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4:30 PM on 04.10.2013

Presenting the worst Spaceteam ever

In this interview recorded at GDC 2013, Spencer Hayes talks with game designer Henry Smith while simultaneously playing his game, Spaceteam. Seeing as Spaceteam primarily consists of yelling at other people and tel...

Conrad Zimmerman



Review: Edge of Twilight: Athyr Above photo
Review: Edge of Twilight: Athyr Above
by Jim Sterling

I've been looking forward to Edge of Twilight for years. Following the game from its early promises, through to its legal troubles with original publisher Southpeak, its worrisome postponement, and eventual return to the public eye, it's been a compelling story for a game that's boasted a ton of potential. 

To whet our appetites while the main game continues production, developer Fuzzyeyes has released Edge of Twilight: Athyr Above, an iOS action game that gives us our first real taste of what's on offer. 

I wish I could say it's a good omen, a fortuitous start that has me excited for the eventual console launch. Unfortunately, while there's a good game clearly trying to break free of Athyr Above's constraints, it's crippled by an ineffective user interface, sluggish controls, and utterly broken platform sections. 

All I can really say now is I'm glad this wasn't the only thing all these years have led to. 

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9:00 PM on 03.07.2013

Outland is a runner-style game from the Super MNC team

The guys behind Monday Night Combat have just put out a new iPhone and iPad game called Outland. I have yet to play it but based on the trailer it looks to echo games like Jetpack Joyride, Robot Unicorn Attack, and the like....

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Final Fantasy All the Bravest photo
Review: Final Fantasy All the Bravest
by Jim Sterling

Final Fantasy is close to being the Star Wars of the videogame industry, and not in a positive way. Square Enix, the George Lucas of this particularly scenario, has done a fine job exploiting its brand to almost damaging proportions, attaching the Final Fantasy name to anything it can, regardless of quality. 

Final Fantasy All the Bravest could be seen as the culmination of that. It is to Final Fantasy what a Toys R Us shelf stocked with Jar Jar Binks dolls was to Star Wars. Only, slightly worse. 

After all, the Jar Jar Binks dolls never asked you to keep giving it money after you'd bought it.

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4:30 PM on 01.09.2013

SkiFree and Rodent's Revenge out now for iOS devices!

The last thing I was expecting during CES week is that I'd be so excited over two retro re-releases of some classic Windows games from 1991 on the Apple App Store. Go figure. Yup, SkiFree and Rodent's Revenge have just been r...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: 10 Year Anniversary photo
Review: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: 10 Year Anniversary
by Chris Carter

All this Grand Theft Auto anniversary talk makes me feel old. It feels like just yesterday I was listening to Michael Jackson, swerving around as Tommy Vercetti, and taking in the sights of Rockstar's faux-Miami setting.

I think a lot of people missed out on Vice City because it came out so soon after Grand Theft Auto III, and that's a shame. Just like Grand Theft Auto III on mobile devices before it, this new anniversary edition honors the franchise's legacy: so long as you're willing to put up with touch controls.

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8:30 PM on 07.24.2012

Telltale's The Walking Dead out on iOS this Thursday

The first episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead will be out on iOS devices this Thursday for $4.99. The studio stated in a blog posting that they've created a new interface to provide a "more intuitive experience with the to...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





6:45 PM on 07.06.2012

Tiny Wings 2's announcement trailer is too cute

This is just too damn cute. Tiny Wings creator Andreas Illiger has just announced Tiny Wings 2 in probably the best teaser trailer ever created. Andreas uses a music box to play the theme song of Tiny Wings as the bird flies across the hand-drawn level. So cute! You won't have to wait long for the sequel as Tiny Wings 2 will be out on July 12 for the iOS. That's next week!

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:45 AM on 06.25.2012

Play Hasta La Muerte until death tears you apart

Bulkypix has announced a new game for iOS devices, scheduled to launch on July 5. It's called Hasta La Muerte, and it's a billing itself as a unique "survival-platformer" with art game elements.  As an emissary of d...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 05.22.2012

This Could Hurt for iOS is tasty platforming masochism

On iOS, you've got your auto-scrolling runners, fairly straightforward affairs that require careful tapping to avoid oncoming obstacles. Decent enough in bursts, games in this genre tend to suffer from uniformity. You've als...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 05.20.2012

Sword & Sworcery heading to Japan with new remix album

Just as the solar eclipse is peaking in Japan comes news that Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is set to be released in Japan! Superbrothers and Capybara Games will be releasing one my favorite iOS games of all time in...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 04.04.2012

Another Shadowrun game seeks Kickstarter funding

"Shoot straight, conserve ammo, and never, ever, deal with a dragon." -- Street proverb Legendary designer Jordan Weisman (under his new company Harebrained Schemes) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new game b...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:45 PM on 04.02.2012

Replay kickstarting Leisure Suit Larry remakes

When I said, "Take my money Replay, take it now," in response to the announcement that Replay Entertainment had acquired the Leisure Suit Larry property for the purposes of remaking the series, I was being figurative. Replay...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:45 PM on 03.21.2012

Zynga has bought OMGPop, developer of Draw Something

In a conference call today, social gaming megalith Zynga has announced the acquisition of OMGPop, the developer responsible for the wildly popular Draw Something for iOS devices. According to a post at the Wall Street Jo...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 AM on 03.19.2012

EA closing servers for a number of games

Electronic Arts is closing down the servers for a number of games, including a few that required paid online passes to activate. A representative told Beefjack that dwindling activity on the games is the reason, and that "les...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 03.13.2012

Chaos Rings II launches March 15, so watch a trailer

Square Enix has revealed that iOS RPG sequel Chaos Rings II is launching worldwide on March 15. It's also got a launch trailer, which you can stare at above.  I shall certainly be looking forward to this. I really dug t...

Jim Sterling