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Joe Danger, career stuntman, has certainly made a name for himself over the past few years. His charming motorbike feats on home consoles offered an approachable but challenging platforming experience that won the hearts of many gamers looking for something fresh. After two sterling entries, his managers at Hello Games have decided to move onto something new, but not before giving their beloved hero a send-off. Joe Danger Touch is his final hurrah, but several missteps prevent it from being a positive one.
My favorite games on the iOS App Store continue the trend that Nintendo’s Wii started in 2006; they utilize simplistic, natural controls to create engaging experiences that almost everyone can play, but few can master. Only a handful of developers have handled this as well as Semi Secret, who defined an entire genre with the “endless runner” known as Canabalt. These mad geniuses of design have returned with Hundreds, which might be their easiest/hardest game to date.
The cardinal sin of adventure games is the “MacGyver”, where players are forced to piece together two unrelated objects to solve a problem. While making gamers think outside the box is always a welcome addition, attaching rubber chickens to pulleys or crafting mustaches out of cat hair feels like translating Morse code backward. “McPixel”, a WarioWare-esque parody of MacGyver, earns its namesake by tossing you into multiple bomb sites where the only way to defuse it is randomly experimenting with everything and anything nearby. What sounds like a rather frustrating […]
Talk about a blast from the past! Yesterday, Dave Gilbert announced on Twitter that his publishing company, Wadjet Eye Games, would be releasing Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass on February 29.
Most puzzle games on the iOS platform are built to be time-killers, nothing more than simple little experiences that make your wait for the morning commute a little more bearable. Sure, they’re a sight better than twiddling your thumbs, but deep down, puzzle fans crave something that isn’t just meant to kill five minutes.
With all of the high profile titles that released throughout this year, and 2011 coming to a close, it’s easy to forget that Dead Space 2 came out in January. The astounding volume of games has made it feel like ages since players stepped into the boots of Isaac Clarke, so conversations often turn to the vast nature of Skyrim, or the sheer insanity presented in Saints Row: The Third. While most of them are fantastic creations that deserve acclaim and attention, I feel it’s important to take a trip […]
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is the definitive version for both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. For some of you, that sentence is all you need; you’ll rush to the store, pop in the disc, and relive your fantastic memories involving Big Shell and the Virtuous Mission in glorious 1080p. However, there are many of you who have never had the opportunity to sneak through Shadow Moses, chow down on a snake or battle a walking tank capable of shooting nuclear missiles. For the newcomers, these two magnificent gems […]
When I booted up Battlefield 3 for the first time, I was very impressed by the level of polish present. Despite its browser-based setup, the interface was incredibly fluid and easy to navigate, and I found myself awestruck at how simple it was to complete basic functions like joining a friend or finding a game.