Dungeons and Dragons has been woefully underrepresented on mobile thus far. Underrepresented for a game that exists as a cornerstone to many gamers gaming history, well older gamers anyway. But Backflip Studios is about to fix that. They developing a mobile version that should fit the bill. The game isn’t ready to show off yet, so we can’t really comment on it. But I have trust in Backflip, after all they created one of my favorite games, Army of Darkness Defense on iOS.
It finally exists, but just barely. After just a month of work we get to see an early version of the long promised iOS and Android Super Meat Boy type game. While the version shown at PAX is an endless runner, Team Meat are pretty adamant that the final game will have an endless mode, but be story based. (more…)
Sitting in a little unassuming corner of PAX were a couple iPads running a pre-release version of one of the more, uhhh, interesting games in recent memory. If you can relax a bit and have fun with it, you can see the charm of Goat Simulator from Coffee Stain Studios. (more…)
I had a few moments with the upcoming Pokemon iPad collectible card game today at PAX Prime. It reminds me quite a bit of Hearthstone or Magic — but in the Pokemon world. It should be released later this year — sooner rather than later I hear. (more…)
Our first PAX 2014 preview is a Pokemon-ish creature collecting and battling RPG to be published by Kabam and under development by Undead Labs. In my time with the game today I was really impressed with the fluid 3D graphics and great animations. It’s got everything you would want in a creature collector, quests, guilds, leveling for special abilities, all that good stuff. (more…)
It’s not as if developers need a holiday to put on a sale, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. As Labor Day weekend kicks off in the US, a bunch of games are available for cheap or free in celebration. Check out our ornate, limited-edition, hand-crafted picks below. (more…)
It’s Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: It’s Big Game Night on the App Store! Not only do we have one of the best shooters ever hitting the U.S. App Store at 11 p.m. Eastern time tonight, but we also have a whole bunch of other great games in the hopper. While you count down the seconds to these games’ release, pick up VVVVVV while it’s on sale for a buck. (more…)
PAX is now upon us and with over 70,000 dedicated gamers about to descend upon Seattle, this is going to be one epic holiday weekend. It took only an hour for the show to sell out back in May, and for good reason. PAX is a 24/7 bacchanal of gaming, panels, parties, plushies, cosplay, chiptunes, karaoke, streetpassing, and donuts.
The Expo Hall is open daily, Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 10am – 6pm, but there’s so much more to experience beyond the show floor. Below is just a snapshot of what’s happening, from autograph signings with industry legends to afterhours dating advice (seriously), live 70s game shows and dancing til dawn with Twitch, Wargaming, Squeenix, Destructoid, Harmonix, Bethesda, you name it.
Follow me @contentnow for all the madness, and if you’re at the show, stop by my panel, Tinder Tales and Other Wicked Ways To Get Work as a Game Writer for a chance to win awesome game swag as I interview an all-star panel from Forbes, Game Informer, Polygon, Save/Continue, Deep Silver (Metro Redux, Dead Island 2), and ArenaNet (Guild Wars 2) on how to break into the industry, build your audience, and find work that pays.
What are your top picks for PAX? Share them in the comments! After the jump you’ll see our picks for the top panels and parties for PAX Prime 2014.
Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has released a new video that continues her series to point out tropes against women in video games. This time, the trope is “women as background decoration.” The video illustrates how frequently in games women are used as victims in an offhand way, often in sexualized situations. Due to violence, language, and nudity, the video is NSFW, so maybe wait until you get home to watch it. (more…)
Once again a handful of great games are currently free or on sale right now on the App Store. Check out our list of the best of the best, with pricing, review links, and App Store links all in one place. Then hop over to the App Store to fill up your iOS device for a cheap weekend of nonstop gaming. (more…)
Disney is really starting to pump out the Star Wars games. So far most have been a bit, well, hit or miss. This one I’m still torn on. While it’s great you can play a Clash of Clans type game as either a Rebel or member of the Empire, I’m left with a feeling that there should be more. But, I’m still building my base, will take a few more days to get a real feeling for it. And heck, it’s Star Wars, so, yeah. We’ll see. (more…)