Author Archives: Andrew Groen
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 23:55 GMT
The developers of such world-renowned titles as “Try Not to Fart,” and “Why Did I Buy This?” have released an all-new game with a much more somber tone. It’s called “Homeless” and stars a panhandler begging for spare change. Video after the break. More »
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 23:42 GMT
You may not have heard of Zenonia, but it’s a fav-rave on the iPhone, especially in South Korea where its creators hail from. Over the past few years the series has been one of the most consistently solid action RPGs on the system, and that alone has garnered it a loyal fanbase. More »
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 23:42 GMT
One of the all-time classic Mega Man games has now released on the iPhone. But it wont come cheap. Far from the iPhone average of $0.99/69p, Mega Man X will currently set you back $4.99.
Moreover, the game is laden with a littany of microtransactions, though none seem to impede gameplay. They’re more bonuses like assorted background music and cheat codes. So far user reviews seem to be quite positive, so if you’re a Mega Man fan this little nugget of nostalgia just might be worth it.
Via MTV Multiplayer.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 22:21 GMT
The deals have been dropping left and right today, but we’re especially excited to pick up some of the latest Square Enix iOS games in their half off sale starting today and running until January 4.
Unfortunately, there’s a giant, glaring omission right now since Chrono Trigger is not on the list. However, all of the Chaos Rings games, Groove Coaster, and the Final Fantasy games are there so it’s still a great showing. Proceed beyond the break for the full list. More »
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 22:10 GMT
Microsoft announced the next two games to be discounted in its “12 Days of Xbox Live Deals” promotion running this holiday season. Unfortunately, you wont be seeing anything as awesome as half-off Bastion again.
This week Kinect games are the star with Hole in the Wall and Leedmess. Both of which have been slammed by critics as genuinely awful experiences. No word yet on why this promotion is called “12 Days of Xbox Deals” instead of “12 Days of Xmas”.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 21:27 GMT
Just Dance 3 isn’t all that popular in hardcore gaming circles so you’ll be excused for not noticing it before, but you should know that the game is incredibly popular. Two days ago it was announced that even though it launched over two months ago, Just Dance 3 for Wii was still the best selling single-platform game in the UK. Which beat out all the individual platforms of Skyrim, though not all of Skyrim’s sales together.
Just how popular is it? Ubisoft announced today that Just Dance 3 has 8.4 million players. Which, they’d like us to know, is equivalent to 84 bonaroo festivals. They added that on a given day about 17 years of Just Dance 3 is played.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 21:03 GMT
It’s the annual mega-sale season, and it’s definitely kicking up quite a bit. Earlier we covered EA’s big iOS sale, and now Capcom has announced a big sale on the PlayStation network covering a huge amount of their games and DLC. More »
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 20:16 GMT
Wargaming.net, the developer behind the (apparently) hit MMO, World of Tanks, announced today that its community had hit a massive 18 million registrants. Now, as you’ve probably already guessed, that does not mean they have 18 million players, or even “active” registrants.
It simply means that 18 million people have registered to play the game. However, for a niche MMO that isn’t getting a lot of coverage in the press, it’s success seems as unstoppable as…well a tank. Wargaming.net has not disclosed where its players are coming from which could be interesting, as World of Tanks was initially released in Russia.
Via Blues News.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 23:57 GMT
Over its brief life span the Humble Indie Bundle has brought PC gamers some of the best deals in recorded PC gaming history. Now in its fourth incarnation, the HIB4 is digging deep for new levels of awesomeness, and somehow they managed it.
Buying the HIB4 for more than the average price paid by others ($5.17 as of this writing) not only gets you the original five games (Jamestown, Bit Trip Runner, Super Meat Boy, Shank, and Nightsky HD) as well as the two original bonus games (Gratuitous Space Battles and Cave Story+) but will now earn you yet another five games: Crayon Physics Deluxe, And Yet It Moves, Hammerfight, VVVVVV, and Cogs.
Via Humble Indie Bundle.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 18:28 GMT
The latest episode of Telltale Games’ adventure game based on the Jurassic Park series is now available on the iPad. The second part of the episodic series is available exclusively for the iPad, and will set you back $6.99.
The episode is called The Cavalry. “In Jurassic Park: The Game’s second episode “The Calvary”, Nima, Gerry and Jess head for the island’s coast and are forced into taking a shortcut using the under construction “Bone Shaker”, a partially completed rollercoaster in Jurassic Park’s theme park area. Meanwhile, an InGen rescue team lead by ex-grunt Billy Yoder and his quiet, menacing buddy-in-arms Oscar search for Gerry and his daughter,” Telltale said today.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 18:21 GMT
Playdead Studios announced today that the Mac version of their highly-celebrated platformer, Limbo, is now available on the Mac App Store, fulfilling a promise they had made that the game would ship “by the end of the year.” Which is cutting it close to say the least.
However, those who are looking to get the game via Steam will have to wait a little while longer. Limbo has been slightly delayed on that platform until January 13. The reason for the delay was not disclosed. Now if we could just get an iPad version.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 18:01 GMT
EA has announced that its (seemingly quad-annual) mega-holiday sale has been activated on the App Store. iOS gamers will be able to find nearly the entire EA catalog of games for $0.99 or 69p.
The list is much too big to link all of them here, but simply type “EA” into the App Store’s search bar and you’ll be beset by a deluge of awesome gaming opportunities. If you’ve been looking to pick up a new Madden, FIFA, Scrabble, The Sims, C&C, Mirror’s Edge, or Dead Space game now’s the time.
Via Pocket Gamer.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 17:06 GMT
Perhaps in an attempt to keep the game relevant as Rift faces its greatest threat yet in the form of Star Wars: The Old Republic, Trion Worlds has announced that for a limited time Rift is going on sale.
From December 22 to January 2, Rift will only set you back $5. However, since Rift is a subscription title you’ll still need to buy a month of game time at $15. Players will also benefit from an enhanced XP-gain event as well. Players will get a 15% bonus on XP, favor, prestige, plaques of achievement, marks of ascension, and planarite.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 16:50 GMT
Nintendo has announced an oddball fix for the game-breaking bugs found in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Rather than releasing a patch for the game like you might see in a PC, Xbox 360, or PS3 game. Nintendo has opted to release an entire Wii Channel to help fix the problem.
The good news though is that the Zelda Data Restoration Channel will be able too retroactively fix save data after the bug has taken effect. Allowing users to continue the game from the point they left off. Nintendo has not said when the channel will be available. Until then users can still send in their save data for a fix.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 16:07 GMT
We’ve heard lots of rumors, but very little concrete information about the Game of Thrones RPG until today. Cyanide studios released some choice tidbits of information along with a new trailer showing the game in action. More »
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 23:59 GMT
Speaking to the PlayStation Blog, Sony has revealed the two most popular games during the PlayStation Vita Japanese launch. The two chart-topping games were Everybody’s Golf and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
Sony has not yet announced how many units those two games sold. However, Eurogamer notes that the Japanese sales charts are due to be released tomorrow, so we shouldn’t have to wait long for more info.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 23:27 GMT
Publisher Deep Silver announced today that their zombie opus Dead Island has officially sold three million copies. The publisher had previously stated that Dead Island had shipped two million copies during its release month.
However, until now we didn’t know how many had actually sold. Not only did that initial allotment sell, but the game has obviously continued to sell well over the ensuing months. Selling, at the absolute least, another million copies since that first statement.
Via Game Informer.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 23:20 GMT
Hopefully all of the Star Wars: The Old Republic fans will take a break from their jedi-dealings long enough to read this. Bioware has been making some amazing comments today about their committment to making The Old Republic last indefinitely. And they’ve also released a great behind-the-scenes vid doc. More »
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 21:56 GMT
According to a report filed by Wired.com today, the Bioware’s Dr. Ray Muzyka said today that the next Dragon Age title will draw from the successes of other games in the genre, including Skyrim.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 21:02 GMT
Sprint to your 360s fight-fans, because the UFC app has officially gone up on Xbox Live as of today. The app will have on-demand fights available for download alongside HD pay-per-view events as well.
It will also be an interactive app that includes a fight prediction game with friend leaderboards, and fight cards. The early reviews for the app were quite positive, so if you’re into the UFC go download the app and start streaming.