Tag: Videogames

Saber’s Edge, To-Fu Fury Exclusive to Amazon Fire Phone

Posted on July 22nd, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Videogames. 1 Comment

Amazon Game Studios has announced a pair of videogames exclusive to the upcoming Amazon Fire Phone – Saber’s Edge and To-Fu FurySaber’s Edge combines puzzle gameplay with strategic combat, while To-Fu Fury is a platform game that appears to star a…menacing ninja marshmallow (yes, I know it’s a tofu cube). Both games take advantage of the Fire Phone’s unique “Dynamic Perspective” feature. You can check out the trailers for both games below. Here’s a clip from the press release:

Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury are co-developed with partners,

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Coffee Talk #637: Ford Focus Electric and the Gamification of Driving

Posted on July 21st, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Electric Cars, Videogames. 3 comments

Driving a Ford Focus Electric has a lot of similarities to playing videogames on a home console. In the immortal word of Christopher Cross, “It sounds crazy, but it’s true.” The Ford Focus Electric has a system of achievements, scores, and leaderboards that supplement the driving experience, similar to how PlayStation and Xbox consoles have these features to supplement the videogame experience. For certain drivers (i.e. nerdy ones), it makes driving more fun.

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Check Out Pogo Plumber (Please!)

Posted on July 2nd, by raymond padilla in Videogames. No Comments

My darling ex-fiancé pointed me out to a fun game called Pogo Plumber. This 2D side-scroller is available now for iOS and is coming soon to Android devices. Pogo Plumber is a real treat for fans of 8-bit platformers and contains several familiar elements — a high-jumping plumber, collecting coins, minions that require head stomping, and more. Pogo Plumber is a free-to-play game, so kindly download it when you have a chance and share your thoughts on it in the comments section.

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Coffee Talk #629: Random Thoughts on E3 2014

Posted on June 14th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, PlayStation 4, Videogames, Wii U, Xbox One. 2 comments
Now that we've all had a few days to absorb the multimedia assault that was E3 2014, let's talk about the show! I was working for two outlets during E3 2014, so my schedule was all over the place. I did see a lot of great games, but it's likely that you guys and gals were exposed to more from reading various articles and watching different videos. The thing that surprised me the most about E3 2014 was that there were a lot of mainstream games that excited me. For the last couple of years, independent games like Journey, Sound Shapes, and The Unfinished Swan were my big favorites. While I certainly enjoyed several indie games at E3 2014, there were a lot of mainstream games I had a blast with too. Here are some random thoughts on the show...continued

Coffee Talk #628: What You Want From E3 2014

Posted on June 4th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Console Wars, PC Gaming, Videogames. 4 comments
E3 2014 is just around the corner. Honestly, I've been avoiding thinking much about it. My June is pretty nuts -- E3, The Vape Summit, hosting a pair of store grand openings, family visits, and more. Obviously E3 shows are something that I always look forward to; they're wondrous events that are unlike any other trade show I've attended (and I've attended a ton of 'em). It's always awesome seeing new games, seeing how other games are coming along, watching the press conference spectacles, watching the publisher pissing contests, and (most of all) catching up with longtime colleagues in the gaming business. Still, I'm so detached from the industry at the moment that I don't...continued

Coffee Talk #625: Videogame Journalists Done Good

Posted on May 23rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Videogames. 1 Comment
StarWars.com recently announced that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Gary Whitta will be working on the first Star Wars standalone spinoff movie. The second name took me by surprise (gleefully). You see, Whitta is a former videogame journalist. He was the editor of several gaming magazines for Future US and was quite popular within the business. Since (mostly) leaving the business, Whitta has written the screenplays for The Book of Eli and After Earth. Working on a Star Wars movie will undoubtedly take his success to new heights. Hearing about Whitta's Star Wars news reminded me of Kieron Gillen. Another...continued

Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Review

Posted on May 14th, by raymond padilla in Not Reviews, PC Gaming, Videogames. 3 comments

Millions of consumers know Kingston for its memory products. Most of you have probably purchased PC RAM or a memory card from the company. Kingston is trying to make a name for itself in the gaming world and one of the company’s latest gaming-focused products is the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset. I’ve been using a pair for the last few weeks and while it’s not the best gaming headset I’ve used, the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset offers a lot for a sub-$100 set of cans.

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Coffee Talk #622: Seeing Stupid Things While Gaming

Posted on April 17th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Videogames. No Comments
As many of you are (or were) hardcore gamers, I'm certain that you've had gaming sessions that have left you so mentally drained that you start seeing silly things. This has happened to me a ton while playing Heroes of Dragon Age. I've been playing the hell out of the game since October, initially for work, eventually for fun, and currently out of habit. Over the last three months, I've spent dozens of hours farming the "Dalish Challenge" node in order to add Merrill to my party -- she's really difficult to obtain (without spending money) and crazy powerful. After thousands of attempts, I finally have Merrill. Along the way, my eyes played tricks on me and I saw some really stupid things...continued

Separated at Birth: Scarlet Witch and Aerith Gainsborough?

Posted on March 25th, by raymond padilla in Comics, Movies, Videogames. 3 comments

I was psyched to see that io9 posted photos of Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch from the set of The Avengers 2. I have high hopes for Ms. Olsen, as she’s on her way to supplanting her evil sisters as the best Olsen sibling in Hollywood. The news that she was cast as the Scarlet Witch was especially exciting. While I didn’t expect her to wear the ridiculous medieval swimsuit from the ’70s and ’80s comics, I wasn’t prepared for what I saw.

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Coffee Talk #619: When In-App Purchases Go to Heaven

Posted on March 19th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Videogames. 1 Comment
As many of you know, I've been playing the hell out of Heroes of Dragon Age. Part of it has been for work, part of it has been for fun, and part of it has been habit. I've also been lurking in the Heroes of Dragon Age forums. Reading about the in-app purchase adventures of many players has been a revelation. I'm astounded by how much money some players drop on in-app purchases and how frequently they do it. In the immortal words of Brian Fellow, "That's crazy!!!" As a longtime Pokemon fan, I totally understand how addictive collectibility in videogames can be. Mobile games exploit that addiction and mask the habit in clever ways. Like several of its competitors...continued