My thoughts on Words with Friends and other Smartphone apps created by Zynga
The ad says it all — “Extensively consumer-tested with game players”. The box even had a splash bubble promising “Higher scores of your money back!” It was the Turbo Touch 360, and the only thing missing from it were angels carrying it down from heaven to a 16-bit soundtrack.
Like with most works of pop-culture; a video game will have a story that borrows elements from one work as a tribute to its influence or acknowledge that its a modern retelling of a classic story. Than you have games that pretty much rip-off another work and try to pass it off as their own original content. Here are 5 games with stories that ripped off other great works.
When I think back to some of the most troubled times in my life I remember wanting to get away from it all. I remember wanting to escape the ensuing fate upon which I had fallen, but life offered no medication to alleviate my dissatisfaction. Do you want to know how I dealt with those situations? I played video games. They offered me a chance to work through my distress and gave me a way to leave it all behind for a few hours.
Ms. Pac-Man’s Playstation 1 era puzzle-platformer is one of a long series of titles Namco released in the franchise. Will it be remembered in the future?
If you’re planning on getting an Xbox One and you haven’t yet heard the news regarding Titanfall’s release date and collector’s edition, then you must be living under a rock. As of October 22, it was announced that Titanfall will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 11 in North America and March 13 in Europe.
It’s no secret how much resentment the gaming press and community holds against publishers for their rather shady DLC practices. A recent DLC announcement for a personal favorite game series reminds me of how we – as consumers- let them get away with it.
It’s easy for longtime players to forget how intimidating Pokémon can be for first timers. Learn how to get the most out of Pokémon X & Y if it’s your first Pokémon game.
Ever felt the need to channel your inner Dog the Bounty Hunter and track down some bail jumpers? Grand Theft Auto V lets you live out that fantasy as you track down these reprobates dead or alive. I guess it makes sense since you’re using the already volatile Trevor to track these people down.
Sure, open-world games have evolved, but gamer expectations and desires have evolved as well. At least for me. No longer is mayhem just the means and end, I play it with something more in mind.
Adding numbers has never been so much fun.
A brief pondering on why game development is such a secretive process.
It goes without saying that GTA: Online has had a rough start. With the servers getting under control and bugs getting squashed, just how is this ambitious mode? Full Impressions await.
Most of the games now days are created by experienced team of developers, designers, project managers etc… But, what happens when you give chance to a kid with just a vivid imagination and passion for drawing crazy creatures? Zombies: Run or Kill is a result of one of those situations. Peaksel LLC has just decided to start making games, with biggest focus on girly games, when a friend of theirs brought in her cute, game obsessed boy. As soon as he saw the owner he starred trowing his ideas about what would be the best game ever to play and what no one has yet made.
Initially I wasn’t going to bother, but the call to action pulled me back in. How did I fare? Is it worth your time? Let me give you a rundown of the Battlefield 4 beta on both the PC and current gen consoles.
A precursor to my reviews to the games in the Silent Hill series
Let me start by saying I love NimbleBit games and the studio as a whole. I, like many of you, was hooked when I discovered Tiny Tower. I love the pixel art, the bitizen characters and the little attentions to detail in their games like the Bitbook (mock in-game Facebook). Not only are their games good but it seems like they are the underdogs that everyone is rooting for, and I mean “underdog” in the best way possible as in they don’t have the capital or resources that their competition has. It’s hard not to respect them when they send notes like this to studios who copy their games.
My experience with The Oculus Rift VR at Eurogamer Expo 2013. (Spoilers, it’s good)
It seems as though EVERYBODY is writing about Grand Theft Auto V at the minute. I hate my life and I hate being left out of large groups of important people, in equal measure, so I wrote this.
Next on The Best of Gaming Horror list is another PlayStation 2 classic that have players fighting against a deadly mutation at research facility in a frozen wasteland of Antarctica (and no I’m not talking about The Thing). Extermination was a unique horror game for its time that sadly was quick to fall into obscurity among the PlayStation community.
Mods are a win-win situation for the PC gaming community. Soon, they may reach a wider audience because of Valve’s Steam Machines, designed for the living room.
Last month the Dreamcast turned 14 years old. Allow me to reminisce a bit.
I’m an American and I love violence! Well, it can be funny at certain moments in certain video games, anyway. These are the finest ten of those moments!
First, do you enjoy side-scrolling space shooters? Second, are you ok with the fact that if you lose all your lives before reaching the end, you’ll start all the way back at the beginning with none of your power-ups in tow?
Highlighting some of the best up and coming Indie Developer studios before they make it big! Up today: Rocket City Studios
Highlighting some of the best up and coming Indie Developers before they make it big! Come learn about RatDog Games.
Mixing historical fact and fiction together makes it tough to know what’s real and what isn’t in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series. Let me try to sort everything out for you.
I’m a more hardcore gamer than you. Is that a good thing?
Overwhelmed by the Card Hunter multiplayer experience? Here are a few helpful tips to get you into fighting shape.