Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls have become badges of honor amongst gamers. They transplanted the insane difficulty from the golden age consoles and spackled it in beautiful and gothic 3D graphics. They proved that gamers have gotten lazy and complacent with their new games that hand hold them all the way through right to the very end, all the while telling them which button to press. Their success is just as irrational as our love for them. Murderously hard games that make no apologies became best-sellers? Sounds impossible in the current landscape, but they proved that there was a thirst for a bit of punishment.
It’s been years since I’ve played a game that reminded me of my days booting up X-Wing and Tie Fighter on LucasArts floppy disks. Feeling that freedom of flying around in space and taking on enemies in zero-G felt wonderful. The next game to capture that was Wing Commander with all of its glorious live action cutscenes featuring Mark Hamill. Now though, it seems like I can have all of that fun in the palm of my hand. Beyond Space is a new iOS title that brings back all the nostalgia and fun of interstellar dogfights.
I was confused when I first saw the title for World of Gibbets. I kept thinking to myself, “What the hell is a gibbet?” It sounds like a cute animal. Maybe it was a relative of those little gibbon monkeys you sometimes see at the zoo. Boy, was I wrong. A gibbet refers to an instrument of public execution and gibbetting was the act of stringing up bodies for public display in order to keep the community in line. What a lovely topic for a little iOS game.
Defenders and Dragons is the newest entry into this genre and may be the perfect defense against boredom.
There are thousands of games in the App Store, so how do we choose the 100 Best iOS Games ever made? Easy. We used sophisticated computer programs, thousands of hours of surveys and complex data mining
The lord of one liners has lingered around in the early years of gaming. Duke Nukem was the gold standard for irreverent and violent video games for a long time. His original outings are now considered classics, but what has become of the aging hero? His foray into the newer generation of consoles yielded of a less than bombastic critical response. So, is there space for the aging Duke in a world post Shadow of the Colossus and Bioshock? Maybe. Let's have a look at Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project.
Video game characters get away with physics and death defying feats of sartorial absurdity. This list of the 10 Worst Dressed Game Characters is a parade of scantily clad girls, strangely dressed macho men, and disgustingly dirty side characters
With the release of the brand new Pokemon X and Y video game, we thought it would be fun that to look back on our years of catching and training our own little pocket monsters with this list of 10 Things We Love About Pokemon.
With 650 little monsters in the ever growing ranks of Pokemon, it would only stand to reason that a few of their names would be lacking in the originality department. It doesn’t seem to be too difficult to name the little guys. But sometimes, you gotta get lazy when it comes to doing just that.
Gamers can be a fickle bunch. We’re passionate about our hobby. We love it. That’s why you get shouting matches over Xbox Live and pelvic thrusting taunts in Uncharted 3 Mulitplayer. When we do well, we want to shout it loud into the nearest microphone. But, some of us aren’t very graceful at losing or keeping our hobby under control. Hence this list of the Funniest Video Game Temper Tantrums.