I'm not generally a big fan of tilt-control in my mobile games. Over the past few years only one mobile game that used the accelerometer as its primary means of control has really grabbed me, and that's One Man Left's Tilt to Live. 2K Play's GridBlock makes it two.
After nearly five years with an iPhone in my pocket, I bought an Android phone last week. A HTC One XL. It's a glorious phone, and I had been looking forward to providing a little more Android coverage on GAOTD, but seeing as I've gotten side-tracked playing old Lucasarts adventure games on the thing, I haven't had…
Life. The universe. Everything. All of the above come from nothingness. You can add the shadowy, shape-changing hero of iOS adventure Nihilumbra to that list. He may come from the void, but the character that starts off a little glob stars in a very special mobile gaming experience.
I spent a not-insignificant amount of time in middle school and early in high school playing Lemmings games with my friend who lived next door. It was, of course, satisfying to guide the mindless little morons through perils to safety. And it was more satisfying still to misplace a beam intentionally and watch them…
The brooklyn duo Chairlift has released a music video for their tune "Met Before," and it's something of a choose your own adventure… and depending on how you choose, that adventure can be dramatically different.
Pixowl's The Sandbox places players in the role of a fledgling deity, grants them the power of pixel-particle elements, and sets them loose in their own single-screen world, free to do as they please. What pleases them seems to be drawing fan art.
The average gamer will take their sports car in Forza 4 and smash an opponent or two off the track and into a wall. The video you see here, spotlighted by the ever-entertaining folks at Game Fails, shows the driving tendencies of something other than the average gamer.
As I play through Diablo III, I can't help but think back to all of the amazing features I witnessed over the course of three years of BlizzCon that didn't make the cut. YouTube user AlluvianGarald compiles several of these into one disappointment-inducing video.
A pair of LEGO Star Wars sets become the state for a holographic interstellar war in what could be the most amazing store window advertising I've ever seen.
What, you thought bullet time was just for shooting? That the voice of Max Payne's wife only haunts him during times of duress?
A single button push takes a Portal 2 cube on an incredible journey through Ben Perry's astounding Rube Goldberg-inspired custom level.
Chance has been a huge factor in role-playing games since the earliest days of pen-and-paper games. Normally represented as the roll of a die, Tower of Fortune swaps dice for slots. Is it a winning combination?
The idea of rolling a virtual ball around the screen is not new. Nor is the idea of a physics-emulating puzzler. What I'm looking for, when I try a mobile app fitting that description, is execution and charm. Amazeballs provides.
It's not complicated. At least, not at first. Press button for rotation, roll ball…
Max Payne is so very emo. Or is that noir? Is noir just emo with more smoking, drinking, and guns? The answers to these questions and more will probably not be revealed on May 15. I'll be too busy playing Max Payne 3 anyway.
As much as I'd like them to, zombies do not exist, but there is another relentless force that with little prompting could one day attempt to subjugate the human race: Robots. Thankfully we have men like "Robopocalypse" author Daniel H. Wilson on our side.
In the latest installment of CurtainsAreOnFire's Mortal Kombat Secret Character Tryouts video series, the Angry Birds get angrier, Paperboy delivers carnage, and Dr. Robotnik finally creates an obstacle course capable of murder.
Sure, he's a founding member of the Justice League, but does the Justice League have a Hollywood blockbuster film in theaters? If there's one thing Bruce Wayne knows, it's where the money's at. Too bad he doesn't know Instagram.
The latest installment of Rockstar's Max Payne 3 Design and Technology video series covers everything you need to know about participating in online multiplayer so engaging you might forget the single-player game exists.
Sadly, you cannot play Creative Assembly's Total War games on an iPad. What you can now do, though, is play an iPad game by the same developers, which has almost nothing in common with the series with which it shares a name, but is still worth a look.