Courtney Holmes

Courtney Holmes

Courtney is Pixelkin's Associate Managing Editor. While working with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, she mentored young girls in teamwork, leadership, personal responsibility, and safety. Today, she spends her time studying adolescent development and using literary analysis techniques to examine video games.


Chandelure Is Coming to Pokkén Tournament

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Pokkén Tournament is an upcoming game for the Wii U that combines the fighting game Tekken and the kid-friendly Pokémon. In anticipation of the game’s release in July, the developers have been one-by-one announcing new Pokémon that will appear in the game. Earlier this week, we’ve received confirmation that Mewtwo, Braixen, and Garchomp will be added to the roster.

Today we learned that the Ghost/Fire Pokémon Chandelure is joining, too!

Chandelure is a kind of weird choice for a fighting game like Pokkén because it doesn’t use physical attacks. The super weird-but-awesome chandelier-esque creature uses hypnosis to directly attack its opponents spirits. Spooky. It will be interesting to see how Pokkén works this technique into its gameplay.

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That Dragon, Cancer Is an Anthem for the People Left Behind

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Platforms: PC, Mac, OUYA
We played on: Mac

That Dragon, Cancer by Numinous Games tells the autobiographical story of Ryan and Amy Green as their young son Joel fights with cancer. It’s unlike any other video game that I’ve played. It invites you to take a look inside the minds of two people dealing with incomprehensible tragedy, while simultaneously posing questions about what a video game is meant to be. Read More

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See Every GDC Awards Finalist

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We have the list of finalists for the 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards! Winners will be announced during a ceremony on March 16 in San Francisco. The event will be hosted by Robin Hunicke, co-founder of indie game studio Funomena, and it will happen as part of the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC). Immediately preceding the conference will be the Independent Games Festival Awards, whose finalists were announced last week. Read More