When Michael Thomasson, of Good Deal Games Homebrew Heaven in Western New York, rode his bicycle to the local Dairy Queen in 1978 with his big brother, it wasn’t a cup of Mr. Misty slushy he spent his quarters on. “instead I saw a huge hulking box in the middle of the restaurant,” Thomasson explained. more »
The Disney Company said “no”, and the internet said, “watch me”. On August 20th of this year, Disney’s members were alerted via email that the 3D Massively Multiplayer Online Game was set to close in exactly one month. In response, fans everywhere took to the internet to share their woes. Toontown Rewritten is the response initiative, firing more »
During Anime Expo 2011, JAST USA said it was looking into licensing the Starry Sky series of otome visual novels. That’s a dating sim for girls, in case you aren’t familiar with the term. The release of such a series would have marked its first foray into translating and distributing a dating sim for girls more »
A few weeks ago, Missing Worlds Media started a Kickstarter campaign its MMO called City of Titans. City of Titans is a spiritual successor to City of Heroes, the superhero-themed MMO that shut down late last year. The idea of resurrecting City of Heroes in a different form is noble, but there have been concerns more »
Battletech. Shadowrun. Mage Knight. These games have left their mark on the face of gaming, with imagery and concepts (like “big fighting robots”) that even my non-gaming friends have no trouble identifying. They also have a common name behind them: Jordan Weisman, and if he has his way with Golem Arcana, he’ll put a boot stamp into gaming’s face that will change miniatures play forever.
When it comes to an “entertainment app” on the iPad, that’s pretty much just hi-falutin’ language for a game, but The Winston Show takes entertainment in a new direction. Winston is a talk show host, with a sidekick (of course) Ellington, and he talks to and interacts with the iPad user. Yes, it’s been sort of done before, with toys like Teddy Ruxpin or even on the PC like with Seaman, but only takes a few moments to see that Winston is several cuts above what’s been done before. Part of this is almost certainly the Pixar effect, as developers ToyTalk employ a number of former Pixarians (as they call themselves), including ToyTalk co-founder and hair model for Mr. Incredible, Martin Reddy.
The RetroN 5 is a beautiful thing. I say that as a collector, looking at a hybrid console that will allow me to keep every possible, classic system I love hooked up to my TV, or HDTV, at once. Normally, that would be impossible, due to compatibility issues or space constraints, but Hyperkin has decided more »
A few days ago, I learned about a game called Octopus City Blues when its Kickstarter kicked off. Adventure games are something of a rarity, and Ghost in a Bottle’s game looked looks like it has the potential to be an intriguing one. So, I reached out to Firas Assaad, head of Ghost in a more »
At 5 a.m. during a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 session, Adam Heart and a group of friends were joking about divekicks, that staple of fighting games. What if there were a game in which fighters could only do divekicks? A game with only two buttons, one for jump and one for kick. After the laughter more »
Kickstarter has proven itself the perfect place to find and fund unusual games. You know the time, strange gems that should exist and you know you want to play, but have a kind of premise or concept that would make it difficult for a developer to get conventional investors. Enter Chroma Squad, the latest game more »
There are always unexpected gems in the world of gaming. These are the games that suddenly pop up on your radar due to special events or promotions, like E3 2013, and end up looking like something you have to own. Cloudberry Kingdom looks like it has the potential to be one of these games. The more »
When a new company is formed, there’s always this buzz of excitement. People don’t know what to expect, and they start wondering what could be and hoping for good things. That’s what’s happening with acttil. The announcement was made back in May, 2013, and we’ve only just started to hear about what could be coming more »