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Amazing Soulcalibur VI Character Creation Round-Up

Amazing Soulcalibur VI Character Creation Round-Up

on October 23rd, 2018 | No Comments

We like testing the limits of fighting game character creators here at Rice, be it reproducing Persona characters in Tekken 7 or something even…

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SNK Heroines’ Next DLC Character to be Playable at MCM London

SNK Heroines’ Next DLC Character to be Playable at MCM London

on October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments

SNK are teasing the next SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy DLC character with a silhouette — any guesses as to who it might be?…

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Fire Emblem Heroes Brave Redux Banner Goes Live Tomorrow

Fire Emblem Heroes Brave Redux Banner Goes Live Tomorrow

on October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments

Nintendo has announced that the next Fire Emblem Heroes banner will be Brave Redux, and you’ll be able to roll for Heroes original character…

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Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to Nintendo Switch this year

Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to Nintendo Switch this year

on October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments

The Dynasty Warriors games have carved out a little niche for themselves over the years, being an almost entirely unique series in terms of…

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Hard Work Review – One of Steam’s First 18+ Visual Novels (Steam)

Hard Work Review – One of Steam’s First 18+ Visual Novels (Steam)

on October 21st, 2018 | No Comments

I haven’t reviewed a game so gratuitous with sex before, and Hard Work is flush with it. I admit, that’s not really my thing,…

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Tokyo Ghoul re: Call to Exist Shows Off Quinx Squad

Tokyo Ghoul re: Call to Exist Shows Off Quinx Squad

on October 21st, 2018 | No Comments

Bandai Namco has released official art showing off the Quinx squad, investigators who share the same power as Ghouls thanks to mysterious surgeries they…

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Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Comes to PC on 22nd October

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Comes to PC on 22nd October

on October 20th, 2018 | No Comments

Idea Factory International has announced that Megadimension Neptunia VIIR, a VR-compatible re-release of Megadimension Neptunia VII, which comes with gameplay tweaks, improved visuals and…

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Exclusive: Studio Coattails’ Next Project is National Park Girls

Exclusive: Studio Coattails’ Next Project is National Park Girls

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

We’re pleased to be announcing Studio Coattail’s next project, National Park Girls, which is a 5-episode visual novel focusing on national parks. Eve works…

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Luigi’s Mansion Review (3DS)

Luigi’s Mansion Review (3DS)

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

As might have come across in my Preview of this title, I have a soft spot for Luigi. The nervous, clumsy brother of the…

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Soulcalibur VI Launch Day Gameplay!

Soulcalibur VI Launch Day Gameplay!

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

The stage is set for the return of a tale of souls and swords eternally retold! Yes, it’s the release day of Soulcalibur VI,…

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SNK Heroines’ Next DLC Character to be Playable at MCM London

SNK Heroines’ Next DLC Character to be Playable at MCM London

on October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments

SNK are teasing the next SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy DLC character with a silhouette — any guesses as to who it might be?…

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Fire Emblem Heroes Brave Redux Banner Goes Live Tomorrow

Fire Emblem Heroes Brave Redux Banner Goes Live Tomorrow

on October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments

Nintendo has announced that the next Fire Emblem Heroes banner will be Brave Redux, and you’ll be able to roll for Heroes original character…

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Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to Nintendo Switch this year

Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to Nintendo Switch this year

on October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments

The Dynasty Warriors games have carved out a little niche for themselves over the years, being an almost entirely unique series in terms of…

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Tokyo Ghoul re: Call to Exist Shows Off Quinx Squad

Tokyo Ghoul re: Call to Exist Shows Off Quinx Squad

on October 21st, 2018 | No Comments

Bandai Namco has released official art showing off the Quinx squad, investigators who share the same power as Ghouls thanks to mysterious surgeries they…

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Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Comes to PC on 22nd October

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Comes to PC on 22nd October

on October 20th, 2018 | No Comments

Idea Factory International has announced that Megadimension Neptunia VIIR, a VR-compatible re-release of Megadimension Neptunia VII, which comes with gameplay tweaks, improved visuals and…

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Exclusive: Studio Coattails’ Next Project is National Park Girls

Exclusive: Studio Coattails’ Next Project is National Park Girls

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

We’re pleased to be announcing Studio Coattail’s next project, National Park Girls, which is a 5-episode visual novel focusing on national parks. Eve works…

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New trailer and characters revealed for The Caligula Effect: Overdose

New trailer and characters revealed for The Caligula Effect: Overdose

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

As we reported earlier this year, The Caligula Effect: Overdose is coming to the West in 2019. Today, NIS America have released a new…

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Peach Ball: Senran Kagura Dressing Room Detailed

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura Dressing Room Detailed

on October 18th, 2018 | No Comments

We’ve had a trailer and now Marvelous has updated the official Peach Ball: Senran Kagura website with some details on the dressing room. Long-time…

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Zombie Mario is the Next Super Mario Odyssey Costume

Zombie Mario is the Next Super Mario Odyssey Costume

on October 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Nintendo has announced that you can pick up the latest Super Mario Odyssey costume, Zombie Mario, from the in-game shops right now. The free…

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Boss Raid Mode is Coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Boss Raid Mode is Coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

on October 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Dragon Ball FighterZ has one, and now Xenoverse 2 is getting a boss raid mode known as “My Raid Mode”, which sees one player…

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Soulcalibur III Is the Best Game in the Soulcalibur Series

Soulcalibur III Is the Best Game in the Soulcalibur Series

on October 10th, 2018 | No Comments

Soulcalibur III is the best game in the Soulcalibur series. It may seem a little counter-intuitive to claim such a thing just before the…

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Top 6 Ways The Player Can Purposely Kill Themselves In Video Games

Top 6 Ways The Player Can Purposely Kill Themselves In Video Games

on October 5th, 2018 | No Comments

Games can be genuinely scary experiences, whether that be through slowly encroaching psychological means or by jumpscares or by a foreboding atmosphere. Sometimes, however,…

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Knows What It’s Doing with Secondary Characters

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Knows What It’s Doing with Secondary Characters

on September 26th, 2018 | No Comments

The Valkyria Chronicles games know how to make you care about the hordes of characters you can enlist to your cause, and this is perfectly exemplified…

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15 Games I Want to See on the PlayStation Classic

15 Games I Want to See on the PlayStation Classic

on September 19th, 2018 | No Comments

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Classic will be arriving this December, and it’ll be packed with 20 games. 5 games have already been…

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The One That Never Was: The Omega Labyrinth Z Special Edition

The One That Never Was: The Omega Labyrinth Z Special Edition

on September 13th, 2018 | No Comments

Sometimes things are far too beautiful to exist in this world, and one such thing happened this year with the cancellation of the Western…

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Studio Élan Interview – Visual Novels, Yuri, Steam and More

Studio Élan Interview – Visual Novels, Yuri, Steam and More

on September 6th, 2018 | No Comments

I sat down with the Head Director of Studio Élan to talk about their two upcoming visual novels, the Heart of the Woods and The…

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6 Games with Weird but Good Battle Systems

6 Games with Weird but Good Battle Systems

on August 30th, 2018 | No Comments

People are always finding new and exciting ways to change up gameplay and combat tends to be a prime area for experimentation. Sometimes it…

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Six Characters Still Missing From BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Six Characters Still Missing From BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

on August 10th, 2018 | No Comments

As of earlier this week, we now have the full roster for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Although not handled in the best possible way,…

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My Top 11 Husbandos In Resident Evil

My Top 11 Husbandos In Resident Evil

on July 27th, 2018 | No Comments

With the recent full reveal of Resident Evil 2 Remake, I’ve found myself feeling really nostalgic for Resident Evil as a franchise, the iconic…

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Eight Things I Would Love To See In Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Eight Things I Would Love To See In Super Smash Bros Ultimate

on July 20th, 2018 | No Comments

Coming as the main highlight of Nintendo’s E3 presentation, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been confirmed to be landing in December this year, but…

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Hard Work Review – One of Steam’s First 18+ Visual Novels (Steam)

Hard Work Review – One of Steam’s First 18+ Visual Novels (Steam)

on October 21st, 2018 | No Comments

I haven’t reviewed a game so gratuitous with sex before, and Hard Work is flush with it. I admit, that’s not really my thing,…

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Luigi’s Mansion Review (3DS)

Luigi’s Mansion Review (3DS)

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

As might have come across in my Preview of this title, I have a soft spot for Luigi. The nervous, clumsy brother of the…

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Dark Souls: Remastered Review (Switch)

Dark Souls: Remastered Review (Switch)

on October 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Here we go again, and for the last time. Dark Souls has been an integral part of the gaming hive mind for a few…

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Soulcalibur VI Review (PS4) – A Triumphant Return to the Stage of History

Soulcalibur VI Review (PS4) – A Triumphant Return to the Stage of History

on October 17th, 2018 | No Comments

OK, so I might have set the bar a little high for Soulcalibur VI, but it’s only because I had confidence that it would…

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The World Ends With You -Final Remix- Review (Switch)

The World Ends With You -Final Remix- Review (Switch)

on October 16th, 2018 | No Comments

You might have heard of The World Ends With You even if you have never played the game yourself; the characters of the game appeared in…

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Her Impact! Chapter One: Part One Review (Manga)

Her Impact! Chapter One: Part One Review (Manga)

on October 14th, 2018 | No Comments

Following on from the impressive debut of Her Impact! with Chapter Zero, Chapter One: Part One is a great follow up which sees Sadie…

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Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Review (Switch)

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Review (Switch)

on October 11th, 2018 | No Comments

I very much enjoy my absurd games with animal characters in them, having spent most of my childhood playing Sonic and such titles, and…

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Disgaea 1 Complete Review (PS4) – Not Completely Engaging

Disgaea 1 Complete Review (PS4) – Not Completely Engaging

on October 10th, 2018 | No Comments

I’m not hugely familiar with Disgaea, having some experience with Disgaea 2 and not much else, so Disgaea 1 Complete felt like the perfect doorway…

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Timespinner Review (PS4)

Timespinner Review (PS4)

on October 4th, 2018 | No Comments

The Metroid-Vania, or exploration platformer as I prefer to think of them, has been an essential mainstay in gaming since Symphony of the Night…

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Super Mario Party Review (Switch)

Super Mario Party Review (Switch)

on October 3rd, 2018 | No Comments

Mario Party as a franchise has a bloodied legacy across the ages, likely causing more fights amongst family and friends than Monopoly, Operation and…

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Interview with Naoki Yoshida – Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshi-P!

Interview with Naoki Yoshida – Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshi-P!

on November 10th, 2017 | No Comments

This past weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, to talk about…

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Project Rap Rabbit – PaRappa The Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators to join forces?

Project Rap Rabbit – PaRappa The Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators to join forces?

on May 2nd, 2017 | 5 Comments

You might want to sit down for this one. Last week, a reliable source informed me of a new game he heard was in production – a collaboration…

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Which Arcade Posture Do You Have?

Which Arcade Posture Do You Have?

on February 13th, 2017 | 2 Comments

Anyone who plays games regularly can probably feel that “gaming weight” on them right now, pushing down at their back somewhere depending on the…

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Nintendo Switch UK Premiere: Hands-On Gameplay & Chat

Nintendo Switch UK Premiere: Hands-On Gameplay & Chat

on January 14th, 2017 | No Comments

Oscar, Peter, and Geraint hit up the Nintendo Switch UK Premiere Event. Here’s the low-down on the big hitters – including 1, 2, Switch,…

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NieR Retrospective – An Underappreciated Gem

NieR Retrospective – An Underappreciated Gem

on December 24th, 2016 | 5 Comments

NieR released back in 2010, developed by the now defunct Cavia and published by Square Enix, and now NieR: Automata is nearly upon us…

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Rice Gaming & Anime Awards 2016

Rice Gaming & Anime Awards 2016

on December 23rd, 2016 | 2 Comments

We’ve already done the Reader’s Choice Awards for this year, but the year isn’t over just yet! Oscar, Holly, and Peter shed some light on…

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Does “Game of the Year” Matter? – Dreamask Episode 1

Does “Game of the Year” Matter? – Dreamask Episode 1

on December 20th, 2016 | No Comments

Does GOTY matter? What console should you buy someone this Christmas? Veteran Video Games Analyst Dreamcast is here to answer your questions!  

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Kojima & Blow Interviews + Pro Gamer & Rooster Teeth “Stop the Hate” Yogscast Campaign

Kojima & Blow Interviews + Pro Gamer & Rooster Teeth “Stop the Hate” Yogscast Campaign

on November 24th, 2016 | No Comments

Pro Gamer lands exclusive interviews with both Kojima and Jonathan Blow at his massive MCM stand in October! Also, he drops some love Yogscast’s…

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Japanese Company Puts Employee Trading Cards Inside Crisps

Japanese Company Puts Employee Trading Cards Inside Crisps

on October 24th, 2016 | 6 Comments

With their company growing to 110 employees the smartphone developer Ponos was facing a problem: lack of communication. As their team grew larger less…

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7 Nintendo NX Images Nintendo DON’T Want You To See

7 Nintendo NX Images Nintendo DON’T Want You To See

on October 20th, 2016 | 3 Comments

Nintendo have announced that at 3pm today they’ll be showing the first preview trailer for what is currently known as the Nintendo NX! Their…

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Soulcalibur VI Launch Day Gameplay!

Soulcalibur VI Launch Day Gameplay!

on October 19th, 2018 | No Comments

The stage is set for the return of a tale of souls and swords eternally retold! Yes, it’s the release day of Soulcalibur VI,…

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Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors – Stream Archive

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors – Stream Archive

on October 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Sometimes, the older games are best, some times they are not, and this is definitely one of the former. For one of our Fight…

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Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts – Stream Archive

Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts – Stream Archive

on October 18th, 2018 | No Comments

We genuinely love a good spook, and there’s little scarier than a hard game. So, for the first game on stream of October, we…

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Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso is Coming to Switch

Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso is Coming to Switch

on October 16th, 2018 | No Comments

Korean developer Superb Corp. has announced its rhythm game Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso will be coming to Switch! Though a release window hasn’t been…

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New Peach Ball: Senran Kagura Trailer Released

New Peach Ball: Senran Kagura Trailer Released

on October 11th, 2018 | No Comments

Marvelous and Honey∞Parade Games have released a new trailer for upcoming Senran Kagura pinball spin-off Peach Ball: Senran Kagura! It’s pretty much exactly what you’d…

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Kemono Friends Picross Heading West on Switch

Kemono Friends Picross Heading West on Switch

on October 2nd, 2018 | No Comments

Picross games are pretty addictive, so a hefty Picross title coming to Switch this month sounds like a very good thing! What’s more, it’s…

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Extended Kingdom Hearts III Trailer, Screenshots and Box Art Released

Extended Kingdom Hearts III Trailer, Screenshots and Box Art Released

on September 19th, 2018 | No Comments

Following on from the short Tokyo Game Show trailer that came out last week, Square Enix has released an extended Kingdom Hearts III trailer,…

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Raphael Takes the Stage in New Soulcalibur VI Trailer

Raphael Takes the Stage in New Soulcalibur VI Trailer

on September 19th, 2018 | No Comments

The cat may already be out of the bag, thanks to a recent leak confirming Raphael and Cervantes in Soulcalibur VI, but that just…

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Swery’s The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Launches October 11th

Swery’s The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Launches October 11th

on September 13th, 2018 | No Comments

Upcoming action-adventure game from Swery65, The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, will be releasing digitally across all platforms on October 11th!…

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Langrisser Remake Double Pack for PS4 Gets First Trailer

Langrisser Remake Double Pack for PS4 Gets First Trailer

on September 6th, 2018 | No Comments

The Langrisser remake double pack for for PS4, simply titled Langrisser I & II, now has its first trailer! As well as a brief…

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