I’m full of turkey and alcohol, so I’ll just make this a short holiday message: Santa was kind enough to bring me Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare and the new Rock Band 3 wireless pro drums, so expect reviews and/or thoughts on them soon. Until then, happy holidays!
Steam Calculator →
Here’s a depressing link that my friend sent me in wake of the Steam Holiday Sale. After you enter your Steam ID, it calculated the total value of all your games. Obviously it doesn’t accommodate for sale prices, instead using the Original price of each game, but it’s still a horrifying insight into how much your account is worth. My account was worth $1242.01. Ouch.
Now in HD!
It’s hard not to notice the current trend of High Definition remakes of old(er) franchises in the games industry, such as the Team Ico Collection, the Sly Cooper collection and the recently announced Splinter Cell collection. I’m split on this issue, but this is probably due to my own interest in the titles. The basic principle of polishing an old title and then selling it again seems...
I play iPhone games purely to kill short bursts of downtime. DoodleJump is the perfect game for this. DoodleJump is an incredibly basic game, where you direct the main character as he jumps up an endless series of platforms. Platforms vary in type, with some moving, some break after one jump, some can’t be used at all, and some disappear. Occasionally you find enemies floating around to...
Awesome Button Review
Watch this video. Then watch the other 2 episodes. Then go get this app. It’s awesome.
Pizza Boy Review
Pizza Boy is an app from Acne Play, which plays it safe with the tried and tested formula of the 2D platformer. It tells the story of the titular Pizza Boy, who imaginatively gets the woman of his affections a pizza for her birthday. Surprisingly, she is suitably pleased, but a bird swoops down and steals the pizza. The epic quest that ensues is an awesome retro romp through a series of strange...
Angry Birds Review
Undeniably the most well-known app out there, this is usually the first stop for any new iPhone gamer. Luckily there is a free trial version, so if you’ve avoided this trend so far, at least give it a try. The premise of Angry Birds is simple - Green pig heads have stolen all the eggs. How they managed this without arms is baffling, but iPhone games aren’t usually strong on...
Press "Start" to Play!
My name is Nic Aplin, and this is my brand new blog: Press “Start” to Play! Here you can expect to see my thoughts on current goings on in the games industry, as well as reviews, previews and features on games of the past, present and future! So pull up a chair and stick around - there should be something here that will tickle your fancy soon enough!