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Family and Gaming: The Ideal PS4 Headset

pdp2 Playing games while your kids are sleeping is a delicate balance between having your game audio on and still being able to hear your children who may be sleeping way across the house. One thing I've realized is that you CANNOT do it wearing an over-the-ear headset; you can't hear if a child wakes up, cries, or even has coughing fits. There really isn't a great alternative on the PS4 (or the Xbox One / Wii U for that matter) that will give you chat functionality and game audio without ...

 

Fantasy Life 2 in development

18l2tmydg9rvkjpg_690x388 Fantasy Life was my Game of the Year in 2014. It worked really well on 3DS and I still find myself jumping into it on a weekly basis. While I'll be passing on the mobile version, it does open up the world of Fantasy Life to a wider audience.

 

Opinion: Gamers Want more “Ori”

ori1 A new wave of developers is taking over the consoles and they are releasing polished and interesting games. Some companies do it from a central office - Image and Form Games is based in Sweden, and are best known for SteamWorld Dig and the upcoming SteamWorld Heist - while others are pulling from the best talent around the planets, such as Moon Studios, the company behind Ori and the Blind Forest.

 
 

Hotline Miami 2 Developer Responds To The Game’s Banning In Australia

Hotline-Miami-2- Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been banned for sale in Australia after the Australian Classification Board refused the game due to an implied rape scene. The scene in question is optional, and it can be skipped by a notice that warns of the content alluding to sexual violence which the user must choose yes or no to continue. Yet according to the classification report of Hotline Miami 2 it is still being refused classification:

 

Microsoft Buys Mojang and Minecraft for Estimated 2.5 Billions

modloader-for-minecraft-02-700x406 It is official. Mojang posted on their own website that, "Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft." This is probably great news for Microsoft as purchasing a giant such as Minecraft is bound to make them a lot more than they spent. One thing Microsoft isn't getting, however, is the brilliant mind of Minecraft creator, Notch.

 

Pokemon Trading Card Game Online coming to iPad in 2014

pokemon-trading-card-game It has been suggested by fans and shareholders for years. It has been rumored from many major media outlets. It has been teased by Nintendo brass themselves in January. And now it is official. It's not Mario, but Nintendo is bringing arguably their second largest franchise to iPad in 2014, and I for one could not be more excited.

 
 

Godus Scores big on iTunes despite mixed reaction Online

godus If you read reactions to Peter Molyneux's latest game online, you'd probably try to steer clear. General reaction to Godus has been vaguely negative, attacking Molyneux's promises (for a change), as well as the slow pressure to buy in-app purchases. Apparently that's exactly what iOS users were hungry for, however, as the game currently has 1500 ratings and four and a half stars on the app store.

 

Bioshock iOS could change the face of Mobile Gaming

wouldyoukindly-ios The announcement that the original Bioshock would be coming to iOS was met with mixed reaction - people either hated it or wondered why it wasn't coming to Vita (although the answer is obvious: nothing is coming to Vita). It's such an odd reveal, one that nobody asked for and that few people can get their head around. Hardcore, premium priced mobile games can work, XCOM proved that, but Bioshock isn't a turn-based strategy game, it's an action heavy shooter. The truth is, the team porting ...

 

Bioshock Coming to iPhone

bioshock-iphone Bioshock, the underwater shooter that had everybody on the internet using the phrase "would you kindly" at bemused non-gamers, is coming to iPhone and iPad. Yes, you read that correctly: one of the most notable console experiences of last generation is going to be entirely playable on your iOS device. It isn't even April.

 
 

Apple pulls marijuana dealing game ‘Weed Firm’ from app store

weed-firm The controversial albeit very popular game 'Weed Firm' has been taken down by Apple from the iTunes app store this week. In the game players take on the role of a drug dealer, tasked with growing and selling marijuana to people in their neighbourhood. The player must also avoid police and other rival gangs, with certain mini games including enticing a stripper to become a buyer fanning the flame of controversy even further.