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5 Killer Upcoming 3DS Games

With most of the focus on the WiiU at this year's E3, Nintendo's 3DS took a backseat. Don't sleep on Nintendo's handheld, though. The 3DS has a killer lineup prepared for the next 12 months....(more)

Latias: The Eon Pokemon

Latias is a Dragon/Psychic type Eon Pokemon from the Hoenn Region. It can be seen flying around the Pokemon regions, or as a special event Pokemon created by Nintendo at certain times. It is the female counterpart of Latios, who is always male, while Latias is always female. On the National Dex, it is number 380, and being a legendary, there can only be one of them in every game....(more)

Specifications for Nintendo's DSi

The handheld gaming console from Nintendo has been through multiple versions since its release in 1989. One of its recent forms, the DS, has multiple formats. The DSi is the interactive version. It is nearly the same size as the original, at roughly five inches wide, three inches tall, and almost one inch deep. As a variant of the original, though, it has some new specifications that make it different....(more)

Torchic: The Chick Pokemon

Torchic is the Fire starter of the Hoenn Region in "Pokemon Ruby," "Sapphire," and "Emerald." It is number 255 in the National Pokedex, evolves into Combusken at level 16, and Blaziken at level 36. Torchic resembles a small chick, hence its name....(more)


5 Great Baseball Games That Knock It Out of the Park

Baseball has long been considered "America's favorite pastime," even though in more recent years football has become the more popular sport in the United States. It is no surprise then that baseball has been popular in video game form since the 1970s. Gamers have long been playing baseball games, from the simple to the complex simulators, at arcades and in the comfort of their own homes. Below are five baseball games that were notable when they originally released for home consoles and remain great to play today. These are the games that knocked it out of their park in terms of gameplay and fun factor....(more)

Developer Spotlight: Sucker Punch Productions

With their PlayStation consoles, Sony has built up a large fanbase for being the platform that not only gets all the big third party multiplatform games, but also has the largest collection of first party studios pumping out exclusive games. One of the most popular of these studios is Sucker Punch Productions, who has been making games exclusively for PlayStation since 2002 on the PS2. In this article, we'll take a look at the history of Sucker Punch, as well as some of their most notable games....(more)

5 Highest Rated First Person Shooters of All Time

The first person shooter genre has become one of the most popular gaming genres with huge annual releases in the "Call of Duty" franchise and "Battlefield". The genre can trace its roots back to the mid 1970s, but it was 1992's release of "Wolfenstein 3D" that is credited with inventing the genre. First person shooters would become even more popular with the PC release of "DOOM" in 1993 and today is popular with gamers of all ages playing on practically every platform available. Below are the five highest rated first person shooters of all time based on Metacritic scores....(more)


Best Hidden Object Games

You never lose your car keys. In fact, you are the one your friends call when they misplace theirs. You could find a needle in a haystack. So when you play a computer game, you want something that will showcase your skills. Luckily, the gaming market is full of hidden object games. Here are some of the best hidden object games available....(more)

"Scrabble Worldwide": Tips & Strategy

"Scrabble" is a widely successful word game that got its start in 1948 with an architect named Alfred Mosher Butts from Poughkeepsie, New York. The crossword style board game quickly grew in popularity, selling over one hundred million sets around the world by the year 2011. It has since moved from the dining room table to the Internet as a popular application on Facebook. This app, called "Scrabble Worldwide," allows players to find others that share their passion for the game. If you're interested in playing "Scrabble" with people from around the world, take a look at some helpful tips on how to get started and play the game....(more)

Five Good Strategy Games

As a strategy gamer, you have the chance to execute the moves that determine the game's outcome. By doing this, you can take yourself into a multitude of worlds and situations that allow you to exercise dominance and achieve success. While strategy gaming was once restricted to the battlefield, today it branches into politics, history, and other genres. Whether you want to run your own country, or recreate medieval battles, strategy gaming can push your reasoning skills to the limit. Here are five good strategy games worth considering....(more)

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Gary has been gaming since he was old enough to pick up a controller, beginning with the Nintendo Entertainment System and continuing on most systems released since then. He started the gaming blog, The Vortex Effect, in 2011. In addition to serving as the Editor-in-Chief, his primary duty on the... Read More

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