Author Archives: Christopher Hadlock

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I have been gaming for 20 years and have seen this industry go from one geared towards children, to one that has grown to accept all demographics. I've grown up side by side with video games and I've seen it turn into this phenomenon. Of course I also enjoy entertainment in all mediums whether it be film, book or sports. I'm just a huge nerd that loves writing about his hobbies.
 

Lumena Bounces to iOS in May

Minimalist rhythm games are a dime a dozen, but Lumena is trying to do something a bit different. Minimalist titles don’t have much to go for, but this really brings back my nostalgia of the classic game Simon. The way Lumena will be different is that it works to combine color coordination with brick breaker by having the player time the shots of the wheel around them. I’ve included the trailer above so you can get a sneak peak, but [...]

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is Coming West

One of the biggest names in anime is coming west with Bandai Namco’s revelation today that Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is being localized for the PS Vita. For those who haven’t heard of the show or the books, it was a big hit that dealt with characters interacting inside the various worlds of an MMORPG. It was a very controversial anime with many fans and many detractors, but ultimately the book’s concept worked well enough for adaptation into gaming. [...]

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Announced

I was quite surprised by Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. I had always had a natural distrust of any Pac-Man title that was in 3D. Since this was based on a cartoon as well my hopes weren’t very high. Fortunately Namco produced a surprisingly good platformer.  What really kept the game interesting was the variations of abilities Pac-Man would assume during levels and how they worked with the enemies inside. Expanding upon the simple ghost munching mechanics with complex abilities [...]

Five of the Best Easter Eggs in Gaming

The hunt for Easter eggs has been a long standing tradition in video games. Since 1978′s Adventure, we’ve been fascinated by the hidden secrets behind our favorite games. Since the games industry is a collaboration of people coming together to create, we can see a good many secrets hidden behind the scenes of our favorite games. In celebration of this Easter Sunday, the staff has helped compile some of the best Easter Eggs we have come across in our years [...]

JetGetters Kickstarter Gets Funded, Then Cancelled

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. JetGetters Kickstarter is cancelled. Don’t be sad though. The developers pulled the funding because they’ve been picked up by a publisher. The tiny studio at Tiny Build Games went to inform their backers that everyone who did donate are going to get their money back, and they are going to receive the Kickstarter rewards up to the $51 tier. Jetgetters is this crazy grappling hook shooter that just looks like mad [...]

Is the Next Phase of Disney Infinity Coming in August?

This is a bit of interesting news from the rumor mills. Disney’s D23 website had announced Disney Infinity 2.0 for an August release. I say had, because the site has since removed this announcement from their webpage. Thankfully, Google Cache never forgets and we can see the announcement in full below: “Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming in August 2014, and a teaser trailer can be viewed at Marvel.com. The teaser promises such Marvel-ous additions to the game as familiar Marvel [...]

 

PAX East – Capybara Games Reveals A New Trailer for Below

Well that was atmospheric, wasn’t it. Not much to really go on with this trailer, but we do have some good news for PC enthusiasts. Capy has revealed that alongside the game’s Xbox One release will be a version for the Steam marketplace. Capybara Games has been teasing us with these little trailers for awhile now. You can feel the same sense of unknown in their “Pause” trailer for the game. This is looking to be a very intriguing adventure [...]

PAX East – Game 4 Has Been Revealed From the Behemoth

I’m always cautious when the Behemoth announces a new project. The studio is a fine developer, but they are also one that take on a Miyamoto-esque approach to their launch dates. Hopefully this isn’t being revealed too early. Destructoid has revealed that Game 4 is in the works and that it stars a horribly deformed spider cupcake equipped with a catapult to fling what I hope is icing. This should be right in line with the humor we’ve come to [...]

PAX East – Project Totem is the New Xbox Game From Press Play

Press Play sort of broke on to the scene in a big way with their hit Max and the Magic Marker game. It was a little platformer that worked to expand out simple drawing mechanics to accentuate problem solving. Since stylish platformers are their bread and butter, the team over at Press Play is ready to make magic happen again with their new Xbox 360 and Xbox One exclusive Project Totem. In Project Totem, the player is in control of [...]

World of Tanks Celebrates Their Anniversary in Style

World of Tanks has been an odd little phenomena since it first debuted 3 short years ago. Theoretically, tank simulation games appeal to a very niche audience, but the Wargaming crew were able to break through and turn this game into worldwide fun. This weekend a number of exclusives is on offer to celebrate the event beginning on Friday, April 11, 04:00 PDT and ending on Monday, April 14, 04:00 PDT. Here’s what you can expect from going in to this [...]

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