Confession: I used an iPhone 5 to cheat in Guacamelee

Trophies aren’t typically my thing. Most of my formative years were spent obsessing about multiplayer titles like Counter-Strike and TFC. And since trophy systems usually revolve around the single-player campaign, I never developed a taste. Plus, making my friends angry was always more important. In my old age, though, I’m rediscovering single-player campaigns. Most people more »

I thought I could math, ATM Simulation showed I can’t

As an illustrious member of the video gaming illuminati, I get to wake up to an inbox filled with press releases for new titles. Exciting new IPs, rehash revisitations, declarations of screenshots and trailers, and of course the occasional, mobile game announcements appear on my screen. I tend to push most of these to the more »

Shoot the breeze with Scooter in Tales from the Borderlands

It’s not clear if you’ll be able to Catch-a-Ride! with him, but according to the newest trailer for Telltale’s episodic game, Tales from the Borderlands, players will, at the very least, be able to interact with the lovable mechanic, Scooter. It’s a good thing, too, because Scooter’s magnetic personality and endearing slowness are downplayed in more »

Why Is There A Princess Bride Mobile Game?

I’m not making this up. There actually exists, right now, a Princess Bride themed mobile game. Also, it looks absolutely horrible. Here, see the ad for yourself. Yeah, that’s a real game that you can spend real money to really buy. If, you know, you hate yourself. $3.99, if you want to be exact. Though, more »

Strafe delivers League of Legends, Hearthstone updates

Esports fans can now keep all their tournament stats and highlights in their pocket thanks to Strafe, a new mobile app dedicated to competitive gaming. Available for free for iOS (8.0 or later) and Android, Strafe consolidates tournament information for up to five major esports titles based on your selections: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, more »

Telltale’s Game of Thrones is incredibly stressful

Telltale Games has been on a roll lately. They’ve had incredible success with Walking Dead Seasons One & Two (with another season on the way), Wolf Among Us, and now Tales from the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones. I recently had the opportunity to buy the season pass for Game of Thrones (thanks Christmas money!), more »


Japan’s not buying consoles, so Nintendo’s selling mobile (update)

Author’s Note: Some readers have pointed out that this article at time implies that Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will release for iOS/Android. I realize this is not the case, and I regret any confusion in wording. The point I’d like to make is that Nintendo is latching onto the bustling mobile demographic more »


Hearthstone’s RNG pushes the wrong skill

Why would you play a card game when you can play Chess? This is an extreme form of the question every TCG and CCG constantly battles. Why are card games fun? Unlike Chess, a perfect information game, you can lose a card game without making a mistake. If lady luck condemns you, there may be more »

Tap Titans is as satisfying as Cookie Clicker

We’ve all succumb to Cookie Clicker at some time in our lives. there’s something about the appeal of an idle game that you’re managing to play and “win,” without expending a large amount of effort. It makes you feel like you’re accomplishing something, even while you’re not, and can make other, tedious tasks feel more more »

Technology Tell Gaming’s best mobile game of 2014

What what what? A third handheld Game of the Year post in one day? Yes, I’m afraid it is. We’re going through our most beloved games of the year as 2014 draws to a close, and the Technology Tell Gaming Channel has come to its Android and iOS picks. The winner was a rather obvious more »

Minecraft deserves to be popular

I’ve gotten just about nothing done today, work wise. That’s because I’ve been spending the past several hours playing Minecraft. It’s such a fantastic game that it really deserves the popularity it’s gotten. I mean, where else can you spend five hours re-creating a giant wing-wong out of iron blocks? Not that I’ve ever done more »

Contest of Champions made me believe in mobile fighting games

My latest addiction is Marvel’s Contest of Champions, a fighting game on iOS and Android.  Wait, wait, don’t run off because I said mobile fighting game. The basics are simple. Tap the screen for a light attack, swipe for a medium, hold on the opponent for a heavy attack which breaks blocks. Holding backward blocks, more »