Robbie Lakeman is the new King of Kong

A new world record holder has been crowned for Donkey Kong and it is Robbie Lakeman. A relatively unknown contender emerged and surpassed previous world record holder Hank Chien. Lakeman’s score was 1,141,800, beating out Chien by just 3,200 points. Though Lakeman now has the highest score, a score of 1,206,800 was achieved by Dean Saglio using the MAME emulator. However, due to it being an emulated game, it is not recognized as the world record score. You can read more about the record and everything Donkey Kong over at the Donkey Kong Blog.


Batman: Arkham Knight Releases in June, Two Collector’s Editions Announced

Batman: Arkham Knight, originally slated to release this year, has received an official worldwide release date of June 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

And if the game alone isn’t enough for those hardcore Batman fans out there, Rocksteady has unveiled two separate collector’s editions for players to choose from – the Limited Edition, which runs for $99.99 on consoles and €100/£74.99 on PC in Europe, Austrailia and New Zealand only, as well as the Batmobile Edition, which will be priced at an unbelievable $200.


Buy Destiny Digitally for Last-Gen Consoles, Upgrade to New-Gen Free

Bungie has mustered up a new offer for anyone interested in purchasing Destiny digitally for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, those that purchase the game through the PlayStation Store or the Xbox Store will be eligible for a free upgrade to the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One version of Destiny. The offer will expire January 15th, 2015 so act now and redeem a free game just for buying Destiny digitally.


The Adventures of Lolo – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at The Adventures of Lolo!


Minecraft Coming to Xbox One September 5th

Minecraft launched two years ago on the Xbox 360 and saw an immense following. Digital sales brought in enough revenue that there was a physical version of the game released and then saw a release across Sony’s consoles. Microsoft has officially given the go ahead on Minecraft for the Xbox One. We will see the official release for the game this Friday on September 5th.

Walking Dead Season Two

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season Two Review

Telltale found quite the success with The Walking Dead back in 2012, obtaining several awards and taking Game of the Year away from several other contenders at Spike’s Video Game Awards. The story that followed Lee Everett and Clementine through a world ravaged by zombies was both compelling and gripping because the decisions you made shaped every relationship you had within the game. I felt this game was a stepping stone in what is to come for story development within games and shows how strong a relationship can become over a short period of time.

The Walking Dead: Season Two had its first episode released back in December and has had a new release every other month alongside The Wolf Among Us – another game I loved this year. This time the story centered around Clementine as she makes her own choices and builds from the lessons that she was taught from the first game.