‘Make it Rain’ app: The secret to its $50K per day success

I first heard about the notorious app called “Make it Rain: The Love of Money” by Space Inch, LLC, while blithely scrolling through my email and seeing a headline from Business Insider about the app making $50,000 per day in ad revenue and in-app purchases. Several days later, I’d see it in action, in the hands of a 5th-grade student as I chaperoned a school trip to Cincinnati.

The Long War mod: why you should be playing XCOM again

For those of you who don’t know, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game that was released back in 2012. The original game placed you as the commander, the one in charge of organizing earth’s final defense against the alien invaders. Fast forward a few and XCOM Enemy Within is released. This incredible expansion pack (not DLC), adds many cool new additions to the original game, such as mech troopers, or genetically enhanced super soldiers, along with a new campaign and a new enemy to face. The only thing XCOM was missing after Enemy Within was, well, more XCOM. However, a genius group of modders have released a mod titled Long War.

I Just Played: Audiosurf 2

What a game! I’ve always been a particular fan of music based games. I don’t know its just something about playing an addictive game that conforms to the music you want it to play. This is very different from just playing any game and having iTunes open in the background. So let’s get on with it…

Resistance – a generation of FPS in a nutshell

Recently, Sony prematurely pulled the online support plug on all three Resistance games. In doing so it became apparent the series never quite reached the popularity their creators intended them to, but the guys at Insomniac Games did manage to achieve something special. A look back at the evolution of Resistance looks like a cross-section of all of last generation of first person shooters.