Posts byAndrew Podolsky

    Changing of the Guard at Slide To Play

    Slide To Play launched in September 2008 amid the excitement of a smartphone revolution. The site’s founders — Steve, Adam, Jeremy, and Conor — wanted to build a reliable review network for a new type of video game. It’s the kind that could be downloaded and played anywhere, moving games out of the arcades and living rooms and into the wider world.

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      Austin Gamers: Play Games for Prizes this Weekend

      We’ve told you before about LateBit Comedy Gaming, a charitable event put on by Do-Gooder Gamers in the Austin, TX area. LateBit combines video game challenges with stand-up comedians, all to support good causes. The next event will be held tomorrow, Saturday, May 31 at 11:45 pm at The New Movement Theater.

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        Tips and Tricks Guide for Warhammer 40,000: Carnage

        If your Ultramarine or Blood Angel has been struggling with the monsters in Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, here’s a set of tips and tricks provided by the game’s director, Kayla Kinnuen at Roadhouse Interactive. You can read our full review here, and starting next Monday, Carnage will be available in 30 new countries and five new languages.  (more…)

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        SXPD Review

        In the future, America’s roadways are policed by a squad of tough, all-female motorcycle cops called the SXPD. Is this title shorthand for the Sexy Police Department? While these high-speed, machine-gunning women have a lot of attitude, they also act like they’re starring in an unrestrained adolescent fantasy. (more…)

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        Metal Slug Defense Review

        The Metal Slug games from SNK Playmore are pixelated perfection if you enjoy run-and-gun arcade games. With their fluid animation, expressive characters, and intense action, each classic Metal Slug game is more exciting than the last. We’ve previously reviewed Metal Slug 1, 2, and 3 on iOS, and now a new adaptation called Metal Slug Defense mixes elements from all three in a creative format optimized for mobile devices.

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        Godzilla – Smash3 Review

        In the new Godzilla movie, Godzilla is a savior of humanity more than an unstoppable monster. Godzilla – Smash3 is a movie tie-in game that uses tile-matching puzzle mechanics to activate the creature’s deadly attacks, and in a change from the movie, these attacks are mostly directed at tanks and planes and rarely towards other giant monsters.  (more…)

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        WreckMan: Rise of a Hero Review

        Ever since Miley Cyrus released her famous music video, wrecking balls have never been more popular. The time seems right for a free-to-play action game that uses your iOS device’s touch and tilt functions, along with a swinging physics engine and a psychotic talking rabbit, to cause absurd levels of destruction.  (more…)

          Watch Comedy and Gaming Collide in LateBit: Episode 1

          We’ve told you before about Do-Gooder Gamers, a charity group that earns money for Child’s Play by putting on gaming-themed comedy events. Their first event, the GTA V Destruct-A-Thon, raised $1400 for charity, and their follow-up event LateBit premiered last month in Austin, TX. We’ve got the full episode available for you to watch below. (more…)

            Trilobyte Games Currently Crowdfunding Another Sequel to The 7th Guest

            For gamers of a certain age, CD-Rom games like Myst and The 7th Guest were revolutionary. Instead of loading up your PC game with a half-dozen floppy disks, you only needed one shiny disc containing hours of full-motion video and dozens of pre-rendered backgrounds. Following up on their announcement in March, Trilobyte has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary funds for a new 7th Guest game.  (more…)

              Activision Announces Tony Hawk’s Shred Session for iOS and Android

              In the world of virtual skateboarding, there’s no name with as much street cred as Tony Hawk. Arguably the best extreme sports game ever made, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 already came to iOS in 2010. It was a full PlayStation game, but with clunky virtual controls placed right on top of the touchscreen. Now, Activision has announced that a mobile-focused Tony Hawk game will be launching on mobile smartphones and tablets this summer. (more…)

                Game of the Month, April 2014: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

                It’s been another excellent month for iOS gaming, with A+ games like the novel reinvention of the console series Hitman Go and the Escher-esque puzzle game Monument Valley. But really, one title stands out as the genre-defining game of the month: Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.  (more…)

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                  Republique: Episode 2 Launches This Week, Available Now for Early Backers

                  Hope springs eternal! Ever since Republique: Episode 1 launched back in December, we’ve hoped that the next installment would continue the series’ exceptional storytelling and reveal a bit more about the main character Hope’s escape from an oppressive regime. If you were a Kickstarter backer or purchased the season pass, you can download Republique: Episode 2 right now. (more…)

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                  Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

                  Does any company have a better grasp on what makes a game triple-A than Blizzard? The company responsible for Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, three genre-defining blockbuster franchises, has decided to step into the collectible card game genre with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Although this is Blizzard’s first attempt at an online card game, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s packed with detail and play-tested to perfection.  (more…)

                    Can an iOS App Really Improve Your Vision?

                    Retro graphics are a popular trend in games these days, but what if those blurry, pixelated graphics are actually supposed to look sharp? If you find your vision fading after a lifetime of playing video games, it might be time to visit an optometrist and consider some new glasses. A cheaper (though less reliable) alternative is to download a new iOS app called Ultimeyes, which claims to help improve your vision.  (more…)

                      Play Top-Downloaded Puzzle Game Sinkers In Your Browser Right Here for Free

                      We’re in favor of any new technology that erodes the distinctions between platforms, which is why we’re excited about App.io’s revolutionary ability to run apps through your browser without having to download anything from iTunes. We previously shared their port of Nameless: The Hackers, and now we have a new app-in-browser game from Bitzerland, called Sinkers. (more…)

                        New Screenshots and Trailer For Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2

                        There have been several high-quality Spider-Man games released on the App Store over the years, from the 3D beat ‘em up Spider-Man: Total Mayhem to the arcade fighting port Marvel vs Capcom 2. So far, the most technically impressive was 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, an open-world crime-fighting game where you could scale huge buildings and freely take missions. With the movie sequel about to hit, an accompanying game is headed to the App Store as well. (more…)

                          Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Hands-On Preview

                          Blizzard’s free-to-play card battling game Hearthstone is due out soon on iOS, and some players have already snagged an early copy through international App Stores. To prepare you for this highly-anticipated game, we’ll walk you through the first hour of gameplay, which barely scratches the surface of Hearthstone’s combat and characters. (more…)

                            RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Launches Today

                            If you’ve ever wanted to design your own amusement parks, complete with stomach-churning rides and outrageous ticket prices, RollerCoaster Tycoon is the series for you. Today, Atari launched a mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 4, which seems to rely heavily on in-app purchases even though you have to pay $2.99 for admission.  (more…)

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                              Glu Announces Freemium James Bond Mobile Game for Summer 2015

                              Glu Mobile, the developers of dozens of successful freemium series like Gun Bros, Frontline Commando, and Deer Hunter, recently announced that they’re working on a new game starring super spy James Bond, available in 2015. According to a press release, “the game is inspired by the franchise’s rich history, themes, characters, and narratives,” which indicates to us that it’s not based on just one film or actor.  (more…)

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                              Sometimes You Die Review

                              While there have been plenty of abstract mobile games that use basic shapes as characters, few of them challenge your notions of games themselves. Sometimes You Die offers a creative take on simple platforming, with a cerebral twist that makes it above average. (more…)

                                Exclusive Interviews: The Cast of Family Guy Talks About The Quest For Stuff

                                We told you that last week’s Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff launch party was about as Hollywood as they get. Developer TinyCo and Fox Digital Entertainment rolled out the red carpet for several big-name voice actors from the show, including Patrick Warburton (Joe Swanson), Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin), Phil LaMarr (Ollie Williams), and Gary Cole (Principal Shepherd). We had a chance to interview each of them about their favorite mobile games, Family Guy moments, and other characters they made famous.  (more…)

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