Tag: gaming

Game of the Week: Playstation All Stars Battle Royale

I’m nowhere near a fighting game expert. I never count frames of animation or worry about hit box overlap. However, I have been playing fighting games since the original Street Fighter II arcade cabinets came out. I played a lot of Street Fighter and the clones that followed. The clones were trying to piggyback on …

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Homeworld: Shipbreakers

I don’t hide my love for the Homeworld series.  It and Ground Control came out at nearly the same time.  It was  a little slice of heaven.  I’d heard the rumors of a new Homeworld.  I’d heard about Blackbird Interactive made up of former Homeworld team members.  Today we get the news that Gearbox, who …

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Game of the Week: Infectonator (iOS, Android, Flash)

I’m sure I first played Infectonator in its flash form.  The iOS and Android version appeared to be based more on Infectonator 2.  The concept is simple.  You are a mad scientist trying to take over the world with zombies.  You drop your infectonator bomb or bombs on the city of your choice then see …

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Game of the Week: Sleeping Dogs

I played the original True Crime: Streets of L.A.  It wasn’t up to Grand Theft Auto standards, but the spin of playing a cop and the increased focus of melee combat bumped it up a few notches.  Having Christopher Walken as a narrator didn’t hurt either.  I enjoyed that game but didn’t finish it.  The …

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Custom Foosball

I played a lot of foosball in college.  I wasn’t the best, but in a 2 on 2 game I was a darn good defender.  We had a ton of fun, probably even more than the Xybots game cabinet that was in the same room.  So I was pretty thrilled by this article on making …

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Xbox One and the PS4

Now that Microsoft and Sony have had their big next generation console press conferences, we should have a level field to compare them.  Unfortunately, neither side wanted to play ball.  Sony made their pitch at developers while showing lots of games and no hardware beyond the controller.  Microsoft made a pitch for the unified living …

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Game of the Week: Game Dev Story

I’ve probably bought too many Kairosoft titles.  Game Dev Story is the reason why.  At least, that’s where it started.  Conceptually, it’s pretty brilliant.  They made a game about making games.  Throw in a lot of game references and a retro art style.  It’s like catnip for gamers.  I suppose some PC gamers might be …

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10,000,000 is Amazon’s Free Android App of the Day

10,000,000 was a recent game of the week.  Now, if you have an android device, Amazon is giving it away for free today only (5/22/13).  I’d suggest grabbing it.  Here’s the purchase link.

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Kickstarter: Stonehearth

I think I was a bit burned out on Kickstarter for a while.  I have some sympathy for the founders of Kickstarter since they never planned it to be a game preorder site.  Of course, that’s not what it is.  It’s about microfunding development projects that are near to your heart.  It just so happens …

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Game of the Week: Tomb Raider (2012)

Welcome back Lara Croft. Or should I say hello to the new Lara since this is a reboot.  I know that much was made of how would Tomb Raider respond to the success of the Uncharted series.  Though both Drake and Croft share a lineage that includes Indiana Jones and Doc Savage, I always felt …

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