One of the best games of 2012 and certainly, a vision of the RTS genre performing at its zenith, XCOM Enemy Unknown has now been confirmed to arrive on iOS later this year by publisher 2K Games. Best of all, this will be no cut-down version of the celebrated strategy title but instead will be the ‘full-fat’ experience that PC and home console owners have been savouring for months. The [...]

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After the confirmation last month that Diablo 3 would be heading to PS3 (and PS4), Blizzard now have the first gameplay footage of the PS3 edition of the game to show us. Showcasing the game’s frantic hack and slash element, whilst doing a good job of showing just how good the PS3 version actually looks, I’d say that the footage bodes well for a more than competent version of the game when [...]

Friday night means it’s time for a new episode of The SML VaultCast for you to waste your time listening to! Episode 7: Boge vs. Wild is like a mashup of two episodes. One episode is a Dummy Run about Boge playing the Xbox 360 all time classic Man vs. Wild starring Bear Grylls and the other episode is a nice discussion on preorder bonuses, Limited Edition games and consoles, and [...]

I never, in a million years, would have guessed that this would have been announced at PAX East, but I am absolutely glad that it has been. Double Dragon Neon and Mighty Switch Force developer WayForward is remaking the classic Disney NES platformer Duck Tales, with Capcom handling publishing duties. The game is due to be released this summer for PSN, XBLA and will also arrive on the Wii U [...]

Blizzard had a new title to announce at PAX East today, and while it wasn’t a massive new core entry in an existing franchise or anything (PAX is too small a stage for a new core entry in a Blizzard IP), Collectible Card Game fans should nonetheless finding themselves leaping with joy. The new game in question is called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and represents a CCG take on the popular Blizzard [...]

We’re coming up to the end of things here and while I am depressed beyond belief that Rock Band will be ending DLC in a little over a week, I can finally rest well knowing that my five years of requesting Chevelle have finally paid off. Shame it wasn’t a week earlier to celebrate my birthday. I WILL make it known, however, that Harmonix calling it “Chevelle Pack 01” when [...]

Ubisoft have just chucked out a developer commentary video for Splinter Cell: Blacklist which shows off a whole bunch of new gameplay set inside an abandoned mill. As well as giving us a brief overview of the gadgetry that Sam finds himself accosted with this time out, the video also plays quite neatly into the affections of long-time fans with a bespoke focus and stealthiness that was jarringly absent from [...]

Kickstarter released some pretty interesting stats regarding games funded through them.  $107.6 Million have been pledged to games with 1,476 successful projects and 633,242 individual backers. This was a pretty good sum up of how things have changed over the years: For a good illustration of how times have changed, look at creator Adam Poots, who raised $1,741 from 28 backers for his Kingdom Death miniatures project in 2009, becoming one of the [...]

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The studio behind the commercially and critically successful XCOM and Civilisation titles, Firaxis Games, has announced their next strategic foray; the freemium iOS strategy title Haunted Hollow. As the moniker suggests, Haunted Hollow marks a significant thematic departure for the studio.  Gone are the po-faced issues of world domination and alien invasion, instead replaced by haunted houses, cartoony ghouls and ghosts and all manner of charming things that go bump in the [...]

Categories: Apple, Apple News, Mobile, News

According to a Japanese report deciphered by gaming website Siliconera, Final Fantasy V will make its debut on iOS powered smartphones next week in Japan, with an Android version of the game following later in the year. If previous Final Fantasy games have been any indication, I imagine we’ll see with a western release later in the summer. Rather than a 3D re-imagining of the game from the ground up as evidenced by [...]