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Should it be Xbox 720 or 1? Pick a side.
Yesterday I was berating my kids for not previously downloading the oh-so-popular Flappy Bird app that has been a big source of controversy lately. I only learned about the app being removed from the app store from a group of carpool kids that I drive to and from school – and my ears perked up when one of them told me that some Flappy Birds “try-hards” were buying used devices with the app still loaded on them for around $1,000 on eBay.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review
Titanfall beta was over too fast, but it left an impression on me and I can’t wait to play more. Thinking of passing on it? Here’s why you should reconsider.
The “Year Metroids invade Castlevania!!”
Year of Luigi is coming to an end. Do you want to explain to a giant ape with a history of kidnapping, anger issues, and reckless driving that he can’t be character of the year?
The trailer was released yesterday for Wolfenstein: The New Order. I’m excited about and I think you should be too!
Left Behind did some
Many people have outwardly expressed their disdain for the lack of females in the unfinished “Deep Down,” and Ryan explains why such a judgement (so preemptively) is not a good idea.
Check out this list of the best sites for free online games.
Boo! This game is totally scary! Sort of….at times….man, this description is cheesy. Read the review I guess.
Fads in the mobile and online gaming industry have continuously increased with the use of Facebook and many other social media outlets. Constantly, developers are attempting to find the easiest, most complex, addicting games that will bring in either a quick dollar or millions of dollars. For example, the ever popular “Candy Crush Saga” created by King Games brings in an average $633,000 per day. That per day analysis says something really interesting about the game. Sure, a lot of what comes in is probably ad revenues, but something else that strikes me about games like these is the fact that there are ways to purchase currency and points through the game. With just a dollar, you can buy enough “points” or other currency in the game to continue playing even after your lives have run out.
Irrational games, the major game studio behind the Bioshock games, is essentially closing down according to Ken Levine who says, “I need to refocus my energy on a smaller team with a flatter structure and a more direct relationship with gamers,” which basically means that he is laying off nearly everyone except 15 people. This is a very strange piece of news that I didn’t expect at all. Is it because Bioshock Infinite didn’t sell well? Is it because Ken Levine simply wants to take himself creatively somewhere else? It just leaves so many questions to be asked.
Rory offers up 3 potential game changers that would help the Xbox One overtake the PS4.
Left Behind reminded me why I loved The Last of Us so much. It was easily my favorite game of 2013, and possibly my favorite game of all time. When the first and final single-player DLC, Left Behind, was announced, I couldn’t wait to jump back into the incredible world that Naughty Dog created.
As the world prepares for the massive Titanfall launch, Rory can’t help but worry about EA’s “golden” publishing touch.
Writing about video games is pretty important, I guess?
A discussion on the aspect of storytelling in video games and Bioshock Infinite’s place in that.
Titanfall nails the fun factor.
Capcom’s free-to-play dungeon crawler, Deep Down, has been delayed in Japan.
The Last of Us took the video game industry by storm not because it did anything necessarily new but because it executed everything near perfect and was a great capstone to the last generation. Now with the downloadable content Left Behind, we focus on two aspects that we cut back and forth between: The in between time of the Fall and Winter seasons of the original game and a brand new time frame before the story of Joel and Ellie, her friendship with Riley. The game plays virtually the same as The Last of Us as expected, the same refined 3rd person shooting and stealth tactics that made the original game so great. But what surprises me the most is how much the downloadable content didn’t focus on combat. There isn’t a whole lot of combat in general throughout until the climax which actually makes the entire thing much more effective.
My review of Left Behind, the only single player DLC of my favourite game of all time, The Last of Us.
Author UnSubject over at his blog, Evil As A Hobby, scrubbed through video game labeled Kickstarters spanning 2009 – 2012 and assembled the data into a compelling look at the extremely low rate of follow-through made by over 366 projects. It’s a great article that has encouraged quite a bit of discussion both there and across the ‘net.
The hostility shown towards free-to-play payment models from the more Traditional Video Game- orientated community highlights its ongoing problem with accepting change and embracing diversity.
With Lighting Returns out this week maybe you’re considering trying other games for the first time in the Final Fantasy Franchise. Here are my impressions of the all the main numbered entries minus the online and spin-off entries to help you pick the game that’s right for you.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard all about Dong Nguyen’s viral mobile game, Flappy Bird. You’ve probably also heard that he took it down after it became “too addictive.” But why is it exactly that a simple game like Flappy Bird became so popular?
Octodad: Dadliest Catch starts off as a slightly humorous joke, but it won’t take long for you to realize that the joke’s on you.
Nintendo wants to shake up their business strategy, so why not try the one thing we’ve all been suggesting for years?
It’s been an extremely long time since I dusted this feature off from the shelf and with the Rome inspired action game, Ryse: Son of Rome, releasing for Xbox One, it was a perfect opportunity. Ryse is a game so rich with historical figures and events that you begin to really wonder if these people and things in the game really were true. That’s where ‘History Behind The Game’ comes in. Let me be your guide as we fill in the gaps.
SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers for The Walking Dead: The Game – Season 1. Do not read if you have not completed Season 1.
My review of The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2, told from an objective positive point of view, topped off with a subjective summary.
What’s better than running around an abandoned asylum and hanging out with a bunch of face-hungry kooks? Running around an abandoned asylum and hanging out with a bunch of face-hungry kooks with a night vision camera.
There’s a perception towards “Disabled Gamer(s)” all around the world. I take these ideas, these myths, and debunk them.
Let’s face it, they are in for the money…
A brief, albeit wordy summary of why I continue studying video games, salary be damned.
As the new generation of games arrives and developers find new creative ways to utilize the hardware let’s not forgot to fix some of the problems that plague last generation’s titles so we can all appreciate them even more.
Guys, I’m truly astounded. I don’t know how to react to this statement said by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata at a conference held in Osaka, Japan last week.
Sex sells, this is hardly a revelation, but is that necessarily a bad thing? A lot of people might say it is but we think differently.
A great game that you should definitely download and play because it is free!
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