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16 Dec 19:42

Review: Wattam

by Jordan Devore

Wattam, the new "goof-around" game from Katamari Damacy's Keita Takahashi, is like burrowing yourself in a fuzzy blanket that's still radiating heat from the dryer. It's silly, jovial, and above all, cozy.

I came in expecting a toy-box world with an eclectic band of characters, and that's pretty much what I got. There are no wild game mechanics to master or brain-busting puzzles to decipher – but there is a proper story, one that kept me surprisingly engaged and motivated the whole way through.

If you're in the mood for a cute game about cute people doing cute stuff, you'll feel at home.

Review: Wattam screenshot

15 Aug 21:09

25 Years Later, 'Disgusting' Night Trap Is Incredibly Tame

by Stacie Ponder

Night Trap, the FMV game that U.S. Senators once called “sick” and “disgusting,” is now available in a spruced-up edition on PlayStation 4 and PC, 25 years after its original release on Sega CD in 1992. There’s even a few special, delightfully cheesy, bonus gifts.


07 Apr 19:53

You—yes, you—could star in a TurboGrafx game.

by Chris Kohler

You—yes, you—could star in a TurboGrafx game. The fan translators of Falcom’s Legend of Xanadu games are holding open, online auditions for voice actors who want to help re-dub the classic CD-ROM games’ cutscenes into English. They’ve provided detailed instructions for how to submit your samples.


29 Mar 15:03

Stoa Replay Arcade Cabinet

by Lambert V.

Stoa Replay Arcade Cabinet

Price: $ On Request  | Buy

Handcrafted arcade machines with a minimalist retro cabinet. The Replay has a 17″ 4:3 LCD display with a scanline generator to recreate the look of CRT displays. It also has stereo speakers, 1- or 2-player setups, and customizable buttons, paint scheme, and an LED-backlit marquee.

27 Mar 16:04

Competition: Spreading The Nintendo Switch Love With This Fantastic UK Giveaway

Competition: Spreading The Nintendo Switch Love With This Fantastic UK Giveaway

Consoles, games, accessories, the lot!

10 Mar 16:01

The Master of Mazes

The Master of Mazes
Adrian Fisher is the master of getting people lost. With over 700 maze designs across the world, he has perfected the art of confusion, disorienting hundreds of thousands of people...

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10 Mar 16:00

Unlucky Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Gets Blood Moon During Final Boss Fight

by Patricia Hernandez

One Zelda player was surprised to find that the worst possible hiccup can happen while trying to save Hyrule. (SPOILERS AHEAD.)


13 Feb 16:18

Splatoon 2 Global Testfire To Take Place During Nintendo Switch Launch Month

News: Splatoon 2 Global Testfire To Take Place During Nintendo Switch Launch Month

You'll be able to use your Splatoon amiibo, too

03 Feb 15:56

American Truck Simulator’s next map expansion will feature New Mexico, SCS announced yesterday.

by Riley MacLeod

American Truck Simulator’s next map expansion will feature New Mexico, SCS announced yesterday. The roads draw ever closer to my house. Excellent.


12 Apr 18:13

Celebrate 20 Years of Resident Evil with PlayStation Now

by James Martin

Play 8 Resident Evil Games on PS Now

We’re excited to announce that two more Resident Evil games – Resident Evil Revelations and Revelations 2: The Complete Season – will be added to PS Now’s ever-expanding catalog of games.

Here’s the full roster of Resident Evil games included in the PlayStation Now Subscription:

  • Resident Evil Revelations (new)*
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: The Complete Season (new)*
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
  • Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles

* Please note that certain features requiring internet connectivity are unavailable when playing this game within PS Now.

Resident Evil Revelations (New)

The story is set at a time before the Kijuju and Lanshiang bioterror incidents when the BSAA was still a young organization. Join Jill Valentine aboard a ghost ship in the Mediterranean Sea searching for her old partner, Chris Redfield. Learn the hidden truth behind the destruction of a floating city. (Rated Mature)

Resident Evil Revelations 2: The Complete Season (New)

A brand new tale in the Resident Evil Revelations saga, with distinct episodes, each of which features hours of terrifying gameplay and dramatic cliffhangers to leave players eagerly anticipating the next twist in the gripping horror story. (Rated Mature)

Resident Evil 6

The bioterrorism nightmare is more chilling than ever, as outbreaks in America, Europe, and China threaten to plunge the world into chaos. Multiple heroes will rise to meet the threat of this new viral outbreak. (Rated Mature)

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

Featuring Chris Redfield of the original Resident Evil and new partner Sheva Alomar, a West African agent of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA), this sci-fi action survival game is packed with hordes of fast-moving, quick-thinking enemies that represent a whole new breed of unimaginable undead evil. (Rated Mature)

Resident Evil 4

Six years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy is sent on a secret rescue mission to Europe to rescue the president’s daughter. During the search, Leon realizes the nightmare has not yet ended. (Rated Teen)

Resident Evil: Code Veronica X

Three months after the destruction of Raccoon City, Claire Redfield travels to Europe in search of her brother Chris. After a heated gun fight, she is captured. Can Claire escape the zombie horde and reunite with her brother…? (Rated Mature)

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

The Umbrella Corporation has fallen, and its crimes have become no more than a memory. But its creations live on. Survive this horror-filled story with classic characters in The Darkside Chronicles! (Rated Mature)

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

You may think you know everything about the Umbrella Corporation, but The Umbrella Chronicles will lay bare this mysterious company’s dark dealings. (Rated Mature)

With 300+ games — including 8 Resident Evil games and over 20 Capcom games—in the PS Now Subscription games library, there’s never been a better time to give the service a try. Click here to start your 7-Day free trial.

17 Jul 17:28

This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 10th to July 17th

by Andy Orin

This week we learned how to support a partner struggling with depression, chatted with gadget video producer MKBHD, took a look at the latest Apple beta software, and more. Here’s a look back.


01 Jul 14:12

Freebie: PSDFest Design Bundle

by The Awesomer

Freebie: PSDFest Design Bundle

Digital designers – grab over a gigabyte of cool and useful UI assets, Photoshop templates, icons and device mockups for the low, low price of FREE over at the Technabob Shop. Simply register and share to download.

16 Jun 14:42

Shenmue 3 Just Hit $2 Million, Setting a New Kickstarter Record

by Brian Ashcraft

Shenmue 3 isn’t only the fastest game to raise a million dollars on Kickstarter, it’s also the fastest game to raise two million dollars.


25 Feb 16:04

This Batman Furniture Turns Any Room into the Batcave

by Conner Flynn

So you want a Batman themed room. Where do you start? Well, Etsy seller ShortysCreations01 makes it easy, since they are selling everything you need. They offer several Batman pieces to turn your room into a Batcave. All you will need to find on your own is a Bat-Computer and a butler.

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The beds and dressers can be customized to any size and your pet won’t be left out because they make tiny Batbeds for your pets too. Awesome! The deluxe Batmobile bed is $699(USD) and the nightstand is $150 so things can get expensive pretty quick.

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That’s okay though. Your last name is Wayne, right?

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02 Feb 16:19

The Laziest Cat

by The Awesomer

The Laziest Cat

Cats would sleep all day if they could – only getting up in the middle of the night to meow and make biscuits on your face. Towards this end, one cat has perfected a technique that lets it stay in bed while drinking. Now, to work on pooping.

13 Jan 16:11

Japanese Maids Sure Make Frying Pans Exciting

by Brian Ashcraft

Japanese Maids Sure Make Frying Pans Exciting

Then again, I've never really thought that seriously about frying pans.


12 Jan 16:35

Update Mondays: 'Bubble Witch Saga', 'Midway Arcade', 'Doug Dug', 'Star Traders 4X Empires', And More

by Shaun Musgrave

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. After a couple of slow weeks to start the year, it feels like the App Store is winding up again, and with that comes a bevy of updates. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!


Star Traders 4X Empires Elite [$4.99] is the latest Trese Brothers game to get an update. The new version brings with it 20 new technologies, significant UI improvements, bug fixes, and balance changes. It's definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of 4X games.

Princess And Knight [$2.99] keeps getting tweaks and fixes from its developer, all while they're preparing the sequel, no less. This time around, the changes are more subtle, with UI fixes and upgraded effects, along with a few bug fixes.

Docking Sequence [$0.99] has proven to be a decent hit for Quantum Sheep, but some people are having trouble getting used to the controls. In the latest version of the game, some tweaks have been made to make the controls a little bit easier to handle, and instructions on how to full-stop your ship have been made clearer.


Wrestling Revolution 3D [Free] was just here last week, but that doesn't matter! What does matter is that the Rock Bottom is now in the game, along with the Pedigree, X-Factor, and several other moves. There are also 25 new characters and a bunch of bug fixes. You can play around with the lighting for your entrances now, too.

Midway Arcade [$0.99] had a bad, bad bug. The kind of bug that keeps you from restoring your purchases. Nobody likes that kind of bug. Warner Bros. has not only fixed that bug, but added support for the new iPhones while they were at it. Happy endings for all!

Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)] gets a whole bunch of refinements in its latest update. Skaarf's been more fully fleshed out with better visual effects and a unique voice, instant messaging and chat have seen improvements, and numerous balance changes have been made, along with the requisite bug fixes.


Bloo Kid 2 [Free] got a big update that we already talked about earlier this week, but in case you missed it, the game now has a new world with nine new levels, some new gameplay modes, and a new nightmare difficulty level. It's always nice to see a great game get more content.

Pako [$0.99] is another game whose update we already covered earlier in the week. This update brings three new maps, five new cars, a paintshop that allows you to change the colors of cars, and Everyplay support for sharing videos, among other things.

Craft The World Pocket Edition [$6.99] is a big game with a lot of content. Well, now it has even more, because this update adds animal breeding and gargoyles. It also includes memory optimization to help out people with older hardware, and a handy autofill for recipes you've already put together at least once.


Blazing Souls Accelate [$13.99] has the easiest update for me to cover this week. Those with an MFi controller can now get the full console/PSP experience, as MFi support has just been added to the game.

SHREDD [Free] gets an update bringing it up to speed with iOS 8 and the new iPhones, along with four new themes to unlock. Wait a minute, what the heck is SHREDD? Okay, so apparently the Tetris Company felt that dEXTRIS's name was inappropriately close to Tetris and started to wave a stick, so Chaotic Box opted to change the name to SHREDD to avoid any problems. Personally, I don't see it, but I wouldn't want to fight with those guys either. Any company that can ruin something as awesome and simple as Tetris by bogging it down with endless, pedantic rule changes is not to be trifled with.

Galaxy On Fire 2 HD [Free] has the second-easiest update to summarize. Those with new iPhones and iOS 8 will be happy to know that this fine space adventure now fully supports both. It's great to see this wonderful App Store classic keep up to date and ready to play for all.


Ultimate Robot Fighting [Free] addds a new robot, Razor, to the mix, and unlocks more tiers of battles. The developers have also made it easier to rank up your robots in response to player feedback. And by feedback, I mean pitchforks, torches, and rocket-propelled cows.

Seabeard [Free] is another game getting a lot of pitchfork-type feedback, and so the updates keep rolling along. The new version adds daily rewards, an item re-maker to dispose of unneeded items, and some fixes and tweaks. Owners of the iPhone 6 Plus may want to hold off, however, since the update also introduced a bug that will be fixed in the next patch. Whoops!

Doug Dug. [$1.99] is an awesome game about digging, a surprisingly competitive genre. The latest version gets a few significant things added to it. First, a local high score table, which is something I've wanted from the very start. Next, treasure dropped by crushed monsters is no longer also crushed in the chaos. Monsters no longer have the ability to open chests, and Doug scoops up treasure a little bit quicker than he used to. Time to play it again!


Zaccaria Pinball [Free] has assumed the real Zaccaria's mantle as the perpetual third-place runner in the pinball market. It's not quite as polished as its competitors, and the tables are certainly less well-known to North Americans in particular, but I appreciate that someone out there is officially preserving the frequently-forgotten European contribution to silverball. The new update has a ton of table-specific fixes as well as a few global adjustments to things like the launching mechanism and certain universal sound effects.

Twisty Planets [$0.99] is an adorable little puzzle platformer, and its latest update adds two entire new galaxies to the game, along with some bug fixes and other tweaks. For its price, the game is an excellent value, and I definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't already.

Beach Buggy Racing [Free] adds a bunch of new stuff in its latest update. First of all, there are three new tracks each with their own theme. Next, two new gameplay modes, Championship and Quick Race. There's also a new mini-game where you can win power-ups, and added support fora  handful of languages. I haven't played this one yet, but wow, if nothing else, it really looks good. I'll have to check it out!


Deathsmiles [$11.99] came to iOS a long time ago, and there was much rejoicing. Then, iOS 8 came, and Deathsmiles was broken, and there was much sadness, especially since Cave hadn't been very active lately. At last, an update came that fixed Deathsmiles for iOS 8 users, and all was right again. I hope you enjoyed my short story.

Bubble Witch Saga [Free] is here to ensure that not a week goes by in Update Mondays without a King mention. To be honest, this one looks like it arrived a little late, because it brings a holiday theme to the game, which I guess is cool? I don't know, I'm all Christmas'd out for now. As of this update, you can also bug your friends to help you pass a level, so that's something, at least.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [Free] gave us all a bit of a scare after iOS 8 came out and a message was added to its App Store description saying that compatibility wasn't guaranteed. Turns out that Capcom was doing what any legal professional would do, covering their rears. Happily, Capcom has finished their thorough check and the game is fully compatible with both iOS 8 and the new iPhones. They also fixed a couple of little bugs. Let's hope they now turn their attentions to making sure the Trilogy works and maybe even getting around to fixing Ghost Trick?

Glyph Quest [Free] rounds out this week's updates with a rather important fix. When iOS 8 arrived, some users found they were having trouble purchasing the Mage's License IAP. With this latest update, that should all be fixed now.

Well, that's about the lot for last week's significant updates. I'm sure I've missed some, though, so please feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think something should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely get their own news stories throughout this week, and I'll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a great week!

18 Dec 23:49

The Internet Reacts To Minecraft: Story Mode

by Patricia Hernandez

The Internet Reacts To Minecraft: Story Mode

Nobody expected Telltale to announce a "narrative driven" take on Minecraft this morning. Thing is, while seemingly everyone loves playing Minecraft, nobody is playing the game because of the story. That's exactly what's causing the partnership between Telltale and Minecraft to look like it's coming from left field.


18 Dec 18:22

Electric Hurdy Gurdy Man

by The Awesomer

Electric Hurdy Gurdy Man

Musician Guilhem Desq took a medieval style hurdy gurdy (which usually makes sounds like this) and hooked it up to his digital effects gear to create some truly unexpected sounds. More auditory wizardry here.

16 Dec 17:33

If Ico Were a Beautiful PC Side-Scroller

by András Neltz

If Ico Were a Beautiful PC Side-Scroller

The inspirations for Fossil Echo include not just Ico, but also Shadow of the Colossus, the Oddworld series, and Studio Ghibli's work. With influences like that, really, the beauty is pretty much a given.


03 Dec 23:15

You Cat Probably Would Love Mousr: The Robot Mouse Cat Toy

by Stirling Matheson

Yesterday, I highlighted an amusing product for sale on teh interwez for cats that cats would most likely despise. Today, I’m trying to make it up to my adorable 12 lbs. of murder and fur by posting about something that most cats would really, really enjoy: Mousr.

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Mousr is a robot mouse cat toy made by a trio of engineering and science PhDs from the University of Illinois. What they’ve created is a robot with an amusing cat toy tail that learns your cat’s behavior, and reacts to how your cat is playing with it. Yes, rather than some stupid automated cat toy that either just annoys or frightens your cat, this is the robot mouse you and your cat have both always wanted. Humans can either let the Mousr’s brains control the action, or use a smartphone to take direct control of the toy.

Grab one on Kickstarter for $140, which is under what the retail price will be when the product launches in October of 2015. Until then, you can just watch the developers’ cats play and their mediocre rap and legit dance skills.

11 Nov 15:33

'Sproggiwood' Preview - The Roguelike for the Rest of Us

by Carter Dotson

Freehold Games' Sproggiwood is a turn-based roguelike that mobile gamers should anticipate. Where many games in the genre use its conventions to be extremely difficult, Sproggiwood tries to be a lot more forgiving for the person who isn't a die-hard and just wants to enjoy the gameplay of the genre without being punished each time, as the game features persistent equipment upgrades and a world-based structure that encourages shorter play sessions and progression without having to survive intensely-long runs.

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The game is segmented into different worlds that have multiple levels each, though each one starts the player off at level 1, requiring them to re-earn any upgrades by leveling up. Those levels are procedurally-generated so that they're never the same. Any weapons or armor earned while playing can be bought with the coins earned while playing.

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There are multiple character classes, each with their own skills. The warrior, for example, is built around close-up combat, and boasts abilities like damage prevention and attacking all enemies around. The archer has ranged abilities that help keep away enemies, and a roll that gets out of trouble quickly. Each character has their own sets of equipment to buy, but there's also hefty rewards for beating a world with a character for the first time.
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Combat is ruled by a stamina system, where killing an enemy refills one of the five stars. Most characters have a one-star ability, but the more powerful abilities have higher costs. The farmer's healing comes in handy, but 3 stars is a steep cost. The archer's abilities are mostly 1 star ones, but it's possible for a smart player to keep the stamina high by having proper builds. Along with the different worlds, there's also a town that can be customized with different creatures found in the dungeons and various buildings that are unlocked as the game progresses.

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Sproggiwood is currently available on desktop, but is coming to iOS and Android. And it's not just a "we're making this in Unity, so we can slap it on iOS" deal. The game's interface was actually built from the ground up for touchscreens. There's a compass that enables moving in the 4 cardinal directions with wait in the center. All the interface items are designed to be large enough that they're touch-friendly. In fact, even with the desktop version, the game feels best on a touchscreen, as it's quicker to get to all of the interface items with a finger rather than keyboard and mouse. Once released, this should be a great fit to the mobile gaming roguelike scene.

05 Nov 15:20

The Cast of Seinfeld as Dragon Ball Characters

by Gergo Vas

The Cast of Seinfeld as Dragon Ball Characters

Thanks to artist Nina Matsumoto' Dragon Ball X Seinfeld piece, now I can totally imagine Dragon Ball Elaine kicking everyone through walls and yelling "Get Out!", right before Kramer goes Super Saiyan.


30 Oct 14:41

Nintendo Announces Super Smash Club For Australia & New Zealand

News: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Club For Australia & New Zealand

Smashing news

09 Sep 17:20

Indo Flu

Indo Flu
Summer may be winding down to a close, but don't get too sick about it....

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20 Jun 14:54

Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch

Watches that use GPS to help you on the course are nothing new. Clip-on swing trackers are old news. But a wearable that combines them both? Now you've got something....

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02 Jun 15:51

Homefront: The Revolution Coming to PS4

by David Stenton
Homefront: The Revolution on PS4

On behalf of Crytek Nottingham, I’m incredibly proud to announce our latest title: Homefront: The Revolution!

Some of you may have already heard that Crytek was developing the next Homefront game – we’ve been working on it for almost three years now – but I don’t think anyone suspected just how radically we have overhauled the first person shooter formula this time around.

Homefront: The Revolution is a game about Guerrilla Warfare. We’ve built upon the core pillars of Crytek’s FPS design philosophy – emergent gameplay and player freedom in a sandbox world – to create our most ambitious title to date. Set in Occupied Philadelphia in a nightmarish near-future dystopia, Homefront: The Revolution casts the player as a civilian-turned-freedom-fighter who must rise up and lead the Resistance against a superior military force and ignite the Second American Revolution.

This is no linear shooter – within the open world structure, you will have to master the art of guerrilla warfare and use use sabotage, assassination, deception, infiltration and hit-and-run to erode your enemy’s iron grip on the city.

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Homefront: The Revolution will also feature four-player co-op, allowing you and your friends to form a Resistance Cell and work together to overthrow the KPA regime. We’ve just released our first trailer, created in-engine using our bleeding-edge CRYENGINE technology, and we’ll be revealing our world premiere gameplay demo next week at E3.

We’re really excited to be working on this fascinating premise of guerrilla war on your own Homefront, and we can’t wait to show you more.

28 Mar 15:02

'Lost Light' Review - Don't Be Fooled by Cute Squirrels

by Torbjörn Kämblad

I have reviewed almost a thousand games for iOS since I got into mobile gaming, and there is one thing I truly hate: slow tutorial levels. Most of us understand how a game works, and just need a splash screen or two showing the controls. When Lost Light started with what seemed like an endless stream of slow tutorial levels I almost lost my cool. I get it you darn cute squirrel! I make numbered areas with my finger by connecting blocks, it is not that hard. But still the cute animals keep pestering me with match this, and match that.

And once I am past the tutorial levels the game throws twenty or so levels that can be beat blindfolded, and my frustration turns to boredom. Sure I make some mistakes, as the controls aren’t perfect on a tiny screen, but still the game fails to make me care. A couple of more levels, and I am just about done getting ready to delete the game from my memory completely. That is when it happens: wham shablam. I fail the level due to not actually getting the matches done in time. I put it off as a fluke, or sign that my fingers have gone numb from not being challenged. I hit retry, and get the same result with a game over screen in my face. With a bit more focus I squeeze by that level just to find that the next is just as challenging.

screen1136x1136-25No matter if the game wants me to match a number of threes, survive for a set time or reach a set score I can’t breeze by any more. The game opens up into a quite challenging puzzler, and my fun levels go up immediately. And since it isn’t a freemium game I know I am supposed to be able to complete the levels without resorting to calling my Facebook friends for help, or my wallet for that matter.

Perhaps I should mention the gameplay, as this is a game review after all. Numbered blocks fill the lower half of the screen, and slowly slide upwards. If they reach the top the game is over. To remove blocks you create matches of two, or above. The number on the block determines the number of blocks required to create a match. If you have a four you have to create three more fours to remove them. Level objectives may vary, but the game play is always the same. In some cases you have to reach a set score within the time limit. It is really easy to get greedy, and start trying to create matches of six or above. This is a quite hard route to take, but if you succeed the risk is paying off big-time. It is generally much easier to create a long string of threes instead.

The controls aren’t perfect, as it is extremely easy to make too big blocks. This is due to the direct controls used where your finger covers up the screen you need to see. Thankfully an undo button can remedy some of this, but it doesn’t give you back the time spent making mistakes. On times survival levels I have had a tendency to yell at the game for this reason. To me that is a testament of a game being quite good though, as I care about the outcome of my actions.

Lost Light might look cute, and come with a truly tranquil soundtrack, but don’t let it fool you. Beyond the slow tutorial there is a really captivating action puzzler that almost rivals Tetris in the number of expletives coming from me when I make mistakes.

11 Mar 16:24

Between Two Ferns: Pres. Obama

by Lambert V.

Between Two Ferns: Pres. Obama

US President Barack Obama dropped by Zach Galifianakis’ talk show to promote Bad idea. Watch one of the world’s most powerful men trade barbs with a dude who has a 3″ vertical. Er, horizontal.

01 Mar 23:43

How to Beat Flappy Bird

by ebarragan

How to Beat Flappy Bird

The red-lipped harbinger of gaming nightmares might be migrating into obscurity but if you still find yourself caught in Flappy Bird’s cruel grip this thorough strategy for beating the game should help you overcome the game once and for all.