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
Microsoft has a pretty good deal on the XBOX version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA). Normally $ 59.99 it can be yours for $ 29.99. This price is for the physical media version – the download remains at $59.99. GTA is a single or multi-player game where you score points being an online hoodlum.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
This is a bit of a ‘last minute deal’, but the highly rated iOS Universal Autumn Dynasty RTS is currently FREE on the App Store through February 26th to celebrate the launch of the sequel Autumn Dynasty: Warlords. RTS fans think highly of the game because it offers a solid campaign that will take you at least 10 hours!Read more
G5 has been offering a free game weekly, and this week it is Totem Tribe Gold. I reviewed it for iPad, saying the story is “engaging and the characters are fun” and it’s “a blast to play, fun and a blast to play, fast paced yet casual all at once.” Now G5 Makes Totem Tribe Gold Free on allRead 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
G5 Games is moving of 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 one of my favorite franchises – is out as Letters From Nowhere: A Hidden Object Mystery social game.Read more
Action-RPG Sacred crashed onto the scene in 2004 – literally! It was unstable and buggy, but promising enough and with great support, and it hooked an audience. Sacred 2 continued to advance the genre, but since Deep Silver took over the Sacred license in 2009 little has been heard. Now we have release info – Sacred 3 arrives this summer!Read more
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been out since late 2013 all over the world, but don’t feel bad that you are just getting it now. This game has great all ages fun for any time of the year.
G5 has been offering a free game weekly, and this week it is the adventure game Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventure. I reviewed it for iPad, saying it’s “an entirely different sort of casual adventure game – and an absolute blast that you simply MUST try”. Now G5 Makes Royal Trouble Hidden Adventure Free on all platforms!Read more
There are a few developers who have driven indie RPG development for the past several years – Spiderweb Software, Soldak Entertainment and Basilisk Games. Basilisk released the stunning Eschalon Book I in 2007, and followed up with Book II. Now they are back with the finale, available on GoG.com, Steam and Basilisk.Read more
GoG.com is doing their very best to help you forget about the abomination that is Dungeon Keeper mobile. To that end they are hosting a free giveaway of the original Bullfrong classic, and a dual-sale special on D&D games and multiplayer classics for the Valentine’s Day weekend. So hop on over as GoG.com gives away Dungeon Keeper!Read more
Last fall at the Tokyo Game Show Sony introduced the Playstation Vita Slim, featuring a thinner and lighter design, longer battery life, USB charging, 1GB internal storage, and switch from OLED to LCD screen. Released last year in Japan and early this month in Europe, the Playstation Vita Slim is coming to North America this spring in a $199Read more
In 1998 I got Thief as a birthday present. It presented a morally ambiguous first-person world with choices and freedom, and the ability to sneak around the world in a way no game had ever done before. The sequels were excellent. Now we get a ‘reboot’ of the series – and a trailer to tell us what to expect.Read more
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a definite addition for next-gen console game libraries thanks to a strong narrative, poignant character development, and enhanced connections with Lara Croft’s gear, motivations, and background. A promising start that showcases the original 2013 Tomb Raider game from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics that hopefully brings many more high quality installments in the near future.
Retro-gaming is alive and well in many different forms, from virtual arcades on consoles to ports on smartphones to emulators to ‘TV games’ and new compatible hardware. But old gaming systems don’t work with HDTV systems. Enter Hyperkin’s Five-in-One Retro Gaming Console the Retron 5. The Retron 5 brings classic consoles to life – and works with HDTV systems!
One of my favorite indie developers is Soldak Entertainment, and perhaps my favorite game (I actually like all four) is Depths of Peril. DoP is a game where your choices have consequences, and the rest of the world continues even if you ignore your quests. This ‘indie classic’ Depths of Peril is now available DRM-Free on GOG.com for only $9.99!Read more
Candy Crush Saga developer King made waves recently by trademarking the word “candy” in Europe. Yes, it’s just as ridiculous as it sounds. Several European game developers have banded together in a protest of sorts called Candy Jam, in which they are writing games involving the word “candy” for two weeks. You can read more about it here.Read more
I’ve written several times about the fun and exciting Guns of Icarus Online. The game is a multiplayer-focused shooter with a focus on airship combat. Launching in 2012 the game continues to expand, including the adventure mode Kickstarter last year. Now Guns of Icarus Online launches on Humble Store at 75% Off and 30% goes to charity!Read more
G5 offers a free game weekly, but this week they are offering TWO! Across multiple platforms you can get award-winning detective adventure Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill and beloved city-builder Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe on iOS, Google Play, Kindle Fire. You can also get Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill for FREE on the Mac this week!Read more
One of the main reasons for GoG.com’s success is that it connected veteran gamers with classic games, revised to work on modern hardware and operating systems. And they did it DRM-free* and with great add-ons … all for a great price. To celebrate what they are calling 30 years of gaming, they are offering classics for as little as $0.59!Read more