Cloning is a real thing, especially in the indie gaming world. When it's derivative and takes games to a new level, developers don't really mind. But when you outright steal someone's game, it's a major problem. One developer is accusing a publisher of doing just that, and I'm inclined to believe him.
Look at this Ghostbusters franchise! It’s a nimble little minx, isn’t it? You’ve got Ghostbusters Lego, Ghostbusters prop replicas, Ghostbusters underwear, Ghostbuster Vigo child care services! Cha-ching baby! Of course, that franchise has churned out plenty of video games. Some were downright awful (NES and SNES era) and some were just freakin’ awesome (Xbox 360 and PS3 Ghostbusters game, I loves ya). Ghostbusters is primarily a mobile game franchise these days, which explains the next game that’s on the way from Capcom.
Blizzard know how to put out some quality games. And by put out quality games, I mean peddle digital crack. Hearthstone in particular can be annoyingly addictive. It's either enjoyable, or terribly punishing… AND I SWEAR IF I SEE ONE MORE SHEEP CARD I AM GOING TO RAGE! Just kidding, I’ve been clean for months now. Playing on my PC became boring, and even the port over to tablets didn’t keep me playing for too long. I’m afraid that might change, because that damn card game is now available on mobile.
You either love or hate PewDiePie. If you’re the former, I’ve got some great news. If you’re the latter, best you prepare yourself, because you’re about to see even more of the YouTube sensation. He’s set to star in his own game, and it’s coming to a mobile device near you.
The Tomb Raider franchise has seen one hell of a turn around following the origins story of 2013. It was a fantastic game, one that brought Lara Croft straight back to the gaming limelight. Crystal Dynamics are hard at work on the sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and they’ve already given us the more platform, co-op focused Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Turns out they’ve been working on a mobile game too.
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The Apple Watch is available at select stores in select countries, but this week the internet was bombarded by numerous reviews taking aim at the company's first new product in five years. In short, it’s not very good – fitting into the mantra that first-generation Apple products never quite get it right. Seems like almost the perfect time for Google to capitalise, and they’re doing just that.
…But for mobile devices, if you ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
I got an email at the end of last week with an awesome bit of top secret information. It was all about TouchTone, a new indie puzzle game for iOS that looked really cool. I loaded up a review code and have been missing sleep ever since thanks to spending far too much time playing it. Be warned, this may be even more addictive than Threes.
Are you familiar with the name Pebble? Back in 2012 a small start-up company hit two birds with one stone. They introduced the world, technically, to smartwatches the ePaper Pebble, while simultaneously legitimising Kickstarter as a viable platform for interesting ideas. The first Pebble watch sold like crazy thanks to its $10 million strong backing – a goal which the new Pebble Time is taking aim at.
Getting on the AppStore is a very tricky thing to do. Apple has some strict guidelines on what they will and won’t allow on their store, which is good and bad in a few ways. While the AppStore is nowhere near the mess that Android’s PlayStore is, Apple sometimes goes a bit nutty and bans titles for no apparent logical reason. For example, having guns depicted in screenshots for your shooter, which is now not allowed by some brand new standards.
When I read this article that Hideo Kojima's game of the year was a random mobile game, I had a small giggle to myself and carried on with my day. But the premise of the game stuck with me, and I couldn't help but buy it, and now I'm ever so glad that I did.
Lindsay Lohan started out as a child star who quickly became a cautionary tale of how not to be famous. However, she has now released an app similar to Kim Kardashian's, but it sounds even crazier, and more self-aware.
I am sort of terrible at Dead Run. Somehow, I think that's part of the point. It's not a game that's built to be easy, and even with practice you can still have an abysmal round, but I still can't stop playing it.
I love Oddworld. It’s easily one of the most imaginative places I’ve ever had the joy of experiencing in titles like Abe’s Odyssey and Abe’s Exodus. One venture to that crazy place I missed entirely was Stranger’s Wrath. The game came out way back in 2005 on the original Xbox, and was then ported to PC and PlayStation 3 in 2011. It’s now coming to iOS.