Why is Vanquish a brilliant game? Glad you asked. Canabalt and Gravity Hook creator Adam Saltsman has your answer in the form of a lengthy exegesis on Shinji Mikami's polarizing shooter, making a strong case for the merits of the game's intricately balanced design. Annnnnd now I'm feeling the urge to replay Vanquish…
You may have heard that Canabalt's on sale this weekend as part of the Because We May sale. But if you see something called Canabalt HD on the App Store, don't buy it. It's a fake.
Forgive me, I had not heard of The Hunger Games before I posted an item about Canabalt's creator and mentioned he was making an iPhone game coinciding with the film's release. That was a week ago. Since then, I could not avoid the topic if I tried, and not just because of its understandable appeal to video gamers.
You'll be able to play a Hunger Games video game this Thursday, if you've got an iOS device. The free game is based on the book and upcoming movie that depict an annual televised competition for survival between boys and girls in huge arenas in a ruined North America.
Adam Saltsman's Canabalt, the 2009 flash game sensation and mobile gaming hit, is making its way to PS3, PSP and PS Vita through the PlayStation Mini offerings in the PlayStation Store.