Games

Fates Forever for iPad

My latest gaming obsession is Fates Forever—a 3v3 MOBA game in the vein of League of Legends and DoTA, but built for touchscreens. You choose one of nine unique heroes (with more slated to release soon) and are placed on a team with two other characters (bots or online players, depending on the mode you choose). As you face off against another…

Broken Age for iPad

Oh man I’m excited. Broken Age—a PC game I wrote about not long ago—is now available for iPad. If you’ve already played it, this is the same point-and-click (point-and-tap?) adventure you know and love. The wonderful soundtrack and voice acting are all still there, as well as the gorgeous, hand-painted design aesthetic. If you haven’t had the chance to play this delightful…

TwoDots for iOS

From the makers of the popular (and super addictive) iOS game Dots comes its new sequel, TwoDots. The basic gameplay is the same: connect vertical or horizontal rows of same-colored dots to remove them and allow other dots to drop down, or connect them in a square pattern to eliminate all dots of that color from the screen. As you progress through…

‘Console Wars’ by Blake J. Harris

When I was a kid, nothing caused more heated arguments between me and my friends than our game consoles of choice. As a Sega fanboy at the time—and a hardcore PlayStation enthusiast later—I was always in the minority at school. Console Wars, a new book by Blake J. Harris, explores the actual rivalry between the Nintendo and Sega corporations that took place…

Osmo

Here’s another cool iPad thing for kids. Osmo is a system consisting of an iPad stand (which works with pretty much any iPad but the original model) and a mirror attachment that fits over the iPad’s front-facing camera to redirect it downward. Once attached, Osmo lets you load up one of three games that scans real-world objects in front of your iPad…

15 Coins for iOS

15 Coins is a game for iPhone and iPad that’s sort of a mix between Pac-Man, Snake, and Tilt to Live. You control a little ship that constantly moves forward, turning left or right at your command. Your goal is to collect 15 coins to pass the level, but the trick is to avoid the constantly spawning clones of yourself that appear…

Transistor for PS4 and PC

From the makers of the ever-popular Bastion comes the new game Transistor, a sci-fi themed action-RPG with lush graphics and an awesome soundtrack. You can watch the reveal trailer and the launch trailer to see the game in action, both of which are way better than me trying to describe it. Transistor is available for $20 on the PS4 and on Steam…

‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ for iOS

In the gaming world, the classic action-RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hardly needs an introduction, even a decade after its original release on the first Xbox. If you somehow haven’t played KotOR before, or if you’ve already played it but feel nostalgic enough to do it again, then you’re in luck. To celebrate May 4th, the game has gone…

Blek for iOS

Blek is a game for iPhone and iPad that relies on your imagination to solve its puzzles. The goal seems simple enough—hit all the colored dots without touching the black ones—but exactly how you accomplish this is up to you. Draw any line or shape with your finger, and it will repeat that motion in a pattern until the line leaves the…

Horn for iOS

Horn, a Zelda-like game for iOS, is currently being featured as Apple’s App of the Week (today being Friday, April 18th, 2014). It had been on my wish list for a while, and when the price suddenly dropped from $7 to free, I leapt at the opportunity. I’m glad I did. This is a super fun and engaging game, with interesting characters,…

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