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 … (More)

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 … (More)

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 … (More)

‘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. … (More)


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 … (More)

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 … (More)

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 … (More)

‘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 … (More)

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. … (More)

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 … (More)

Broken Age, Act 1

I’ve been a fan of Tim Schafer’s games since I was a kid, especially Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. The guy is a fantastic storyteller whose games are often charming, humorous, and even a little strange (in the best way). Schafer’s … (More)

Monument Valley for iOS

Monument Valley is a new game for iPhone and iPad that was clearly inspired by the art of M.C. Escher. You play as Ida, a silent princess who must navigate and exit a series of seemingly impossible architecture by solving … (More)


From the department of things that are both tools and toys: ToolChess is a handsome, handmade chess set with pieces fashioned from everyday nuts and bolts. The sets are crafted by a father-son duo, and the proceeds help sponsor kids … (More)


Tengami is a new game for iOS (universal) that places you in the role of a samurai who must explore a mystical pop-up book world. In this world, you are able to “page” through various backdrops and interact with the … (More)

Final Fantasy VI for iOS

Well this is certainly a blast from the past. Nearly a week ago, Square Enix quietly released Final Fantasy VI to the iOS App Store, and I only heard about it yesterday. This isn’t just a basic port of the … (More)

Samurai Siege for iOS

Chances are, if you’re someone who enjoys playing strategy games on iOS, then you’re already familiar with Clash of Clans. Although I enjoyed the first few days of playing it, the only real way to have a good time is … (More)

“Threes!” for iOS

Occasionally, a well-designed puzzle game for iOS comes along that takes the tech community by storm. A while back it was Letterpress, and today it’s a game called Threes! Like Letterpress, Threes! takes place on a grid, it uses red, … (More)

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Game Controller

Announced at CES 2014, the SteelSeries Stratus is a wireless controller designed for playing iOS games. The Xbox-like controller design will be instantly familiar to any modern gamer, right down to the twin analog sticks and four shoulder buttons. Up … (More)

Machinarium for iOS

We’ve mentioned the game Machinarium in the past, but I think it’s worth bringing up again, for three reasons: The first time we posted about it, the game was only available for the iPad. Now it’s a universal app so … (More)

Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit

I’ve always been kind of a sucker for geeky kid stuff. I grew up watching shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beakman’s World, and of course I had one of those Creepy Crawlers bug-maker kits. Now that I’m … (More)

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