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If you are an aspiring game creator with an affinity for the undead, you may want to think twice about making a zombie game for the iOS platform. If you search "zombie" in Apple's App Store, you'll uncover hundreds of games that have "Zombie" in their title. I jotted down all of the "Zombie" games that appeared in one search. Almost every sport has been zombified at least once, and a surprising number of animals have waged war against the walking dead. Below is a list of over 250 different Zombie-named games that are readily available on the App Store.
If you are an aspiring game creator with an affinity for the undead, you may want to think twice about making a zombie game for the iOS platform.
No one stays dead in Star Wars. Boba Fett escaped a sarlacc pit. Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin are ghosts looking to party (last seen celebrating the love with ewoks on Endor). Even Darth Maul, the sith apprentice who was chopped in two and tossed into a deep well, is alive, well, and kickin' Jedi ass with a yellow version of himself.
No one stays dead in Star Wars.
Last weekend was a little nuts. On Friday, my friends made me drive to my local movie theater to reserve seats for a Saturday showing of The Hunger Games. I've never done this before. I stood in line for numerous midnight showings, but I've never had to "pre-order" a seat.
My friends don't like discussing films with me. I'm hoping you guys are up for a healthy discussion about this spring's biggest release. The talking points are...
The thrill of competition isn’t enough to keep me engaged in today’s multiplayer games. This generation’s most successful competitive and cooperative experiences dangle a carrot in front of the player both on and off the battlefield. When I down a foe, I expect experience points in return. When the word “Victory!” or “Defeat” flashes onto screen, my next step is to see if I unlocked anything new.
How injecting card collecting into a first-person shooter progression system could be the wave of the future for multiplayer games.
The best show on television returns on April 1. Although I haven't stopped talking about this show, this date crept up on me. In a whirlwind of planning that my wife Kelly still knows nothing about, I've invited a dozen people to my house to re-watch the entire first season on Saturday. You have precious little time to prepare, people. Re-read the books, re-watch the show, and if you somehow haven't been introduced to this amazing fantasy story, cancel any plans you have so that you can read the books and watch the first season. Let me know of your plans in the comments section below.
The best show on television returns on April 1. You have precious little time to prepare, people.
I never pictured myself as someone who would sneak in a game or two of Solitaire at work, yet here I am, just seconds removed from playing Big Fish Games' amazing Fairway Solitaire, a game that blends the standard rules of solitaire and golf to create an addictive puzzle game with a surprising amount of depth and strategy. The game is available now for iOS platforms, as well as PC and Mac (which you can play for free here).
I never pictured myself as someone who would sneak in a game or two of
Solitaire at work, yet here I am, just seconds removed from playing Big
Fish Games' amazing Fairway Solitaire, a game that blends the standard
rules of solitaire and golf to create an addictive puzzle game with a
surprising amount of depth and strategy.
During today's lunch break, my coworker Dan Ryckert and I ran out to a local game store to pick up copies of Soul Calibur V. As soon as we walked into the shop, my eye caught a stack of Final Fantasy XIII-2 strategy guides. I turned to Dan and said “I just realized something: This is the first time I’m not purchasing a new Final Fantasy game on launch day since the release Final Fantasy III.” Granted, I haven’t played many of the side games released on Nintendo’s handhelds, and Final Fantasy XIV, well, we can all laugh about that one, but this is the first numbered, offline Final Fantasy title I honestly have little interest in.
Starting with Final Fantasy III, I've purchased every numbered, offline Final Fantasy title on launch day. That changed today.
I can't think of a more ambitious fan project than director Casey Pugh's Star Wars Uncut.
I played a galactic **** ton of great and horrible games this year!
Most of the heated “Which system is better?” debates I’m a part of usually end up as dissections of software libraries. First-party exclusives and third-party blockbusters are ultimately what drive console sales. A healthy system maintains a consistent stream of both. This year’s debates have been much different. Most start with someone saying something along the lines of “PlayStation 3’s hacking scandal puts it in last place” or “Xbox 360 wasn’t hacked so it wins.” While console services have been a part of the equation for years, this is the first year that they’ve carried significant weight in the debates. From Sony's struggles to protect its user data to Steam's dominance in the digital download space on PC, a good online service is just as valuable to gamers as its software library.
What would you say if you were only given 140 characters for your
response? I asked gamers on my Twitter account which system they thought
had the best 2011.
Last week, Game Informer's Jeff Cork revealed his super classy artistic masterpiece. While I could never see myself putting a half-nude image on my wall, my thoughts changed today when I spied the intense image above. I haven't cleared my plans with my wife Kelly yet, but come the end of the week, this painting will likely be hanging over my fireplace.
I haven't cleared my plans with my wife Kelly yet, but come the end of the week, this painting will likely be hanging over my fireplace.
This holiday season belongs to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I can't turn around in this office without bumping into a group of people talking about dragon combat or the secret masks in Skyrim. While Modern Warfare 3 may not be the topic of many discussions around here, my Xbox Live friends list, which is composed of many Game Informer readers, is filled with people competing in the game's multiplayer.
Volition has created one of the craziest games to date. Read on to find out why it's one of this holiday's must-play games.