I normally start a Verdict like this by saying something along the lines of “I’ve never played a game in this series before, but this really surprised me.” Or I might write “I don’t usually play games on my tablet, but my eyes have been opened by this game.”
Today, those phrases can be applied to XCOM: Enemey Unknown, but not the PC or even the console version as I have been busy playing the turn-based alien hunter on my Google Nexus 7 tablet.
If there is one lesson I am going to take away from attending Rezzed on the weekend and the Wales Games Development Show today, it is that I desperately need to get myself a business card. My wallet was bulging with them by the end of the show which was capped off with a keynote speech from Ian Livingstone and the first BAFTA Cymru game awards. It was an enjoyable day with plenty of indie games on offer, even though I only actually got around half of the titles on show. Report after the break.
Ships are getting serious and down to business in the announcement trailer for Leviathan: Warships, a tactical action game from developers Pieces Interactive and mega-PC publisher Paradox Interactive. But Paradox are spreading their wings from the PC-only brigade as Leviathan is going to be multi- and cross-platform with PC, Mac, iOS and Android gamers able to come together in co-operative and player-v-player game modes. More details and trailer follow.
As I start to delve deeper into the Android store on my tablet, I will be looking to do more mini Verdicts of small lightweight mobile games and full scale Verdicts on the more in-depth titles. After the break you will find two mini Verdicts of free-to-play title Temple Run 2 and Ubisoft’s £1.99 title Rayman Jungle Run.
nVidia have today announced Project SHIELD, a very bizarre looking portable device which will be capable of playing Android titles from the Google Play store and streaming PC games from machines using nVidia’s GeForce GTX 650 series of GPU’s. Intrigued like me? Hit the break for some more details.
I own several different copies of World of Goo, I was fortunate enough to get a review copy from 2D Boy, I bought it directly on release, I bought a copy on Steam, I have a copy on my Steam press account and I also bought it on iOS for my iPod Touch. Soon, I will be buying it again on Android as 2D Boy have confirmed the Android release is coming soon. It will be available for both Android…
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It is scary how much time you can spend on a game like Grand Prix Story without noticing. I was playing it the other night, and rather then lose an hour to reading Game of Thrones, I lost an hour to playing Grand Prix Story. It really is so easy to spend so much time playing this little gem.