Who remembers Math Blaster? It was a blast to play (and I won’t apologize for that pun). It was a game designed to be educational, teach math, and still be fun. Best of all, it was played in classrooms way back in 1983. Imagine that, in a time before we even questioned whether games are art or a valid part of society, the videogame was already making a home for itself in the education system.
While ScummVM releases are far between (1.6.0 was released more than a year ago), they’ve always been worth the wait and this one is no different. With added support for quirky point ‘n click, The Neverhood, massive sci-fi adventure, Return to Ringworld, and three other titles, there’s definitely fun times to be had.
Shoveling through dirt and pushing boulders out of the way to reach shiny diamonds, while constantly keeping an eye out for hostile… beings. And all for what? Why, to open the exit of course, which in turn leads to another round of collect-a-thon craziness. Man, the protagonist of Boulderdash can’t catch a break!
Whether your favorite touch device runs iOS or Android matters little when talking IAP in mobile games, as it has proven troublesome in both camps; perhaps more so in one than the other, but that’s for another time. Alas, according to a recent press release by the European Commission, it’s finally time to deal with misleading use of the term ‘free’, in relation to apps with IAP.
Welcome dear readers to week 29 of 2014, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter questions the future of virtual rock ‘n roll, while Dave pulls and pushes. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!
The year was 1987, our protagonist in this one was Larry Laffer, a 40 years old virgin (ouch!). Leisure Suit Larry marked the beginning of a lengthy series following the exploits of his quest for true happiness, but before all else his mission was to lose his virginity. While the game contained plenty sexual innuendo, it was by no means a pornographic title, as there was no nudity. Plenty of semi-adult comedy though.
Heya GM readers, and welcome to the third instalment of the App Wrap Up! Two weeks ago, I rebooted this feature, and one of the developers contacted me about giving their game a try, and possibly a review. Well I took them up on their offer, and that review can be found here! It’s the first iOS review I’ve written since the end of December, and it feels good to write about good games on the platform once again.
This week we have a couple of new titles to look at. As always, the games featured here look like they have something interesting to offer based on their trailers. That may or may not be the case, but that’s up to you to decide. Let’s get to it!
Imagine the feeling of being sucked into a black hole. No matter how much you struggle against the tide, the gravity of the situation (ha!) keeps pulling you towards the centre. What awaits within that centre? Well that’s anybody’s guess. It could be oblivion, it could be a dimension with infinite ice cream. Chances are you might not want to take the risk. The sense of self-preservation is strong here, but in what speaks to the futility of the human condition, your experience may be fleeting.
Ten years. That’s how long ago The Sims 2 was released. Such fun times! But unfortunately, now… the time has come to pull the plug on support for both the main game, as well as its eight(!) expansion packs. That’s not to say fans won’t be able to continue playing though, and hey, at least the retirement plan includes a free upgrade to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.