Gaming

Valve Introduces Minimum Payment to Unlock Features to Fight Steam Fraud

There are many variations on the common phrase, but the sentiment remains the same: you know you’ve made it when you find yourself fighting fraud in absolutely trivial areas. Steam, the online gaming service, has found itself increasingly dealing with phishing and fraudulent activities in the social areas of their service – and now they are taking action.


Star Wars Battlefront Launches November 17th, Check Out the Trailer

The Star Wars Battlefront games released for PC and consoles back in 2004-5 were a big hit with fans, and the fun online play kept players engaged for several years. I also loved the PSP games Battlefront II, Renegade Squadron, and Elite Squadron. Now in time for the new Star Wars movie we’re getting a new Star Wars Battlefront!



iOS Exclusive Open-World Survival Game Radiation Island Available on Mac

One of my favorite iOS games of 2015 so far is Radiation Island. It is a first-person open-world survival game with gorgeous graphics, engaging emergent gameplay, and the ability to shape your own course through the adventure. Also a variety of enemies, weapons, locations and hazards, and tools to craft! Now Radiation Island is available on Mac for just $2.99!


Hiveswap Episodic Adventure Game Annouced, Check Out the Trailer!

A few years ago my son and his friends were really into the webcomic Homestuck, a quirky adventure created initially in MS Paint that became quite the sensation based on the characters, setting, humor, stories and imaginative variations. Developer Pumpkin Studios captures that feeling in Hiveswap, an upcoming adventure game out this summer. Check out the teaser trailer!




Graven: The Purple Moon Prophecy on iOS

Have you ever played a game where you’re told that the world is in imminent danger from untold evil that only you can stop, yet you keep meeting people who task you with collecting berries and wolf skins? Fortunately that isn’t the case with Graven The Purple Moon Prophecy, where you have 7 hours before a terrible prophecy comes true!


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Announcement

The popular Deus Ex video game series will continue with the next installment titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a first-person stealth-adventure game with third-person cover elements featuring a familiar character and expanded weapon customization options.


‘Legend of Dungeon’ Launching Free Expansion and Massive Update!

One of the funniest and most quirky indie games I have played in recent years was Legend of Dungeon, which was cute and punishing all at once. The game grew out of a successful 2012 Kickstarter effort and launched in late 2013. Now they are returning with a FREE expansion to the game with a ton of new features! Check out the updated trailer for the game: The expansion is called Legend Heroes and it has two kickass things going for it: it’s free, and it’s awesome! Legends Heroes adds in a pile of new content, like cowboys and chickens…


Rock Band 4 Coming to Next-Gen Gaming Consoles

Game Developer Harmonix has announced the next installment in their long-running Rock Band music/rhythm game series for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no plans for a Wii U release) with more details in May and a late 2015 targeted release date. Rock Band fans can also expect single-player and multiplayer game modes and a huge song catalog (free and paid) along with backward compatibility with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 guitar and drum controllers. New music peripherals for this latest installment are also planned. Rock Band 4 will be the fourth game in the game series although the 2012 PSN/Xbox Live downloadable Rock Band Blitz, the popular Beatles Rock…


Game Benefits! Dig Rush to Improve Amblyopia

People with amblyopia (“lazy eye”) will soon get treatment from the first therapeutic video game called Dig Rush from Ubisoft and Amblyotech Inc. Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) affects approximately 3% or the U.S. population (about 9 million people). It’s condition where a person sees out of one eye instead of two.


PlayStation Underground Rises Again…as New Video Show!

PlayStation Underground was a gaming magazine for many years and now a new online video game news show has begun with the same name. The new PS Underground show is currently releasing episodes biweekly and will soon move to a weekly show. Viewers can catch the latest game previews, interviews, and special features on this new PlayStation Underground. Check out more details below: “To celebrate the return of Underground, our friends at Harmonix brought an early build of the upcoming music rhythm reboot Amplitude for us to play. Spoiler: we got destroyed by Expert mode, but that’s okay because we…




Get in Line: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Release Date Revealed!

One of the most anticipated Xbox One exclusive video game releases of this year now has a release date. Published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the first-person shooter game Halo 5: Guardians will be the sixth installment in the popular game series featuring the Master Chief along with the new Spartan Locke character who appeared in the live action series Halo: Nightfall.





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 is coming April 15th!


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 handheld Nintendo 3DS console.