IndieGameReviewer Picks Our Favorite Indie Games Releases from an Amazing Year!
Los Angeles based composer Jeehun Hwang is something of a legend in hardcore video gamer circles having written music for such titles as Quake, Mech Warrior 2 and Heavy Gear. IndieGameReviewer got this exclusive interview with the composer about how he got started and his upcoming projects.
For a mere five bucks you can partake of this beautiful 3D shooter with heart-pounding music and additional episodes when you need to go deeper into the world of Caster from indie developer Elecorn.
The video gaming industry is probably the largest and most profitable of all the entertainment industries in the world. However what is most unique about video games is that it is not just an American phenomenon. The games appeal to kids and young adults as well as fully grown people across all cultures. Video games are popular in the United States and Canada and Japan. Wherever there is a somewhat industrialized and technological society you will see video games in abundance.
If you are looking for some free 8-bit action online, check out Pizza City – a web-based Flash game that somehow recalls for this writer Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, GTA and Paperboy all at once.
If you remember There.com – a free online MMORPG that looked really good and made its money by allowed players to buy new clothes or in-game items then you are already familiar with the idea behind Free Realms.
Alternate Reality Games are popular because it gives players the chance to escape the real world and enter one where they might be someone else for a period of time.
The National Association of Broadcasters announced early this morning that they will be transforming the final day of this year’s conference into a Video Game-centered blitzkrieg they are calling “Alternate Reality and Video Game Day.”
BumpTop is an amazing re-visioning of your crusty old 2-D computer desktop real estate that does everything from create a three dimensional space where you can stick post-its or images to the walls, where your most used files appear larger on your desk, where you can simply drop files onto USB keys and more. Even better, it is totally free. Sure the Pro Version is where are the real action is at, but it only goes for $29 bucks.
Onlive: Essentially you will be able to play any game anywhere, anytime over a broadband connection without any downloads. Similarly, you can play demos for any of these games to check ’em out before committing to the full game.
Released January 2nd 2008, Metal Slug 3 from Japanese developer SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, with its fast-paced, multi-path action and gorgeous post 8-bit graphics brings both outstanding and consistently fresh gameplay and legitimately humor entertainment to the XBOX 360 Live Arcade and yet it is conspicuously absent from Microsoft’s own year-end gamers’ polls. Maybe it is somehow considered a 2007 release, or a an original Xbox re-release, but technically it is a 2008 XBLA release and should have figured in this year’s awards. Plus playing as a blood-spewing zombie rules.
For whatever reason this great ad for Xbox 360 never aired. Maybe it’s because society doesn’t mass John Woo styled flash mobs invading airport terminals. Whatever, it rocks. Jump in.
The results of our February poll wherein we asked you to vote on the best Xbox 360 or original Xbox game ever surprised us. The top three games were:
Vote for the Best Game Ever for Xbox or Xbox 360 – if you don’t see your favorite game listed here, post it in a comment. We will summarize the results on March 4th, 2009.
Whether or not the game lived up to the hype, one can’t deny that the marketing for this quirky camera […]
With the demise of Circuit City, Best Buy and Wal-Mart will invariably grab larger pieces of the tech, gadget, video game and home entertainment pie, but remember that competition engenders competitive pricing and service. The less players there are in the field the less those left standing have to play by any rules.