Friday, 20 January 2012

Resident Evil 6 Confirmed

Capcom has officially announced Resident Evil 6. The game will be produced by
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who previously produced Resident Evil 4.

It will be coming on November 20th to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and a PC version will follow later. The game will feature both single-player and co-op gameplay.

Road Warrior Now Available For Android

 A new racing game called Road Warrior is causing a ruckus in the Android Market. Developed by MobJoy and published by “Top Free Apps and Games,” Road Warrior is just as much about racing, as it is about mayhem. The premise is simple. Race. Shoot. And make money.

Like Mario Kart but in a dirty, post-apocalyptic setting, players outfit various hoop-rides — everything from sedans to trucks — with weapons upgrades they can use to eliminate the competition. But that’s not all. Using physics based gameplay, players can perform stunts while soaring through the air for added bonus points and even nitrous used to give you an edge over the competition.

Features include:
Execute perfect flips to gain coins and nitro boosts.
Multiple car options from sedans to massive trucks!
Beat bosses and get their extremely tuned racing & killing machines
Explore and discover multiple tracks. There are many paths within a single track. There’s always a best strategy for each car!
Upgrade your car with guns and other add-ons using our car builder.
Precise controls and amazing physics.
Realistic and impressive HD graphics!

 Market Link 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD+SD FOR IOS DEVICES

For the life of me, I can't quite figure out why all of the morons on here are writing bad reviews saying that this game is boring or the graphics aren't that good. What a joke!

This is by far the best GoF experience to date! The game is anything but boring, there's countless hours of gameplay here, and it's always action packed. Even if you only follow the story missions, you've got at least a good 6 hours of gameplay, but if you decide to go out on your own and explore and take on side jobs or mine or trade, there's TONS of gameplay to be had. And trust me, it's worth poking around outside of the story missions, there's a few hidden systems to discover, as well as many craftable items in the form of blueprints to find. It's a big galaxy, and it really is a fantastic Easter egg hunt.



Monday, 16 January 2012

Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S

iOS hacker pod2g has updated his blog with a new video demonstration of an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 with an untethered jailbreak. The video was filmed by iOS developer and Chronic Dev Team member Dustin Howett (@dhowett), who proves that Siri is still functional, Cydia is present, and that the jailbreak continues to work even after rebooting the handset. Best of all, it’s coming very soon…

While Sunday didn’t turn out to be a “Funday,” pod2g stated in his latest blog post that there is “only a few [days] to wait now” until this untethered jailbreak is publicly released. A group of iOS hackers known as the “dream team” have been working on pod2g’s untethered jailbreak method for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 devices running iOS 5.0.1. The same untethered exploit was already released for all other iOS devices in December.

[Pod2g's iOS Blog]

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Sony Announces Xperia S, 720p Display and Playstation Certified

Earlier today Sony showed off their new Xperia Ion, an LTE device coming soon to AT&T. Now we have the pleasure of being introduced to the second Android smartphone to ditch the Ericsson portion of its name. The Sony Xperia S doesn’t differ too much from the Ion: it features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12MP Exmor R camera sensor, and a 720p display, only here it is 4.3-inches in size. If it looks familiar, it’s because we have seen this phone before under the codename Nozomi. The phone also boasts NFC support. Two things of note are the lack of LTE and the “Playstation Certified” badge the handset will carry, meaning it gets access to gaming content from Sony’s Playstation Suite.

It will launch in select markets towards the end of the first quarter, and will carry Android 2.3 when it does. Black and white versions will be available.

Friday, 30 December 2011


Battleheart is another gem in the Market featuring real-time RPG gameplay. While it looks great on my phone, I was almost floored at how amazing this game looked on a tablet. Colorful graphics, deep gameplay amazing character design. I can’t think of any other games in the Android Market that have been able to recreate this kind of gameplay and if they could, it wouldn’t look this good. There are few games I can honestly say I’ve played for hours on end, through all hours of the night but this is definitely one of them. If you even remotely like the RPG genre, don’t even think twice. Download immediately.
[Market Link]

Windup Knight
Wind-up Knight is actually pretty new to the Android Market. The game takes the “runner” style gameplay and mixes it up by mixing amazing — almost hand-painted — 3D graphics and adding a touch of RPG elements to give it some depth. It’s executed quite well and where I normally stay away from the “runner” genre, Wind-up Knight was a joy to play. Definitely for those who like a challenge with a difficulty that can be near frustrating at times.

[Market Link]

                                                                                                                                                         GreatLittle War Game

Great Little War Game really hits an itch I couldn’t scratch in Android — turn based strategy gameplay. While Great Little War Game definitely wont be for everyone, it does a top notch job of taking the essence of Nintendo’s Advanced Wars and spicing it up with gorgeous HD 3D graphics. I was actually surprised at how amazing this game looked. You will be too.

[Market Link]         

Death Worm
DEATH WORM. How many games can you say you’ve played that allow you to take control of a huge…. no-eyed monster, hell bent on destruction? Exactly. And that’s what makes Death Worm so unique. Brings back memories of popping quarters in Rampage at my local arcade. Graphics look phenomenal (even on tablets). Music and sound effects add to the ambiance. Gameplay is simple and challenging at the same time. Death Worm has all the makings of a killer title. Oh yeah, and you get to destroy everything. Such a deviously good time.

[Market Link]

Blood and Glory (NR)
Blood and Glory? Should be called Blood and Gory. I keed, I keed… Blood and Glory is a graphically impressive hack n’ slash inspired by the iOS hit, Infinity Blade. Gameplay is largely similar, involving onscreen gestures to slash, parry and dodge enemy attacks. If you’re looking for a Infinity Blade on Android — this is about as good as it’s going to get. And that’s pretty good.

[Market Link]

Grabatron reminds me a lot of Death Worm. In fact, I’ve even pieced together the two stories in my own dark, twisted mind. Like Death Worm, the object of the game is destruction and to have a good time doin’ it. It’s the execution that’s a little bit different. Instead of moving underground, you’re in the air controlling a flying UFO using nothing but controls. The UFO’s only weapon is a giant claw that you use to rain terror on humanity by picking up cars, tossing them, snatchin’ yo people up, grabbing cows for food — whatever. Grabatron is out of this world.

[Market Link]

Jelly Defense
As someone who isn’t the biggest “tower defense” fan, you know something is up when another one makes my list for best of 2011. Jelly Defense takes the tired tower defense genre and adds a whole new spin on it by introducing…. jelly like creatures, replacing the typical turrets/missiles. And it looks great. I mean, really you have to see this game in action to really appreciate how clean and crisp these graphics are. Further adding to the unique look of the game is the colorful wacky little jelly creatures that stand out amidst a drab black and white background. I don’t know how but it just works.

[Market Link]

Muffin Knight
Muffin Knight is an action/shooter/platformer from Angry Mob Games. The fun “fairy tale” setting and colorful visuals make this easy on the eyes but where the game truly shines is in its cross platform gameplay. Muffin Knight if one of the few games in the Market that allow you to battle with a friend in multiplayer regardless of their device or OS. Have a friend with an iPhone? No problem! iPad? Show them who’s OS truly reigns supreme by destroying them, hardcore Muffin Knight style.

[Market Link]

Majesty: Fantasy Kingdom
Majesty is an interesting take on the RTS genre bringing almost fully automated characters normally controlled by the user — wizards, archers, knights — allowing the player manage the rest of the kingdom. This means you cannot simply select some knights to go out and do battle but must allow them to live their lives where at most, you can entice them to do your bidding through bribery. Somehow, it just all works and that’s the best part of Majesty. As a long time fan of 2D hand-drawn sprites, Majesty looks amazing on Android devices. There’s a free version in Market so no need to feel apprehensive about downloading. Oh — HeroCraft also released the Northern Expansion pack a few days ago so there’s more than enough Majesty to keep you playing for hours.

[Market Link]

Inertia hit the Android Market not too long ago and after checking back with it today, was surprised at how few downloads it had. Part sci-fi platformer and part puzzler, Inertia’s tight controls and unique gameplay caught me off guard. Typically, I don’t fair too well with onscreen d-pads and buttons but Inertia makes you feel like a gaming god when you successfully complete a challenge. Inertia will challenge your wits, your reflexes, rack your brain and everything else in between. Inertia is even more accessible thanks to both Lite and paid version in the Market with a super HD version for all you tablet junkies as well.

[Market Link]

Alright, folks. So that just about wraps it up for my top gaming picks of 2011. Surprising to say, it’s actually been a pretty great year for Android gaming. We’re starting to see a shift into more powerful dual and quad-core devices which means not only better looking games but more full featured ones as well. Sony and Nintendo better watch out cuz Andy is coming! It’s only going to get better in 2012 and I’ll be there every step of the way bringing you as many gems as I can dig up from the Market until my phone is bursting at its seams. Happy New Year, everyone!