Playing Max: the Curse of Brotherhood with the Xbox One controller feels a bit like running through an up-scaled iPhone game on a much bigger screen. As you might imagine, that's both a good thing and a bad thing.
This week, I played a game that felt like the lovechild of an SNES platformer and a touchscreen puzzle-solving title. Where's this cute and wonky hybrid showing up? Why, the Xbox One, of course.
See those adorable little pink blobs floating on the right side of the screenshot above? They're about to have their eyeballs torn out and eaten. Just one of the many reasons Tentacles is the best Windows Phone 7 game I've played so far.
On the dot, at that! What did you do?
Sounds like you'll need a gajillion of these in Denver.
Hey, I'm tired. But I bet you're tireder.
DC Universe Online is meant to be grind-free; players will advance by completing missions, not menial tasks. So what's an MMO novice to do when he hits a tough mission, and can't simply level up to overwhelm it?
¥180 for a beer is super cheap in Japan! Ferraris and Lamborghinis are not. Sorry about the constant neck footage. It's been a long day.
The Humvee drives down a crowded street in a foreign land. A child waves. Merchants display their wares. Suddenly soldiers raise their rifles as a suicide bomber runs into the street, detonating his lethal package. This is virtual PTSD therapy.
Epic's demo of its upcoming over-the-top first-person shooter Bulletstorm urges players to kill with skill. Lacking any real skill myself, fits of childish giggling will have to do.
Live from my hotel room in Tokyo! Sleepy, too.
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is an indie action title released last week on Steam (though it's been available elsewhere since December). I thought it looked pretty cool, so decided to give it a try. Won't you join me?
If you want to protect your breakfast from aliens, you're going to have to take a few balls to the head. Kosmo Spin is much cuter than I'm making it sound, trust me.
Not me. The dancing tiger. Look at him get down!
Rarely has playing through a game for Kotaku's Xbox Live Indie Clips hurt quite as badly as playing through Aban Hawkins & the 1,000 Spikes hurt me.
Spent the morning at the doctor about my exploded elbow. He said to come back if it still hurts. There will be cutting, oh yes!
Kaptain Brawe is a delightful little adventure game from Cateia Games. I played it earlier today, so why don't you join me.
Bouncing, a rather straightforward knock-out puzzle game from JRSoftWorx, confounded me for a solid 30 minutes until I realized the problem wasn't the game, it was me.
So, I'm pretty sure my left elbow exploded yesterday, and it is going to fall off and kill me — not to be melodramatic or anything.