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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



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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2:30 PM on 03.26.2014

Plants vs. Zombies 2's 'Far Future' update hits today

PopCap is releasing an update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 on iOS and Android today which adds a bunch of futuristic-looking plants and zombies as well as a new world map. Yes, there are lasers. EA has run through a few of the ad...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game

I think it's fair to say Kickstarter has given point-'n'-click adventure games a boost, not that the genre really needed it. Dead Synchronicity is a new adventure game from Spanish developer Fictiorama Studios which tells th...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Simogo featured in App Store's first Indie Game Showcase

Swedish indie studio Simogo released two great games on iOS in 2013, so it's good to see Apple giving it attention in an Indie Game Showcase. Year Walk and Device 6 were two really interesting games that were more concerned a...

Alasdair Duncan



Art Hawk: Candy Crush photo
Art Hawk: Candy Crush
by Jonathan Holmes

Art Hawk is funny little fowl. Sometimes he's here, sometimes he's not here. This time he's here talking about Candy Crush, a videogame that is art that is about candy. What a noble editorial! He's a warrior and a knight, fighting for the videogame justice, because videogames aren't "just" for "us", guys. They are art, and art is for everyone, just like candy. Isn't that interesting?

It's going to be so great when Art Hawk explains why Trio the Punch is better than the Mona Lisa.

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6:00 PM on 03.20.2014

PC Port Report: Deus Ex: The Fall

Games that are ported from phones and tablets to home computers are still rare but Deus Ex: The Fall seemed like the most likely candidate to benefit in the transition from touch screen to keyboard and mouse. In his review, C...

Alasdair Duncan

4:15 PM on 03.18.2014

I danced at GDC today in front of God and country playing Bounden

I danced in the park today. While everyone else was in meeting rooms, I did turns and pirouettes in Yerba Buena Gardens as the sun beamed down and cherry blossoms fluttered by in the soft spring breeze. This all may sound lovely, but I looked like a dork out there in front of everyone. But I'm not ashamed because it was a lot of fun.

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10:00 PM on 03.17.2014

999: The Novel is a Choose Your Own Adventure book

What really is a game, anyway? This is a question that bothers a lot of insecure people with insignificant things to argue about. Actually, when 999 came out on iOS in Japan we learned it had removed the "escape the room" puz...

Steven Hansen



Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS photo
Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS
by Jordan Devore

The 60 thumbs up and over 2,300 thumbs down the announcement trailer for RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile has received on YouTube truly says it all. But let's continue anyway: this will be a $2.99 download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. How many more beloved PC brands must we see tarnished on mobile? All of them? It's starting to feel that way.

"Create and share the coolest amusement park of your dreams and construct incredible roller coasters to keep your visitors excited. Build the best park, unlock new materials, and exchange roller coaster blueprints with friends to become the ultimate RollerCoaster Tycoon!" Right.

Prior to the announcement, Atari was teasing the game on Twitter and immediately people assumed it was going to be a mobile title as opposed to the proper, full-fledged PC game long-time fans have been awaiting. It's as predictable a situation as it is disappointing.

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11:00 AM on 03.17.2014

Princess Punt gets guest enemies from Attack on Titan

In case you haven't heard, the developer behind Puzzle & Dragons has crafted an Angry Birds-like game with RPG elements called Princess Punt. You'll control the titular hero as she attempts to slide into enemies and push...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.17.2014

See Angry Birds get their Final Fantasy on in this new trailer

Angry Birds Epic is coming, and it's going to be a turn-based RPG. Wait what? It has crafting, turn-based battles, magic, and of course, microtransactions. It also stands to reason that given the mass appeal of Angry Birds, ...

Chris Carter

4:45 PM on 03.14.2014

Meltdown has a lightning gun and a dubstep trailer

Sometimes, players want to take in a thought-provoking narrative, with realistic character development and emotional events. Other times, players just want to shoot robots and blow things up. Meltdown is definitely meant for...

Darren Nakamura

7:30 AM on 03.14.2014

Fare warning: The new Crazy Taxi is a free-to-play mobile title

Taking beloved videogame franchises from the late 90's and early 2000's and putting new titles on mobile platforms seems to be all the rage right now. Activision's doing it with Tony Hawk, and now Sega's taking its shot with...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Runner2 discounted to celebrate one million copies sold

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien recently turned a year old. I know, I know -- you aren't impressed by the aging process. The rhythm-centric platformer also celebrated another milestone: selling one mi...

Jordan Devore