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... more
As a scientist, it is sometimes my job to shine lasers at objects, scribble nonsense down on a clipboard, and stroke the part of my chin where a beard would be if I could grow one. "Indeed," I muse to myself, "That is the la... more
Shadow art is one of the cool things I've seen on the Internet and marveled at, knowing I could never come close to creating something similar. Taking three-dimensional objects and arranging them in such a way that they cast... more
I've remarked before about how the adventure game genre didn't necessarily need an injection of life but it's no surprise that Kickstarter definitely attracted big names to return to the genre. Moebius is the return to the a... more
From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e... more
Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now... more
Mario Kart 8 doesn't come out until after the holidays, so what Wii U games are we supposed to stuff stockings with? Besides Super Mario 3D World? Well, there's Hello Kitty Kruisers, announced today for Wii U release. Android... more
Jane Jensen's point-and-click adventure series Gabriel Knight is coming back next year -- that's the impact crowdfunding has had on adventure gaming. Jensen's Pinkerton Road is remaking the original title, Gabriel Knight: Sin... more
Rabbids Big Bang will see you abusing the little monsters in space. You'll launch the little suckers, then control their trajectory by using a jetpack boost along with a planets' gravity. It's a physics based puzzler basical... more
Rayman Jungle Run was fantastic, and was even Apple's Game of the Year no less. So it's no surprise that a sequel is on the way in the form of Rayman Fiesta Run, coming later this year for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows ... more
When we first learned about Project Phoenix last month, I was starry-eyed. It was famed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu's first indie game, the art director worked on my favorite Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XII (in addi... more
I... I brought this upon myself. I said that Layton Brothers: Mystery Room was a great game. I said it was an excellent iOS companion to the traditional Layton series. I never should have had faith that a major gaming compan... more
The next game from the makers of Monday Night Combat and the upcoming Planetary Annihilation is going in an altogether different direction. Toy Rush is a card-centric tower defense title built for mobile devices. If, like me... more
There's a lot to digest here. Project Phoenix is an indie JRPG with real-time strategy elements. Its Kickstarter campaign will launch in a few days and it's asking for $100,000. Heading the project is Hiroaki Yura. Kiyoshi Ar... more
Last year, illustrator Jed Henry produced a line of fan art that re-imagined Nintendo characters as samurai, all rendered in the Japanese woodblock print style. His Ukiyo-e Heroes series proved incredibly popular, leading to... more
DICE continues to upgrade its social service Battlelog in preparation for Battlefield 4's release later this year, and here's our look at what exactly is in the pipeline. For folks who literally can't get enough Battlefield ... more
When the OUYA was first revealed on Kickstarter last July, my curiosity was instantly piqued. Being the kind of gamer who values sheer fun and general style and aesthetic over pure graphical processing power, the more I read ... more
DeNA's Transformers: Legends is now out for free on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store. Players can build a team of Autobots or Decepticons as they go through two storylines, or fight with other people in the versus... more
Not everyone can make chiptunes. Look, I'm a classically trained musician and I have trouble making them. My last creation sounded like a TurboGrafx-16 farted and then poured acid on itself.
iOS and Android app eJay Pu... more
SEGA is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog to mobile devices? Color me surprised!
Sarcasm aside, you might not want to completely disregard this latest nostalgia cash-in. Instead of a straight port, Sonic 1 is receiving the same tre... more
Crowdfunding is becoming a new viable option for young upstart businesses and developers, but some come to the Kickstarter table unprepared. Not the boys at Pixelscopic, though! They wanted to make sure every last lower-case&... more
Throughout gaming history, there are many examples of iconic visual design and of characters and worlds that have transcended the limitations of their medium to become cultural icons. Gamers of all ages know the happy little ... more
China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing!
In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f... more
I won't blame you for only vaguely remembering The Conduit, the Wii-exclusive first-person shooter that developer High Voltage Software claimed would be so technologically proficient that it would demonstrate just how little ... more
How 'bout that Dusty Raging Fist, eh? Or the recently crowdfunded Cryamore, hmm? Seems like the Wii U eShop is getting some much welcome indie love even as big boxed publishers turn up their noses. Would anyone object to ano... more
I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without an... more
Firemonkeys' Real Racing series is synonymous with mobile racing games, and the studio is poised for the worldwide release of the third installment, Real Racing 3, on iOS and Android devices later this month.
Real Racing 3 wi... more
Metal Slug 2 is now available for download on iOS and Android devices for $3.99, SNK Playmore today announced.
SNK touts the release as a "perfect port" of the original Neo-Geo title, though there are new features inclu... more
The Wikipad was originally set to launch last year, but was pushed back indefinitely for the sake of improvements. From the looks of it, that was a wise decision -- the gaming tablet has returned in a new 7" version, down fro... more
Our own Fraser Brown is in attendance at the Paradox Convention 2013 this week, and I've just received correspondence from him via carrier pigeon. Slower than we would have liked, but surprisingly cost-effective. He's given m... more
PowerA's MOGA Mobile Gaming System for Android devices was a neat idea that must have done reasonably well for itself. The company has announced a new model at CES called the MOGA Pro which more closely resembles the standard... more
An Aliens vs. Predator game was announced, and I did not know it. Granted, it's a mobile game, and those things manages to tumble out of the woodwork at a rate too swift to monitor, but even so, my failure brings me incalcula... more
Tablets are pretty awesome pieces of technology. They still sort of make me feel like I’m in the future -- just another step closer to Minority Report. Plus, as someone who frequently ends up lugging around a not-so-por... more
PowerA's MOGA Android controller will be out on October 21 in the US. The adapter will run for $49.99, includes a soft case, and the MOGA Pivot App. It's also going to come with Sonic CD and Pac-Man for a limited time at cert... more
While at the Konami booth at Tokyo Game Show today, I made a concerted effort to play Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, a team up between Kojima Productions and mobile juggernaut GREE. It didn't go particularly well, but I can't ... more
Keiji Inafune is a busy man. In the excitement of today's announcement of YAIBA, we failed to mention that his Comcept studio teamed up with Marvelous for another game that was actually just released.
J.J. Rockets is a side-s... more
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not 100% sure if there are already Pokemon-like games available on iOS or Android devices. I'd love to be told differently, but for now I'll tell you about ngmoco's Monster Tracker, the ... more
Transformers Mobile is an upcoming card battle game in the same style as ngmoco's current top hit, Rage of Bahamut. You'll be able to play as Autobots or Decepticons and take on missions where you'll be earning credits, recru... more
Do you want a pretty nice looking shooter for your mobile device? SNK Playmore has you covered with the release of a Neo-Geo favorite, Blazing Star.
The iOS and Android versions feature a retro perfect Arcade Mode for those t... more
In Sonic Generations, levels plucked from throughout Sonic's history were updated and strung together in celebration of the hedgehog's longevity. In a similar fashion, Archie Comics has gone through its Sonic the Hedgehog arc... more
Alongside the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Vita, and PC versions of Jet Set Radio due out later this summer, the beloved Dreamcast game will also be making an appearance on Android, iPhone, and iPad. I don't know th... more
In the glorious pantheon of vaporware, Sadness stands at the tippy top. The hype behind the game -- if it ever truly existed in some playable capacity at any point in time -- was only matched by the curious insistence of its ... more
Bring on the exquisite pain of third person shooting to your Android mobile device. Rockstar has just announced Max Payne Mobile, arriving this week. Play the original Max Payne in updated HD graphics, Social Club connectivit... more
E3 isn't just a time for reviewing software; it's a time for seeing the latest and greatest in videogame accessories and hardware as well.
My visit to Power A was not only enlightening, it also provided me a chance to open my mind a little bit about third-party accessories and the very real benefit they can provide to the gaming community. more
You can find gold in the most unlikeliest of places. That's never been more true than at E3, and this year's show is no exception.
I was scoping the Gameloft booth, not expecting much, checking out the licensed The Amazing Sp... more
Reddit user telekinetic just wanted to make a custom battery gauge for his Android phone, but one thing led to another and... well... this happened.
I've only owned an iPhone since Christmas, and though I'm happy with it, I r... more
Called it. Rovio really is the best at space. Since Thursday, my fellow Seattle residents and I have been privy to one hell of an Angry Birds display: a pre-launch Red Bird hanging off the side of the Space Needle, complete w... more
Role-playing games have had a long and prosperous history in video and tabletop gaming, but haven't quite repeated this success on mobile and tablet devices. From the minds at Ngmoco comes Skyfall, a free-to-play social RPG ... more
"Epic Quest" is next for Zen Studios, and it sounds effing awesome. It's an add-on table coming to Pinball FX 2 (Xbox 360) and Zen Pinball (PlayStation 3, Android, and iOS) this February complete with persistent loot and exp... more