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.
Last month, I told you about the ridiculous amount of money that mobile games spent on advertising during the Super Bowl. Costing anywhere between $2-9 million, that time had to pay off. Looking at the download figures, it appears that some games really did benefit from it.
Apparently the 2015 Technology, Internet and Media Conference is underway. I honestly can't even keep track of all these conferences and events, but EA CFO Blake Jorgensen was there and he made some rather controversial remarks that might be totally on target.
Of all the ad space on TV, the most coveted spot is during (or before or after) the Super Bowl. With millions of people tuning in, some just for the commercials, it's almost understandable that ad agencies spent about $150k per second. Almost. What may surprise some people is that it wasn't just cars and beer on show during the big game.
I hate gambling. There are a myriad reasons why, and it's currently illegal in South Africa outside of registered casinos and betting halls. However, the mobile gambling industry isn't just growing, it is surpassing traditional betting.
The Witcher 3 is still a few months away, but it isn't the only game from the series that CD Project RED is working on. Last year a brand new MOBA set in the Witcher universe was announced, but since then there's been hardly anything else about the title. That's going to change though - because the game is out in two days.
How much are you willing to spend on a controller? Modular madness professional Mad Catz are basically asking that question with their latest creation, the LYNX 9 controller for Android and Windows. Let’s not mince words; it’s a $300 accessory for playing mobile and PC games, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look interesting.
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.
Hearthstone is one of this year’s standout mobile game, even though it’s been out exclusively on Apple devices for months now. The game works far better on the go, and acts as a devilishly terrible distraction from everything else you’re probably meant to be doing during a regular day. So if you’ve been avoiding it purely because you can’t stand Apple, then you’re in trouble.
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.
Have you been faced with ridiculous load shedding? I had a bit of unexpected time without power today, and I thought I'd share my gaming insights with you. A bunch of us will be without power this weekend, at least for a few hours, so here're some recommendations.
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.
App stores are landmine territory for less savvy online surfers and slightly lazy parents. It’s very easy to download apps and games that have the word “free” plastered next to them, even if they require a lot out of your pocket to actually work as intended. This is especially true for free-to-play games, which have hidden behind the "free "sticker on mobile since the very beginning. That’s thankfully not the case anymore.
Don't ask my why I'm obsessed with tower defense games. I honestly can't tell you why I love them so much, but I do. And one of the best tower defense games was Kingdom Rush. Beautiful, tactical and appealing to all my OCD urges, if you haven't played the first two Kingdom Rush games, you probably should. And now there will be another.
This is our busiest time of year. With so many games launching at the same time, it's hectic to get all our reviews out on time. However, even during these busy times, we somehow make time to play on our handheld devices, if only while sitting on the throne. Here's how we occupy those few moments of downtime.