Bravely Default has finally been released here in North America. I was ready to experience what Square Enix’s JRPG has to offer, so I quickly opened the game, booted it up in my 3DS and was greeted by … a fairy. I think it was a fairy, anyway. I was busy scratching my head until I was told by this fairy that she hopes I stay until the very end. [Read more...]
Maxis has done the “impossible”: officially made SimCity playable offline.
The controversial requirement tempered expectations of the game when it released in early 2013. Enthusiasm turned to frustration as players were greeted with server downtime, technical errors, and hosts of other issues. Many fans went back to SimCity 4 instead of sticking it out with the new kid in the franchise. EA and Maxis are trying to make amends with the community. First came the continual updates, fixing various game issues such as persistent traffic problems. Now comes the addition of an offline mode. Will it be enough to make gamers care about SimCity again?
Microsoft has acquired the rights to xbone.com despite the fact that they’re not too keen on the nickname. While some may be wondering why Microsoft would do this, or possibly laughing at the company, the truth is that it’s an incredibly smart move.