Did you have a Nintendo Gameboy in 1989? Tetris, Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Zelda were all mainstay games that eventually helped the handheld console reach over 119 million units in sales. The portable dynamo laid the ground work for today before its last iteration, the Game Boy Micro in 2005. What are your favorite GameBoy games of all time?Read more
G5 Entertainment and Artifex Mundi has a great recent track-record of hidden object puzzle adventure games, and they continue with the release of 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek, now available for the Mac! The game tells the story of a reporter lost in a mysterious town in the 1950s and the friend who investigates!Read more
Ossian Studios is an excellent RPG studio, creating great add-on adventures for the original Neverwinter Nights and NWN2, and most recently the iPad specific RPG The Shadow Sun. I loved the game, and now it is on sale for the first time, and Ossian has put out a call for testers of an open beta for an Android port!Read more
Dan and I continue to love our Kindle Fires and the Amazon ecosystem, and I find myself slowly expanding my library of games I own on Amazon as well as Apple. So it is great that G5 has had great sales and giveaways. Now they have a huge sale with 12 favorite games for $0.99 or $1.99 on every platform!Read more
I will have to confess that I missed playing the original Paranormal Agency when it first came out, and wasn’t a huge fan when I played it, finding it lacking compared to other genre games. However the sequel delivers a tense and engaging experience that is on par with some of the best games in the genre!
Back in 2009, I reviewed Risen, calling it “a game that I can easily and overwhelmingly recommend to fans of the Gothic games as a ‘full price buy’.” I’ve played it a few times since, and it continues to hold up as an excellent experience. Today publisher Deep Silver joins GoG and Risen is available DRM-Free on GoG.com for
I reviewed The Island Castaway HD almost exactly two years ago, praising the game for voice acting, music, clever tasks and challenges and an overall sense of fun. The game is available on Android, Kindle Fire, Nook and Mac – and G5 has made it FREE for this week, but hurry because the deal ends on April 6th!!
OUYA celebrates their first anniversary of the console’s launch with seven games from seven of the first game developers. Currently, gamers can choose from 729 games and growing including these special OUYA One-Year Anniversary Deals. March 28, 2013 is the anniversary date when Kickstarter supporters first received this micro-console that runs on its own Android operating system.
Zumba Fitness World Party continues the popular dance/fitness game series from Majesco. This excitable experience involves an included fitness belt (neon green and black) and uses a Wii remote (required to play). Zumba Fitness World Party has amazing gameplay and exercise opportunities. Move to over 40 new songs amid seven worldwide locations that anchor over 40 classes and 14 outstandingRead more
Skydive: Proximity Flight offers a unique skydiving sport/simulator experience using classic controllers or Kinect where players get an expanded movement range compare to real life. TopWare Interactive AG and Gaijin Entertainment used real skydiving pros in the game creation and offer freestyle, trick, route flight and adrenaline race modes plus leaderboard functions and multiplayer for $6.99 (Xbox Live exclusive).
In South Park: The Stick of Truth, players explore the small Colorado town, engage in turned-based fighting, and encounter endless characters. Almost every conceivable element from the animated television series has been transferred over to this video game adaptation. In fact, developers have created an authentic simulation microcosm of the show where any player (fan or not) can visit
My new favorite iOS game is an auto-runner where you throw pinballs at glass obstacles to see how long you can last before you run out of balls. In the iOS/Android freebie, Smash Hit, you float through a gorgeously futuristic and ever-changing landscape trying to survive the ever-present threat of obstacles getting in your way while enjoying beautifully synchronizedRead more
Aksys Games has released 999: The Novel on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for $4.99. Kotaro Uchikoshi wrote this mind-bending, interactive thriller, based on the hit 2010 Nintendo DS game Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors or 999, where readers can track their chosen path and can actually go back to take a different route if
The Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system hatches in stores on March 14 along with the new latest game series installment Yoshi’s New Island, which debuts on the 3DS. In the game, Yoshi throws various eggs that he lays including Mega Eggdozers and helps young Mario save Luigi. The system MSRP is $199.99 and the game MSRP is $39.99.
Once again it is a holiday weekend, which means every game site will have a sale! Not to be outdone, GoG.com is having TWO sales at the same time! They are having a ‘Luck of the Irish Special’ and also a ‘BIG Weekend Sale on BIG Games’ promotion. These provide dozens of chances to save big on great DRM-free games!Read more
Today was the day millions of Xbox One owners were waiting for: the release of Titanfall. All this waiting, only to get home to find that the always-reliable Xbox Live has let them down. Although it’s not as big of a deal as some Twitter reactions say, it really brings into question the legitimacy of always-online games.Read more
Bravely Default, a Nintendo 3DS exclusive game, brings a quality Japanese role-playing game (RPG) to North America. A character foursome seeks special crystals to save their land of Luxendarc. Along the way, players can experience several special side quests, augmented reality functionality, extensive job/ability system, unique brave (unleash)/default (store) combat and amazing collaborative capabilities using online and StreetPass networking.Read more
NBA Live 14 brings the basketball game series back to the court with impressive graphics, detailed player controls, and familiar EA Sports enhancements. Players get a wide range of experiences ranging from the extensive Dynasty levels to the special buzzbeater Moments (one is five seconds long).
First and Third Person shooter fans can enjoy a video game paradise with two new downloadable content (DLC) packs. First up, the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Onslaught DLC, already available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, releases for PC, PS4 and PS3. The available Season Pass offers a nice advantage for a price break where players get Onslaught and the
rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes premieres in North America with a unique video game music concert series, executive produced by Jason Michael Paul. Specially chosen video game musical scores combine with professional theatrics, visuals and orchestral arrangements in this upcoming tour.The first show will take place at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater on April 19.
Last fall Spiderweb Software released Avadon 2 The Corruption for Mac and PC, and I said that the sequel improved on the original in every way. Now iPad users get the game optimized for the touch interface and with all post-release patches. How has the game transitioned? As with the original, the iPad version is my favorite!Read more
G5 Games continues moving their popular franchises to social platforms – from Virtual City Playground to Secret Society to Stand O’Food Empire, the games add to the original experience while extending the gameplay to many hours. Now another of my favorite franchises – is out as The Island Castaway: Lost World is a free-to-play social game for the iPad!Read more
Free-to-play games are huge money makers, but need to be based on a solid foundation. With Secret Society and Virtual City Playground, G5 set the bar high, then delivered with Letters From Nowhere: A Hidden Object Mystery. Now they’re back with Hidden City Mystery of Shadows, and this latest hidden object game keeps resources tight but delivers a fun mystery.Read more