There'd Be No Fictional Independence Without G.I. Joe

He fights for freedom wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe is here, on iOS and soon Android devices. Without the support of this top secret fighting force, multiple fictional universes would have been crushed under Cobra's fashionable heels, so I celebrate our U.S. Independence Day by playing a game released by a… » 7/04/13 2:00pm 7/04/13 2:00pm

G.I. Joe Battleground Prepares To Deploy Ultimate Fan Service

When the folks at DeNA asked me if I wanted to talk to the producer of a new G.I. Joe game coming to IOS and Android, I had one question: "Real American Hero G.I. Joe, or movie Joe?" Obviously they answered correctly. Extending the partnership with Hasbro that brought us Transformers Legends, DeNA's G.I. Joe… » 5/23/13 12:30pm 5/23/13 12:30pm

Sweet Pixel Graphics Can't Save This Game from Collectible Card Banality

It takes something special to get me invested in one of the wave of mobile collectible card games seeking to ride on the overwhelming success of Rage of Bahamut—it took Transformers to get me to appreciate the appeal of the genre. With its eye-catching pixelated style, DeNA's D.O.T. Defenders of Texel threatened to be… » 1/15/13 11:30am 1/15/13 11:30am

Former Battlefield Dev Plans to Change the Way Mobile Shooters Play…

As the former creative director of DICE Sweden, Ben Cousins knows console shooters. His team at Scattered (formerly Ngmoco Sweden) has collectively worked on five Battlefield games, the first three Halo titles, two Far Cry and Crysis games and the upcoming Tom Cruise film All You Need is Kill. If any development team… » 12/06/12 6:55pm 12/06/12 6:55pm

This Japanese (Social) Gaming Powerhouse Has Nice Digs

Many Japanese game companies have crappy looking offices. Worse yet, they're dull. Nondescript. But as far as Japanese social gaming giant DeNA goes, these digs aren't half bad.

Heck, there are iPads on the walls. On the walls! The offices have their fair share of meeting and conference rooms, but also a chic cafe… » 5/10/12 5:00am 5/10/12 5:00am