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Real Racing 3 to FINALLY get Real-Time Multiplayer… on iOS only

December 12th, 2013 by

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Electronic Arts and Firemonkeys are about to make a lot of racing fans either really happy or really sad with its next update.

In addition to the two new cars, the Lamborghini Veneno and McLaren P1, the game is finally getting the much sought after real-time multiplayer in addition to the standard asynchronous time-shifted events.

The catch? Real-Time Multiplayer uses GameCenter and, thus, is available only to iOS players. And, thus, the great divide widens as if millions of Android users cried out in anger and were suddenly ignored. You may as well get your popcorn ready, because the “statistically, more people use Android” outrageous butthurt festival is about to begin over on their Google Play page.

BOYU PVP Game Station brings generic to a new level

November 26th, 2013 by

boyu_pvpI stumbled across the BOYU PVP Game Station while checking out a crane game variant here in Korea. If a picture speaks a thousand words, I suggest you take a look above and let this picture marinate for a bit. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Done? Cool.

Here’s what I love about this system:

  • The oxymoron of  “GAMES 900,000 BUILT-IN”  on “Complimentary two cassetes”.
  • The obvious and awful take on the PSP that could only originate from China.
  • Is BOYU a take on OUYA, itself a system only useful for emulation?
  • MORE BRIGHTER!
  • FLAMING SOCCER BALL!!!
  • Check out that awesome button layout. “FONY” has to be a happy coincidence, right?

There’s some kind of kitschy goodness to be found here.

I spent five bucks trying to get my grubby mitts on this piece of trash out of morbid curiosity for an unboxing video and what would surely be every game for every emulator it could handle with numerous copies, but the insanely-rigged machine continued to solidify the old “a fool and his money soon part ways” adage.

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s New Ultras & Supers

November 23rd, 2013 by

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Capcom has released a series of videos showing off Hugo, Poison, Elena, and Rolento’s Ultra and Super combos in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV. It’s pretty exciting stuff for those of us chomping at the bit for Street Fighter 4′s most ambitious update yet.

Humble Bundle brings capes, cowls, and rooster hats

November 6th, 2013 by

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The Humble Bundle is always a pretty good source for budget gamers and companies to squeeze a few extra bucks out of gamers who may have passed on their games otherwise. I, myself, have purchased four such bundles and managed to play just two games because I’m an impulse buyer who can’t pass up a deal and has ten giant cans of tomato sauce in my cupboard to prove it.

That said, the Humble WB Games Bundle, the latest Humble Bundle, is just a bit too good to pass up. Pay what you want and you get Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 3, and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for your troubles. Pay the kicker cost, a mere $4.63 as of this writing, and you can put Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition and Scribblenauts Unlimited onto the battlefield.

One caveat to all of this gaming goodness, other than that it’s really only awesome if you’re paying more than the average, is that this Humble Bundle requires a Steam account to redeem. That’s a pretty minor annoyance for the right to play two terrific games, a really cool game, and, uh, the rest. Whatever their names are. Is it the Professor and Mary Ann?

Head over to the Humble Bundle page and get playing, players. Batman and Maxwell? That’s the true dynamic duo.

Final Fantasy IV currently half off in the App Store

October 29th, 2013 by

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If you’ve been holding off on purchasing Final Fantasy IV on iOS because $15.99 seems ridiculous for a remake of a remake, then maybe you should ask yourself how you feel about $7.99.

Final Fantasy IV also comes with four new translations in Korean, Russian, Portuguese, and Thai. We doubt that affects most of our readers, but it’s as good an excuse to lower the price as any.

If you’ve been waiting because this is the seventh time you’ve bought the game, then maybe you should just wait for the Final Fantasy VI remake instead.

Final Fantasy IV [App Store Link]

Cookie Run stickers flaunt power of Games for Kakao

October 27th, 2013 by

cookie_run_stickersFile this directly under the Novelty category, but here’s another “for Kakao” game getting its own set of stickers in South Korea.

KakaoTalk, a messaging system used all over Asia and especially in South Korea, continues to be the go-to social network for games in South Korea. Cookie Run, like I♡Coffee and Dragon Flight before it, is another example of a simple game that blows up simply through leveraging social aspects. In this case, it’s an endless runner aimed almost directly at kids. It’s also one that I, as a man-child who is surrounded by children on a daily basis, happen to play myself.

Mighty No. 9 Gets Astounding 445% Funding

October 1st, 2013 by

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Mighty No. 9, which is essentially the new Mega Man, just finished funding on Kickstarter minutes ago. Between direct donations and PayPal contributions, Keiji Inafune and the rest of the Comcept crew will have just over $4 million dollars to use in bringing Beck’s world to life.

Considering that the original goal was $900,000, we’ve all got a lot to be excited about. Funding for Mighty No. 9 blew through these awesome stretch goals:

Full Tracklist for Just Dance 2014 revealed, franchise hurdles sharks

September 24th, 2013 by

You may or may not have noticed my affinity for the Just Dance series over the years. Say what you will about the series, but there’s no denying the appeal of competitive dancing against friends or cooperative dancing as a group. Adding points just helps clarify who got served, yo.

Just Dance 2014, coming to every current console in October and at launch for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, crams another 45 songs for you to sweat the night away.

Full tracklist after the jump because, really, there’s no way site regulars are coming here for Just Dance news.


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