Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy

Dungeon-crawlers have had a resurgence in popularity in recent years, led by the PC indie game scene and the Etrian Odyssey series. As a result, more and more niche titles have been getting a chance here, particularly on systems like the Vita. Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is the newest entry in the genre from Experience Inc. (the studio behind Demon Gaze), but it’s not necessarily a step forward for the company. READ MORE

Graham, Andrew and Henry gather to talk about the best and worst of E3 2015! Topics include The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4, Xbox 360 backward compatibility, Rare Replay, Star Fox Zero, HoloLens and more!

You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed.

bangthedicegame2

The very first Unplugged column I ever wrote for Snackbar Games featured the 2002 spaghetti-western shootout card game Bang!. In the eight years(!) since that column, Bang! has received numerous expansions as well as several spin-offs. Perhaps most relevant to the general Snackbar audience is Bang! Halo Edition, but I wanted to revisit Dodge City to talk about 2013’s streamlined Bang! The Dice Game. READ MORE

e3speculator

Who was the best at predicting Microsoft’s, Sony’s and Nintendo’s presences at E3 2015? Read on for the results of our staff lightning round competition!
READ MORE

e3nintendo

I’m an excitable fellow. It’s both a fault and an self-diagnosed admirable quality: my personality is a friendly magnet at parties, but in a more somber setting, it’s a reminder that loud isn’t allowed. I just can’t help it, nor do I want to. It’s not like I actively raise my blood pressure, take a sharp breath in and resist the urge to blink when I watch a trailer for Jurassic World. I don’t do it to annoy others, but if I manage to rile them up (and I often do), I can’t be held accountable for my actions. READ MORE

E3 is full of sights and sounds. Maybe too many, really! We thought we’d share a few shots from the show floor, to give you a taste of this year’s festivities. Stay tuned for coverage from the event!

1418317508-jc3-screenshot-freefallbase1-11-1418315493-12-2014While Square Enix is known for its classic JRPG franchises, it has expanded its portfolio in recent years with a nice variety of Western titles as well, with its conference focused on a mix of big franchises and localization announcements.

READ MORE

WiiU_StarFoxZero_scrn03.0

For the third year running, Nintendo skipped a traditional press conference in favor of its Nintendo Direct presentation, giving us the return of some legendary franchises and a few new details on already announced titles.

READ MORE

last guardian

Just when you thought this year’s E3 couldn’t get crazier, Sony brought out some of the biggest reveals of the show so far, including the return of a classic franchise, a long-rumored remake and some new projects from Sony’s internal studios.

READ MORE

2885502-grw

Ubisoft’s E3 conference brought us plenty of what we expected, complete with appearances from Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, a few smaller titles and their traditional show ending reveal.

READ MORE