Expect to die in Shattered Planet, and know it is you who leads these clones to their demise. Pushing them one step too many past their uppermost limits. In all seriousness, rogue-likes are great for creating your own narrative as you attempt to progress through the game. Not every fallen clone needs a tomb in dedication to their memory, but creating a sense of attachment tends to make one more cautious. If anything it makes the little victories more rewarding, and your failures all the more tragic.
These days, it doesn’t take a whole lot to get the smartphone community buzzing. Whether it’s the release of a new phone, rumors of such a release, or even a new trending app, any bit of news winds up in headlines all across the Internet. But in February, smartphone lovers received some of the most exciting news in several months:
The Walking Dead 400 Days begins at a missing persons board. A breeze sweeps through photographs of anonymous loved ones who we wouldn’t expect had a story worth telling. These are the stories we assumed ended day one. At the very least, we assumed that these stories are about survival; the same story we’ve experienced in every zombie fiction. Telltale subverts these assumptions by broadening a genre exhausted by the survival narrative.
You know what I see standing in line at the supermarket—aside from the self-image corrupting magazines in juxtaposition with candy bars—kids on iPhones. Parents hand their children an iPad or an iPhone to prevent them from having a meltdown over a toy they couldn’t have because what kid needs toys when playing Angry Birds. They’re too busy snagging three stars on all the levels mommy and daddy failed at to kick up a fuss.
Many major releases for the App Store have arrived on time. Some have even arrived early such as Dues Ex: The Fall or Bounty Arms (released early in some parts of the world like the great white north). Shadowrun, however, dissapointed a market that has had a solid trend by delaying its release. Portable Gaming […]
Perhaps one of the more bizarre mobile games I’ve ever downloaded; Alpaca Evolution stars none other than a human-faced alpaca who absorbs other alpacas to evolve. That’s right, alpaca cannibalism. But don’t worry, there is no murder in this game according to the Cocosola. Just knock out other alpacas when they spawn and absorb (or is it […]