From a journalistic point of view, we're very lucky in that we get the inside scoop on a lot of things that most of us would hear about later. It's even better, though, when...

AllMine brings the Blockchain to videogames - That VideoGame Blog

AllMine brings the Blockchain to videogames



Bitcoin and cryptocurrency success stories are popping up everywhere these days; you just can’t escape them. The blockchain foundation of these currencies is a revolutionary method of record keeping that is changing financial landscapes and developer MyDream Interactive is bringing the blockchain concepts to the gaming space with their new...

Okami HD is arriving on Switch this Summer - That VideoGame Blog

Okami HD is arriving on Switch this Summer



Nintendo and Clover Studios/CAPCOM have announced that stunningly good-looking puzzle-adventure game Okami will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer.

The news comes as a part of the much larger and frankly terribly exciting Nintendo Direct that took place at 5PM EST yesterday evening, and was among several indie titles to be...

Ash of Gods is making a move to consoles - That VideoGame Blog

Ash of Gods is making a move to consoles



Back in February I had an exclusive 1 hour preview of AurumDust’s new tactical RPG, Ash of Gods. I left my preview build feeling very positive on the experience; the twisting rogue-like narrative played in well with the tactical combat to provide some interesting angles the story could take. In...

REVIEW / Attack of the Earthlings (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Attack of the Earthlings (PC)



The idea that the greatest threat to nature is (dun, dun, dun) Man is way older than Fern Gully and in a lot of ways has been done to death. Attack of the Earthlings, thankfully, does not bother spending time building a complex morality play with the self-insert human learning...

PREVIEW / Golem Gates (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

PREVIEW / Golem Gates (PC)



It's a relatively rare occurrence to be sold on a game at preview stage. When you're playing a game that isn't ready to be out in the world in all it's glory, you can't help but look for those things that are still being worked on. Those things that aren't...

Another Sight premiers at GDC 2018 - That VideoGame Blog

Another Sight premiers at GDC 2018



There's something rather lovely about Steampunk. For those of you that don't know what this is, the best way to describe it would be take a Victorian setting and add modern contraptions. There's often lots of things like airships and trains and there's very much a focus on cogs and...

REVIEW / Crossing Souls (PS4) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Crossing Souls (PS4)



In 2014, Devolver Digital announced a Kickstarter campaign for a retro action-adventure game called Crossing Souls. The renowned Texas-native publisher has served up multiple hits like Hotline Miami, Shadow Warrior, and Broforce. This time around, they've collaborated with Spanish indie developer Fourattic to bring Crossing Souls to life. The game,...

REVIEW / Full Metal Furies (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Full Metal Furies (PC)



The beat’em up genre is one that has always been challenging yet enjoyable. From Double Dragon to Streets of Rage and even Scott Pilgrim vs The World, being able to clear out a screen full of enemies is oddly satisfying. Following in the footsteps of those amazing games comes Full...

Apocalypse: The beginning of the end for Battlefield 1 - That VideoGame Blog

Apocalypse: The beginning of the end for Battlefield 1



As you may have guessed from the fairly constant deluge of posts on the matter, Battlefield 1 has been a title close to my heart for the past year and a half. I played the open beta in the summer of 2016 and found myself enraptured by the game's frighteningly lifelike atmosphere;...

What you missed in the Nintendo Direct - That VideoGame Blog

What you missed in the Nintendo Direct



If you’re a fan of Nintendo then you probably know about their periodical Nintendo Direct broadcasts. These are the place for them to talk about the new games they’ve been cooking up and what to expect in the coming months. What you might not have known is that one just...

PREVIEW / Bot Colony (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

PREVIEW / Bot Colony (PC)



I complain a lot about lack of original ideas in indie games. It seems almost every indie game uses retro pixel graphics or zombies or some other tired trope like that. As such, I obviously appreciate the unique ideas behind Bot Colony. Still in Early Access, the game is based...

Action-RPG DOLEM debuts in North America at GDC 2018

Action-RPG DOLMEN debuting in North America at GDC 2018



For an action game that hinges on surviving a hostile alien world and contending with Lovecraftian atrocities, DOLMEN certainly is pretty.

Massive Work Studio has formally announced that their new action-RPG DOLMEN, which looks to be the awesome illegitimate lovechild of Dead Space and Bloodborne, is making its north American debut this...

DJMAX RESPECT now available on PS4 to western audiences

Popular rhythm-action game DJMAX RESPECT now available on PS4 for western audiences



For those hardcore fans who have been patiently waiting for DJMAX RESPECT’s western launch, we have some good news: you can find it now on PS4 for $49.99!

And for rhythm-action fans who are new to the DJMAX series, fret not! With tons of new features, this is arguably the most...

PAX East 2018: Maestros of Video Games composer panel announced - That VideoGame Blog

PAX East 2018: Maestros of Video Games composer panel announced



Are you a fan of videogame music? If you are going to PAX East 2018 you will have a chance to hear from some of the industry's best!

Five different composers will be taking part in a panel Saturday, April 7th, 4:00pm-5:00pm.

The panel is being moderated by Emily Reese, award-winning radio host...

Devolver Digital announces PS4 and PC debut for The Swords of Ditto - That VideoGame Blog

Devolver Digital announces PS4 and PC debut for The Swords of Ditto



The Swords of Ditto is an adorable cooperative action RPG developed by onebitbeyond and published by Devolver Digital. It's a unique, compact RPG which allows you to trade penguins for bomb upgrades, fast travel by using a kazoo and sometimes play as a frog with a teeny tiny crown. The Swords...

VR gets sporty with VRFC - That VideoGame Blog

VR gets sporty with VRFC

There is this very bizarre view adopted by people in certain areas of the world that if you're European there is a very good chance you're a football fan. I can say with utter honesty that I'm English and that if I absolutely wanted to see a bunch of men...

After successful release on PC, For Honor will be getting dedicated servers on PS4 and Xbox One

For Honor dedicated servers for PS4, Xbox One roll out today



Since its release, For Honor has been plagued by issues with its multiplayer functionality. Desync issues, lag exploitation, you name it. For a long time people have been asking for substantial changes to the way online hosting works in the game, and last month Ubisoft responded. Their success with dedicated servers...

REVIEW / Dynasty Warriors 9 (PS4) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Dynasty Warriors 9 (PS4)



In the year 184 CE, an uprising of the common people took place in China that would lead to the breakup of the country into three regions. This uprising, known as the Yellow Turban Rebellion, was a peasant revolt in china against the unfair treatment of the citizenry during the...

Rainbow Six: Siege: Turing a military shooter into a zombie survival game

Turing a close-quarters military shooter into a zombie game: Rainbow Six: Siege Outbreak



Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is an incredible game. Not too long ago my playtime in R6 overtook my playtime in Dota 2, a pretty staggering feat. Anyone who's played the game knows that Siege shines in a few key areas: the incredibly tight shooting, the highly destructible maps, and the...

Book 2 of Golem Gates single player campaign goes live - That VideoGame Blog

Book 2 of Golem Gates single player campaign goes live



Well this is interesting ... and actually something that's dropped in just at the right time. I've just spotted a bit of news regarding Golem Gates, a brilliant little RTS that isn't quite ready for release yet. Why is this interesting? Well I'm actually almost ready to invite you to...

Heaven’s Vault unveils its vast mysterious world in announcement trailer - That VideoGame Blog

Heaven’s Vault unveils its vast mysterious world in announcement trailer



Inkle, the indie developers behind the award winning 80 Days and creators of the ink narrative engine utilized by games such as Dream Daddy, have unveiled their latest game Heaven’s Vault. Similar to other titles in Inkle’s portfolio, Heaven’s Vault is a non-linear narrative adventure game. However, Heaven’s Vault offers...

Horror game The Beast Inside surpasses Kickstarter half-way point

Kickstarter funding for pseudo-historical horror The Beast Inside surpasses 50% mark, with the PC demo now available to backers



If, like me, you often think back on the cancellation of Silent Hills and bemoan what could have been, then you might find survival horror game The Beast Inside to be a welcome consolation.

If you’ve been watching with baited breath the “will they, won’t they” development process of Allison Road, and...

Pixel Street Podcast #29 - That VideoGame Blog

Pixel Street Podcast #29



We have an early podcast for you this week!

This week we discuss Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC, Trump blaming videogames for gun violence, and a new Overwatch Hero!

Check out the video below and be sure to subscribe to the Almost Random Youtube channel!

Also you can follow us on the new Pixel Street...

Wild Guns: Reloaded on Switch now up for pre-order - That VideoGame Blog

Wild Guns: Reloaded on Switch now up for pre-order



Great news for Switch owners looking to relive some classic shooter action—Natsume has announced that Wild Guns: Reloaded is now available for preorder at Gamestop at a price of $29.99. Though the game first launched on PS4 back in 2016, it’ll be making its Switch debut this April.

If you’re an...

REVIEW / World to the West (Switch) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / World to the West (Switch)



Let's start with a ratio: Wolfenstein II : Argo :: World to the West : The Chronicles of Riddick. In World to the West, developer Rain Games has crafted a game that some people are going to love. And while I am here to say that they love a game that...

The TVGB ViveStream visits faraway galaxies with Lightblade VR and Hover Skate VR - That VideoGame Blog

The TVGB ViveStream visits faraway galaxies with Lightblade VR and Hover Skate VR



After some strange endeavors in the last episode, I decided this time to show off two fun sci-fi games. First up is the Star Wars-inspired Lightblade VR, which lets you practice your lightsaber skills against a training "droin" (as I took to calling it) and a dark master. After that, I...

Citadel: Forged With Fire channels their inner wizard with Broomstick League - That VideoGame Blog

Citadel: Forged With Fire channels their inner wizard with Broomstick League



Blue Isle Studios have announced that their massive online sandbox RPG, Citadel: Forged With Fire, is finding inspiration from the wildly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter with their new Broomstick League update coming on March 7th. One of the most striking elements in whole magical world of Harry Potter...

Rebellion unveils brand new gameplay trailer for Battlezone: Combat Commander! - That VideoGame Blog

Rebellion unveils brand new gameplay trailer for Battlezone: Combat Commander!


Today, independent UK developer/publisher Rebellion unveiled a brand new gameplay trailer for their upcoming Battlezone 2 remake entitled, Battlezone: Combat Commander!

This awesome new five-minute “What is Battlezone: Combat Commander?” video offers a thorough breakdown of the gameplay, features and modes included in the remastered PC strategy classic.
Battlezone: Combat Commander allows you to...

REVIEW / Mercenary Kings Reloaded (PS4) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Mercenary Kings Reloaded (PS4)



Mercenary Kings is a multiplayer, 2D, side-scroller released back in 2014 for the PC and PS4. Mercenary Kings Reloaded is the expansion enhanced version of this same game, recently released for Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, and the Xbox One with the addition of new content, new playable characters and a...

REVIEW / All Walls Must Fall (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / All Walls Must Fall (PC)



All Walls Must Fall is an isometric tech-noir tactics game by inbetweengames that involves time travel, action, and an interesting plot, all set in a very, very gay East Berlin 2089 where the Cold War never ended. I assume I now have your attention. A disclaimer before we begin: I'm...

Retro Review - Digimon Rumble Arena Review - 16 Years Later - TVGB

RETRO REVIEW / Digimon Rumble Arena (PSX)



16 years ago, on February 24th, 2002, Digimon Rumble Arena was released for the original PlayStation. Rumble Arena was one of the games that screams my childhood and one of the animes that brought many arguments between my friends. While Pokemon may have been the top choice for some, and...

REVIEW / Violet Cycle (PC) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Violet Cycle (PC)



I will always give a game a fair chance, regardless of it's genre or my initial feelings on it's style. I generally get an immediate sense as to whether I'm going to want to play through a title about 10 minutes into the game; either I'm instantly hooked, which usually...

Rick and Morty are set to appear on PSVR - That VideoGame Blog

Rick and Morty are set to appear on PSVR



Many of you who have a silly sense of humour and like adult cartoons will at least be acquainted with Rick and Morty. Those of you that love the show will probably be quite pleased to be able to get a little bit more intimate with the pair in a...

REVIEW / Smashbox Arena (PSVR) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Smashbox Arena (PSVR)



With so many small VR "experiences" and gallery shooters coming out for all VR platforms, it's hard at times to ween out the good from the bad. Smashbox Arena, developed by BixBox VR, falls somewhere in the grey area many people aren't willing to explore. The game has a lot...

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition now available for pre-order - That VideoGame Blog

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition now available for pre-order



In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as most Harvest Moon protagonists do: looking for a fresh start and new surroundings that happen to lead to farming. During their voyage, a storm breaks out and the ship goes down. They wash up on the shores of a small harbour...

Desert Kingdoms DLC for Total War: Rome II available March 8th, will coincide with a content update to the base game, which will introduce female characters.

Total War Rome II getting new Desert Kingdoms content pack



Total War is known for their expansive, sprawling overworld and staggeringly large battles. Rome II is, of course, no exception. Until now it has not included several territories of the sprawling Roman Empire at its height. Finally, on March 8th, you'll be able to play one of four new factions from...

REVIEW / Dragon Ball FighterZ (XB1) - That VideoGame Blog

REVIEW / Dragon Ball FighterZ (XB1)



Wait, another Dragon Ball Z fighting game? It seems like these just keep on coming out. And that makes it all the more noteworthy that when Dragon Ball FighterZ was announced at E3 last year, fans got excited. The game’s unique art style and fast-paced 2D action drew attention from...

What game do you play with your significant other? QotM Feb 2018 - That VideoGame Blog

What game do you play with your significant other? QotM Feb 2018



Valentine's Day has come and passed. For some this is a great time to go out and show that special someone how much they mean to you....or you can do something that both of you will enjoy and play videogames! Unfortunately, I have no answer to this myself, but to...

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