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The Hunted Review

The Hunted Review

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The Hunted's multiplayer thrills are overshadowed by bland visuals and average gameplay.

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Animas Online Review

Animas Online Review

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Animas Online features colorful graphics and fun character designs, but its gameplay is standard, unremarkable MMORPG stuff.

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Call of Cookie Review

Call of Cookie Review

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Call of Cookie proves that plants aren't the only fighting foods out there.

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Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

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This cross-platform online multiplayer RPG is technically ambitious, but it isn't a perfect play experience.

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Funcom’s upcoming Lego Minifigures Online that we told you about at the beginning of this month was demoed extensively at GDC 2014, focusing in particular on the previously yet-to-be-seen Pirate World.

The game is going to feature a large number of playable characters, this time being the standard Lego Minifigures rather than the licensed famous characters seen is many of Lego’s other games. The ability to unlock different characters and use them to play through the countless adventure maps and battle bosses is definitely the main allure to this game; each character has its own set of special abilities for you to play with.

The game is planned to be available as a public beta sometime this summer and is going to see a release this “fall.” As for pricing, Lego Minifigures Online is going to be free-to-play, but there will almost certainly be in-app purchases to more quickly unlock those bags of characters. While you wait, be sure to check out the previously-unreleased screenshots of the game’s Pirate World below.

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Legacy of a Thousand Suns – 5th Planet Games Embraces Cross-Platform Play, With a Slight Catch

Posted by on December 11th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Today 5th Planet Games is taking down their rather cool iOS MMO, Legacy of a Thousand Suns, and replacing it with… Legacy of a Thousand Suns??

Indeed, the developer is pushing out the old version of their game for a new one (an entirely new download, not an update) that supports cross-platform play. So now users will be able to enjoy their space adventures at home on Facebook or on the go through their iPhone! The catch is that player data from the original iOS version will, regrettably, be lost in the transition. It’s an unfortunate problem, but 5th Planet hopes to lessen the sting a bit by offering a special Starter Pack – which includes a fair amount of new gear and consumables – to all players who install the game within the first 30 days.

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Mech Conquest Review

Mech Conquest Review

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Mech Conquest's approach to intergalactic warfare will see many sci-fi fans go weak at the knees. It's just a shame the use of completely automated battles may put a dampener on the action.

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TouchCast Review

TouchCast Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
TouchCast's obvious want to blur the line between creating and sharing interactive, presentation-quality video is great - for the most part. However, some elements could do with a visual update.

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Those out there who are familiar with Apple’s movements around this time of year will know that we’re just a few days out from Apple’s annual one-day only Black Friday shopping event. Set to kick-off this Friday, November 29, the day will mark one of the only times in the year that Apple offers significant discounts on its many hardware products – both online and through its physical retail stores.

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 15.44.31While specifics on what hardware we might expect to be discounted come this Friday are still a little sketchy, we can take a quick look at the company’s Black Friday events held in previous years for clues as to what type of discounts shoppers should expect to see emerge towards the end of this week.

Last year for example, we saw the firm drop its iPad with Retina Display by a cool $41. Meanwhile, the iPod touch 4th Generation was slashed by $21, the iPad 2 saw an average drop of $31, and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was available for $101 less than its usual retail price.

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As significant as some of the above discounts may sound though, Apple is almost always beaten in its online holiday discounts by third-party vendors. One of those third-party vendors is Target, who will be offering shoppers a free $75 gift card with any purchase of Apple’s iPad mini ($279), and the chance to bag themselves a free $100 gift card with the purchase of any iPad, (including the iPad 2 – which starts at $399), when doors finally open this Thursday. The retailer will also be offering $30 gift cards for those who purchase the iPhone 5S (staring at $180) with a 2 year contract.

target_black_friday_ipadsRetailer Walmart will be running a similar promotion, seeing all shoppers receive a free $75 gift card with the purchase of either an iPhone 5C ($45, with a 2 year contract) or iPhone 5S ($189, with a 2 year contract). Meanwhile, if you opt to buy Apple’s original iPad mini (without “Retina” display), you could even grab yourself a free $100 gift card.

The last of the biggest retailers – Best Buy – will be offering Apple’s iPhone 5C for the lowest upfront cost we’ve been able to find at just $48 (a $51.99 savings). The firm will also be slashing the cost of Apple’s just-launched 16 GB iPad Air to $450, providing a super-neat saving of $50.

Other smaller retailers, such as RadioShack, will open their doors at 8AM. The purchase of Apple’s iPhone 5S, (starting at $200 with a 2 year contract), will see you receive a free $50 gift card, while opting for the iPhone 5C – (starting at $50 with a 2 year contract) – will also see you receive a free $50 gift card. Pick up an Apple TV for $100 on your way and you’ll get a free $20 gift card. Plus, those looking for some extra in-store credit to spend on even more Black Friday deals will probably appreciate the chance to bag a $10 RadioShack gift card with the purchase of any $50 iTunes Card. Those looking for some added protection to add to their iOS devices might also be pleased to hear that RadioShack will be offering 30% off all Zagg Screen Protectors, and a further 10% off all Otterbox cases.

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 16.18.17Sam’s Club will be opening its doors for black Friday super-early, this year. 7 AM to be exact. If you get down there quick though, you might just be able to bag yourself a few $100 iTunes Cards for $79.88 each.

The lowest prices for iOS devices available for Black Friday 2013 are listed below.


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Still looking for an iPhone 5S? Well, you’ll probably keep looking for a while as 9 to 5 Mac reports that even with the return of the in-store pickup option, most Apple stores are reporting that the devices are unavailable. At least you can keep yourself busy by continuously trying the in-store pickup option until the day comes that it is available at your local store.

I wonder how many people are still perfectly happy with their iPhone 5.

Credit: 9 to 5 Mac

Credit: 9 to 5 Mac

source: 9 to 5 Mac

AirMech is a free to play futuristic RTS with a huge online multiplayer following. Over a million players already on desktop. The mobile version is in testing right now and could be available within a couple months. But, like many things, it’s all about timing.

The main goal of the mobile version – which Carbon Games Co-Founder James Green isn’t really sure they will make money on – is really to give players a choice of where to play. The ability to play on the move and while away from their PCs is a promising idea for many AirMech players.

source: Carbon Games
Champs: Battlegrounds Review

Champs: Battlegrounds Review

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Champs: Battlegrounds offers an interesting take on the MOBA genre, but its mismatched mechanics only serve to get in the way.

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Iron Force Review

Iron Force Review

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It's tough to choose between enjoying Iron Force and loathing it when half of the matches feel one-sided.

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Bloons TD Battles Review

Bloons TD Battles Review

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Bloons TD Battles is a simplified take on the Bloons TD series that's all about the multiplayer combat online.

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Global Supremacy Review

Global Supremacy Review

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Global Supremacy has the makings of a neat location-based game, but there's not really much "game" to it at the moment.

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Arena of Heroes Review

Arena of Heroes Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A lot of people are familiar with MOBAs at this point, but how many of them have played one that's turn-based?

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Legacy of a Thousand Suns Review

Legacy of a Thousand Suns Review

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This ambitious freemium MMO is a lot more compelling than it probably looks.

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Total Domination: Reborn Review

Total Domination: Reborn Review

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Total Domination: Reborn does a lot of things right but the PvP elements feel a bit too extreme.

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Solstice Arena Review

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Solstice Arena is a very solid attempt at a mobile MOBA, but actually playing against other people can be a chore.

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World of Aircraft Review

World of Aircraft Review

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This rather goofy arcade shooter has its heart in the right place, but its servers are another matter.

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Frozen Synapse Review

Frozen Synapse Review

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The slightly weird PC strategy game has crept onto the iPad and made itself right at home.

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Las Vegas! Review

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Roll some dice, place some bets, and hopefully come out on top in this iOS adaptation of a family-friendly board game.

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Dragon Eternity Review

Dragon Eternity Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
At last, a free-to-play MMO that isn't just interested in cold, hard cash.

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Mini Golf MatchUp Review

Mini Golf MatchUp Review

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Enjoy a fun round of mini-golf against friends in Mini Golf MatchUp.

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Battle for Niria Review

Battle for Niria Review

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This online puzzle rpg could use a bit more time in the oven.

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Order & Chaos Duels Review

Order & Chaos Duels Review

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Order & Chaos Duels is a beautiful and fun strategic card game at its core, but the solo campaign is horribly unbalanced.

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Please Stay Calm – Zombie Apocalypse Survival MMO RPG Revew

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Search the neighborhood for supplies and desperately fight off the zombie horde in familiar local spots in this apocalyptic MMO.

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Big Fish Bingo Review

Big Fish Bingo Review

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Pretty much what one could expect from a bingo game.

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Mad Merx: Nemesis Review

Mad Merx: Nemesis Review

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Mad Merx: Nemesis takes a while to ramp up and suffers from some fairly problematic latency issues, but it still has its moments. On occasion.

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I’ve only ever positively associated two franchises with the word “Avatar.” The first is the fantastic animated series on Nickelodean (watch it if you haven’t yet, seriously), and the second is Ultima. It was never quite as huge an RPG franchise as Final Fantasy, but it’s got more than enough die-hard fans to justify an iOS rekindling. Hence the upcoming Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.

For those unfamiliar with the series it’s essentially a fantasy action RPG set in the same world (Britannia) but with ever changing threats. Each game also stars a legendary hero known as The Avatar. Hence the title. Ultima Foraver is set over twenty years after the events of Ultima IV with Lord British stepping down from the throne and his progeny, Lady British, taking over. The land is once again in peril and once again in need of The Avatar. A horrible disease referred to as “the Black Weep” is slowly consuming the land; turning people into monsters, ugly-ing up the countryside, and generally being a nuisance. Players must combat the Weep while also conditioning their character to become the next Avatar if Britannia is to have any hope of survival (Spoiler Alert: the series has currently already crossed into double-digits).

Ultima Forever is going to be an online RPG, but without all the rampant ganking found in Ultima Online (thank goodness). The focus this time is on co-op, with up to four players able to team up to take on an assortment of the game’s dungeons. Dungeons that scale in difficulty, depending on the number of participants of course. The number of players can also have an effect on what areas can be accessed as certain locks and other puzzles require a specific number of people present to interact with them. Combat itself is also a bit more involved with position playing a key role. Attacking from the sides and especially the back will typically do more damage, and many enemies incorporate attacks with specific hit zones that can be avoided with enough practice. And as one would expect there’s going to be loot aplenty. But this is looking to be more than a mere dungeon crawler, however.

As I’ve mentioned, there’s an emphasis on turning each player’s character into The Avatar, and to do that they need to master the Eight Virtues. Each Virtue has its own meter that fills up based on the dialog choices a player makes as well as some of the quests they complete. Once they’ve mastered all eight (no easy task as it requires building up a good reputation in all of Britannia’s many towns, among other things) they can throw their own little Avatar parade.

Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is still a few months away with a predicted Spring release, but it’s already looking pretty sharp. And it’s going to be free-to-play, so I expect to see a lot of would-be Avatars running around Britannia when I load it up.

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