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Snake

Does Snake need a modern-day sequel?


I'm gonna go with 'no'
May 06
The guy who brought Snake to Nokia phones in the late '90s, Taneli Armanto, has been working on a free-to-play reboot of the classic game called Snake Rewind. It's releasing next Thursday for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.... read
Halo: Spartan Strike

That new Halo game is out today on PC and mobile


Top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Strike now available for $6
Apr 16
There's a shiny new Halo game out today on Windows 8 devices, iOS, and Steam. Well, sort of. Halo: Spartan Strike is another top-down shooter in the vein of Halo: Spartan Assault, which probably isn't what you think abou... read
Lara Croft: Relic Run

Lara Croft's in a new mobile runner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


The Lara you used to know and love
Apr 13
Crystal Dynamics has announced a new mobile runner titled Lara Croft: Relic Run. The name's fittingly nebulous. Is Lara running after relics? Or, is the old-school Lara the running relic, a classic character hearkening back t... read
Something, something, Egoraptor reference
Four Christmases ago, I joined the smartphone brigade when I found an iPhone 4S nestled under the tree. Oh boy! I thought. Now I can grab all those iOS games that people can't shut up about! And for a couple of years, I was a... read feature

Project J

Project J looks like a trippy little game I could waste some time with


'Darkness cannot drive out darkness'
Oct 20
Sometimes I just want to zone out with some synth music, bright colors, and pure gameplay. Super Hexagon works well for that, but it is always nice to try something new. Project J has an interesting hook to it, where the lig... read
Halo Spartan Strike

More top-down Halo coming to Windows Phone, PC


Spartan shooter drops in December
Oct 16
Halo: Spartan Strike is a new top-down shooter coming to Windows 8 devices and PC on December 12.  Microsoft says the title features a "compelling" story (seriously?) as well as improved touch controls and updated graphics in contrast with its predecessor, Spartan Assault. The package contains a total of 30 missions in exchange for Microsoft's $5.99 asking price. read
Age of Empires

Age of Empires: Castle Siege just sounds like a mobile game


Not like I was expecting any different
Aug 25
The next entry in the long-running Age of Empire series is Castle Siege, a touch-based game built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Smoking Gun Interactive. Players will gather resources and build up civilizations such as... read
Try saying "mobile MOBA" five times fast
In a somewhat surprising move, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday that they would be releasing a free-to-play MOBA for mobile devices featuring characters from The Witcher series. This is slated for release sometime this winter and hey, who knows, it might be really awesome. read feature

The Witcher

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile


Coming Q4 2014
Jul 01
CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we... read
Xbox Originals

Xbox Originals will hit Windows 8 products, revenue model still being worked on


Plus a preview of some of the original programming
Apr 28
Xbox Originals is going to produce shows based on Microsoft IPs such as State of Decay, Halo, and more, along with producing all sorts of other original content. I have some very early impressions on a lot of the content in d... read
Xbox Originals

Live-action adaptations of State of Decay, Gears of War, more in the works


Plus Fable, Forza, and Age of Empires as well
Apr 28
Microsoft showed off its plans for the Xbox Originals programming to Destructoid and one of the major takeaways from the meeting we had was that the company is currently looking at creating live-action content based on Halo, ... read
Age of Empires

The next Age of Empires is for mobile


I'll pass
Apr 14
A free-to-play, touch-based Age of Empires is exactly what none of us wanted but Microsoft is the latest in a long line of companies that can't resist chasing after the lucrative mobile market. This KLab-developed strategy title will hit iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in the summer. It's called Age of Empires: World Domination. Commit that name to memory, and stay away. read
Dead End

Crush zombies in endurance racer Dead End


Now released for mobile devices
Apr 02
Released today for iOS, Android and Windows Phones, Dead End is an endurance racing game in which players strike zombies to earn cash while avoiding road hazards. Earned money can then be spent on upgrades to the car, a... read
Tentacles

There's a game called Tentacles: Enter the Mind


In development at Press Play for Windows 8 and RT devices
Apr 02
"Tentacles: Enter the Mind is a completely new take on the Tentacles universe and mechanic from the award winning Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin." Never before have I felt so utterly out of the loop. Who came up with that nam... read
Windows 8.1 Phone

Meet Cortana, Windows 8.1 Phone's personal assistant


She probably won't fall in love with you, so that's a plus
Apr 02
Today's Build Developer Conference saw Microsoft showing off Windows Phone 8.1, complete with its own personal assistant, the aptly-named Cortana. It's official! Signs of rampancy are likely still dormant, so at least that's... read
Angry Birds Epic

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


Angry Birds Epic
Mar 17
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, ... read
Angry Birds Epic

Angry Bards: The next Angry Birds is a turn-based RPG


Angry Birds Epic
Mar 12
If Angry Birds Stella was Rovio playing it safe (make the same game but the bird is pink, that way girls will know it's for them even though girls and everyone else already play Angry Birds), the newly announced Angry Birds E... read
Xbox Live Xpansion

Microsoft wants Xbox Live to live on Android/iOS


Do you need achievements in your Android games?
Mar 04
Microsoft is building a platform that would bring Xbox Live to iOS and Android, The Verge reports. This was hinted at with a job posting for engineers to help build it, which read, "We will create a modern framework that is o... read
Windows Phone

Cortana is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri


I wonder if she's as sassy
Mar 03
Windows phones are getting a personal assistant in the Windows Phone 8.1 update that will replace the built-in Bing search. Cortana is a little blue ring, not a full 3D blue woman, and it is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri... read

Seadelphica has a dolphin with machine guns, uses Tumblr


Peace to everybody.
Feb 24
A black dolphin lives in every one of us. The dolphin represents our soul as a comic creature, and Seadelphica explores how closely our souls and high technology are connected. It also looks like a mindf*ck. Seriously -- you ... read
Halo

Halo: Spartan Assault storms to Xbox 360 today


Why not? It's already everywhere else
Jan 31
One thing that can be said for Halo: Spartan Assault is that it's certainly the most accessible of the Halo games. Hell, it's landed on about every Microsoft platform in recent memory. Today, Xbox 360 gets added to ... read
GTA:SA mobile

You can have Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in your pocket


Now on iOS; coming to Windows Phone and Android next week
Dec 13
A gussied up, remastered version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas hit the Apple Store yesterday. It's playable on the following devices: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th gen,... read
Microsoft's Threshold

Rumor: 'Threshold' update will unify Xbox One and Windows


All the worst parts combined
Dec 03
ZDNet claims that Microsoft is working on an update to unify the Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. This update, code-named Threshold, could be coming out in Spring 2015, and it will offer a common app store for all thre... read

Xbox One SmartGlass app now out on iOS, Android


Windows phones too
Nov 20
Microsoft's SmartGlass companion app for the Xbox One is now out for iOS and Android devices. SmartGlass will let you navigate through your Xbox One, watch clips, interact with friends, and more. Plus, the app will be a second screen device for various games such as Dead Rising 3. You can get SmartGlass for iPhone and iPad, Android, and of course Windows phones as well. read
Star Wars

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile


I love how Emperor Palpatine looks like a pufferfish
Nov 07
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... read
Microsoft

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming


Halo on your PC?
Sep 27
From the sound of it, there will soon be no escape streaming games. Sony will use Gaikai to stream PlayStation 3 games to PS4, there's also the PS Vita TV, and similar functionality is planned for Steam users who purchase or ... read
Join the Pork Side, Anakin
I don't get the widespread outrage over so called "casual," simple-minded games. I can spend an afternoon plugging away at the most time-consuming and complex RPG imaginable, and if Angry Birds is thrown in every now and then, so be it. Yes, I'm reviewing an Angry Birds game. Deal with it. read feature

Disney

Disney Infinity: Action! is an AR toy for mobile devices


See a couple of your favorite Disney characters IRL!
Aug 14
  During a recent press event with Disney Interactive, I got a chance to look at how Disney Infinity will translate to mobile devices. The publisher is planning to release two separate apps, one for iOS devices and lat... read
Twin-stick Halo Wars
In an odd twist of fate, Microsoft decided to release a twin-stick shooter modeled after the Halo universe exclusively for Windows 8 devices. Not only will this be the first Halo game without a console counterpart, but it's a... read feature

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows 8 devices


Tens of people are so excited now
Jul 18
Halo: Spartan Assault, the top down twin-stick shooter, is now available for Windows 8 based phones, tablets, and PCs. In the U.S., Halo: Spartan Assault is available for Windows 8 phones only to customers on Verizon Wireles... read






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