Showing posts from November, 2013

F.E.A.R. 3

The F.E.A.R. series has long held a cult following since its initial release.   The third installment promised to provide some closure to the twisted story of Alma and her two sons, Point Man and Fettel.   But does this latest installment provide more of the heralded psychological horror or has it devolved into yet another generic FPS? F.E.A.R. 3 picks up with Point Man being interrogated in an Armacham controlled prison.   The now deceased Paxton Fettel interrupts the intense session and soon the brothers forge an uneasy alliance and escape.   Along the way to the Project Origin facility, the brothers discover that Alma is pregnant following her rape of Sergeant Michael Becket.   She is going into labor and the paranormal activity has driven the local residents insane.   The brothers must fight their way past Armacham soldiers, paranormal monstrosities, and their own tortured memories to their mother. After overcoming all of the challenges before them, the brothers must de

App of the Week: Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star Publisher: LucasArts Platform: Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 Price: Free!   Combining the addictive gameplay of NimbleBit's Tiny Tower with the juggernaut that is Star Wars rewards fans of both with the hybrid Star Wars: Tiny Death Star .  Tiny Death Star is a game of building resources to generate more resources so players can build more resources.  Long story short, it's a classic time sink. Building a Death Star is expensive.  And despite the vast pockets of the Emperor and Lord Vader, it's going to take a little bit more to get this machine of terror built.  That's where the player comes in.  It's up to them to build new levels on the Death Star to attract new tenants, bitzens, to live, work, and shop on the space station.  Levels must be constructed one by one and become increasingly expensive to build.  Once a tenant moves in, they must be assigned a job in the multitude of shops that can be built.  From there, p

App of the Week: Asphalt 7: Heat

Asphalt 7: Heat Publisher: Gameloft SA Platform: Windows 8, Windows RT Price: $1.99 Racing games are a staple on the mobile market.  The bevy of sensors included in the thin portable devices almost makes them ideal for the genre.  Add in the natural ability to "steer" the device by turning it like one would an actual steering wheel and you can check off another box in the immersion category. Asphalt 7: Heat was one of the first racing titles available for Windows 8 that caught my eye.  Granted the game has been available on other platforms for some time now, but that doesn't make it any less fun to play on Microsoft's latest OS.  Especially if that OS is running on a tablet. Visually speaking, Asphalt 7  is a striking game.  I'm floored at the incredible quality of the graphics and that there's no dip in framerate or any pop-in.  There's a great deal of detail in the car models themselves and enough in the environment to make it engaging while b

Game Giveaway!

Thanks to the wonderful deals found in WB's Humble Bundle , I have some spare keys for Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY, Batman: Arkham City: GOTY, and F.E.A.R. 3 .  The keys can be redeemed through Steam.  The first commenter walks away with the game of their choice.  Limit one game per reader.

App of the Week: Authenticator

Authenticator Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Windows Phone Price: Free! When it comes to security, one can never be too safe.  Having two factor authentication is one of the best ways to ensure everyone but you can't get into your account. Authenticator is Microsoft's solution for its Windows Phone users.  The app works wonderfully with Microsoft, Google, and Facebook accounts.  It's very easy to set up the authenticator in the respective account settings.  Once set up, Authenticator will randomly generate codes to be used in conjunction with the account password.  So if someone tries to log into an account with the password, they'll still be prompted for the Authenticator code which is only available within the app. For the security conscious, this is a fantastic solution to the always growing problem of account security.

The Humble WB Games Bundle

The Humble Bundle is back!  This time, WB Games is backing and supporting the We Can Be Heroes charity. "We Can Be Heroes is designed to raise awareness and critical funds needed to fight the devastating hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and bring help and hope to eight million people who are in urgent need of assistance.  The campaign is lead by DC Entertainment's iconic characters - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg.  Since launching the campaign in early 2012, we've helped more than five million people in the Horn of Africa.  The funds we raise through these efforts support the work of the campaign's three humanitarian aid organizations - Save the Children , International Rescue Committee , and Mercy Corps ." To make this a success, WB Games is letting players pay what they want and in return, they receive Steam keys for Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 3, and Lord of the Rin

Release Calendar: November 2013

November 04: Call of Duty:  Ghosts (360, PC, Wii U, PS3)