Author Archives: Kristina Pino


Kristina is a freelance photographer and writer from Miami now moving to Japan. She's a hardcore nerd culture enthusiast, Disney fan, sunflower admirer, gamer, and book slinger. Tweet her @kriskitten. For a full look at where she writes and where you can keep up with her work, check out

[Review] Temple Run: Oz – Flying Baboons and Crumbling Roads

The latest release by Imangi Studios and Disney Mobile is another Disney-fied version of their endless runner games, but this time it’s inspired by Temple Run: 2 and based on the newly-released Oz: The Great and Powerful. In this game, you play as The Wizard (called Oz), who is running from angry flying baboons, surely sent from the Wicked Witch. Following closely after the release of Temple Run 2, this title also has a slew of new features that hadn’t been developed [...]

[News] Ron Gilbert and Clayton Kauzlaric bringing pirates to iOS

Last night (at the time of writing), Ron Gilbert updated his blog with the above map of the full innards of The Cave’s cave (reviewed on Twinfinite), and then added a note to the end saying he’s departed from Double Fine in the wake of his pursuit of more mobile gaming fun with Clayton Kauzlaric. If you aren’t familiar with their work, check out their free iOS game The Big Big Castle! (I wrote about it once), which lets you [...]

[News] Sega Announces Sonic Dash for Mobile

Having an endless runner featuring Sonic the Hedgehog seems like a no-brainer, so some folks might be pleasantly surprised to know that today, Sega finally have announced just that. There aren’t too many details yet, just that it’ll be titled Sonic Dash and supposedly be available soon. “Soon” could mean anything, though. We may see it as soon as this week, or may have to wait until next month. The other thing we know is that it’s coming for iOS [...]

[Wormlight] All the Video Games Merch That Money Can Buy

I enjoy writing about nerd culture in general, which includes gaming as well as writing about all kinds of sexy, collectible plastic goodness. I figured it was about time I combined these two things and shed some light on the kind of merch available for gamer fans. There’s a surprising amount of stuff out there, especially if you’re willing to import them from Japan. No, don’t look at me like that.. it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Promise! Check out my [...]

[Review] Oozi: Earth Adventure – Everyone’s Out to Get You

Oozi: Earth Adventure is a charming 2D platformer starring an alien that crash-landed on an unfamiliar planet and sets out on a quest to find his gear, his ship, and get the heck out. It’s developed by Awesome Games Studio and currently up for vote on Steam Greenlight. I’d like to note here that Oozi is a complete game and has already been released for Xbox Live, and you could download a free demo on their website to try it [...]

[Wormlight] Excited for Fennekin? See the Real-Life Version in All its Cuteness

News and reveals are trickling out for the upcoming Pokémon X and Y games, and we learned earlier this year Fennekin is one of the starters. Specifically, it’s going to be the fire-type starter, and it is beyond adorable. What’s its real-life inspiration, though? Rocket News spotlit some pictures from Parc Safari in Canada in which they show off two baby Fennec Foxes through their first weeks of life. Everyone get ready to coo at their PC screens! And if [...]

[News] EA and Tetris Company Team Up for Mobile Game Tetris Blitz

Today, EA and The Tetris Company announced they are working on a new game for both iOS and Android devices titled Tetris Blitz, which is going to be totally free, and offer a new spin on the special, iconic puzzle game we all know and love. It’s slated for release in Spring of this year. In this game, you’ll have a two-minute timer to clear as many lines as you can, and there’ll even be stuff like Frenzy Mode and [...]

[News] Batman to Punch More Fools in New Arkham Series Game

Reports are in confirming that a third Arkham-series Batman game is in the works for release toward the end of this year. That’s the one big thing that is certain amidst all the rumors and water cooler chit chat. The rumors? VG247 reports that this new game will actually not be produced by Rocksteady, who have handled the previous two games in the series. The game is also reported as being a sort of prequel. Variety published an article last [...]

[Wormlight] The Discussion on Mobile Games Continues With Sony’s Chris Mahoney

Games Industry International has the report on Chris Mahoney’s talk at the recent Appsworld conference regarding console versus mobile gaming. Though Mahoney freely admits that mobile games are raking in some good dough and it’s easy to publish on the platform, he also suggests that porting console games to phones and tablets can be problematic. Part of the reason why is obvious: the console experience is not like the mobile experience. Even though mobile gaming is on the rise, the [...]

[News] Disney Mobile releases new free game: Where’s My Valentine?

Fans of Swampy and/or Perry may be delighted to know that Disney Mobile have released a brand new, free app for both iOS and Android called Where’s My Valentine? Where’s My Valentine? features 12 fresh, love-themed levels for everyone to enjoy. There are six levels for Swampy and then another six for Perry, with the option of buying the full version for more whenever you like. Though kind of short, the free version still offers a cute nugget for being [...]

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