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4 Games to play during the Extra Life 24 hour marathon

Extra Life game day will soon be upon us. The epic gaming marathon fundraiser hosts an official game day every year so that participants can play their way through their marathon with friends. In some cases, Extra Lifers hold events on game day to create an even greater sense of community. Certain gaming venues even more »

PlayStation Home shutting down March 31, 2015

The end is nigh. People who loved the Sony equivalent of Second Life are, well, probably going to have to move on to Second Life. PlayStation Home now has an expiration date. The news of PlayStation Home’s impending demise isn’t surprising. While it was an open, welcoming community, Sony never really seemed to figure out more »

These are Virtuix’s first four Omni games

A while back, I talked a bit about the Virtuix Omni, one of the first fully immersive gaming platforms. Players use a headset like the Oculus Rift (), and the Omni’s most important part, its platform that you walk on with specially designed shoes. The Virtuix Omni allows people to walk naturally in virtual reality, more »

Why do I do this to myself: Animal Boyfriend edition

In case you were wondering if Android Amusements has turned into a (semi)weekly feature where I play horrible mobile games and wonder why anyone bothered playing them, stop right there. It has. The fact that this week I tried Animal Boyfriend only confirms it. Especially since I was actually excited about Animal Boyfriend. A friend more »

Indie Game Maker Contest’s 10 Best Games

Created by RPG Maker and Humble Bundle, the Indie Game Maker Contest is a competition that pits indie game against indie game. Cash prizes are up for grabs so developers and individuals alike have put their creative hats on, and submitted their best ideas. The “People’s Choice” winner is decided by how many votes a more »

Jagex’s Transformers Universe enters open beta this weekend

At the end of this day, in the middle of this lane, one shall stand and one shall fall. The multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre is one of the hottest in gaming right now. Popular licenses including The Lord of the Rings and DC Comics heroes have already jumped in. Now it’s Optimus Prime’s more »

4 Games That Need a Steam Greenlight Upvote

As we all know, Steam Greenlight is constantly pushing out approvals for some of the coolest up and coming indie titles. While some are admittedly obscure, there can be some really great, hidden gems ferreted away in the queue. Here are four of my favorites and, I think if you’d read about them, they’d earn more »

Preview: Shoot, craft and conquer in Minimum

Minimum was originally a project from TimeGate Studios. After its bankruptcy, Atari liked what it saw and acquired the rights. It handed Minimum over to Human Head Studios, the developer behind 2006′s Prey. Now the shooter is in Steam Early Access. It combines elements of shooters, RTSs and RPGs with a little bit of MOBA more »

Target getting Super Mario AR eShop Cards

Did you notice the Photos with Mario application in the 3DS eShop? Well, it’s there for a reason. Namely, Nintendo decided to release the Super Mario AR outside of Japan. Yes, there are special, collectible, eShop cards now. I’m not talking about the ones that just look a little different because they have Zelda on more »

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Steins;Gate Review: Ignoring the Laws of Time and Grammar

Steins;Gate Price: $39.95 System(s): Windows Release Date: March 31st, 2014 Publisher (Developer): JAST USA (Nitroplus/5pb) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for blood, language, partial nudity, sexual themes Steins;Gate is a game that makes you aware of the absurdity of what you are doing. When explaining yourself involves sentences such as “my character is about to take on more »

Android Amusements: Neo Mushroom Garden

Sometimes, our friends convince us to play strange games. Games that really can’t even properly be considered games. Which is why I’m playing Neo Mushroom Garden, this week’s Android Amusement. A friend was playing it the last time we were all hanging out, she kept checking her phone to see what was going on in more »

Warlock 2: The Exiled Review: More of the same, and Ardania too!

Warlock 2: The Exiled is a turn based strategy wargame, a sequel to an interesting original. While there are many little improvements and some nice changes (including using some story from the groundbreaking Majesty games), it still has many of the flaws of the original. As such, fans of the original will be happy here, although newcomers to the the series might want to buy the first game cheap. Those who didn’t like the original Warlock will probably not be happy here, either.