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Gabe Newell on 'Free To Play'

24 October 2011 - 01:05 PM | phbickle in News

In a recent interview over on geekwire, Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve talked about how key words when promoting a game can make all the difference. Calling a game 'free' verses "free to play' makes a huge difference in sales. While his experience is with Steam, everything is talks about are trends that can be found on the android and IOS marketplace as well. It is an interesting rea...


Expect Better Audio from Mobile Games in the Future

24 October 2011 - 12:43 PM | phbickle in Android iPhone / iPod iPad News Other Mobile OS

Euphonious Limited has just received a grant for €25,000, and this is good news for everybody. Euphonious Limited aims to bring high quality audio to mobile gaming by designing plug and play middleware for the integration of audio in even the simplest of games. It's going to be interesting to see where this goes and I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for the first game to come out us...


Tales of Innocence R To Come With App

24 October 2011 - 07:24 AM | phbickle in News Playstation Vita

Announced today, if you buy Tails of Innocence R, the game comes with a download code for what the publisher is referring to as a "Vita Gadget App". The app is basically just an alarm clock that has characters from the game tell you your fortune as it wakes you up. No word yet on if only packaged copies will contain the code, or if the downloadable version will come with it also. The a...


Sonic Generations Gets a Release Date

23 October 2011 - 04:20 PM | phbickle in News Nintendo 3DS

November 22nd for North America, and the 25th for Europe. Better get ready because those dates are fast approaching. Get it? 'Cause Sonic is fast!... ugh


3DS Letterbox App Lets You Send Letters to Your Friends Box's

23 October 2011 - 04:12 PM | phbickle in News Nintendo 3DS

Coming in December, the letterbox app on the 3DS will let you quickly and easily (at least, that is the hope) send messages to the people on your friends list. ou can choose the print of the "paper" it comes on and even include voice clips. Nothing fancy, but it should go well with Mario Kart 7 communities.


Kodykoala's Custom Zombie Gameboy

23 October 2011 - 03:37 AM | phbickle in Media

Being a huge fan of things that are freaky and cute, I couldn't help but share this retro revival (literally) Halloween decoration. Here is what Ekoala, the creator, had to say about it. "The face is a printed piece of paper and is from Sparetype. The feet are from an Iron Man Mark I figure and the hands are from an Iron Monger Figure. I wanted to make it seem like it was bleeding, but...


Jimquisition on Steve Jobs and Mobile Gaming

22 October 2011 - 04:18 PM | phbickle in iPhone / iPod iPad Media

Its nearly a week late being posted here, but the latest Jimquisition over on the escapist is a very good look at why mobile gaming is here to stay. http://www.escapistm...deogame-Related


John Rohrer's 'Diamond Trust of London' gets Detailed

22 October 2011 - 01:12 PM | phbickle in News Nintendo 3DS Previews

Jason Rohrer is a big name on the indie scene. He has gained much attention through a few of his games, most notably Passage, a game which is worth anyone's time checking out if they like art games ideas. (though chances are, if you like art games, you have already played it) The game is set in 2000 during the days before the United Nations Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, rules that...


Mario Kart 7 Has New Powerups

22 October 2011 - 12:56 PM | phbickle in News Nintendo 3DS

You can tell a game is getting close to release when we get this much information about it. I'm here to give you a quick rundown of all the new powerups. I guess you could consider that a spoiler warning. Fire Flower: The Fire Flower will allow players to shoot fireballs at other racers. There's a limited number of fireballs to shoot from each flower. Tanooki Tail: The Tanooki tail i...


Luigi's Mansion Movie Trailer

22 October 2011 - 12:46 PM | phbickle in Media News Nintendo 3DS

Youtube channel Trailer Trash has made a funny little fake trailer for Luigi's Mansion. Its a good watch, check it out.


Harvest Moon 3DS Shows First Gameplay Footage

22 October 2011 - 02:36 AM | phbickle in Media Nintendo 3DS

I am a HUGE fan of the Harvest Moon series, and while I haven't liked them all, I am always excited to hear about a new one. The game looks great, and the giant veggies just add to the cute factor. The release is set or early 2012.


Updates in the App Store and Android Market #22

21 October 2011 - 11:18 PM | phbickle in Android iPhone / iPod iPad News

Another day, another app store update. Lets get to the rundown. New Games Fara: $0.99 ~ ACTION RPG MEETS PHYSICS GAMEPLAY IN A BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED WORLD ~ Mirror Mysteries HD: $4.99 A Hidden Object quest is placed upon you to not just save the children, but to help a unique character in very mystical places! Nyan 3D: $0.99 NYAN 3D is a procedurally generated space adve...