After yesterday’s article where I discussed some of my favourite Amiga games growing up, I mentioned Lemmings. That got me thinking – I should go back to old games and review the classic puzzler. However, when I got looking into it, the first thing I found was an Android version of the hugely adaptive franchise. Over the years, the image has changed a bit, but how about the gameplay? And how would Lemmings work on mobile?
Growing up as a kid in the 00’s, one of the most popular games was Runescape. It knew how to draw in a crowd, it was a relatively early example of a subscription model (which was cheap enough to make it worthwhile) and it was, all in all, a game which set standards for MMOs in the years to come. Whilst it’s a bit of a dated game, Old School Runescape exists – And it’s still hugely active. Recently however, Jagex dipped their toes into taking Old School Runescape to our smartphones. So join me for a look at what makes Runescape different on our phones, than it does on our browsers and PCs.
SPOILERS: If you don’t want to know what Blizzard have had to say this year, then this isn’t the article for you. Turn away now. You’ve been warned. If you don’t care and just want to know what was announced, then great, read on!
Every year, Blizzard Entertainment put on a huge show called Blizzcon. It’s a celebration of all of that Blizzard have done, as well as what they’re going to do. From the huge MMO, World of Warcraft, through to Diablo and Overwatch, Blizzcon is always something to look forward to. The cosplays are amazing, the announcements are exciting – and this year is no different. I decided that I’d look at all of the Blizzcon 2018 announcements and see what’s what, as well as providing my personal perspective on the announcements. Share your thoughts with us after you’ve checked this out!
Bringing a unique spin on the platformer genre, Colorblind features a little eye with legs that must run and jump its way through a dangerous world. In a bid to go and save its friend from an evil ominous cloud, our protagonist must find colours to go and traverse the treacherous journey ahead of it. But how does the game stand up on an already bloated market? Let’s have a look and see what eye think of it…
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With the release of Noctis on Tekken 7 this past Tuesday, I felt it was only appropriate to check out another Final Fantasy product. Whilst I could review any game within the franchise, including the incredible Final Fantasy Tactics series, I felt that I’d pick on something relatively new. Weighing in at a whopping 1.5gb on my phone, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is one of the latest attempts at storming Android and iOS by Square Enix. How does Brave Exvius stand up to other mobile titles, how ad-heavy is it and more importantly, what do you actually do on it?
Everyone knows how Pac-Man plays and what Pac-Man is, but I saw that there was an official Bandai Namco app available for Pac-Man. So, naturally, I had to download it as I’m a huge fan of Pac-Man and all to do with the yellow gobbler. But, like everything in this day and age, there had to be something new the game brought along. There had to be something that separated this version of the classic maze-game and the original, so if you’ve eyed up this app, check it out in today’s review.
Physics puzzle games were at one point all of the rage – And they weren’t the only puzzles to be such an important part of the genre. ‘Drawing’ puzzles were another massive part of pushing puzzles onto mobile. We had games like Cut The Rope and Scribblenauts. Recently, I found a new puzzle which fits the bill of a drawing physics game, called Brain It On! and thought I’d give the title a try. After all, I love a good puzzle and the game was free, so this could only be good, right?
A work which becomes a genre in itself. Worth noting that this is not Niantic’s first outing with a game of a similar format, but when you use one of gaming’s biggest names to shine a spotlight on your core concept of course it’s going to explode. The problem we have is a fairly common issue in the modern gaming industry, we have been presented with an incomplete product. We’ve not paid for it of course, and the advantage of its freemium style is that you only pay money if you’re already enjoying what you’ve got. (more…)
Do you wanna be the very best like no one ever was? Great, then you might as well go and get yourself a brand new pair of walking (or running) shoes and take to the streets, as Niantic Labs has finally released Pokémon Go here in the UK. After the slight delay of releasing it here in the UK, Brits have gone mad for Pokémon once again. However, is the game simply hype, or is it actually a great game with some ingenious marketing thrown in? Join Timlah as we take to the streets to play Pokémon Go.
The comic post that was due today will now become the post for Monday. After all, I promised a comic review on the front page and that is exactly what you’re going to get, but not now, sadly. You may be used to the fact that my posts have been appearing relatively late recently. This is because I’ve been working in Leeds, which is a good three and a half hours on the train from Bristol. Couple that with the fact I’ve not had my desktop for a while, you can imagine it’s been tough.
If there’s one thing I’ve taken away from working away from my own home, from my city, is that there’s certainly a necessity in owning a darn good laptop. My one isn’t good in the sense that it’ll let you play Skyrim at 60FPS on “Beautiful” settings. Instead, mine is a little workhorse that allows me to play a few simpler games, but most importantly: it allows me to carry on doing what I love.
Yes, GeekOut is a major part of my life and honestly, I don’t want the cyclone of GeekOut activity to ever end. I’m committed to bringing you a website that’s bigger, that’s better and that’s more friendly and inclusive than many of those other websites out there (Isn’t it ironic that in being inclusive, you need to sometimes be exclusive?) As such, a few months back, my repeated travel for work and for conventions saw me needing a laptop of my own.
I can tell you now, the laptop that I have is a Lenovo Thinkpad X200. It’s not the best laptop in the world and you know what? The battery is laughable at best. However, it cost me just £65 from eBay and I upgraded it with 2 more GB of RAM just to help it out (a god send) for a further £20. I got it from one of those second hand laptop traders you see so often on the site.
Sure, as I mentioned, it’s not the best. It’s not the zippiest… But it’s my laptop and it really helps to provide content when on the move. It was probably my one of my best decisions of 2015 so far, even though it is a cheap little thing. I used to do extra GeekOut work off of my tablet, which I’ve previously mentioned on GeekOut was a simple cheap Chinese tablet called the PiPo S-1. Whilst this worked, it was incredibly inconvenient, due to the lack of information their browsers provide. If you’re the type of person who likes to keep connected on the go, why not consider this simple question: Isn’t it time you get a laptop?
I intended this article to be a simple question on how much the modern person kind of needs a laptop in their life. Do you already own a laptop? What do you like to do with your laptop? As always, we appreciate comments, so please leave us a comment below, over on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll catch up again soon!
— This article was brought to you by my trusty good laptop.