Posted on 3 August, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam iOS KidGamer Review
Steampunk Spinning on Apple
KidGamer reviews titles that may be appropriate for younger gamers on a variety of platforms, including Kinect and iOS. He is a tween who held a game controller before he learned to walk.
© 2012 KidGamer
Whenever I think of puzzle games I think Tetris (boring!) but this game impressed me a lot.
Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam from developer Naoplay is what I would call a puzzle platformer.
From jumping off walls to a moving wheel and then on to another, or missing your jump and drowning in toxic steam, this game has all the elements and more that a puzzle platformer game needs on smartphones.
Better yet, the first 10 levels are free.
Touch here for KidGamer review
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Posted on 11 July, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Magic The Gathering: Duels of The Planeswalkers 2013 Review
by Kent Sobey
©2012 Kent Sobey
Duels of The Planeswalkers, the XBLA iteration of the massively popular ‘Magic the Gathering’ strategy card game, was originally released in 2009. Shortly after that, in 2012, a follow up was released called, you guessed it, Duels of The Planeswalkers 2012, and now another follow up 2013 has been released.
I haven’t ever been much of a Magic the Gathering fan so I’m not going to sit here and try to compare it to the previous releases; instead, I’ll just tell you what I thought of this as an individual game.
At its core the game is a strategy game but there’s a lot of luck involved too.
Some might argue that a good player will be able to take the cards they are dealt and win with them; well, I’m not a good player so this doesn’t apply to me.
Find out if you should gather ’round!
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Posted on 29 June, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Split! iOS Review
Survival of the Fastest
by Chris Fox
©2012 Chris Fox
Split! is a cover-based shooter for iOS from Touchy Interactive.
It’s not a cover-based shooter in the way you might imagine, though. It’s a top-down lateral thinking puzzler in which you command two prison escapees (Red and Blue) as they dodge and take out guards in their bid for freedom.
With an interesting and original take on the puzzle formula, Split! brings hair-tearingly tough and strategic challenges to your chosen iDevice.
Should you buy, or should you split?
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Posted on 25 February, 2012 by GrathiusXR
OXCGN Goes Mass Effect 3: Intergalactic Fantastic EA Australia Event
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Always trying to outdo themselves and the competition, EA Australia held an event spectacle of galactic proportions on Wednesday 22nd of February at SOHO in Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross.
Some features: decking out the dance floor with TVs showcasing the Earth and Mars level from Mass Effect, having a FemShep walk around being bad-ass with her inflatable Omni-Blade and a photo booth to get your face on either FemShep or MaleShep.
The awesome didn’t quite stop there though, as up the front near the main podium in a glass casket there was a model replica of the Normandy which looked absolutely amazing behind the red velvet rope. (more…)
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