When Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, running Windows 8 Pro, was released about 2 weeks ago, there was little fanfare surrounding its gaming capabilities. Most of the news and advertisements showed the tablet running your typical touch screen games like Angry Birds. However, since the tablet runs a full Windows operating system, as opposed to the watered down Windows RT surface tablets that came out a few months ago, we decided to pick one up and try running a few desktop games on it. Continue reading
Of course you do! So during ArenaNet’s stress test today, we decided to stress test our Macbook. Continue reading
I know, I know… this news is about 3 days old now as Aion went free on April 11th. To be honest, the reason none of us have posted about it is because we’re too busy playing. The same day that the North American version of Aion went Free-to-play is the same day they released the 2nd expansion pack called Aion: Ascension 3.0. Added in 3.0 are player housing, a lot of new dungeons and instances, and new areas to explore. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading
Hey Gizmomashers! I’ve spent a lot of time with some Facebook games over the past few weeks so I thought I’d give out a few micro-reviews for some of my favourites. There are some patterns you’ll notice within them, such as I tend to favour games without energy meters.
Warning – these games aren’t safe for work productivity! Continue reading
If you’re a BlackBerry user and haven’t visited the App World for a while, you may want to go check it out. From now until May 31st, $77 dollars worth of apps are free to all BlackBerry users. This limited time offer includes some awesome titles like Screen Muncher, iSpeech and Colour ID. All full versions – all free!
I am pretty excited about these titles and can’t wait to try them out.
I’ve got to give it to Google. No matter how ridiculous their April Fool’s jokes are, they are well produced and usually have a functional component. One of this year’s jokes is regarding an NES port of Google Maps (with an amazing homage to Dragon Quest II). Continue reading
In just under two months from now, the carpel-tunneling click-fest that is Diablo III will finally be available to the masses. But I can’t wait 45 more days, and thankfully I won’t have to. When I first saw that Blizzard had finally given us our beta access to their games (Mists of Pandaria included) which we had endlessly pleaded for, I nearly dropped my iPad and ran straight home. The game downloaded quickly and within a few brief moments I was in the world of… whatever the world is that it takes place in, ready to face the endless onslaught of the undead from Hell. Thankfully, the NDA has been lifted completely now that the game is in the Public Closed Beta period, so I’m going to whet your appetites by sharing my first hour of Diablo III with you.
Careful though because here there be spoilers (although they’re pretty minor). Continue reading
Nintendo is already going full-steam ahead with the Wii-U, Microsoft is reportedly looking at putting Blu-Rays in their next XBox 720, but what about Sony? What’s going on with the PlayStation 4? Continue reading
Farmville made Zynga so much money that they now can feel free to buy whatever they want. So, not too long ago, they decided to buy OMGPop, the creators of Draw Something. OMGPop got a cool $200 million for the deal, but critics fear that this may have been a bad move for Zynga since Draw Something appears to be a bit of a one hit wonder like Billy Ray Cyrus (though he did create an offspring that was sold to Disney for billions of dollars). OMGPop has made over 40 gameswith in the past 3 years, but it wasn’t until Draw Something came out that the company started getting any recognition.
However, there is a bright side to this. OMGPop has promised that they’ll soon be releasing extra features to Draw Something such as the ability to see one’s drawing history and a way to chat with your friends.
Draw Something is a game that I have sunk way too many hours in. I’ve capped out at 99 consecutive wins with 6 different people, and I’ve bought 5 different colour palettes already and have enough gold to buy 2 more. You’d think that I’d be finished with the game but I’m just getting started.
Here are some tips that I can give you (new comer or veteran draw some’er) that will help make your experience with the game much more drawsome’y: Continue reading