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Harvest Souls for Fun and Prizes With Darksiders 2: Soul Harvest

Posted by Carter Dotson on July 19th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Darksiders 2 is coming out soon on consoles & PC, and THQ has launched a mobile app to help get people involved with the game. Darksiders 2: Soul Harvest integrates that most unholy of social networks, Facebook, to help players get rewards and potentially win prizes.

Users harvest souls from nearby real-world locations based on how many people have checked in to that location. The player can harvest souls from locations every 10 minutes. Harvested souls go toward a counter that will unlock extra content, such as backgrounds, a mini-guide from Prima Games, and a copy of the Darksiders digital comic. However, to unlock them, not only must the user harvest the prerequisite number of souls, a community total number of souls must be harvested as well. Eventually, an exclusive piece of in-game content may be made available once the community unlocks it.

Users are also entered into a contest to win prizes such as a full-sized Death Scythe, a custom Darksiders 2 Xbox, and even the ultimate prize: a trip for 2 to Cancun with a visit to the Chicxulub crater in December 2012 to potentially see the end of the world.

Retro Wrestling From WWE WrestleFest

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 22nd, 2012

The nostalgist in me is convinced that the WWE (or WWF as it was known back then) was at its finest during the 1990s. The days of The Rock, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Undertaker and "Macho Man" Randy Savage made for some fantastic wrestling action. Now, people like me get to relive those days through the latest wrestling game to come from THQ: WWE WrestleFest.

WWE WrestleFest is a 2D wrestling game, just like the good old days and offers a great mix within the roster of current generation WWE Superstars as well as the old greats of the 1990s.

What's typical of the time is the 1990s style brawling action with match types comprising of Royal Rumble, Tag Team, Gauntlet and Steel Cage. A Road to WrestleMania mode continues that feeling with the ability to compete in a series of challenges, both single player and multiplayer based.

For the retro wrestling fan, it's an ideal way of experiencing the fun of the arcade, all in one's hands.

There's a choice of three different versions to download. A restricted Lite version for free, the iPhone only version WrestleFest Premium for $2.99 and, finally, WrestleFest HD for the iPad owning WWE fans.

Margaritaville Online Review

Posted by Greg Dawson on February 8th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Developer: THQ
Price: Free
Version: 1.03
App Reviewed on: iPad

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

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Margaritaville Online for iPad is a social online game based on the lifestyle of author and singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett. Yes, the Cheeseburger In Paradise fellow. The game features a virtual tropical paradise with beautifully designed 3D graphics and comes complete with adventure, tunes and the all-mighty margarita. A few minutes in and one may never leave the beach because it's not just a game, it's a lifestyle.

One aspect of the game that players will notice right from the start is the enormity of the world that they can explore. It's vast, but not too big that they'll get lost. It's also full of shades of blues and greens that mix well with the sunbaked sandy beaches and truly gives the gamer a taste of paradise from the comfort of their own home.

As for gameplay, players are tasked with resurrecting a bar situated on a pier on the tropical island. To make life a bit more interesting, there are also mini-games available to play such as Hammock Time where players need to match like icons to fill the yard glass, collect 5,000 points and finish before time runs out.

These mini-games as well as tasks such as constructing a hammock, opening a treasure chest or going fishing use up important energy points. When the player runs out of them they cannot finish these tasks or games and cannot collect coins or XP points, which are vital to progressing through the various stages of the game. However, the player can get a lot of gameplay in before having to wait for more energy or having to buy beach bucks to replenish their. These are available via in-app purchases ranging from $1.99 for 20 to $49.99 for 500. There are also other ways to add energy such as uncovering foods such as mangos.

Margaritaville Online seems like it was built specifically for Parrotheads as players can not only build up their beachside bar to serve up a few frozen concotions for their friends, but can also explore the tropical world around them, sail the open sea as well as dress their character with various Hawaiian style clothing and gear. Of course, the game's fun and visually stunning world make it a great experience for anyone wanting to cast their cares away and search for their salt shaker.

THQ's Margaritaville Online Now Available on Facebook and iPad

Posted by Greg Dawson on January 25th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Inspired by singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, THQ's Margaritaville Online is now available on Facebook and iPad. The game invites players to escape to the laid back tropical paradise where margaritas are a plenty, music is chill and adventure is guaranteed. The point of the game is for the player to build their ideal oasis while partying with friends and turning their experience from a game into a lifestyle.

Featuring an immersive 3D world and hits from Buffett himself, players are encouraged to leave their cares behind. And yes, there are frozen concoctions to serve up to friends from the player's personal island beach bar. Beyond the adult beverages, players can explore all the island has to offer such as meeting and interactive with the natives, finding forgotten treasure, sailing boats and playing mini-games. Basically, the game is all about relaxing and enjoying the sun, surf and sand with a drink in one hand and a six-string in the other. Finding the lost shaker of salt is just a bonus and not required. The game is free to play with optional in-game premium items

You Don't Know Jack Quizes Its Way Onto iOS [Updated]

Posted by Blake Grundman on April 11th, 2011

Updated 2:30pm: Whoops! Looks like we made a mistake. THQ are not involved with this iOS app, it's coming directly from Jellyvision. Post updated.

There is just something about quiz games that tickle my fancy something fierce.  Since the days of PC gaming there has been one franchise that did the fake quiz show better than any other, and that was the Jellyvision classic, You Don't Know Jack.  The combination of dirty jokes and clever wordplay kept me coming back for round after verbally abusive round.  It didn't hurt that I was awesome at it, either!

Well now there is plenty of reason to be excited, because fresh off of recently reviving the franchise on consoles, THQ Jellyvision is announcing that the title will be making its way to the iPhone and iPad very soon.  We do not have an exact date to pin on the release yet, but stay tuned, because as soon as we know, you will too.  Keep it locked here for any updates and take a little time to bone up on your pop culture wisdom.  You will be needing it very soon!

Star Wars: Battle for Hoth Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on July 18th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEEDS MORE FORCE
Stat Wars: Battle for Hoth is really not that bad... it's just not good enough for my expectations.
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Prepare The Ion Cannon, Star Wars: The Battle For Hoth Has Arrived

Posted by Chris Hall on July 15th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEEDS MORE FORCE :: Read Review »

We first told you about the Battle for Hoth in an early preview back in May. The long wait for Star Wars: The Battle For Hoth is over, as it is now available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch for $2.99.

“Just in time for the 30th anniversary celebration of The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth offers an exciting, strategic gaming experience for fans of the original Star Wars series,” said Adam Comiskey, Vice President, THQ Wireless.

The Battle For Hoth is a Star Wars based tower defense game that puts you in defense of the Echo Base's defenses, recreating the classic opening sequence of The Empire Strikes Back. In the game, you control the Rebel forces in a battle against the invading Imperial forces and their now iconic AT-AT walkers. With 15 levels to play and two gameplay modes, along with numerous weapons and units, such as ion cannons, snowspeeders, X-Wings, and gun towers, there should be plenty to keep anyone entertained, Star Wars fan or not.

Go on now, hurry up and save the base!

Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth Video Released

Posted by Jeff Scott on July 8th, 2010

The upcoming tower defense game we've told you about in the past, Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth will be released next week by THQ. But today we get a little something to whet our appetite. The following video was released to show us the the game and get us ready for the action.

While we have no idea how good this game will be, this video gives us our first look at the possible quality of the game and it looks like it has promise. Developed by Fluffylogic, a first time iPhone, but experienced game developer based in Bristol, England, Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth will be released July 15th for iOS devices. It will be specifically targeted at the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Star Wars: Trench Run

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Robert Corra on November 23rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT ON TARGET
This one's over faster than Han can shoot Greedo. Star Wars: Trench Run has a pretty exciting concept, but not much payoff.
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