So today was 9-9-09, and that got me thinking…. 10 years ago today my eyes felt like they were being burned with battery acid, but there was no way they were getting peeled from my TV screen. I was still settling in for my freshman year of college at Ashland University, and much to the [...]
Are you a Palm loyalist, still clutching your Centro, Treo, or T|X tightly in your fingers, not yet ready to surrender your trusted device, but perhaps looking for something to give your Palm OS device a little boost and add a little excitement? If so, Handmark may just make your day. Through its gaming group, [...]
We are all feeling the financial pinch! Blue Plate Special is a weekly review of bargain apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Nothing over $.99.
Everyone in techno-gear-land is frothing over the 1PM EST Apple ‘Rock & Roll’ event today. But 9/9/09 is also home to another huge Apple-related event – the Apple Corps Inc. release of the Beatles Rock Band and the entire remastered Beatles CD catalog in mono and stereo formats in special collector’s packages.
Remember when I posted about the upcoming release of the classic RPG Golvellius on the iTunes App Store? No? That is OK, with so many hot iPhone game releases it is easy to get lost. Anyway, now DotEmu has released a gameplay trailer that shows the unique changes in the interface made to work with [...]
It seemed to be too good to be true, that Apple was allowing the C64 emulator that had been hanging in limbo for so long. And apparently it was … the app was pulled from the App store after a short stay because the user could enable the BASIC program to run, which was the [...]
Thanks to Mike Siebenaler for letting us know about this new game available for the iPhone OS. Dr. Nano – 3D Adventure in the Human Body is 3D game where you play an 8-yr old boy who’s shrunk down to microscopic size and then thrust inside the human body so he can treat your patients [...]
When I saw the press release on this title proclaim that the game “deserves critics attention”, I got myself all ready to dislike this game automatically. Yeah, it’s not fair, but when someone insists that I must like something I’m immediately put into a negative mood. Well now I have spent a bit of time [...]
Next year the Rubix Cube turns 30, so the fact that I was working part-time in a retail department store to support school / books / music / games / friends/ etc when it came out means a couple of things. First it means that there is a certain nostalgia attached to the Cube. OK, [...]
As if the $250 price wasn’t reason enough, Sony has just announced yet another reason to puzzle over exactly why someone should buy their upcoming PSP Go: a special edition Gran Turismo PSP-3000 for $199! The package includes a Mystic Silver PSP, a UMD copy of the upcoming Gran Turismo game, a voucher to download [...]
One of the banes of being a hardcore PC gamer is the constant hardware upgrade treadmill. Last year a new startup company promised to change that! OnLive technology promised the ability to run the latest adn greatest games over a high-speed internet connection using a modest computer on the client side. The innovation is on [...]
We are all feeling the financial pinch! Blue Plate Special is a weekly review of bargain apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Nothing over $.99. It is that time of the year again!!! My football season is in full swing and we won our first game of the year 40-7. The NFL is finally winding [...]
When I was younger, PacMan was all the craze. And, like most crazes, it inspired a bunch of sequels and knock-offs. Who would have thought, this many years later, that the game would still be hanging around in it’s many forms. Enter Mik-Mak. Mik-Mak is a variant on the standard type of PacMan game. So [...]
Before I can start to talk about Tales of Monkey Island, the five-part episodic adventure game made by TellTale Games in cooperation with LucasArts, I need to step into the way-back machine nearly twenty years and talk about one of the true classics of the adventure game genre, Secrets of Monkey Island. Secrets of Monkey [...]
We have all heard stories of flawed product designs leading to rampant failures through the years from different industries. In the video game industry, the XBOX 360 is the pinnacle as a product whose ‘lack of failure’ is more of a surprise than having to return it to the manufacturer! Recently Game Informer magazine conducted [...]