One night in January, gamers gathered at a movie theater in Austin, Texas to play Grand Theft Auto V on the big screen. The goal was to blow stuff up for charity, and it was a big success. Here’s how the event came to be. (more…)
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I’m going to call it: We’re in a board game renaissance. Every day I seem to get Kickstarter project alerts for new physical and digital board games. Tablets make a perfect platform for digital versions of board games, and Lords of Waterdeep is the new gold standard for the genre. So, I bid you to cast aside your D20 and enter the Forgotten Realms for one of the best board games I’ve played in a very long time. (more…)
The fine folks over at SteelSeries sent us a pair of their Flux In-Ear headphones for review. The SteelSeries products have been available for gamers on other platforms, but the Flux headset is aimed at mobile audiophiles. Apple includes a pair of their iconic earbuds with almost every iOS device (why not iPad?) and they offer a good all around experience. The big questions is, how does the Flux In-Ear Pro compare to the stock buds? Let’s take a look. (more…)
The juggernaut Call of Duty franchise has endured mixed results when branching out from consoles and PC. The zombie iterations had much success on iOS, but a re-hash of Black Ops failed miserably on PS Vita. iOS seems to be the lucky platform for CoD because Strike Team is a welcomed and refreshing entry that rivals the stagnant console versions in certain ways. Call of Duty: Strike Team provides an excellent first-person shooting experience while integrating an all new top-down tactical mode that steals the show. (more…)
The Warhammer franchise is launching an all-out assault on the App Store with another game based on the 40K universe. Warhammer 40K: Space Wolf is a tactical-stratetgy action game heading to iOS in 2014, according to developer HeroCraft Mobile Games.
The rhythm/music game genre has seen better days. It used to be that the world couldn’t get enough Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Now, piles of used “instruments” clutter the racks of GameStop stores across the country, and their DLC tracks occupy the “deals” list in online stores. The rhythm genre may be a shadow of its former self, but Double Fine Productions knows there is still fun to had. Dropchord is a “music-driven score challenge game” that combines a rock solid soundtrack and precise controls to create a challenging and entertaining experience. (more…)