Coffee Stain Studios unleashes “A Story About My Uncle” on Steam!

Coffee Stain Studios, creators of the popular Sanctum Series, have teamed up with Gone North Games to bring you a new platforming title in 2014!  Cutting out the violence and explosive action and gore of most of today’s games, ASAMU creates a much more immersive experience by encouraging players to explore their environments and progress the story arc. Using the effects of the juggernaut of an engine that is Unreal, this games promises to satiate ANY and ALL of the players needs for amazing graphics, smooth gameplay, and unmatched responsiveness.

ASAMU is still in development, and so the company is very secretive about just how much of the game it reveals to the public. As of now, they’re telling of a story in which a young boy ventures forth to find his lost uncle, but in true Alice In Wonderland fashion, he stumbles into a world of pure imagination and wonder. Fantasy intertwines with reality to create an environment that only the most creative minds could muster up.

ASAMU is extremely motion-centric, encouraging the player to use the smooth and brisk movement to explore every nook and cranny of its fantastic maps.  A grappling-hook style of movement is going to be your greatest asset as you traverse the landscape like a modern day Spiderman in a world no less whimsical than Narnia itself!

“Concept Art of the Young Boy Protagonist”

Nintendo Announces Miiverse and Network ID’s for 3DS

With the introduction of Nintendo’s Miiverse and Network ID programs, fans no longer have to go through the string of hoops so to speak in talking with people and befriending them. However, it was only exclusive to the WiiU which left 3DS users out of the joys that came with the easier system. Especially so with having a separate Eshop balance. Today, Nintendo has announced that the Network ID system (as well as Miiverse) will be enabled for Nintendo 3DS after a December system update.

Once you download the update, 3DS users will be able to register their Nintendo Network ID that they made for the Wii U on their system. The much anticipated benefit of this update will finally combine the Nintendo eShop account balances enabling 3DS players to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U can still create their own Nintendo Network ID and will be able to take advantage of the feature if they wind up buying a Wii U later on.


As stated previously, this update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on Nintendo 3DS. This will allow users with a Nintendo Network ID and a wireless Internet connection, to be able to connect with players around the world to share their experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.

If you would like more information, check out today’s Nintendo Direct. It is very interesting how the Wii U and 3DS are being integrated to be more user friendly online with each other. It makes me wonder if there will be 3DS titles that work on Wii U and vice versa (such as how some games can be played both on PS Vita and Playstation 3.)

BlargTV: Black Friday Sales

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching for those of us in the US, so to looms the much anticipated unofficial holiday known as Black Friday! It’s a day known as the official start of holiday shopping causing the masses to flock to various stores in search of the best deals and gifts for the holiday season. Though GameStop and Toys R Us have already announced their promotions for Black Friday, Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy have announced today the list of deals that each chain will be offering this Black Friday. Down below are some of the many deals that you can find:




Wal-Mart, which will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

4GB Xbox 360 – $99
PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins – $199
12GB PlayStation 3 – $150
Disney Infinity or Skylanders Starter Packs – $38.96
Nintendo 2DS – $99
Call of Duty: Ghosts – $40
Battlefield 4 – $25
Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $34
Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 – $15



Best Buy, which opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins – $199
The Last of Us, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Beyond: Two Souls, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $35
Call of Duty: Ghosts – $45
Wii U bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and two controllers – $320
Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle – $150
250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle (includes Tomb Raider, Halo 4, Darksiders II, and Batman: Arkham City) – $190






And lastly Target, which opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day
3DS XL – $150
Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle (with copies of Kinect Sports Season Two and Kinect Adventures) – $190
Disney Infinity Starter Pack – $50
All Skylanders toys – Buy two, get one free
PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins – $199
Battlefield 4 – $35
Max Payne 3 – $10
Three-month Xbox Live Gold subscription – $10

Target is also offering a buy two; get one free deal on more than 1000 titles this week, including games for the Playstation 4.

Here you have it folks, plenty of deals to jump start your holiday shopping. Though the Playstation 4 and Xbox One will not be marked down, most other consoles will, so if you are looking to get another console (or are getting one for the first time) there is no better time like the present! As a little PSA, we know how crazy Black Friday can be, so please exert caution and stay safe in the search of the ultimate deal. Or if you want to bypass the cold mornings/nights and the buzzing swarm, there’s Cyber Monday to look forward to which features online deals!

New Pikmin 3 DLC Hits the Nintendo eShop

Fans of the adorable creatures known as Pikmin rejoice! Today, Nintendo has announced that the lovable and edible creatures will be getting some love in the form of things that want to eat em as DLC. Entitled Battle Enemies!, these new missions allow players to continue to face challenges in the world of Pikmin, throwing the little aliens at various monsters in order to achieve a higher score on Nintendo’s global rankings leaderboard. Just hit up the Nintendo eShop and download the DLC, the usual drill and once downloaded, you can find it underneath Mission Mode on the main menu.

The new DLC will cost $2 bucks a pop or $6 altogether for the pack of four, the first one being free and obtained via an automatic update!



Pikmin 3 was designed by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and puts the players on a strange, alien world, in charge of a mob of small creatures called Pikmin. The world of Pikmin 3 is filled with challenges for players to overcome, and with this new wave of DLC (the second set of Pikmin 3 DLC, to be exact), Nintendo gives players incentive to return to Pikmin 3 and even newcomers a reason to buy with the holiday season approaching!

Cat Mario Comes Early to PBteens

Today, Nintendo has announced that it is partnering with PBteen (that’s Pottery Barn, but for teenagers) to bring the upcoming Super Mario 3D World to the public early! These lucky PBteen locations the House of Mario chose have been outfitted with special lounges that are equipped with comfy chairs and Wii U consolesAnd of course, what kind of promotion would this be without the playable plumber himself as patrons will be able to play Super Mario 3D World at these special lounges every day after 3:3oPM until November 24th-not bad for a game that won’t be released until the 22nd.

In addition to playing the game, patrons can also enter a sweepstakes to win a free Wii U. But this is not just any Wii U, but the deluxe set that comes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Both games will be included on one disc.


The following PBteen stores that will be participating in the promotion are as followed 

  • New York City – 1451 Second Ave., New York, NY
  • Market Square – 2111 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Natick Mall – 1245 Worcester St., Natick, MA
  • Roseville – 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, CA
  • Edina Galleria – 3510 Galleria, Edina, MN
  • Kenwood Towne Centre – 7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH
  • Streets at Southpoint – 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC
  • Village of Merrick Park – 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, FL
  • The Oaks – 520 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Westfield Annapolis – 1800 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD
  • South Coast Plaza – 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, CA

In addition, the PBteen at Oakbrook Center in Illinois (2A Oakbrook Center Mall, Oakbrook, IL) will feature the lounge until the eleventh, and the PBteen in Huntington (160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington, NY) will feature the lounge until the fourteenth.


If you are not near any of these locations, please feel free to curse the skies at the unfairness of it all. When you’ve finished with that, however, you can still enter the sweepstakes both in the store and online at

Ubisoft Makes Uplay Passport Walk the Plank


Digital Rights Management has been a rather popular practice among developers to help deter the dreaded internet pirates. To simplify the act, it’s where the game has X amount of activation per computer or a one time pay-to-play pass when it comes to multiplayer games. The rise of DRM came to be with companies projecting the theoretical dollars lost from people pirating their game and the need to defend their works. That being said, gamers understandably knew that developers wanted to protect their IPs, but not at the expense of treating your entire fanbase like a bunch of criminals.


Thus, after months, if not years of fans speaking out about this controversial practice, notably DRM user Ubisoft is the next to cave to the pressure of the fans. With the release of the much anticipated Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Frag, fan complaint began to grow rampant when it became apparent that the companion app “Edward’s Fleet” helped made the game easier. Essentially, a pay-2-win model if you were to go as far as that, not sitting well with fans at all. Thus, Ubisoft decided to ax it’s DRM program Uplay Passport not only for AC IV, but for all future titles that will come out of the developer.

With the Uplay Passport now defunct, it makes me wonder other such methods will phase out. Especially so with the arrival of the PS4 and Xbox One and the need to pay for their online services. But in any case, who knows if the act will fully phase itself out or if anyone will even remember what DRM was with the current trend.

The Walking Dead’s Clementine Keeps Her Hair Short for Season 2

Hot on the heels of their video game take on the Fables comic series, The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games has served up a teaser trailer for the second season of their smash-hit feels-fest The Walking Dead. While lacking much in the way of information, the trailer does serve up enough nostalgia to whet the appetite of series fans and gives a few glimpses into what we can expect.

Season 1’s deuteragonist Clementine appears to be taking a primary role this time around, a few years older and hopefully wiser. The walkers still plague the Earth, quashing her original hopes of normalcy returning anytime soon, and a handful of screenshots at the game’s official site indicate the presence of some new survivors in her life. Everything else about the title remains a mystery, including the The Walking Dead: Season 2’s release date. What is known that is it apparently “Coming Soon” before Christmas 2013 and that it will be available on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Mac. Full-season pre-orders start at $22.49, your annual savings from the overall model of $4.99 per episode if buying them individually. Pre-orders also qualify for a limited edition DVD shipping after the final episode in the season.

Decisions made in both Season 1 of The Walking Dead and the carryover DLC, The Walking Dead: 400 Days will impact the proceedings of the new season, so keep your save files on hand or get to finishing the older content now to be up to speed! If you haven’t experienced the heart-wrenching feels of the first game, TellTale will be releasing a GOTY edition this November which includes the 4oo Days DLC and other goodies such as the OST and a behind-the-scenes look. The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition will be for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for $29.99