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Gaming's 12 Years a Slave is Coming

SlappingOysters Tablets and Mobile Rise (2 comments)

Say what you will about the rise of mobile and tablet gaming, and its impact on traditional gaming sectors, but it's great how it is allowing developers like this to produce these kinds of experiences, and that it's distributing those experiencing to so many millions more hands. I think it is great gaming can tell stories like this so easily to so many people.

about 5 months ago
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CEO of Unity Technologies Reveals his Top 10 iOS Games of 2013

SlappingOysters Re:Link Corrupted (2 comments)

grrrr.... still won't work. Must be a weird conflict in the HTML link and the way the blog post work. I'm really sorry.

about 6 months ago
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CEO of Unity Technologies Reveals his Top 10 iOS Games of 2013

SlappingOysters Link Corrupted (2 comments)

I'm really sorry, but it seems the link has corrupted. I am not sure if I should resubmit, but here it is - http://www.grabitmagazine.com/...’-ceo-david-helgason’s-top-10-games-of-2013/

about 6 months ago
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Natal Technology a Gift To the Disabled, Amputees

SlappingOysters Re:Why MS Is So Desperately Hyping This Stuff (79 comments)

You're referring to the actual press conferences. Behind closed doors however Sony let no one play with the Wands, but Microsoft did let journos play with Natal

more than 5 years ago
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Natal Technology a Gift To the Disabled, Amputees

SlappingOysters Re:That's Terrible! (79 comments)

I must admit, that was really funny!

more than 5 years ago
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The History of Ensemble Studios

SlappingOysters makes no sense (1 comments)

Why would you close a studio just before it releases one of the biggest games on the horizon? Not only that, why would you close a studio with a 20 million dollar franchise under its command and an average metacrtic score in the eighties for all their games. what's doin' MS?

more than 5 years ago

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The Top 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2014 So Far

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  2 days ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "The Indie gaming scene is booming at present, but finding the diamonds amongst the truckloads of coal is no easy task. Grab It is dedicated to covering iOS indie games through its game discovery app, and it has put together The Top 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2014 So Far — many of which also appear on other formats. It's a handy resource for locating some great gaming experiences of all genres and prices, while each entry comes with a mini-review and video, too."
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Video Games: The Movie – The Jeremy Snead Interview

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  4 days ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It — The Game Discovery App has interviewed Jeremy Snead, the director of the just released documentary film Video Games: The Movie. The interview runs through the origins of the film, the process of its creation, cut footage, the hard-to-get industry interviews and even talks about a proposed TV series that is in production. Grab It has also reviewed the film and has an exclusive behind-the-scenes snippet from likeminded 2015 documentary Rise of the Indies in Episode 6 of its digital magazine."
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A Video Game That Helps Cure Cancer

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about three weeks ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Guerilla Tea Games and Cancer Research UK have partnered on the creation of Play to Cure: Genes in Space, a game that actively helps scientists in their battle to find a cure for cancer. Grab It has the story about how the studio has converted the genetic data that needs to be trawled through by hand for imperfections into a space shooter, where players can knock months off the process by blasting away at asteroids. Episode 5 of the Grab It game discovery iPad app features the full exclusive interview on the game's creation, with behind the scenes images and video."
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The Top 10 Best Free iOS Games of June

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about three weeks ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Each month indie iOS publication Grab It provides a guide to the best games of the period, and it has just unveiled its top 10 free titles for June. It's a good chance to identify some titles to try out on your iPad or iPhone for zero dollars. For those who are interested in other highlights from the year thus far, here are the top 10 free iOS games of May, April, March, February and January."
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Sid Meier Makes Civilization Revolution 2 A Mobile Exclusive

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about a month ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "After 23-years at the top, turn-based strategy pioneer Sid Meier and the team at Firaxis have made a strong statement on the rise of mobiles and tablets as a gaming platform by declaring Civilization Revolution 2 as a mobile exclusive . The original game released on consoles, only to be later ported to mobile. Grab It has the details on a range of new features coming to the game, which will hit the App Store on July 2. The site has pointed to a number of "name" franchises going mobile only, also providing evidence suggesting GTA: City Stories could be an iOS exclusive."
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Angry Birds Transformers Toys-To-Life Collaboration Announced

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about a month and a half ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Mobile gaming giant Rovio and toy empire Hasbro are teaming up in a big way. Angry Birds Transformers has just been announced, but it is more than just another game. It is also following in the footsteps of Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Nintendo by providing a toys-to-life experience, whereby you can place an Autobird or Deceptihog toy on a telepod and bring the character and its abilities into your game world. Rovio had recently gained support from hardcore gamers for branching into the RPG space with Angry Birds Epic, and has previously had great successes partnering with Star Wars, featuring in the Top 10 Star Wars Games on iOS."
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David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff to Star in Indie Game Megamagic

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about a month and a half ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "From pulling the babes in Baywatch to getting cup-caked by Adam Sandler in Clicker, David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff never fails to own a screen. Grab It has just revealed that he is bringing his magnetic presence — voice and motion-capture — to the upcoming indie game Megamagic (PC, iOS, Wii U) by BeautiFun Games. The game is described as being a mix of Zelda, Command & Conquer, Pokémon and Streets of Rage. Grab It recently released a special edition of its Grab It Game Discovery app focused on BeautiFun's first title, the classic philosophical puzzle platformer Nihilumbra."
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Is GTA: City Stories an iOS Exclusive?

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 2 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Rockstar owner Take-2 Interactive sparked plenty of debate when it recently trademarked City Stories, leading many fans of the GTA series to immediately link the new mark with the established City Stories spin-offs already available on PlayStation formats. Grab It argues that City Stories may in fact be the first game in the series purpose built for mobile, suggesting that the time is right for the famous developer to make the most of the format."
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How To Play PC Games On Your iPad - A Step-By-Step Guide

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 2 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Through a combination of apps and the power of streaming, you can play any PC game you feel like through your iPad. Grab It has put live an article that details the options available to people interested in giving it a go, as well as a simple step-by-step guide. The website has previously offered up a guide on playing Quake III on an iPad and also a gamer’s guide to getting the most from your iPad."
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Apple Announces 2014 WWDC Keynote will be Streamed Live

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 2 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It is reporting that Apple will stream its 2014 WWDC keynote live at 10am PST on June 2. The site speculates that a recent update to showcase title and previous keynote star Real Racing 3 could confirm a rumoured microconsole announcement. The App Store has seen a dramatic rise in the quality and frequency of AAA spin-off titles over the last year, giving Apple a good platform to make a move into this emerging space."
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Classic Doom Engine FPS/RPG Strife Makes a Return on iOS

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 3 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Originally released by Rogue Entertainment in 1996, Strife was something of a transitional title in gaming’s evolution. Released at the end of the Doom Engine era, it incorporated many elements that would later become staples of the genre, such as branching dialogue trees with narrative implications, an inventory system and open-ended hub areas. Developer Javier Chavez has recently ported Strife to iOS exactly as it was all those years ago, and Grab It has a write up on what the retro-curious can expect alongside some screenshots."
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Interview: Camouflaj founder Ryan Payton on Republique EP2: Metamorphosis

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 3 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It has an exclusive interview with Ryan Payton — founder of Camouflaj and the ex-creative director of Halo 4 and producer of the Metal Gear Solid Series — regarding the second episode of his ground-breaking touchscreen BioShock meets Thief stealth game République. In it he discusses the challenges the team has faced during its development, a raft of new features and new story elements. The site also showcases six new screenshots and revealed a May 1 release date. Grab It has previous history with the series, having worked on a making of République feature in its inaugural, free episode of its App Store app."
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Game of Thrones: Ascent Content to Tie in with Season 4 of the TV Series

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 4 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It Magazine has run an interview with developer Disruptor Beam about the upcoming tablet release of its political strategy RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent. In the game, players assume the role of a noble in the lands of Westeros and look to play the game of thrones alongside and against other human players. The interview covers the gameplay, tablet functionality and working with George R. R. Martin, and also reveals how content updates will appear directly after each of the upcoming HBO episodes, bringing the events of the TV show into the game's world."
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Joe Dever's Legendary Gamebook Series Freeway Warrior Becoming a Game

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 5 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It Magazine has published an interview with developer Tin Man Games and revered gamebook author Joe Dever about their new partnership to turn the classic, post-apocalyptic choose-your-own-adventure series Freeway Warrior into a game. Tin Man Games has history with the genre, having already converted a number of Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy series to tablets and smartphones. The site included one of these, Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom, in its 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2013 awards."
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Gaming's 12 Years a Slave is Coming

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 5 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "You've no doubt heard that 12 Years a Slave has picked up the Academy Award for best picture, and in response Grab It Indie Games Magazine has run a story about an upcoming title called Thralled that is tackling this controversial issue on behalf of the video gaming fraternity. The magazine has published on its website a quote from the creator of Thralled, detailing what this game is doing to highlight the number of people still enslaved in the world, and why gaming is the best medium to do it. A title worth reading about, and worth supporting."
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Unity3D Engine To Enable Mobile Ports of XBLA/PSN Games Says CEO

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 6 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It Indie Games Magazine has an extensive interview with Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason in its first issue, which includes some intriguing comments about the future of indie games made with the Unity3D middleware engine. Grab It has published a snippet of the interview on its website, where Helgason talks about how recent partnerships signed with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft for the distribution of the Unity3D engine to indies for free, is enabling an increasing number of mobile games to hit consoles, and vice-versa. He also reveals that Unity is playing a key role in identifying mobile titles to the console manufacturers that deserve to be supported in a move to consoles. Helgason goes on to detail his top 10 games of 2013."
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Rock Band Radiohead Releases a Trippy Video Game

SlappingOysters SlappingOysters writes  |  about 6 months ago

SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Legendary rock pioneer Radiohead is getting into gaming, with a typically trippy flourish, too. Grab It Magazine is reporting that the band has just released the game PolyFauna for free onto the App Store, and as you'll see from the gameplay footage, it's a bit of a mind melt. You explore these altered reality worlds inspired by the song Bloom from the album King of Limbs. What you're exploring for is left ambiguous, but it remains quite the experience and it's free after all. This is not the first time a musician has dabbled in game making. Bjork released a pretty special experience called Biophilia, while UNKLE founder James Lavelle recently announced God of Light."

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