A few days ago I told you about I am MT Card Battle, an iOS app fresh from Asia in the iTunes store for the perfect price of, let’s see… nothing , yup, it’s completely free. Well, I said I would review it, and I did. So here you are, for your entertainment my review of I am MT Card Battle. Oh and I expect that MT is an abbreviation for Main Tank, a popular abbreviation in many online MMO’s, like World of Warcraft. Read more
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The next, in what is quickly becoming a very long line of expansions to the increasingly popular mobile MMO Arcane Legends is soon to be released. Spacetime Studios have given us so much extra content in previous expansions, from dragon filled volcano’s to villainous pirate seas, so what is in the next expansion? Where is it going to take us?
This time we are being taken to the frozen wastelands of Nordr, a land filled with warriors and frost giants. Defeat new foes and discover the story behind the frost giants return, along the way picking up new gear and finding new pets and five more levels to play with.
With the stream of constant updates, it’s no wonder that Arcane Legends has had more than 6 million downloads so far.
If you want to find out more, you can read the press release below or shoot over to the Arcane Legends Website here.
If there is anyone out there reading this, which I admit is probably not a great many people then you may be wondering where I am. Of course, as I said, It’s far more likely that you neither know nor care who I am in the first place. Still that’s no reason for me not to keep typing into the wind. SimCity, that’s been one of the reasons for my absence. There have been others, but SimCity is by far the most enjoyable reason to talk about.
After the rather disappointing Sim Societies, the Duplo bricks to SimCity 4’s Mechano. Fans, myself included wanted a lot more from the latest incarnation of city building simulators from Maxis, no EA Games, no Maxis… well whoever they are, I can’t keep track.
Unfortunately the largest noise to come from the latest release was regarding the rather shocking release issues twinned with the unpopular choice of using DRM. For those not familiar with the term, DRM is an anti-piracy system which requires a consistent internet connection in order to play the game, from a business perspective it is quite a valiant effort to reduce piracy. However, it remains a very unpopular choice with gamers and the poor release of SimCity hasn’t done it any favours. Players who had shelled out a far bit for the game, were finding that servers were full and crashes were common due to the popularity of the game and the low amount of servers to log on to. Anyway, there are enough people whining about this part so that’s all I am going to say about it. Read more
I am going to come right out and say it, I think that mobile games on the whole are no way near as good as their console and computer counterparts. This is mostly because they are designed for different audiences. The mobile gamer is usually a far more casual player, not wanting to spend either the same amount of time or money on gaming. Which is fair enough, but because of this most I find most mobile games to be shallow and vapid. However with all rules there are exceptions and The Walking Dead on the iPhone breaks all the rules I had for mobile games.
For those who aren’t familiar with the XCOM series, which can’t be many of you seeing as the original game was released nearly 20 years ago. Microprose produced a number of other games up until 2001, but when a couple of games they were working on got cancelled (XCOM Genesis and XCOM Alliance) we all thought that was it, the franchise was done for.
One of the nicest side effects of me writing this blog is that I sometimes get e-mails quite out of the blue telling me about new games, sometimes even asking me to try them for free. One of these emails came through a couple of days ago from the guys and gals behind a new mouse fighting RPG game called Tunnel Tail.
According to the email, I received…
“Tunnel Tail takes the player underground where mouse tribes struggle with the dark forces of the Lumini who seek to destroy both the mouse and human worlds. The player is the last hope the mice have to finally win their freedom.”
So all of that plus the added incentive of being able to download the entire game for free, without having to put up with ads. So ‘Sure, why not’ I thought as I popped over to the App store and downloaded it. Read more
The Secret World is a fairly new MMO released by Funcom, the same chaps who gave us Age of Conan but I had resisted the urge to buy it. I am very rarely tempted to buy any new MMO these days, partly because of the unfinished and often bug and lag ridden nature of some MMO’s upon their release, but mostly because I don’t want to spend £40+ on a game which may have all the playability of a sack of old potatoes. But when Origin held a Halloween sale selling The Secret World plus one month’s free game time for £12.50 it was an offer I couldn’t refuse especially when I knew it had both your friends and mine, zombies in it.
Halloween is just over a week away and the Legends series has gotten spooky with the latest batch of updates from Spacetime Studios. The recent expansion to Pocket Legends has been released which takes our heroes into lava mountains to fight dragons. Dark Legends and Star Legends have also been updated with new Halloween themed quest lines, loot and monsters.
The new World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria was released yesterday. Well Technically, due to differences in time zones it was released in the UK at 23:00 on Monday night. With a combination of both insomnia and pointlessly childish excitement I was up in the early hours of the morning eager to dive in and see all the new stuff.
Despite Batman Arkham Asylum being one of my favourite games of 2009, it has taken me months to buy its sequel; Batman Arkham City. This was purely down to not having the money to buy it, but when Steam announced their latest sale with Batman Arkham City being on offer for around £6 how could I possibly refuse. Well I didn’t. In fact I even downloaded a few of the dlc’s as well (the Nightwing, Robin and Harley Quinn packs); I spent a little over £12, what a bargain.
Well, it took about 8 hours to download the 16gb game and dlc’s but considering it was peak time in the middle of a sale it could have a been a hell of a lot worse.
I have to say I couldn’t be more impressed with Batman Arkham City. Well ok I guess I could but not by much, and here’s why…