Author: Geoff Girardin

Geoff Girardin is a dad from the east coast that writes about games on the internet. He's working on two book series. He can't stop.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Next Major Expansion:

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Next Major Expansion: “The Siege of Paris” Releases August 12

The next big expansion for Valhalla will set players on the road to Paris, with questlines that lead up to a famous Viking battle. Available August 12 as a standalone purchase or as part of the Season Pass, this new content drops in the wak...

New Pokémon TCG V Battle Decks Feature Rayquaza V and Noivern V

New Pokémon TCG V Battle Decks Feature Rayquaza V and Noivern V

With the return of Dragon-Types to Pokémon TCG, players can pick up two new V Battle Decks this October. Rayquaza V and Noivern V are the featured creatures, showcasing their shared type in an easy-to-use way for new players. V Battle Decks...

New Video of Cancelled Earthbound 64 Has Been Found

New Video of Cancelled Earthbound 64 Has Been Found

After being canceled in 2000, the Nintendo 64 version of Earthbound 64 (also known as Mother 3), has been highly sought by fans. Although a playable build has yet to materialize, one fan has acquired new footage from Nintendo's Spaceworld 1...

Every 3DS and Wii U eShop Game We're About to Lose Forever

Every 3DS and Wii U eShop Game We’re About to Lose Forever

As time marches on, the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are both slipping farther into the past. With recent news regarding these shops being closed in certain regions, as well as card payments being discontinued in 2022, it's worth noting how many ...

Mini Motorways Review: Control the Open Road (PC)

Mini Motorways Review: Control the Open Road (PC)

There's no shortage of simulation titles on the market, but Mini Motorways truly shines in both visual aesthetics and skill ramp. But does this mobile port succeed in the move to PC, or is this a wrong turn that took the entire thing off co...

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Rarest Nintendo e-Reader Card of All Time Resurfaces on eBay

Rarest Nintendo e-Reader Card of All Time Resurfaces on eBay

A long-lost Nintendo e-Reader card used in a promotion at E3 2002 has suddenly resurfaced on eBay. The Kirby-themed card, thought to have been destroyed after the event, is unverified, but the seller has also provided a video of a test bein...

Pokémon UNITE Releases on Switch July 21

Pokémon UNITE Releases on Switch July 21, Get Zeraora for a Limited Time

The Pokémon Company's first foray into the MOBA space - Pokémon UNITE - releases on the Nintendo Switch on July 21. The free-to-start team battle title will also feature Zeraora as a gift to commemorate the launch. A mobile version is also ...

Company of Heroes 3 Officially Announced, Pre-Alpha Available Now

Company of Heroes 3 Officially Announced, Pre-Alpha Available Now

SEGA's popular strategy franchise returns. Company of Heroes 3 takes the action to the Mediterranean, featuring Italian mountains and North African deserts. Players can register for and participate in the Pre-Alpha from now until August 3rd...

Genshin Impact's First Expansion Adds Massive City of Inazuma

Genshin Impact’s First Expansion Adds Massive City of Inazuma

The Japanese-inspired third city is a part of the anticipated 2.0 expansion. Alongside the six islands of Inazuma, Genshin Impact players can expect cross-save functionality as well as new playable characters. The update will be available o...

My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge is a Mobile Sequel Releasing in August

My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge is a Mobile Sequel Releasing in August

The sentient banana returns with a vengeance, this time on mobile platforms. My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge is expected to bring the frenetic action of the first game to your phone on August 5th, with dozens of levels and new mechanics. ...

Armed Emeth Review: It's Tank Time (iOS)

Armed Emeth Review: It’s Tank Time (iOS)

Steampunk and fantasy come together once again in Armed Emeth, the latest mobile RPG title from KEMCO. While there may not be anything revolutionary to be found, players will certainly be pleased if they want an extensive gameplay experienc...

8 Great
Pokémon TCG:

Pokémon TCG: “Celebrations” Marks Franchise’s 25th Anniversary

There are more cards to expect, as the Celebrations expansion for The Pokémon Trading Card Game releases in October 2021. On top of general excitement, there's an industry shake-up being planned: a remake of the legendary Base Set Charizard...

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos Review: The Buggy Bunch (Switch)

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos Review: The Buggy Bunch (Switch)

There's a new strategy RPG available for Switch. The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos brings the frenetic and zany humor of John Lang's long-running audio series to modern consoles. Unfortunately, technical issues wreak havoc on t...

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5 Best Cards in Pokémon TCG:

5 Best Cards in Pokémon TCG: “Chilling Reign”

The Pokémon Trading Card Game received another expansion this month! With the recent release of Chilling Reign, this guide will showcase the 5 best possible cards you might pull from to get the most bang for your buck, including newcomer Ca...

Anvil Saga Impressions: Steadily Smelting the Slag (Demo)

Anvil Saga Demo Preview: Steadily Smelting the Slag

The management sim genre is both large and full, so it takes some interesting scenarios to make your game stand out. Anvil Saga, from Pirozhok Studio, looks to put players into the boots of a blacksmith, with an emphasis on storytelling and...

Pokémon TCG “Evolving Skies” Expansion Launches August 2021

Pokémon TCG “Evolving Skies” Expansion Launches August 2021

The Pokémon Trading Card Game continues to push forward with the next expansion pack, "Evolving Skies." Putting fan-favorite Eevee and its various evolutions at the forefront, and we're also getting the return of Dragon-type Pokémon. Check ...

Alphadia Genesis 2 Review: Magic Panic (PC)

Alphadia Genesis 2 Review: Magic Panic (PC)

A departure from the publisher's more recent mobile RPG ports, Alphadia Genesis 2 sports 3D graphics, and a more reserved combat system. What remains is a throwback to the late '90s and a distinct feeling of emptiness that never really goes...

5 Average
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Review: Hallway Hijinks (Switch)

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Review: Hallway Hijinks (Switch)

The Wonder Boy renaissance continues with Asha in Monster World, a full remake of Monster World IV that brings our heroine and her platforming abilities to a new audience. This time around, it seems as though even copious amounts of style a...

6 Fair
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Preview: Exquisite Expedition

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Preview: Exquisite Expedition

Owlcat Games is back with another adaptation of the popular Pathfinder tabletop RPG. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is currently in beta, and that September 2 release date is still quite a ways off. Will the development team be able to ...

Chroma Quaternion Review: Well-Seasoned Offering

Chroma Quaternion Review: Well-Seasoned Offering (PC)

The folks at KEMCO continue to move the needle closer and closer to RPG perfection with Chroma Quaternion, a title that's fun, entertaining, and hard to pronounce. Fans of classic RPGs that have a hard time going back to the limits of the '...

8 Great
We Are The Caretakers Preview: Preventing Extinction

We Are The Caretakers Preview: Preventing Extinction

There are almost too many words to describe We Are The Caretakers. Afrofuturist, sci-fi, squad management. These all give an idea of what you’ll expect, but the work that the team has put in is worthy of far more praise and discussion than ...

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Review: Cute Space Farming (Switch)

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Review: Cute Space Farming (Switch)

The imaginative adventure title is making its way to Switch as a complete package. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition combines currently released DLC with some gameplay adjustments to give players the best possible experience while crafting a l...

7 Good
Poison Control Review: Problematic Perdition (Switch)

Poison Control Review: Problematic Perdition (Switch)

It’s time to raise Hell and clean up some demonic mess in Poison Control, the latest action RPG from Nippon Ichi Software. Featuring a unique dual-body mechanic and many, many suggestive themes, this is a title that surprisingly doesn’t com...

6 Fair
Pokémon TCG

Pokémon TCG “Chilling Reign” Expansion Launches June 2021

The next set of Pokémon Trading Card Game arrives this summer, bringing some chill to help players cool off. Based on the Crown Tundra DLC for Sword & Shield, the big focus of Chilling Reign are the Galarian versions of Articuno, Moltres, a...

5 Best Cards in Pokémon TCG

5 Best Cards in Pokémon TCG “Battle Styles”

The latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion is also the first two introduce two new card mechanics. If you're lucky enough to get your hands on some Battle Styles cards, you might be wondering whether you pulled the very best. This guide...

Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Review: Dungeon Duet (Switch)

Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Review: Dungeon Duet (Switch)

In this double-pack of titles, NIS America is bringing back two fabulous dungeon crawlers for your playing pleasure. Between the fantasy setting of Saviors of Sapphire Wings, or the more modern take in Stranger of Sword City Revisited, this...

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Asdivine Cross Review: Closer to a Classic (XB1)

Asdivine Cross Review: Closer to a Classic (XB1)

Another fairly recent RPG has made the jump from mobile platforms to modern consoles, this time with Asdivine Cross, the third in a series. But don’t label this as another fluffy phone game. As this review makes clear, something special is ...

8 Great
The Protagonist: EX-1 Preview: Humdrum Heroics

The Protagonist: EX-1 Preview: Humdrum Heroics

Fans of sci-fi and tactical strategy games might want to be on the lookout for The Protagonist: EX-1, an Early Access title from 3Mind Games. Charging players with rebuilding their team and fighting their way out of an alien station, this t...

Valheim Preview: Everything You Need to Know

Valheim Preview: What’s With All the Hype?

The surprise indie hit Valheim is officially the new hotness. Everybody's talking about it, but what is it? This preview breaks down the road to the first boss and will help you decide whether or not to take the plunge and explore this Viki...

The Caligula Effect 2 Announced for PS4/Switch in Fall 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 Announced for PS4/Switch in Fall 2021

For fans of turn-based RPGs and limited editions, The Caligula Effect 2 has been announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. NIS America will release the sequel in Fall 2021 with a collectible edition that comes with physical items and the sound...

Castle Kong Review: An Honorable Homage (Switch)

Castle Kong Review: An Honorable Homage (Switch)

Donkey Kong was the king of arcades in the 1980s, and Castle Kong is here to help us relive some of that magic. With strict adherence to the original classic, this homage includes some quality of life tweaks and, on the Switch, portability....

7 Good
Castle Kong Tournament Begins February 25th

Castle Kong Tournament Begins February 25th

Drowning Monkey Games is putting some cash on the line with their upcoming release, Castle Kong. A throwback to the retro arcade classics of old (it's obvious which one!), what matters most is getting that high score. On February 25, Switch...

5 Best Cards in Pokémon TCG:

5 Best Cards in Pokémon TCG: “Shining Fates”

The latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Shining Fates, is here! With over 190 cards, this guide will help you determine which five are the ones you'll most want to find in a booster pack. Dive in and explore find some shinies! Shiny...

Dream Master: An Interview With Raheem

Dream Master: An Interview With Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo

The master of flows and combos is bringing his wordplay to a new medium. Mega Ran, the prolific rapper has released his first memoir: Dream Master: From the Stoop to the Stage to the Stars. We asked the author about his process during a pan...

DYSMANTLE Preview: Break It All Down

Boasting a 99% possible destruction rate, DYSMANTLE is an Early Access survival RPG that puts the focus on scavenging and item management. With a satisfying gameplay loop and beautiful graphics, this is a project that has a lot of promise. ...

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption Review: Satisfying Snark (Switch)

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption Review: Satisfying Snark (Switch)

We're headed back to school in Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption from Transolar Games. Described as a hybrid-RPG that will look familiar for fans of those classic Sierra Entertainment games. As it turns out, the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic way...

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Silver Chains Review: A Fine Fright (Switch)

Silver Chains Review: A Feeble Fright (Switch)

Curling up under a blanket with your Nintendo Switch sure sounds like an ideal way to play a horror title. While Silver Chains makes a valiant effort, there are a variety of things that miss the mark. But don't let that scare you off; explo...

5 Average
Redout: Space Assault Review: Prepare for Launch (Switch)

Redout: Space Assault Review: Prepare for Launch (Switch)

Italian developer 34BigThings is shifting gears a bit with Redout: Space Assault. A prequel to 2016's spaceship racing game, we're now being treated to a (heavily) Star Fox-inspired experience. Strap in as a young pilot, fight the resistanc...

8 Great
Some Lost Space World 97 Zelda 64 Beta Files Have Been Found

Some Lost Space World 97 Zelda 64 Beta Files Have Been Found

Preservationists have discovered what appears to be forgotten files from the 1997 Space World showing of Zelda 64. Found on a completely different prototype cartridge, these new files have been deciphered by the community and made playable ...

Rhythm Fighter Review: Bash Broccoli to the Beat (Switch)

Nintendo Switch players are in for a treat with Rhythm Fighter, a catchy bop of a game that delivers a fresh gameplay loop and entertaining character designs. With plenty of content to unlock, a large cast of characters, and evil veggies, t...

8.5 Great