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Observations from PAX East 2012: Are video game gimmicks finally maturing?

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Screenshot

Being a 3DS and Kinect owner as well as a fan of Japanese robots/mechs, two neighboring games on the main exhibition hall of PAX East immediately caught my attention: Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for the Xbox 360 and Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir for the 3DS. Both games are updates to game franchises that were once considered innovative back when they were first released.

GameCritics.com Podcast Seeking New Host

So you wanna host a podcast?

At the end of episode 67, the announcement was made that after more than three years and what will be 70 amazing episodes, the GameCritics Podcast is losing our inspirational host and guiding light, Timothy J. Spaeth

While he will live on in our hearts (and live on in general) he will be missed.

However, the show isn't over. As is often said, the end of one thing marks the beginning of the next, and that holds true here as well.

GameCritics.com is now in search of a new host to take up the reins and lead our established cast of Mike, Chi, Richard and Brad in a new direction.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Review

The Devil (Survivor) is in the Details

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot

HIGH Fusing a kick-ass demon after 30 minutes of planning and multiple steps.

LOW The voice actress for Midori has as much appeal as listening to chalkboard scratching.

WTF So God imposed different languages on humanity as punishment for not living virtuously? Mind blown.

Video Game Collector Deals: Tetris Link

Tetris Link

As a video game collector who's constantly on the lookout for the best deals, sometimes I'll come across some cool video game related novelties and paraphernalia. On a recent trip to Kohl's, I found a board game based on Tetris, Tetris Link that I couldn't pass up.

Best Deals for Video Game Collectors: Monster Tale and Radiant Historia

Playing video games can be a very expensive hobby and even more so for those of us who consider ourselves not only gamers, but also video game collectors who maintain a library of artistically interesting and historically noteworthy games. With limited disposable income, the average gamer can only purchase so many titles at full price per year. So with that in mind, this is a blog feature devoted to finding the best deals on gaming essentials for would be collectors and anyone looking to play a good game at an affordable price.

Dangers of Mobile Gaming: How my son racked up $400 charges playing Tap Fish

Tap Fish

Early Columbus Day morning, I awoke and found my son in the living room playing his favorite free-to-play mobile game on my smartphone, Tap Fish. This wasn't anything out of the ordinary except that he immediately started to brag about how many coins and Fishbucks he had accumulated. Upon hearing this, I became extremely nervous and a quick check of my credit card confirmed my worst fear: my son had spent over $400 on in-game transactions.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review

The iVideo Game Apple would've Made

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Screenshot

HIGH My son telling me to jump back onto my horse after I chased down a moving truck with it, jumped into the back, and took out a bad guy.

LOW You’d think Drake has Wolverine-like healing powers after crashing through the floor for the umpteenth time.

WTF A middle-aged Sully convincing a teenage Drake to stay with him. There has to be some international law against that.

How to turn your PS3/Xbox 360 game console into a streaming Karaoke MP3+G Player

Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting

A couple of years ago, through a combination of Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips, I was able to use my Xbox 360 as an somewhat limited karaoke system and relive the karaoke bar hoping days on my youth while entertaining friends and family at the same time! It was never an ideal solution trying to organize all of the music tracks across the various titles and having to swaps discs was a pain in the ass, but old karaoke standards like "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx on Lips made it worth the hassles.