The iOS devices have had some good and bad multiplayer shooters, with the majority being pretty bad. The biggest issue most encounter is crappy connections, leading to getting dropped from games or jittery gameplay. We have high hopes for the upcoming “Warm Gun,” which not only looks like it plays great, but is cowboy-themed. Check out the trailer below:
Traction Games made a name for themselves with last year’s Stickman Skater ($0.99) for the iOS devices. Stickman Skater is one of my favorite iOS games, so I was pretty excited to see that Traction had released Stickman BMX, a sequel in spirit, even if it’s not based on the same sport. The screens from the game made it look exactly like Stickman Skater, which made the purchase a no-brainer. After playing through all 60 levels in 2 days, I think it’s safe to say that Traction Games has delivered a killer sequel. If you have yet to buy it, watch the video below to see what you’re missing:
Buy Stickman BMX from the AppStore here for $0.99
What I originally wanted to do with these was blog about older, shitty games. They had to be old and especially stupid. I figured: the shittier – the funnier . .
Well, after playing this fucking treat, McDonald’s Treasureland Adventure, I checked my blood pressure and decided to finally write about a truly shitty game for once. A mistake, maybe.
I realized that shittier doesn’t equal funnier at all. It usually just equals shittier. One minute this game has me laughing like a mongolian idiot at how ridiculous it is — the next i’m spit-yelling at everything in my living room. My iced tea — out the window.
So it turns out that a bunch of cockers over at the Youtube group “YourGamingTeam”, have finally done what we all knew would happen:
Break their non disclosure terms of revealing information about the BF3 Alpha build and upload walkthroughs of as much as they possibly could.
With the new Skyward Sword trailer that was showcased a few days ago at Comic-Con 2011 came the unveiling of a new villain for what is, or should be, the most beloved franchise in gaming history. According to the original story on IGN, the Zelda producers have stated that Ganon will not appear in the upcoming Wii game this holiday season.
Just above Skyrim, Skyward Sword is my most anticipated game by a long shot. Given the title of our blog, i’m sure that I speak for the others here when say I that this news is relatively massive.. As it likely is for any Zelda fan, being that Ganon has obviously appeared in everything that has had anything to do with Zelda since day one. I shouldn’t have to tell anyone this shit.
His name is Lord Ghirahim.
Also, expect a lot more aspects of familiarity in the Zelda universe to be shaken-up.
Pretty interesting stuff.
Not necessarily a game, here. Just a great time-waster that I wanted to share with anyone who hasn’t messed around with it. It’s a simple Flash sound matrix where you just key in different squares for continuous tones. Its just fun to freestyle, experimenting with crescendos and bringing it back down again in different, interesting ways. Check er out, here.
Something else to check out:
If you like this sort of thing, it reminded me of a video I watched once where a favorite musician of mine, Jim O’rourke (who was part of a tour to showcase it it), was messing around on a real interesting little Japanese instrument. Its a called Tenori-on. It’s a device similar to the Flash sound matrix in that you can activate different LED’s to make sounds, but theres all kinds of ways to mess with the sounds using the Tenori-on. It was designed and made by Toshio Iwai, who also makes video games – most recently 2006’s Electroplankton for the Nintendo DS.
There’s lots of videos on Youtube that show off the Tenori. Pretty wild stuff.
A new 2-minute clip from the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was unveiled at San Diego Comicon. Click below to watch all the bonerrific action.
We are a little divided about Rocksteady Studio’s Arkham Asylum and the upcoming Arkham City here at Ganon Fodder. Even those of us that don’t like the series (aka me) have been following the development of Arkham City, however, and Gamespot has posted the latest trailer featuring the Penguin. Without further preamble, here the vid:
With news hitting the web that Apple has now sold 220 million iOS devices, we’d like to break down just how insane that is. In the last year, Apple has sold 100 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. Last month the figure spiked to 37 million sales. In one month. Compare that to the approximate 4 million Nintendo 3ds that have sold since the device was released. We’ve heard the talk about how the iOS devices aren’t gaming devices for ages, but at this point I think one could objectively state that Apple is stealing the gaming business away from companies that didn’t even recognize it as a competitor until it was too late. We’ve already watched Apple steal the music business away from retailers that scoffed at the prospect of being outsold by a digital download service. It would not be surprising to see Apple continue its upward sales trend and be the dominant gaming console within 5 years, and reactive decisions to emulate Apple’s devices (see: Wii-U) aren’t helping the big 3 stop Apple from stealing their business. I game on my PC and Xbox 360, but I have to say I spend way more time gaming on my iPod Touch, even if I’m at home with access to the other systems. So if your a gamer who has been holding off on buying an iOS device, just buy one now. Resistance is futile.
Thanks to allthingsD.com for the great news story where the information in this story was found.
In 2009, a little Indiana Jones-type character with a large collection of hats captured the hearts of iPhone owners everywhere. The game I’m referring to is Jeremy Orlando/Rocketcat Games‘ Hook Champ. Hook Champ was the definition of a quality iPhone game, offering easy-to-pickup, hard-to-master gameplay, along with a huge amount of levels, unlockables items, and cool hats. For the sequel to Hook Champ, Rocketcat decided to go bigger and better with Super Quickhook. Not only does Super Quickhook expand and improve on virtually every aspect of its predecessor, it also offers a new, Canabalt-style endless mode (which is randomly generated each time you start). I strongly believe that Super Quickhook should be the “poster-boy” of iPhone games, and if someone asked me to show them why the iPhone should be taken seriously as a handheld gaming platform, this is the game I’d show them – and they’d love it.