Compliments of Tavern Brawl
Hearthstone's Auchenai Soulpriest is up to his old tricks again. As most Priest players know, this card swaps healing powers for damage, setting up some devastating combos if used on the enemy. But in the case of this week's ...
If you're interested in espionage narratives and stealth-based gameplay, Republique may be your huckleberry when it releases next year on PS4, with all five episodes bundled together.
I enjoyed what I've played of the i...
Bite my shiny, metal microtransaction
Good news, everyone! Futurama, the twice-canceled sci-fi masterpiece, is coming back (yay!) as a mobile game (awe). Fox Digital Entertainment announced it is teaming up with German developer Wooga Games to make Futurama: Game...
Goodbye Earth, hello yawning black death
Last Horizon is a space exploration game on Steam, Android, and iTunes where it's up to you to find a new home for the entire human race. It has the underlying sense of loneliness and dread that you might find in films like ...
Coming December 3 to little fanfare
People have said nothing but good things about Rayman Jungle Run and the third mobile Rayman game using the same assets (after Fiesta Run), Rayman Adventures, looks great. And while Jungle Run was limited as an endless runne...
You still need an iOS Portal
It's crazy how far mobile gaming has come in just a few short years. I still remember the wild west of mobile development with my iPod Touch, and how gems were plentiful enough, but mostly ancillary or retro experiences. Now,...
So, Super Hexagon, a game from 2012, just got an update on iOS. It's the new "2.0" version, and it makes the game run smoother, presumably a fix for the larger screens as of late. It's an all across the board...
Plays a little game, too
Calling all folks who bought that Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition what looks like you got a giant novelty gag dog poo on your wrist: Bethesda's Pip-Boy app is live on the App Store and Google Play.
Certainly you'll feel alive, too,...
Bethesda has released an official Fallout-themed keyboard for iOS and Android called Fallout C.H.A.T. (or, Communications Hub and Transmitter). The app includes a custom keyboard that outputs text in old-timey black and white...
Step 1: Place playthings and snacks in your yard.
Step 2: Wait for cats to visit!
That's advice for Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector (iOS, Android) and life in general.
As of a recent update, the Japanese app is now also in Engli...
Bug Princess finally hits PC
I was lucky to have been introduced to Cave shooters at a young age. I had a friend who lived in Japan and had family there, so he'd just bring games back over and we'd play them. Most were ported from the arcades to the PS2,...
Ahhhh, so lame
These days, retro-era publishers can get desperate. While they've made their fortunes on the traditional arcade and console market, other revenue streams can seem enticing after others have struck gold in ways they've never s...
Some of them will be teens
Like a mall Santa without any other prospects, Jason Voorhees lives for one time of year. (Or maybe he's dead? I don't know.) Regardless, Halloween is kind of Jason's bread and butter because then he can show up, scare some ...
Releasing next year
Nintendo is finally entering the mobile space with DeNA. Its first app to come out of the collaboration, Miitomo, is a Mii-centric free-to-play title about communicating with others.
Miitomo was originally scheduled to launch...
Skullgirls 2: A Deadly Adoption
I'm not into fighting games, so I have no experience with Skullgirls. The animation is gorgeous, but that's about where you lose me. However, I did sit in on a packed Lab Zero Games panel at Anime Expo, and let...
Oh yeah, this exists
If you're a fan of the LootTheWorld Borderlands app, you'll want to boot it up today and enjoy your final day with it -- Gearbox has announced that it's shutting down as of October 22. Previously, it allowed you to ...
Winter is coming in Winter. Or something
The final episode of Telltales' Game of Thrones series, The Ice Dragon, will release on November 17, 2015.
To celebrate, Episode 1 - Iron from Ice - is available for free on... well, everything (PlayStation 4, Play...
Tips, tricks, highlights, scores & stats
Downwell is one of the best games of the year and it's only $3. If the stellar reviews and word of mouth are enough to convince you that this game is excellent, you're in luck. And while it's pretty great to just learn how the game works through repeated, vicious deaths, here are some tips to get good quick.
- Go down the well
Falling with style
Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling down wells.
Downwell is a game about getting down a well, but the only way to get down the well is to learn how to get down the well well. Because this Game Boy thr...
Plus new hard mode, cloud saves
The many-millions-maker Vault dwelling mobile game from Bethesda, Fallout Shelter, got its 1.2 update, which includes a new survival mode and, for some, one of Fallout 4's characters.
Piper, who runs a newspaper in Fallout 4...
Remember Metal Slug?
My experience with Metal Slug Defense is watching former Destructoid writer Jim Sterling suffer through its free-to-play trappings for a video. My experience with The Battle Cats, a similar strategy game about overwhelming yo...
Do you love Shakira? How about Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds? Well I have a pitch for you -- it's a game featuring Shakira, created by Rovio. Whoa!
Yes, this is not a joke or drill, Love Rocks is a real thing. You ...
One run at a time
I was on board with Downwell (PC, iOS, Android) as soon as I saw this gif.
It's a game about descending a narrow well as a little guy with guns on his boots. Gun boots! Shooting slows your descent and, crucially, destroys ene...
Coming to Japan next year
When I was in Japan, One Piece was absolutely everywhere. From ads on trains, to stores full of Tony Tony Chopper figurines, to a host of Pachinko machines, you couldn't avoid the Straw Hat Pirates. Now they're about to ...
Full refunds are available
It's said that during the rapture, all who are good simply vanish from earth to continue their existence in the afterlife. Fitting given its eponymous setting that BioShock for iOS devices just kind of disappeared recent...
Recruit the nightmarish machines
Five Nights creator Scott Cawthon claims there "will NOT be a Five Nights at Freddy's 5." That's hard to believe, but one thing is for certain: those horrific animatronics aren't going away.
In a post today, Cawthon announced...
The best hugventure you can embark upon
I finished Dropsy about a week ago. Though an increased workload at the ol' day job slowed down this review, I'm grateful that I had extra time to put together these thoughts. Most would take that to mean that Dropsy&nbs...
Much better suited for mobile
[Update: it's also available on Android too.]
If you haven't tried Pokemon Shuffle yet, now's your chance -- it's hitting iOS today in North America and Europe. It was always better suited as a mobile game anyway, one th...
Bring a controller
Final Fantasy VII hit iOS last week with a $15.99 price tag, which left a number of people skeptical as to how much work was put into it. After playing it however, I have to say that most of my fears were put to rest.
It's a good thing I swore off Clicker Heroes. It was bad enough playing the game on a desktop computer. Now, the perpetual time-waster is available for iOS and Android. There's no escape.
For the uninitiated, this is an idle ...