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I Love What Disney Fantasia Lets Me Do To Music

It’s been ages since I’ve exercised this much control over the music in a rhythm game, and I’ve never felt so sore after doing it.


The PlayStation TV Does A Decent Job Of Streaming PS4 Games

Look at me, streaming Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition to a tiny black box from a game console in an entirely different room. Truly, we live in magical times.


The Best Reason To Pick Up A PlayStation TV At Launch

I’ve had the opening cinematic to Persona 4 Golden for the PlayStation Vita playing endlessly on the 46-inch television in my office all night long. If you find that exciting, the Sony’s PlayStation TV just might be for you.


Finally Exploring Final Fantasy Explorers. Is It Fantastic?

Square Enix offered a playable demo of the new Final Fantasy Explorers at this year’s Tokyo Game Show and I got a chance to give it a whirl. It’s a solid game. It’s a Final Fantasy game. But I’m not sure it’s a solid Final Fantasy game.


My First 20 Hours With Wasteland 2

“Forsaken by his people, he strode into the wasteland,” the narrator intones in the intro to Fallout 2. 16 years later, and creator Brian Fargo has delivered that promise anew in a very literal way: by making Wasteland 2, a spiritual successor to his Fallout games that’s also a… sequel to their predecessor.


What I Love And Hate About Super Smash Bros. 3DS So Far

Back in the day, I bought Super Smash Bros. for the N64 on day one. In high school, Smash Bros. Melee was constantly hooked up to the TV of our dorm. So needless to say, I played a lot of Smash Bros. growing up. But for nearly 8 years, I haven’t touched it — until I picked up the 3DS game yesterday, that is.


I Was Wrong About The Sims

Until this week, I’d never played The Sims.


A Quirky Take On Turn-Based Strategy

The Behemoth makes games that are infamous challenging players’ reflexes. But the next game from the indie dev studio slows things down a bit, putting the emphasis on planning instead of speed.


I Wish Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright Was Better

If Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright were a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it’d be one of those sandwiches where the peanut butter is all shoved to one side and the jelly congeals on the other, so when you take a bite you can taste either peanut butter or jelly.


My First Few Hours With The Sims 4

The Sims 4 came out today. We here at Kotaku haven’t had enough time with the game to give it a proper review, but I still wanted to pull myself away from obsessively tinkering with my new virtual ant farm to put some thoughts in writing.