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March 20, 2015 • Gaming, News

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Coming to iOS April 15th

In my Mac/PC review of Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, I said “as you make more and more choices in one direction or the other they add up, your reputation is altered and the world before you subtly shifts. It’s wonderful to have a game so focused on your experience as a gamer.” The iPad version …

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March 20, 2015 • Gaming, News

March into ‘Code Name S.T.E.A.M.’ Debut 3DS Game Tournament!

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. owners the first public tournament titled “Medal March” today until end of Sunday, March 22. This action-packed, turn-based video game has already made a big impression for the historical, eclectic characters led by President Abraham Lincoln in a single-player campaign missions and challenge online battles in versus mode and is exclusive to the …

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March 20, 2015 • Gaming

AMBUSH! The New Tower Defense Game Hits the App Store

Are you a fan of games like Kingdom Rush? Well there’s a new tower defense game on the block that will allow you to not only attack your enemies, but defend your property by the name of AMBUSH!. The game originally popular on the Android Google Play Store is now Available for iOS.

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March 20, 2015 • Gaming, News, Reviews

Kingdom Tales 2 Brings the Toil of Kingdom Building to iOS!

Kingdom Tales 2 tells the story of a blacksmith named Finn who is love with Dahla, daughter of the king. Because of social standing they cannot be together, but the king allows Finn to compete in a kingdom expansion to prove his worthiness! Kingdom Tales 2 is a light and fun kingdom builder with loads …

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March 19, 2015 • Gaming, News

Horror Game Dark Echo Is the App of the Week

This weeks App of the Week in the Apple App Store is RAC7 Games minimalistic yet creative horror game Dark Echo. The premise of Dark Echo puts the player (or victim rather) in a pitch black hallway. Essentially blind, the only way to move around in this world is to rely on your senses, the key …

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March 19, 2015 • Gaming, Reviews

Land Air Sea Warfare Brings Awesome Real-Time Strategy to Android

Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games are better suited for touchscreen than console, and in some ways are easier to control with your fingers than with a mouse! But there have not been too many RTS games of serious depth released for phones and tablets. One of my favorites is “Machines at War”, and the sequel is …

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March 13, 2015 • Gaming, Reviews

Questerium: Sinister Trinity for iPad Review

When a meteor lands in a small town, it seems too good to be true – tons of energy and no side effects. Or so people thought! Playing as a police investigator you need to explore the destroyed town and find the lost children who were trapped and left behind, and unravel what happened and …

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March 12, 2015 • Gaming, News

Playstation Mobile Closing Storefront in July 2015, Shutting Down November

Playstation Mobile was the initiative Sony launched in late 2012 allowing ‘certified’ Android devices to play certain Playstation games. It started with Sony-Ericsson and the XPeria Play, and later extended to a number of HTC devices. However, in 2014 version 2.0 of the service was limited to the PS Vita and TV, and now the …

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March 11, 2015 • Gaming, News

BoxPop Game for Apple Watch Officially Announced, from SongPop Developer!

For a while my family was entranced with SongPop, the fun and addicting song identification game from FreshPlanet. They also have released MoviePop and other engaging social competitive games. Now for the upcoming Apple Watch release they have announced BoxPop, a game that challenges you to pop boxes and make your way through challenging puzzle …

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March 10, 2015 • Gaming, Gear Bits, News

Legend of Grimrock 2 Mac Beta Now Available for Owners on Steam!

Last month when I wrote about the iPad Legend of Grimrock footage and the upcoming Mac beta I forgot to ever check back. Now the beta is out and available for anyone who owns a copy of the PC game on Steam! I have had a bit to check it out, and it is awesome, …

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March 6, 2015 • Gaming, News

Batarang The Last LEGO Batman 3 Game DLC

The Dark Knight still has more downloadable content (DLC) for the popular all ages action video game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham that’s full of famous DC Comic characters like Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and others.

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March 5, 2015 • Gaming, News

Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth DLC Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Last fall the game ‘Lords of the Fallen’ was released to solid reviews, and amazement at the scope and art direction given the small size of the studios involved with the game. Since then it has become popular with hardcore RPG fans for the solid gameplay and overall sense of fun. Now the Ancient Labyrinth …

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March 5, 2015 • Gaming, News

Tequila Games Reveals ‘The Making of Earthcore: Shattered Elements’ Series

One big trend in gaming recently is the convergence of card-based games and more traditional genres. And beyond that, the trading and collectible card game sub-genres have had considerable crossover lately. Now we have an upcoming game that combines RPG with both CCG and TCG elements to produce an exciting and fun experience that is …

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March 5, 2015 • Gaming, Reviews

Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock, Atmospheric First-Person Sci-Fi Adventure

Nostalgia can be a powerful thing, especially when it is invoked through a more modern means. I loved classic sci-fi adventures such as The Journeyman Project 20+ years ago, so when I was in the midst of deciphering a puzzle in Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock, that warm feeling of revisiting a great experience washed over …

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March 5, 2015 • Gaming, News

House of Cards Release Rockets ‘Monument Valley’ to #2 Paid App!

Are you a fan of the Netflix original series “House of Cards”? Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are riveting are Frank and Claire in the popular series now in its 3rd season. In this season we see the video game-loving President play Monument Valley to decompress. And in turn, viewers turned to the app store …

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March 4, 2015 • Gaming, News

Magicka 2 Casts Its Spell on PC and Playstation 4 on May 26, 2015!

Just over four years ago Arrowhead Game Studios released Magicka, a hybrid RPG-action-adventure game with a smirking sense of humor and loads of fun and stuff to discover. Since then they have released a bunch of DLC and two expansions, been featured in Indie/Humble bundles, and the game remains an absolute blast to play – …

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March 4, 2015 • Gaming, News

Spellweaver TCG Readies Open Beta for April, Unveils First Video

Spellweaver, a brand new Digital Trading Card Game, is ready to unveil its first teaser video, available here. Spellweaver is a classic style trading card game set in a fantasy world where various faction’s spellweavers battle for supremacy. The trading card game features a variety of unique features that set it apart from other card …

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March 4, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

The NVIDIA Shield tablet is a solid gaming-centric device that has racked up some solid PC-port games since release. Now NVIDIA has returned at GDC with the announcement of a ‘set top gaming box’ that will be the world’s first 4K Android TV consumer product when it’s released, and also be loaded with great gaming …

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March 3, 2015 • Gaming, News

Land Air Sea Warfare Coming to Android from Indie Developer Isotope 244!

I loved Machines at War 3 for both Mac and iPad from Isotope 244, an indie developer known for making classic real-time strategy games for desktop and mobile. That game followed Land Air Sea Warfare, which was the sequel to Machines at War. LASW released for computers and iPad in 2010, and is now coming …

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March 3, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announced at GDC

This is a busy couple of weeks for technology folks between MWC, GDC, PAX East and SPIE (ok, the last one isn’t consumer focused but will drive the technology for the next decade). Today at GDC (Game Developer Conference) Frozenbyte announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, the second sequel to the popular 2009 side-scrolling …

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March 3, 2015 • Gaming, Reviews

Jungle Rumble Review on PlayStation Vita – ‘We Got the Beat!’

Michael Siebenaler and Michael Anderson are looking to “go ape” over the new rhythm platform game Jungle Rumble on the PlayStation Vita. This rhythm-based game utilizes the PlayStation Vita’s touch controls and capabilities well. The Mikes weight in on this recent PlayStation Vita port of the 2014 iPhone game. Let’s take a look!

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