I’ve loved video game trading site Goozex for more than 7 years since it launched in 2006. Initially it grew quickly as an alternative to paltry trade-ins handed out by GameStop or the cumbersome trade mechanics of early trade-site GameTZ. Goozex acted as middleman on millions of trades, but industry shifts doomed trading and now Goozex appears closed for good.Read more
G5 offers a free game weekly, this week it’s city-building/time management game Build It! Miami Beach Resort. I reviewed it for iPad, saying it “stands on its own quite solidly as something worth checking out”. If you haven’t played yet, get it now as G5 Gives Away Build It! Miami Beach Resort on iOS and Android for Free ThisRead more
2K and Bethesda will offer duo packs for players who missed Borderlands 2 and Dishonored or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and BioShock Infinite for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. These treasures will cost $29.99 each (North America only) and include the base games without any downloadable content (DLC). This special team-up team will release February 11, 2014.
Gamers love tower defense games, and fantasy action-combat games. Bardbarian has all of this and more. Based around the hero Brad and his Axe guitar, this light-hearted romp has you summoning companions and special attacks as you work to fend off the invaders and protect your village. For a bargain price you will get loads of fun!
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 for iPad and iPhone. The game tells the story of a reporter lost in a mysterious town in the 1950s and the friend who investigates!Read more
Back in early December I talked with Ossian Studios head Alan Miranda about the release of The Shining Sun, and my single concern was that Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition was due for release just before Christmas. That didn’t happen, and TSS enjoyed time in the spotlight … but now the ultimate classic RPG has arrived on the iPad!Read more
I woke up to a very exciting email this morning, as it appears that Respawn and EA are opening up the highly anticipated Titanfall to a limited public Alpha test on the Xbox One console. The email invited me to apply to Alpha test Titanfall using my EA Origin account. You can apply for the Alpha yourself at Titanfall’s websiteRead more
I love the Cognition adventure game series, at once both modern and classic, with great stories, well written characters and dialogue, choices with consequences, and some of the worst fake Boston accents ever! You play as Erica Reed, FBI detective who starts off solving a deep, intriguing mystery involving your twin brother, using Erica’s special powers to uncover the mystery!Read more
G5 has been offering a free game each week, this week offering the excellent crime-drama mystery Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds. I originally reviewed it for iPad, saying the “best stories are filled with memorable characters, and that is true here.”, calling it “one of the best ‘casual’ games I’ve played”. Now it is free on allRead more
When I reviewed the original Nightmares from the Deep back in 2012 I remarked that the “pacing is perfect, the story works well, and the overall experience is entirely positive and something you will remember for quite a while”. The sequel is here – and it is better in every way, bringing adventure and action to a normally staid genre!Read more
Has it REALLY been FIVE years since GoG.com opened up to the public? Actually it’s been longer – it was mid-November 2008 when I bought Fallout 1 & 2 and fully embraced the site and its model and began amassing what has become a 200+ game collection on the site. Because they have great games, fair prices, and no DRM.Read more
Need For Speed Rivals challenges your reaction times, satisfies exploration desires, and increases thrill tolerances in an amazing open-world racing game, the twentieth in the series from Electronic Arts. Developed by Ghost and Criterion Games, Need For Speed Rivals, blends the single and multiplayer modes into a seamless experience with endless progression possibilities, weapon abilities, and constant challenges.Read more
Sony has recently announced their PlayStation Now service will debut this summer at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2014 conference. a beta program will begin in the US at the end of January 2014. This new “cloud-based gaming” service will first include the PlayStation 4 and 3 consoles then the PlayStation Vita handheld console and also televisions, tablet computers,
Earlier this year Perry wrote a great review of Super Stickman Golf 2 which urged us to “Download it Now and Thank Me Later“. Well, if you took his advice you have enjoyed a great game, but if not you now have a second chance as Super Stickman Golf 2 Price Drops to FREE! Grab it now!Read more
I am still working on my review of Dominions 4 Throne of Ascension, the latest entry in the uncompromisingly challenging and complex games from Illwinter. But this week GamersGate has put the game on a tremendous 66% off sale, so let me say that I’m really enjoying the game and highly recommend it to any fan of complex strategyRead more
At CES nVidia introduced the Tegra K1, bringing high performance Kepler architecture used in PC graphics cards to mobile SOCs (system on a chip). The K1 offers up to 192 cores, with potential to offer desktop graphics on mobile devices. nVidia introduced the technology without release date and showed a NVIDIA Tegra K1 Demo Using the Unreal Engine 4.Read more
G5 Has been offering a free game each week, this week offering a great paranormal hidden-object game release – Spirit Walkers. I reviewed this for the iPad, saying a favorite thing was “travel in time and dimension in order to unravel the complete mystery.”, and calling it “neither a gimmick nor an afterthought”. Now it is free on allRead more
Jet Car Stunts 2, the follow-up to the popular original racer by True Axis, is now available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad on the App Store. The Jet Car Stunts series takes an interesting approach to car racing by adding the ability to fly using a rear-mounted jet engine and realistic physics. It’s available for free on the App
G5 Has been offering a free game each week, and this week they are offering a great recent release – Where Angels Cry. I reviewed this for multiple platforms starting with the iPad, saying a favorite thing was “the mystery continues throughout the game, and remains interesting”, and calling it “an intriguing experience”. Now it is free on allRead more
As if the incredible deals on Steam and GoG.com throughout the holidays weren’t enough, we are now into the final hours of mega-deals on both sites, where they are just throwing up deal after deal after deal! Sales as low as 85% off normal price on some of the greatest games of all time – check them out!Read more
UbiSoft’s Just Dance 2014 lets players use the PlayStation 4 camera or PS Move controllers for another memorable interactive experience in this popular game series. Have fun and stay fit with great music from various genres and time periods. Rhythm helps, but learning is just as fun in this fifth installment in the main game series.Read more
This week Apple released the ‘best of 2013′ list, which had what they called ‘the best’ apps in different categories. But the list also had the top paid and free iPhone and iPad games and apps, and the results are not surprising, but tell us much about the trends in the gaming audience on mobile devices.
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I reviewed a bunch of freemium games including Quake Live back in 2010, noting the value of the game compared to good old Quake III was that it ran seamlessly in a web browser across platforms. Last month it was announced that Quake Live was ending the web-browser play model and moving to standalone client – on Windows only.
Last week I did a quick hands-on preview of The Shadow Sun, expressing enthusiasm with very few reservations. Now that the game is released, and I’m free to discuss it, my feelings are … the same. This is the first original RPG on the App Store that isn’t a port or a pale imitation, and it is actually worthRead more
343 Industries and Vanguard Games have developed a special Christmas Eve present for Xbox One owners - Halo: Spartan Assault. This surprise release will be the first appearance from this popular game series on the Xbox One. Previously released on PC, this third-person shooter features a “top-down” perspective, 25 single player missions, five “Operation Hydra” missions, additional content, and achievements.