Arcade

10.18.12

After being released this September, the 3D 'endless runner' Bust-N-Rush by Techtonic Games has undergone a few changes since we last took a look at it.

A price drop of 75% is now in effect, bringing the price from $19.99 to $4.99. To take advantage of this you can head over to the Techtonic Games website to pick up a truly fun and addictive game, or at the very least try out their new demo. Bust-N-Rush was worth the money at $19.99, and at $4.99 it's a steal.

10.17.12

 

When I was initially introduced to Fractured Soul I was extremely excited. Not because of the exciting platforming, or the nostalgic difficulty akin to that of the NES, but because for once I found a title on the 3DS Store that actually brought something new to the table. The innovation behind Fractured Soul’s gameplay enticed the Mega Man/Mario junkie inside of me to climb out and play a game that lovingly marries puzzling, platforming and shooting elements into a fantastic (and cheap!) experience.

10.15.12

A blinding blue blur, collecting tons of rings, spouting witty catch phrases, and defeating Dr. Eggman (or Dr. Robotnic depending on the version) are all things you think of when you hear the name Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic is one of the most recognizable faces of the console generation in the 90’s. The franchise has spawned everything from cartoons to comic books. It has also spawned a list of atrocities sequels and spin off games. “Sonic Adventure 2 HD” is a reminder of when Sonic stopped being about speed, and stopped being fun. 

10.12.12

There is an old saying that goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” What many people do not know is this famous quote has been paraphrased.  It originally went “If it ain’t broke, or Double Dragon, don’t fix it.” Okay, maybe it didn’t originally go like that, but it’s too bad, because Double Dragon Neon is a reboot to a franchise that should have been left alone.

10.04.12

Rovio has returned to once again dominate your mobile screens with the newest follow up to the “Angry Birds” franchise. With a new focus and new gameplay mechanics, does “Bad Piggies” measure up to “Angry Birds”? Let’s find out as we review "Bad Piggies" on the iPhone. 

09.24.12

Capcom’s “Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection” celebrates the silver anniversary of the successful fighting franchise. Packed with games, DLC, Blu-Rays, and exclusive collectables, the set is impressive but will it please the hardcore “Street Fighter” fanatics? 

08.13.12

If there’s one thing I take pride in, it’s my music collection. Over 1600 songs on the iPod, and that doesn’t even include the large amount of playlists I’ve generated on Spotify. So any game that makes use of the music library stored on your computer, much like my beloved Audiosurf, is doing something right. And much like Audiosurf, Symphony combines stunning visuals, addictive gameplay, and the music you love into an all-around fantastic game.

06.18.12

Early this year, Bioware’s Mass Effect saga came to five year run. Rest aside the ending; the series is one of the most complete trilogies in video game history. There are two aspects that Mass Effect nails perfectly. The series was first to interweave choices all the way through the third and final installment captivating fans from start to finish. However, you can’t tell a great story if you forget to create the atmosphere for your game to breath in. The music in the game really doses shape Commander Shepard with it having one of the best scores in gaming, but do people notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

05.09.12

The IOS market has been around for roughly six years and has helped revolutionize everything tech related from movies, music and games. It has given artist and developers a new platform to communicate and speak directly to audience and that’s exactly what Aoineko Studios is doing.

02.27.12

BARCELONA -- On the first day of Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona, SEGA showed Sonic the Hedgehog for the first time on a tablet powered by NVIDIA's quad core Tegra 3. Called Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode II, the new mobile game will launch some time in the Spring this year. It will come out first exclusively for NVIDIA Tegra-powered smartphones and tablets in NVIDIA's Tegra Zone before rolling out onto other Android devices after. We got a first hand look at the blue wonder doing his thing on the Tegra 3-powered Asus Transformer Prime tablet in this exclusive video.