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Great Farming / Craft Simulation Games this Holiday Season

blank There have been a number of fantastic farming simulation and crafting games published this year across all consoles, and we've rounded up a few of our favourites! Check out our top picks for this holiday season for games that will have you farming, crafting, and even defeating enemies on the open field!

 

Legend of Zelda Game and Watch Review

blank When the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Game and Watch released last year, you can add my name to the group of folks who said, “Why do I need a Game and Watch?” And while I understand that these items should be looked at as more a collectors item than actual game machine, I could help but want both. So I passed. This year, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda, Nintendo of Canada was nice enough to…

 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Review-in-progress

blank Our full review of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond isn’t ready yet but we thought we’d talk more about the game. Where are we? Is the game still good? We will try not to give too many spoilers in this review-in-progress! Note: none of the pictures here are from the area hinted at in the article. I feel like throwing my Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond has had some hard battles here and there, but mostly, I didn’t find it too challenging…

 
 

Classic Board Games for Kids – Carcassonne and Catan

blank When we talk about board games, for years people would assume you were getting friends together to play Monopoly, Scrabble, The Game of Life, or something like that. Two games came onto the marketplace that have now entered that conversation, those being Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. Both games have their intended audiences, and unfortunately that isn't children. It wasn't until development teams familiar with both titles decided to put together kids versions of these board game ...

 

Can Grow: Song of the Evertree Overcome a Slow Start – Yes it Can

blank With limited time to play and review games, there are a number of things that can make me put down a review build of a title and walk away. One of those things is when a game just cannot seem to get out of it's own way and let players...play! And that was almost the case with Grow: Song of the Evertree, and if it wasn't for my love of these style of games - Hello Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons! - I probably would have quit within the first 2 hours. Fortunately for me, I didn't!

 

Before We Leave Handles City Building with Ease on Xbox Series X

blank Before We Leave, a fun and deep city builder from Team 17 lands on Xbox today, and I have been playing it for the better part of a week. And I'll admit off the top that I was really skeptical of how this game would run on console. When it comes to strategy games on console, only two have really worked in my opinion: Planet Coaster (which I played on the PlayStation 5), and Two Point Hospital (which I played on Nintendo Switch). So the question became - could I find a equally fun experience ...

 
 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond First Thoughts

blank I’ve never been a Pokémon fan. I thought Pokémon was not for me. Then I saw footage of Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and it looked good! So I asked to review the game. And now I have some first thoughts on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond. Yesterday, I received a review code for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond. First of all, thank you Nintendo Canada. Second of all… I am now addicted to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond. Let me back up for a second. I’ve never…

 

Xbox Cloud Gaming Launches on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One Consoles

blank From Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President and Head of Product, Xbox Cloud Gaming Wow, what a week it has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Xbox, together. And we’ve got more news to share as we take another step toward our mission of bringing gaming to more people where and when they want to play: Today you can play Game Pass games from the cloud on your Xbox console. We’re excited that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available on Xbox…

 

Indie Game Review Corner: Dead Estate A Rogue-lite shooter game Full with Monsters

blank Ever wonder what a shooter game in a mansion full of monsters like? Well Dead Estate is that game, it is a beautiful pixel game which you can pick multiple characters and do a rogue-lite run going room after room, and floor after floor just by killing monsters.

 
 

Halo Infinite – First Impressions

blank At long last, Microsoft’s long-awaited Xbox Series launch title is here. Halo Infinite is a year late and, in fact, arriving after Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2, but better late than never. And, actually, it has been a long time since Halo has felt this good. The multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite was shadowdropped during the Xbox 20th anniversary celebrations on Monday. Technically still a beta, it is the full release in every way except name. You can get…