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Best Top Digger Truck Kids Games For iPad & iPhone

October 16, 2012 – 10:44 am | Comments Off

There are a couple of great truck games on the iPad you might enjoy for your kids that I wanted to share. As far as construction truck and Schoolbus games for kids go, these are …

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Could The 300 Sequel Spawn A Console Game?

February 14, 2014 – 8:26 am |

Despite having been one of the most interesting and game-changing films of the past decade, 300 never really got a great gaming release. In retrospect, even the film seems a bit less significant than it was at the time, but whether or not you found it ridiculous, there’s no denying that it launched a few new styles for action films that are already being mimicked consistently. Not to mention it catapulted Gerard Butler to “household name” status.

Still, for such an action-packed film, with visuals so affected they almost looked animated anyway, there’s been a shocking lack of gaming focus. In 2007, 300: March To Glory was released for PSP, but was pretty unimaginative, really, and earned poor reviews at Metacritic and across the Internet.

More recently, the closest thing we can find to a 300 gaming adaptation is the 300 Shields slot machine simulation available at the Bet Fair arcade online. This is a nice tribute to the film, and is undoubtedly successful at pulling in fans to play. But at the end of the day, it’s more of an online casino game than an actually 300

Looking to potential adaptations for the new film, however, Warner Bros. has already released a new app game, and really it has pretty impressive graphics and decent gameplay. The game is called 300: Rise Of An Empire – Seize Your Glory, which is a bit of a mouthful, but the game itself, despite being very brief, may be more enjoyable than the aforementioned 2007 PSP game. Its purpose is ultimately to promote the film, so it’s not quite what fans might hope, but it would seem to open the door for more.

So, could a major console gaming adaptation work for 300: Rise Of An Empire? We say yes. Here are a few words on why.

Graphical Capability

The 300 films are based largely on stunning and inventive visuals, and the look of them could be beautifully captured on modern consoles (and specifically the Xbox One and PS4). A great game requires more than just visuals, but beauty matters more and more in console gaming, and that would seem to make these films a nice match for a gaming developer.

Swashbuckling Success

In recent years, swordplay has been fine-tuned in gaming to wonderful effect. Where once upon a time these games simply required a hack-and-slash approach, games like the Assassin’s Creed series and more recently the new Ryse: Son Of Rome on Xbox One have improved the perception of these types of games, allowing more complex action and gameplay.

Open Format

The basic story outline of the original 300 was a bit limiting for gameplay: you’d fight wave after wave of Persians before ultimately dying a heroic death. In gaming, it would be a bit repetitive. But with the sequel film concerning all out war between Greece and Persia, a much more open format could work, potentially even with an open world map style.

Multiplayer

Finally, there’s the massive advancement in online multiplayer in recent years, which suits any action game well. The idea of multiplayer missions and battle styles within a 300 atmosphere simply sounds like a blast.
As of yet, there are no significant rumors of such a game’s impending release. But there’s reason to believe that the 300 sequel could spawn a very satisfying modern console game.

Casino games best played in different devices

February 9, 2014 – 9:15 am |

If you are playing casino and at the same time own several gadgets here are some suggestions on what to play for each device.
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XBox is a trendy console that provides ultimate console gaming …

Deep Blue Apps: The art of making video games – the easy way

October 12, 2012 – 8:31 am |

Have you ever wanted to create your own game for the iPad, iPhone or even all the Android devices? Or do you have an idea for a Mac or PC desktop game?
There are lots of …

Need For Speed Most Wanted: Most Wanted list trailer

October 5, 2012 – 4:40 pm |
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Here’s the fourth gameplay trailer for the upcoming Need For Speed: Most Wanted. This one focuses on the Most Wanted List, which covers the “ten most elite racers” in Criterion and EA’s game world.
I’m a …

Review: To The Moon

September 12, 2012 – 1:02 am |

On Friday night, I played To The Moon. Perhaps more accurately, I should say To The Moon played me. Well written, astonishingly well scored, and equal parts funny, charming, and heartbreaking, this game hits hard, …

Torchlight II release date is 9/20, just making the “this summer” cut off

September 2, 2012 – 2:00 pm |
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I preordered Torchlight II on Steam as soon as it was available, buying copies for three other people in the process. The game just looks great, and I can’t wait to get my hands on …

Humble Indie Bundle V headlined by $13 Million budget Tim Schaefer classic Psychonauts

May 31, 2012 – 6:18 pm | 2 Comments

As if that weren’t enough, it also contains Bastion, LIMBO (which I reviewed), Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Sword & Sworcery (which is apparently spelled that way just to annoy yours truly).
Why aren’t you already …

Review: Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception (PS3)

November 6, 2011 – 9:58 pm | 3 Comments

One of the most anticipated games of the year has finally hit, and that game is Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception.
Not only is Uncharted 3 one of the most anticipated games of the year, it is …

Review: Dragon Ball Z – Ultimate Tenkaichi (PS3)

October 28, 2011 – 12:44 pm |

I really liked last year’s DBZ game, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit 2. It felt like the franchise had finally achieved some serious attention with a game that was both deep and fun.
This year, we …

From Dust Erupting Today On PSN

September 13, 2011 – 7:00 am | 4 Comments
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From Dust is rolling onto the PlayStation Network a little sooner than expected, actually a lot sooner than expected, moving up two weeks from its September 27th release date to today the 13th. Shacknews …

Minecraft 1.8 May Loosen Terraria’s Grip

September 12, 2011 – 6:00 pm |

Ever since I picked up Terraria on a Steam sale I haven’t played much of Minecraft. The two-man team that built Terraria — the retro-looking, side-scrolling game called “Minecraft in 2D” — really did …

Xperia Play Hits AT&T On Sept. 18th for $50

September 9, 2011 – 11:30 am | 4 Comments

Verizon’s exclusivity on the Sony Xperia Play, known informally as the PlayStation phone, ends on September 18th when a 4G or HSPA+ version of the phone lands on AT&T for just $50 with a new …

Why A Second Stick on the 3DS?

September 8, 2011 – 6:00 pm | 4 Comments
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The 3DS isn’t comparable to a Vita in terms of graphics or probably raw horsepower, but those are things that never kept the old DS from selling like gangbusters. So why would Nintendo officially …

ESRB Says Dante’s Awakening Coming To PS3

September 7, 2011 – 6:00 pm | One Comment
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Another series reboot means another HD collection is coming to back it up, this time it’s Devil May Cry, but there’s a twist. While the trilogy was originally a PlayStation 2 exclusive, this HD …

Will Resistance 3 Be More Bad News For Humankind?

September 6, 2011 – 10:19 pm |
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With my kids off to bed on the night before they start school for the Fall, I sat down next to my wife this evening, she smiled warmly and put her hand on mine, I …

Star Trek Online To Boldly Go Free To Play In 2011

September 6, 2011 – 9:55 pm | 2 Comments
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Star Trek Online is going to be taking a big-ticket sci-fi licensed MMO into free to play territory sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, beating sci-fi heavyweight EVE Online to the punch. …

Whirlybird Nerd Alert: Take On Helicopters Box Art

September 6, 2011 – 9:37 pm |
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I’m a helicopter fan, but not much of a sim fan these days. I wasn’t able to deal with the controls in the demo for the recent Apache Air Assault — and believe me …