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10:00 AM on 04.11.2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is exactly what we feared it would be

Have we all seen those images detailing what the original Super Mario Bros. would be like if it were made today? Those were humorous when they first made the rounds. This, however -- a real game called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Turn-based Hitman GO comes to iOS next week

Square Enix Montréal's turn-based strategy title Hitman GO looks like a decent excursion while we wait for the next major franchise installment from IO Interactive. It's coming real soon -- first to iOS devices on Apri...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Hearthstone plays just as great on the iPad

As a general rule, I don't play a game excessively during its beta stage. I don't particularly like getting invested in something that may utterly change after the full release, and Hearthstone is no exception. Although ...

Chris Carter



Contest: Win a custom iPad Mini courtesy of Evolution! photo
Contest: Win a custom iPad Mini courtesy of Evolution!
by Mr Andy Dixon

To celebrate the launch of their new game Evolution on the App Store, our friends at My.com have given us a brand new, custom-skinned iPad Mini to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Retailing at $299, this 16GB iPad comes pre-loaded with a copy of Evolution, and they're throwing in a cute 3D sandstone statue of the game's "Fido" character (seen in the gallery below) to boot. Woof!

In Evolution, players step into the boots of top human operatives on a mission to explore, chart, and uncover the dark secrets of a mysterious paradise gone silent -- the planet Utopia. Players will engage in real-time battles, dive deep into the game’s storyline, and encounter dozens of complex and identifiable characters, all while discovering what truly lies beneath the ashes of a ruined planet.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until next Friday, April 11 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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Preview: Armello combines board games, trading card games, strategy RPG play photo
Preview: Armello combines board games, trading card games, strategy RPG play
by Dale North

I met League of Geeks' Trent Kusters at GDC a few weeks back. We just missed each other at Bitsummit just a week before, but I'm glad we were able to finally meet up as I would have missed seeing a really cool game. 

Kusters' elevator pitch: imagine a game that mixes Magic the Gathering and Final Fantasy Tactics...

I stopped him before he could finish and told him that this game sounds right up my alley. Like, right up my alley.

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Monument Valley looks a bit like Fez x Echochrome photo
Monument Valley looks a bit like Fez x Echochrome
by Steven Hansen

That soothing music was nice before I go drive to the middle of nowhere to do my taxes. I don't have anything that will play Monument Valley (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), which is out now, but if I did, I would. Thankfully an Android release is coming soon.

I love the minimalist, colorful, MC Escher inspired architecture. And the upright bird people that look like plague doctors. So cute. 

If you have an iWhatever, maybe drop four bucks on this neat little game.

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Here's how to get Hearthstone on your iPad if it isn't out in your region photo
Here's how to get Hearthstone on your iPad if it isn't out in your region
by Chris Carter

I've seen quite a few people sigh at Hearthstone's recent iPad port rollout, because currently the game is only available in a select few regions, leaving a couple of major countries out of the loop (like the US).

But it's actually pretty easy to download it on your iPad in minutes, using a simple region change method that you can do entirely within your device.

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8:00 PM on 04.03.2014

There are eight days left to fund Dead Synchronicity

It was the end of March when I saw Dead Synchronicity on Kickstarter, a great-looking science-fiction adventure game with heavy horror and dystopic themes. I've played the demo which is built on the alpha version of the game...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 PM on 04.02.2014

Hearthstone rolling out to iPad in some regions today

If you've been happily lapping up all the Hearthstone goodness since its inception, you've probably been looking forward to the iPad version to take the show on the road. Well, my United States brethren, keep waiting! Today, ...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Play The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile next week

It strikes me as odd that Telltale wouldn't have the release dates for The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile locked down in time for its launch trailer, but here we are, just a day later. Episode 3 of the Fables series will launc...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 04.02.2014

GTA V's iFruit app hits the PlayStation Vita

If you don't own a smartphone and have been dying for the past six months to use the iFruit companion app for Grand Theft Auto V, now is your time. Sony has updated the PSN to accommodate it, which you can pick up for free he...

Chris Carter





11:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Throw your own eyeballs around in Hellraid: The Escape

Hellraid is an upcoming first-person co-op slasher in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Hellraid: The Escape, on the other hand, is a mobile survival title along the same lines as The Room. This one is bei...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:45 PM on 03.31.2014

Activision closing down mobile studio The Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace was Activision's mobile studio based out of the UK, where they made Call of Duty: Strike Team, Pitfall, and Wipeout. Their mobile plans evidently didn't pan out as they had hoped, as the studio will be closi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 03.29.2014

Nightsky is free on iOS, ya dingus

Nightsky is a meditative puzzle platformer with satisfying physics and brilliant level design, and its free right now on iOS. It's a game best played with a traditional pad and button set up, but its still a lot fun on your p...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 03.27.2014

FTL: Advanced Edition and iPad port launching into orbit April 3

If you've been looking for good reason to pull the trigger on an iPad or are simply itching for more FTL, surprise! No, I didn't buy you the game or an iPad for the port. Good news, though! Developer Subset Games has just ann...

Brittany Vincent



The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS photo
The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS
by Alessandro Fillari

The adventure genre has seen a bit of an upswing in recent times. With Telltale Games and Double Fine's recent efforts helping to revitalize the genre, a new generation of gamers are experiencing a type of game that was once relegated to a niche audience. The adventure genre has also proven to be a natural fit for the mobile space, which sees many ports and recreations of classic titles. But now, we've got brand new title to keep an eye on.

During this year's Game Developers Conference, I got the chance to check out an upcoming adventure title, The Perils of Man, from former LucasArts developer Bill Tiller, who worked on such classic titles as The Dig, Full Throttle, The Curse of Monkey Island, and A Vampyre Story. And this one seeks to recreate and renew the wonder from the genre's past.

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