Posts byAndrew Podolsky

    Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff Hands-On Preview

    At a star-studded Hollywood premier that was far more extravagant than a typical mobile game launch party, Fox Digital Entertainment and TinyCo revealed their latest game, Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff. We had a chance to go hands-on with it to find out if it’s an improvement over the last two games based on the popular animated series.  (more…)

      Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

      This is a review of the film Muppets Most Wanted. To play with the Muppets on iOS, check out the free download My Muppets Show

      The Muppets are a talented troupe of performers with a long history, and like any long-running band, they periodically require a jolt of enthusiasm to renew interest in the franchise.  (more…)

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        Hands-On With LambdaMu’s Three New Games

        Remember Pixel People from LambdaMu, the free-to-play city building game so addictive that Chris was forced to delete it out of pure self-preservation? We had a chance to catch up with Pixel People’s creators at GDC, where they shared three new upcoming games (all of them freemium) that have the potential to be just as disruptive to our free time.   (more…)

          The Collectables Hands-On Preview

          Crytek is best known for their gorgeous CryEngine graphics engine, which has powered all of the Crysis games on PC and consoles. Now they’re bringing a modified version of their signature technology to mobile devices in The Collectables, a free-to-play game published by DeNA.


            IMGAs Announce Nominees for the Best Mobile Games of 2013

            After several days of intense play-testing, discussion, and debate, the International Mobile Gaming Awards have announced their picks for the best mobile games of 2013. These categories represent a wide range of achievements in gaming, including technology, sound design, storytelling, multiplayer, education, and more.


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              Play GTA V On The Big Screen For Charity

              Hey Austin gamers! Want to play GTA V on a movie screen, while raising money for charity? This weekend, Do-Gooder Gamers are hosting a big event at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and you can buy tickets here. If you can’t make the event, you can still tune in on their Twitch channel for a live-stream. (more…)

                International Mobile Gaming Awards Now Accepting Entries

                The IMGAs, which are entering their 10th year, are now accepting entries from mobile game developers and players alike. To submit an entry for this year’s awards, visit the official website and click on “submit your game” at the top. Previous winners have received thousands of dollars in multimedia advertising from the IMGA’s sponsors.



                RoboCop Review

                RoboCop is a fusion of man and machine, a being caught between technology and his humanity. We feel trapped in the same way when a particularly addictive app prevents us from putting down our iPad. Glu’s new free-to-download shooter RoboCop is an endless series of intense shootouts that will fuse your device to your hands.  (more…)


                Infinity Blade III Review

                There’s a good reason why new Infinity Blade games always take center stage at Apple’s hardware unveilings. With each new installment, the series pushes the limits of what can be achieved visually on mobile devices. Infinity Blade III offers the incredible visuals that players are expecting, but it also feels like it’s reviving the same old mechanics, with only slight improvements.



                Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss Review

                Movie tie-in games are universally regarded with suspicion. Often, their development isn’t motivated by the need for creative expression, but rather a cynical opportunity to piggyback on a Hollywood marketing campaign. There are exceptions, like Despicable Me: Minion Rush, a fun licensed game that has racked up an incredible number of downloads. But Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss is a paltry app that is much less fun than the film that inspired it. (more…)

                  Movie Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

                  When talking to fans of the original film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, I hear a lot of: “I love that movie, but I didn’t think it was as great the first time I saw it.” It’s been eight years since we first met Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy, and he’s still every bit as obnoxiously vain. It’s a lot of fun to watch him and his supporting cast of creeps tear up the sequel, but Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is another movie that might benefit from a bit of distance.   (more…)

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                  Colossatron: Massive World Threat Review

                  Halfbrick Games has developed a reputation for making imaginative mobile games. After all, who would have predicted a game about slicing fruit would become a worldwide phenomenon? Their latest game, Colossatron, lets you witness the destruction of entire continents, but it doesn’t give you as much control as you might like.  (more…)


                  Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review

                  It’s a testament to the rapid rise of mobile gaming that last decade’s console blockbusters can now run entirely on your smartphone or tablet computer. In 2004, there was no bigger game than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, an open-world crime saga that propelled a young gangster around a satirical replica of California. While the mobile platform has its unique limitations, San Andreas is still a masterpiece of modern gaming. (more…)


                  The Wolf Among Us Review

                  Few companies can boast a portfolio of brands like Telltale. From movies (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park) to TV shows (Law and Order, Game of Thrones) and comics (Walking Dead), Telltale has shown that they are the experts at creating original episodic adventures. The debut episode of The Wolf Among Us, based on the Fables comics, is a dark, exciting mystery that will leave you wanting more. (more…)

                    Cut The Rope 2 Hands-On Preview

                    If you were following us on Twitter last night, you would have seen a series of tweets from an extravagant party in San Francisco thrown by ZeptoLab, the creators of the Cut The Rope series. Between the giant outdoor projectors, costumed detectives, and up-close magic shows, we heard a very important announcement: Cut The Rope 2 will be available on the App Store in two weeks, and we had an early opportunity to try it out. (more…)


                    Assassin’s Creed Pirates Review

                    Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft’s historical stabbing simulator, has a bit of a checkered past on iOS. Whenever the series tries to replicate the console games’ on-foot stalking and stealthy kills, it usually doesn’t translate well. Moving all the action to the deck of a pirate ship makes Assassin’s Creed Pirates a swifter, more mobile-friendly game.


                      The Room 2 Hands-On Preview

                      Last year’s The Room from Fireproof Games was a smash success, generating over a million paid downloads and earning the honor of Apple’s iPad Game of the Year. It’s an intricate puzzle game, featuring a realistically rendered safe with dozens of clockwork latches and hidden compartments. Next week, Fireproof Games will release The Room 2, and we can tell they’ve taken this compelling concept even further. (more…)

                        Powerocks Magicstick USB Charger Review

                        If you’ve ever traveled during the holidays, you know that it’s become next to impossible to secure a wall outlet at any major airport. There’s nothing worse than having an iOS device loaded with games, music, and videos, only to see your battery level quickly plummeting. The Powerocks Magicstick is only one option for a portable USB charger, but the fun colors and compact size make it a good choice.  (more…)

                          Assassin’s Creed: Pirates Hands-On Preview

                          With Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag available now on consoles, iOS gamers might be feeling a little left out. Fortunately, Ubisoft is releasing a mobile-specific pirate game set in the world of Assassin’s Creed on December 5, so you’ll be able to set sail with a crew of salty dogs from just about anywhere. We had a chance to go hands-on with an early build, so read on for our impressions.


                            Play Nameless: The Hackers RPG Right Here For Free

                            With so many iOS games available for download, developers are doing everything they can to lower the barrier of entry for people to try their games. That includes putting free games on the web using Flash, like Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, but we think there’s an even better way., a company that provides HTML 5 web demos of iOS apps, wants to give you a chance to play Nameless: The Hackers, without using Flash or having to download an app.


                              MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 Controller Review

                              Last week, the first generation of iOS 7 controllers were officially revealed to the world and immediately became available for purchase. First we went hands-on with the Logitech PowerShell, and now we’ve had a chance to extensively test the MOGA Ace Power controller. While the Ace Power has more buttons and joysticks than Logitech’s controller, the flimsy plastic feel, limited battery, and spotty support on the App Store make us question whether it’s really the future of iOS gaming.  (more…)

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