Don’t believe much of anything you see on the Internet today, seeing as it’s April Fool’s Day. While some jokes, such as Google Maps doubling as a Pokémon game, are absolutely fantastic, others are not.
The Xbox One has its killer app.
Ironically, so does the PC; Titanfall is available on both platforms. Sorry, Xbox 360 owners, but you’re still gonna have to wait.
Threes, the mobile sensation that quietly took over iOS users, is now available to own on Android.
While everyone and their mother was talking about Flappy Bird, I sat quietly, stewing in jealousy over friends who were posting their Threes scores on Twitter. I didn’t want to tap a bird and see it fly across the screen; I wanted to play the number-oriented puzzle game. I wanted to use my mind until I pass out and dream that I’m still playing.
I shouldn’t complain too much. Not having an Xbox One has allowed me to go through my Xbox 360 backlog. It’s allowed me to enjoy South Park: The Stick of Truth. It’s allowed me to find wonderful games on Steam. I’ve absolutely enjoyed turning on a console without using the following setup: Turn on the TV to my Wii U HDMI port, turn on the Wii U, ensure that the TV recognizes the Wii U, then switch to the Xbox One HDMI port, and turn on the Xbox One console. I really need a new TV.
I was looking forward to spending more time in Tamriel last weekend. I received a last minute change of plans, however, and re-routed my vacation to South Park, Colorado. Since the Elder Scrolls Online beta only took place during the weekend, I missed it completely.
Bravely Default has finally been released here in North America. I was ready to experience what Square Enix’s JRPG has to offer, so I quickly opened the game, booted it up in my 3DS and was greeted by … a fairy. I think it was a fairy, anyway. I was busy scratching my head until I was told by this fairy that she hopes I stay until the very end. [Read more...]
Maxis has done the “impossible”: officially made SimCity playable offline.
The controversial requirement tempered expectations of the game when it released in early 2013. Enthusiasm turned to frustration as players were greeted with server downtime, technical errors, and hosts of other issues. Many fans went back to SimCity 4 instead of sticking it out with the new kid in the franchise. EA and Maxis are trying to make amends with the community. First came the continual updates, fixing various game issues such as persistent traffic problems. Now comes the addition of an offline mode. Will it be enough to make gamers care about SimCity again?