(What I see when I close my eyes)
The Dark Meadow is a game that…..can be better described by the developers (or perhaps marketing personal?) than myself:
“A dark fairytale of intrigue and mystery, where the sins of the past must be paid for… So sets the stage for The Dark Meadow — a visually stunning world of deep exploration, gripping story, and heart racing combat, created with the unrivaled power of the Unreal Engine 3.You awake in a hospital uncertain of how you arrived there or why. An old man warns of a beautiful witch whose minions roam the halls seeking the living. It is only when the witch is destroyed that you will be released from this unrelenting torment.“
See? That was easier on both of us, now you don’t have to read (as much of) my bullshit, and I don’t have to try and describe a game I’ve never played before. But that doesn’t mean I can’t throw a couple reasons why you’re going to want to pick up The Dark Meadow your way, now that it’s about to go free:
- Beautiful graphics (for a smart-device)
- Holds an average rating of 80 over on GameStats
- The trailers for ‘The Dark Meadow’ look skull-rapingly awesome
Not sure why I’m listing reasons for you to download a free game, The Dark Meadow will be free within the next couple days unless you’re rocking an Android, in which case ‘The Dark Meadow’ is supposed to launch at the end of the month.
The guys behind Super Meat Boy (Team Meat) have long rallied against, and bitched out the controls on touch screen devices, while also throwing a lot of criticism at Apple, and their app store.
Well Team Meat recently confirmed via their Twitter account that Super Meat Boy is being rebuilt, and developed for touch screen devices, here’s some handy fun facts we know about the touch title so far:
- This prototype will not play like SMB!
- It will be a re-envisioning of SMB remade from scratch for touch. we aren’t half assing this if it turns out to be fun.
- If you liked SMB im sure you will enjoy this (if its good enough to continue on ) we just had a few cool ideas and wanted a challange
- If it turns out it sucks, we will act like it never happened and move on to the next idea
- It wont be a simple game like “doodle jump” it will be a larger more traditional game.
- IT WONT CONTROL LIKE SMB!!! we promise you we wont make a game with shitty touch controls.
Team Meats smartphone Super Meat Boy entry will likely release on Android, and possibly iOS if the team has gotten over their past iOS criticism, course money often throws personal opinions aside, and iOS is the second largest smartphone platform/audience after all.
Proving that the Japanese still haven’t mastered the English language; Capcom has misspelled ‘Revelations’ (Revelaitons) on the spine of their new Nintendo 3DS title Resident Evil: Revelations.
This isn’t the first time Capcom’s made a boxart mistake either. The Wii version of ‘Okami’ was originally printed with IGN’s watermark.
Capcom isn’t elaborating on how this fuck up got past…everyone, but they are looking to correct the error:
“It has come to our attention that there was a misspelling on the Resident Evil Revelations packaging. We apologize for the mistake, which will be corrected for subsequent productions of the game. We are working on a solution to provide affected customers with the correct packaging. Please visit Capcom-Unity for updates.”
Sorta want to pick up Resident Evil ‘Revelaitons’ in all it’s engrishy glory, if only as a collectors item.
I usually take great pleasure in knocking touch screen controls (to be fair, they’re excellent for navigation) and when I heard you can play Counter Strike on an Android phone/tablet I immediately thought a touch screen first person shooter would basically end up being a sloppy toy with the sole purpose of existing, just so you can say: “hey look, I can technically play Counter Strike on my Android phone!”
But as you’ll see in the video, it’s surprisingly smooth. Plus it’s a free version of a title PC gamers have been creaming over for years, so you sorta owe it to yourself to check it out.
Hit up this videos Youtube page to play Counter Strike either on your Android, or on your web browser.
How’d you like to remotely access your PC from your Android?
At 2012′s Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) Nvidia, and ASUS held a press conference where they showed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim running on ASUS’s latest Android Tablet the Transformer Prime.
You might be wondering how this is possible, well; anything is possible through the internet my friends. The Android is running an app called Splashtop THD, it essentially compresses, and steams video from your PC, to your Android, or iOS device. This is similar to how OnLive works, except you’re connecting to your own PC, rather than OnLive where you connect to OnLive’s servers.
The Playstation Vita has been out in Japan for a little bit now, and we haven’t been covering it too much because I figured you guys would want details that relate to you. So to hell with the Japanese launch line-up, abysmal sales, and all that shit.
If you’d like to view the full (and impressive) list of Playstation Vita launch day, and window titles for the Vita’s February 22nd release, keep reading.
With this mod you can feel like you’re running around a poorly rendered digital version of 2006, hooray?
There’s been a recent revelation that Grand Theft Auto 3: Anniversary Edition for Android, and iOS is
archaic old PC code running on todays Android/iOS smart phones!
That’s certainly interesting in itself, but the useful part is that means you can run all of GTA 3′s PC mods on your Android, or iOS device. If you own an Android then it’s as easy as dropping the mods into:
But if you’re an iOS owner then you’ll have to jailbreak out of Apples love collar hugging your throat in order to access the games directory on your phone.
Up above we have a mod that takes real life cars, and advertisements, and moves them into Grand Theft Auto 3, continue reading for a mod that takes everything great about Vice City, and converts it into GTA 3.
I actually really want this thing
The great thing about Android is that you can do whatever the hell you want on these devices, similar to PC’s, ranging from emulating classic games (for free) to downloading music stealing programs, or torrent clients; the sky’s the limit. In fact I even recommended a Pokemon game for Android phones.
This Chinese tablet (JXD S7100) focuses largely on stolen emulated games, the sleezy-China part isn’t really the actual emulation (as any Android can do this) but more or less the fact that they’re advertising all of these games without any right to do so. Also it sounds like the tablet has all of these emulation/downloading programs on board upon purchase.
What I find to be the highlight here is the actual buttons, I would love to play games like Super Mario World, or Smash Brothers on my phone, but unfortunately touch screen sorta sucks for core-gaming (thus my recommendation of Pokemon)
The ‘JXD S7100′ is available by order for $140 with free shipping. For more information+tech specs, and features, continue reading.
You read “Android” or iOS, and you immediately assume ‘casual bullshit’ right? Right absolutely, you’re completely in the loop, do not change a thing about your preconceived notions of smart phone gaming; it is flawless. Fortunately ‘The Dark Meadow’ steps above the usual casual stuff that swamps the App Store, or Android Market, and challenges the level of polish usually reserved for dedicated handheld gaming device titles.
What puts ‘The Dark Meadow’ ahead of the game? Well for one, it’s freaking beautiful, and looks like some sort of demonic Infinity Blade offspring, and speaking of which the game plays very similar to Infinity Blade as well. Gotta love Epic for putting the Unreal Engine on every potential gaming platform known to man (including Flash) ‘The Dark Meadow’ also excels above Infinity Blade by being a very atmospheric story driven horror experience.
‘The Dark Meadow’ is out for iOS devices now, and will release early 2012 for Android. Check out the first trailer above, and the launch trailer after the break, they set the tone for this dark twisted first person slasher.
In this video we get to see Grand Theft Auto 3′s smart phone adaptation in action
Grand Theft Auto 3: 10 Year Anniversary Edition hits Android, and iPhone tomorrow (December 15th) for the very competitive price of $5, up above we get to see the game in action, and just below is the full list of supported phones:
- Apple iOS Devices: iPad 1 & 2, iPhone 4 & 4S, iPod touch 4th Generation
- Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x
- Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive
That breaks down to Grand Theft Auto 3: Anniversary Edition being compatible with 2 iOS tablets, 3 iOS handhelds, 7 Android phones, and 9 Android tablets.
So this all begs the question: who’s ready for some quasi-retro Smart Phone sandbox mayhem?