Ever year, Apple updates the operating system for iPhones and iPads. Every year, it breaks compatibility with a bunch of games. Every year, a few companies let their games die. It’s far worse with iOS 9, however, with Apple straight up removing your ability to download some of those games ever again. »
If going fast were all racing was about, Need for Speed: No Limits would be one of the top games in the genre—most races last around 30 seconds. »
There are quick fixes, and then there are incredibly quick fixes. When Spacetime Studios says Call of Champions is a five-minute MOBA, they mean it—five minutes is all you get. »
One of the coolest things at Twitch’s very first convention this weekend was a bunch of Hearthstone matches, in front of an audience, between two very laid back CEOs: Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime and Twitch’s Emmett Shear. »
Granblue Fantasy is huge in Japan. Enormous. The game is a smash hit. It’s been downloaded over five million times, and there’s a newly announced anime. Yet, you’ve probably never heard of Granblue Fantasy. Maybe you have! »
Star Wars Uprising, the new Diablo clone sitting atop the iTunes charts, could more appropriately be titled Star Wars: Uninspiring. The game is competent. That’s about it.
For six years now, soothsaying analysts and bloggers have predicted that the rise of easy, affordable iOS games would dominate the gaming market and render consoles obsolete. Nintendo is dead, too, they’d say. And PC gaming. »
Hearthstone turns shouldn’t last more than a few seconds. And they rarely do, but there are always exceptions. Using Dreadsteed cards with Knife Jugglers is one of them, and this particular moment almost created a never-ending turn. »
My go-to mobile game for time-filling fun used to be Drop 7. Then it was Threes. These days it’s Sage Solitaire, a new riff on solitaire from the ever-interesting developer Zach Gage. I’m making pairs, straights and flushes, often while listening to a podcast. I’m hooked!
If you’ve every played through a blast barrel level in a Donkey Kong Country game and thought “Man, I wish there were more of these,” Bullet Boy is more of those. »
Five bucks spent and an hour in, I’m having a very good time with Lara Croft GO, the new mobile Tomb Raider spin-off that came out a few hours ago. It’s turn-based. It’s full of tomb raiding. How about I show you? You’ll see some early levels—and a comparison to the very cool precursor Hitman GO—in my 13-minute… »