Nuance has just announced a brand new version of Dragon Dictate. Nuance Dragon Dictate for Mac Version 4 offers voice recognition that is faster and more accurate than ever. In addition, Dragon Dictate includes powerful audio file transcription prowess. I’ve been using the new version of the voice recognition app for Mac for the last week, and I’m impressed.Read more
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
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
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
G5 offers a free game weekly, this week the hidden object game Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden. I reviewed it for iPad, saying it’s “solid fun with a decent story and loads of fun that will last at least a few hours and still have you wanting to explore the extras.”. Now G5 Makes Abyss the Wraiths of EdenRead more
This morning I opened my Mac for the first time in … a while, since I mostly use my iPad. I had a series of birthday and holiday alerts I needed to dismiss before moving on. A bit later Dan asked how to get notifications in Mavericks to automatically go away. So I took a look, and it’s very easy!Read 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
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
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
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
I already wrote about the big GoG.com Holiday Sale in progress, which offers different bundles of games and special deals every day. Well, we are at the end of the first week and GoG.com is bringing back all of the amazing deals that have already happened as they prepare for the next week of bargains!
There have been great bundles
While not the best story-based hidden object game this year, Dark Arcana: The Carnival is a solid and intriguing game full of solid puzzle and adventure elements. The story is chilling and there are several hours of gameplay across three difficulties to challenge you. And now through December 29th G5 is giving the game away FREE on all platforms!Read more
Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel takes you on a journey with Detective Bridget “Biggi” Brightstone as she explores a hotel that holds many mysteries. This is a classic Cateia game, like many others G5 has published before, and I love the way they put together games that combine hidden objects and puzzles in a story-based adventure.Read more
Every December GoG.com kicks off a huge holiday sale. This year they’re launching it right – giving away Fallout 1,2, and Fallout Tactics (Mac & PC) for FREE! This deal is good for 48 hours, and is part of more than 600 games that will be on sale during the 24 and 48 hour specials between now and December 29th.Read more
When http://geardiary.com/2012/09/06/nightmares-from-the-deep-the-cursed-heart-collectors-edition-hd-for-ipad-review/">I reviewed Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart Collector’s Edition on the iPad last year I praised the game, saying the “seamless integration of hidden object areas, mixed scenes and puzzles flows better than in most genre games”. This week only G5 entertainment is giving the game away for FREE on all platforms!
While I never reviewed Eschalon Book II beyond my first impressions, the series remains one of my favorites of the last several years. I declared Book I ‘Indie RPG of the Year’ for 2007 at another site, and have been anticipating Book III for quite a while. Now Eschalon Book III has a release date: Valentine’s Day, February 14th,
If you have been gaming for long enough, chances are you have come across a game that wouldn’t install or that you couldn’t keep running for more than a few seconds without a crash. You used all the tricks you know, consulted support and forums, and ultimately had to face the reality that the game would never work for you.Read more
For fans of traditional computer role-playing games (cRPG), there has been a bit of a drought of games the last couple of years. There have been some really good games, but they have been few and far between. Now there’s a Kickstarter for a new RPG that is something RPG fans can get excited about called Deathfire: Ruins of NethermoreRead more
Thanksgiving weekend is famous for a turkey-induced state of lethargy, manic shopping craziness, and most recently an onslaught of digital video game sales. To that end G5 Entertainment is having a huge sale all weekend long on some of their most popular games, and across all platforms! Personal favorites include the ‘Letters from Nowhere’ and ‘Special Enquiry Detail’ games.
When I reviewed Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings HD from G5 Entertainment last year, I praised the interesting story and great visuals, but not the huge download and rather formulaic proceedings after promising start. Overall I really enjoy the game, and if you haven’t played yet NOW is the time as G5 is giving it away for FREE on all platforms!
My MacBook Pro has 512GB of flash storage. That may sound like a lot, but once you begin editing videos and loading up essential files the space gets consumed rather quickly. SanDisks new Cruzer Fit and Cruzer Force are a great way to add up to 64GB of storage on the go. Capacities top out at 64GB!Read more
Drox Operative is a starship action RPG featuring warring alien races, fierce space battles, as well as dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows and Mac. It is fantastic indie RPG that breaks from the standard fantasy RPG genres. Today Soldak games launched the first expansion, Invasion of the Ancients, with loads of new features.Read more
Jeff Vogel’s Spiderweb Software has been putting out some of the best indie role-playing games for 20 years. The Avernum and Geneforge franchises rank up there with some of the best commercial games made through the years. Back in 2011 they broke new ground with the Avadon franchise; now the sequel arrives, improving on the original in every way.Read more