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ANDROID: Steel Commanders – SciFi card battling!

Gamevil have released their new card game for Android on the Google Play Store.  This science fiction based collectable card game has a more adult slant than their previous success “Monster Warlord” and provides a more customizable experience for choosing your cards for battle.  With Monster Warlord being one of Gamevil’s popular titles, there can … Continue reading

Nintendo – Dropped the ball? The WII U fails the future proof test?

I’ve discovered first hand the enthusiasm that Nintendo users/supporters/consumers have for their ecosystem and console.  Maybe the greatest example of devotion was that on G+ where the merest suggestion that the WII U was lacking in spec’s was met with the age old “its the games”, “gameplay is more important” – both of which valid … Continue reading

Freemium – Unfair business model or unfit to be parents?

How things change over the years, what was once a phone is now a computer.  Who would have thought that the migration from solid state media would be so rapid? When it was clear which way the wind was blowing where did the vocal writers disappear off to when the Android Market Place, Netflix and … Continue reading

Android: Monster Warlord

Continuing with my run of looking at Android titles, here’s a little gem which has been out for a while now.  It seems prudent to give it a small review, firstly because its been given some considerable attention by my son and I, and also because there is a new add-on/adventure to be released which … Continue reading

Android: Arcane Legends – World of Warcraft for Android?

When talking about a multi-player on-line RPG, it’s hard not to draw comparison to World of Warcraft.  WoW, the game and social experience is very much a benchmark for any other title of the same genre.  WoW does have its critics and those that can be heard most loudly are those who write for the large mainstream outlets. … Continue reading

First impressions: Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim (PS3)

Morrowind on the PC, a game that required a Skynet of specs but one which I hadn’t had so much enjoyment from since I played Elite 2 – Frontier.  Years later, I bought Morrowind for the Xbox and the expansion packs – it was a great “open world” experience.  Then came Oblivion, even bigger, even … Continue reading

REVIEW: Altitude – Linux flies with multiplayer retro-style plane combat!

Anyone who is old enough to remember the Atari 2600 will recall the plane warfare game which provided hours of fun for two players and you fought it out.  It also spawned numerous clones on the same system, with tanks and a plethora of others my failing memory has chosen to forget.  Happier times. Today … Continue reading

REVIEW: BEEP – Linux platform fun!

FPS games seem all the rage these days and after playing a few of them you would be forgiven for thinking there’s very little variety.  Can you honestly remember vividly an FPS you played from a year ago on say the PS3, when all too often its the same generic gameplay albeit with different gfx … Continue reading

A first look at: The Platform Shooter (0.1.1-linux64)

For many years, some “Tech pundits” and “critics” have claimed “Desktop Linux is dead”, of course that statement is incorrect as we have companies like Canonical thrusting their Linux flavour into the mainstream with more people experiencing Linux on their desktop.  As indi development moves forward in leaps and bounds too (which many hugely successful titles) … Continue reading

UPDATE: Greedy Car Thieves – New version released

Greedy Car Thieves, the indi game that looks towards the earlier Grand Theft Auto games for inspiration has just had another version released.  Readers to this site will remember we were very impressed by its retro feel, which had been modernised for today’s hardware whilst still retaining the charms of the early part of the … Continue reading

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Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast and writer for both OpenBytes and Goblin's Domain. Supporter of free and open source software.

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