Hey hey everybody, and welcome to another edition of the App Wrap Up! We have four iOS trailers for you this week… well kind of. Two of the games showcased didn’t actually have trailers, but there are people on Youtube nice enough to film short amounts of footage to give viewers an idea of what the game is like. You know, like a trailer should? I shouldn’t be harping on about this but it’s really one of those simple things that only helps a game stand out from the crowd, especially when writing a weekly article about iOS trailers themselves (wink)!
Nice to see EA continuing the Game Time fun, with a fully featured (minus DLC) trial of the multiplayer shooter Titanfall. Doesn’t seem like it’s a replacement for the previous addition, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare either, as even Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™ is still available. As such, Origin fans currently have the option to either trial giant mechs, blast zombies with plants, or embark on a 200+ hour quest. Good stuff.
While GTA Online is certainly no stranger to content patches, they have mostly brought minor additions, like more cars, weapons and a couple extra jobs (fan creations, too). The recent GTA Online San Andreas Flight School update, however, goes above and beyond the call of duty, packing both solo content, multiplayer skirmishes, new aircraft, and even more fun stuff.
Two weeks ago on our revered weekly news wrap-up ‘Snippets of the game industry’ (go with me on this), I talked about the new difficulty modes added to recent release Gods Will be Watching. I made a statement about how the changes made address a universal criticism in the reviews, despite possible intentions from the developers.
When last I played the Baldur’s Gate expansion, Tales of the Sword Coast, I found that region to be quite challenging. More than enough, in fact. But alas, Solaufein is of a different mind, and as such, the Dark Horizons mod came to be, adding fresh encounters and other dangers to the Sword Coast.
Welcome dear readers to week 33 of 2014, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter’s mind is boggled by a reveal, while Dave speculates game development finances. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!
When its first beta saw the light of day, Mega Man 2.5D was co-op only. Wasn’t long until beta 2.0 came along though, which not only made every stage available playable solo, but also added a brand new one. As for this recent third beta… well, how does two brand new, yet slightly familiar, stages sound? Awesome? Damn straight!
Impressive. EA has actually managed to make Origin rather appealing. For starters, ‘Game Time’ lets users experience the full version of certain EA titles for a limited time, and then there’s the whole The Sims 2 upgrade thing… Oh and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is on Game Time right now.
Hey hey readers! Welcome to another edition of the App Wrap Up. We have only two games to showcase this week. There were heaps of releases, but only a small portion of them had trailers. How are we supposed to gain an understanding of your game if you don’t release a trailer on YouTube showcasing its gameplay? Call it a word to the wise!
Okay so the full name is Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition, but… title length. Anyway, the PlayStation 4 version will be getting a bunch of exclusive features, some of which are unique to that port, while other will also be hitting the PS3 version. Sadly, The Secret Cow Level did not moo the cut for either.
Since Blizzard’s dragging their feet with Warcraft IV, pushing yearly World of Warcraft (WoW) expansions instead, it’s a good thing we have modders like StevenLuo. At its core, Warcraft: Alliance and Horde (WAH) is a massive, complex, Starcraft II-turned-WoW-RTS mod, but there’s much more to this one than simple re-skinning and a few tweaks.
You know Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and Peggle 2? Well, how does paying a monthly (or annual) fee to access the lot on your Xbox One sound? Because at the moment, that’s EA Access in a nutshell. Not only is it cheaper than buying any EA title on the system, but more games will be added over time, making it pretty good value.
Let’s face it, we live in a time where people spend most of their day glued to either cellphones, tablets or both. Between Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media, face-to-face gaming is becoming extinct, and fast at that. Yet for some reason, no less than three video game inspired board games will be hitting store shelves later this year.
Welcome dear readers to week 32 of 2014, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter speculates the revival of a quest-filled brand, while Dave enjoys less random omnipotent watchers. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!