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Day: February 1, 2019

Games to play while watching Netflix – PCGamesN

Games to play while watching Netflix – PCGamesN

PC Games
The PCGamesN office is divided. Battle lines have been drawn, insults have been thrown, and hills have been died upon. The issue? Watching Netflix while gaming. For years, I’ve liked to game while a film or television series is playing on a second monitor. I don’t think it’s a knock on the games I play this way – some games don’t demand full attention from their players. In fact, I find it easier to slip into the zone for some games while concentrating partially on something else. My editor Ben disagrees with that entirely and says I should be devoting more attention to the things I waste my time with. But, if you’re like me and you’re looking for the perfect games to play while watching a film or a series, I’ve collected together some of ...
Wargroove review: Advance Wars-style strategy on the Nintendo Switch – The Verge

Wargroove review: Advance Wars-style strategy on the Nintendo Switch – The Verge

Games Review
It’s been a decade since Nintendo released the last Advance Wars. For fans, those years have felt like an eternity. While there have been plenty of turn-based strategy games released in the interim, there hasn’t been anything that balanced complexity and approachability the way Advance Wars did. With developer Intelligent Systems seemingly now focused entirely on the increasingly popular Fire Emblem series, it seems unlikely we’ll get a proper sequel anytime soon. But as is so often the case, an indie developer has stepped in to fill that gap. Chucklefish’s Wargroove offers the best parts of Advance Wars — challenging battles, varied units, clever scenarios — but it adds its own distinct personality, thanks to some wonderful characters and a charming story. It also has some very, very g
The 5 best iOS and Android games from January 2019 – Polygon

The 5 best iOS and Android games from January 2019 – Polygon

Games News
A flood of new iOS and Android games arrives each month, and there are always some hidden gems in the mix. January was a bit of a comedown after another enormous December haul from the App and Play Store, but there was still some fun stuff worth sticking on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. There’s something for you whether you’re into blasting creepy creatures, demolishing neon signs, or getting absorbed in interactive fiction. Here’s a look at five of January 2019’s most enjoyable mobile games. [embedded content] Backfire You’d be forgiven for catching a glimpse of Backfire and assuming that it’s another twin-stick Geometry Wars clone. It’s not, thankfully. This mobile original still looks and plays like a classic arcade game, but it has...

'Dr. Mario World' Is Nintendo's Next Mobile Game – Geek

Mobile Games
Yesterday we brought you the news that Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone version of the massively popular kart racer, won’t be hitting iOS and Android until this summer. However, when it does arrive, it won’t be the only new mobile Mario game. Nintendo just announced that its next mobile game is Dr. Mario World, also coming this summer. All we got was this logo, but it’s safe to assume the game will bring Dr. Mario’s classic puzzle gameplay to phones where it’ll be a great fit. If your only experience with Dr. Mario is playing as him in Smash Bros., Dr. Mario the game is about matching colorful pills onto the correct vir...
PlayStation 4 was the best-selling video games console of 2018 – Metro.co.uk

PlayStation 4 was the best-selling video games console of 2018 – Metro.co.uk

PlayStation Games
PlayStation 4 – the world’s favourite console last yearDespite Nintendo dominating at Christmas it’s Sony who has emerged the winner in last year’s sales war, as total sales pass 94 million. DiRT Rally 2.0 hands-on preview and interview - mud, sweat, and tyresNintendo might have outsold the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One combined during December in the US, but in terms of the whole calendar year it was Sony’s console that was the biggest seller. The numbers were extremely close, at 17.7 million to 17.4 million, but given it was the fifth Christmas for the PlayStation 4 and only the second for the Switch, the PlayStation 4’s performance is particularly impressive. The PlayStation 4’s lifetime total now stands at 94.2 million consoles, which shoul...
Best PC games to buy: Fantastic games to add to your collection – Pocket-lint

Best PC games to buy: Fantastic games to add to your collection – Pocket-lint

PC Games
Whether a game is good or not is often down to personal opinion, but we've crafted this list of fantastic PC games we've enjoyed that you might too.We've played and reviewed a range of games so you're bound to find something to suit. Whether you're looking for free-to-play Battle Royale, deeply engrossing RPGs or tactical shooters, we've got a bit of everything. Here then is our list of the best PC games you can get from a range of platforms, presented in no particular order.Fortnite It almost goes without saying, but you can't really have a best games list without including Fortnite. It's one of the biggest gaming crazes to have swept across the world. Fortnite might not be a PC exclusiv...
Strategy game 'Wargroove' joins Xbox Play Anywhere – Windows Central

Strategy game 'Wargroove' joins Xbox Play Anywhere – Windows Central

XBOX Games
Over the past few months, many high-profile games have joined Xbox Play Anywhere. The program allows you to purchase a support game once — either on Xbox One or Windows 10 — and play it on both platforms at no additional cost. Your Xbox Achievements and progress carries over as well. Today, a strategy game called Wargroove joined Xbox Play Anywhere. The description states that it's designed for up to four players. You have to choose your commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Wargroove is meant to be a social experience so you can easily design and share maps, cutscenes, and campaigns through the built-in editors and customization tools. [embedded content] Command an army, customize battlefields, and challenge your friends, in this richly-detailed return t...
Sumo snaps up Red Kite Games – PC Games Insider

Sumo snaps up Red Kite Games – PC Games Insider

PC Games
Sheffield based games firm Sumo Digital has announced the acquisition of work-for-hire specialist Red Kite Games.No figure has been placed on the deal, but this is the third such purchase that Sumo has made since going public at the end of 2017. Red Kite Games joins CCP Newcastle and The Chinese Room, which the Sheffield firm bought in January and August 2018 respectively.Red Kite will continue to exist under its own brand, but is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumo Digital. That company is working on a number of games, including Crackdown 3 for Microsoft and Deep Silver's Dead Island 2.The former was slated to launch in 2016 but has seemingly been beset with issues, with the other companies working on the game dropping away leaving only Sumo. Meanwhile, Deep Silver announced in 2016 ...
Alien: Blackout review: a mobile game worth your money – Den of Geek UK

Alien: Blackout review: a mobile game worth your money – Den of Geek UK

Mobile Games
It’s safe to say that just about no one expected the follow-up to Alien: Isolation to be a mobile game inspired by the Five Nights At Freddy’s puzzle-horror formula, but that’s exactly what developers Rival Games and Theory Interactive bring us in Alien: Blackout. It’s easy to dismiss mobile games or view them as a downgrade from console experiences, but this £5 sequel is worth every penny and then some, with engaging gameplay, atmospheric presentation, spot-on voice acting, and just enough scares to do right by the franchise. Blackout takes place shortly after the events of Isolation. You play as Amanda Ripley (daughter of Ellen Ripley, of course), who is hiding in an air duct from a slimy, sneering Xenomorph, which has eviscerated everybody els...
The best game capture software – PCWorld

The best game capture software – PCWorld

PC Games
Sharing recordings of your gameplay is all the rage these days, but believe it or not, watching someone play a video game is about as old as the pastime itself.When Q-bert and Ms. Pac-Man roamed the earth, it wasn’t unusual to see a group of kids clustered around an arcade machine watching the neighborhood’s best go all the way on a single quarter. In the 90s, the game in my neighborhood was Street Fighter II, and the aughts had young gamers clustered around living room televisions with the Grand Thefts Auto.Fast forward to today, where sharing or streaming video of your gameplay online is common, and almost any major game you can think of has a viewer base and star players. Unlike games of yesteryear, where Donkey Kong or Sonic the Hedgehog followed a pre-det...