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 [...]
When I heard FrozenByte – the guys who made the games Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor – was making a new game I was thrilled and knew I’d want to play it. When I heard it was a fantasy side-scrolling platform action game that required using three players in harmony to solve challenges, I was curious [...]
Yes…I do mean THAT Connect 4. The one you loved as a kid. sliding checkers into a plastic frame, trying to make four in a row. This is one of my son’s favorite games, and I love the fact that he is so interested in a game from my own childhood. And thanks to the [...]
There is a fine line somewhere between homage and outright copying, and also a line between recreating the best elements of a classic in a modern setting and bringing something that was shackled by its’ time into the future warts and all. Black Sigil is a game that captures much of the magic from the [...]
If you are reading this, either you’ve never played Plants vs. Zombies or a loved one has extracted you from your PC and uninstalled the game so you could go back to being a productive member of society. Yes, it is THAT addicting! Today Popcap Games announced that the hit casual ‘Tower Defense’ style game [...]
Do you own DVD’s? If so you probably have some that you barely watch, that seemed like a good idea to buy at the time, or even that are still in shrink-wrap! Want to get some value out of those old DVDs? Let me clue you in on a new way to do just that!
The rumor was true … Sony introduced the PS3 Slim at GamesCon in Cologne! The PS3 Slim is scheduled to go on sale worldwide during the first week of September (Sept. 1st in North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, and Sept. 3rd in Japan) and will retail for only $299/299 euros/29980 yen. It’ll feature a [...]
Remember when I told you about all of the cool stuff folks were doing with SackBoy from LittleBigPlanet? Well, our friends at PS3 Maven have alerted us to yet another creative endeavor, this time related to the popular fighting game franchise Street Fighter.
Time to take a look at another game for the Palm Pre, Blackout. Sadly, this is number four of five. Like many of the other games available for the Pre, it is a good concept, but an underwhelming exhibition of what this platform can do.
Back in early 2005 Capcom released the latest iteration of the Resident Evil series. The franchise had lost much of its luster as ports of the beloved original PlayStation games seemed to be just milking the franchise for cash. Fortunately,Capcom not only remembered what the series great, they also kept up with the trend of [...]
I had other plans for this article tonight, but as I mentioned earlier, there were a few new releases this weekend, rounding the App Catalog off to an even 35. So, I thought it would make sense to take a look at one of these new apps.
Once looked upon as one of the few ‘recession-proof’ industries, the video game market has seen sales drop for the fifth month in a row, with the Wii sales hitting the lowest monthly level since the system launched nearly three years ago!
Chess is one of those classic games I tend to always grab for whatever new device I get, so it was surprising to me that I hadn’t added anything since grabbing the original Chess game released soon after the App Store launched. That game served the basic needs of offering me a chess game on [...]
Marble Blast was one of those cool ideas that turns into a really great game. Initially created as more or less a demo to show that the Torque 3D engine could be used for more than the first-person shooters it had been associated with to date, but grew into a fully-formed physics-based puzzle action game. [...]
As someone who is a gamer but also has a busy family and work schedule, I often find my video game time late at night when the house is quiet and most everyone else is asleep. This gives me two options – mute the sound or use headphones. Sometimes it is a hybrid of these, [...]