Min Game Review – Avengers Alliance (for the Windows Phone)

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Avengers Alliance is a game that, at first, I thought was rip off. I mean it’s a Flash Facebook game that’s a watered down version of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. You can only play it little bit at a time and they want money to get characters faster – forget that! However True Backlash started playing (and wouldn’t shut up about it) so I decided to give it a try as well. As it turns out I was right & wrong about the game: right on how it is a cash grab from Marvel fans but wrong because the game is pretty fun even if you don’t pay money. It sets up the player as a new agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. when all of hades goes down you get thrown into the field to find out why. Fortunately in addition to items and weapons only you can use (you have to buy, win or research the best ones) you also can recruit the most powerful heroes (and some villains) in the Marvel universe to fight on your squad in this turn-based tactical RPG. Now this game been out for two years on Facebook but only recently made available as a Windows Phone game. Sadly as much as I would love to give it a glowing review this version of the game is rife with lag, slow input commands, and crashes. It laughable compared to the flash version and that’s just a shame since WPs don’t have a lot of good games to begin with. Hopefully Playdom will patch the heck of out this so it can entertain the mobile masses with Avengers Alliance in the nearby future, but for now I’ll just stick with PC verison

 

 

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WTF/FTW: W2D2(What would Deadpool do?)

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AGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!! So horrible….. But I can’t…… Look away…..

 

You know, I would often wonder: ‘what would Deadpool do?’ I mean how would he do taxes? Or how would he handle rabid fan boy, could he create a stable model of cold fusion?  Well guess what people we can finally put our imaginations to the test. Thanks to the power of Facebook (and also Activison, High Moon studios, and Marvel) the master of bloodshed and chimichangas (Deadpool duh) will offer challenges for Deadpool fans to do in a way befitting Deadpool himself. Then post the pictures of the results on his Facebook page and the best (or most surreal) ones will make it on his Facebook favorites. So far two challenges have already been announced so you can work on them or wait for even crazier ones. Afterall there are still a few weeks before the game comes out, so I’m sure the next one Deadpool will brain fart out will be both parts deranged and fun.

 

And now, Deadpool the Watchmen. Together at last!

 

 

Games & Gear of 2013 – Injustice: Gods Among Us (4/16/2013)

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You know people it’s odd, I’ve been watching the Injustice: Gods Among Us website so a while now and never seem to change or offer any new information there – even though they release steady amounts of information and trailers everywhere else. Well I found out that they put all there updated information on their Facebook, twitter, and YouTube accounts. Which is fine and good, but come on people if you have a website please updated it as well. Why have it if you don’t, sure it’s nice and convenient to advertise and update on popular social networks. But what if those places shut down for unknown reasons, then you’re screwed because your website has little to no info on it, and that doesn’t make any sense.  But seeing how Injustice will be out in a couple months I don’t see you guys making a website overhaul anytime soon, still a neglected website is a sad thing indeed.

 

 

 

 

This just in (or not) – Google+ and Facebook make Bounty Hunting in the future easy to do!

 

Ah, the dominance of video games continues forward, so much so the two biggest names on the net are vying for your gamer time (or soon will be). Recently Google+, Google’s social network: ‘Faceoogle’ if that helps you, has enabled games to some of their users and more every day. Google+ games are small, colorful, mini games that will at least kill an hour if none of your friends are online at the moment. It’s a small selection now, but it is reported that they will add more games in time. Oh well, you already play Angry Birds on your iPhone, iTouch, Chrome browser, Android phone, and what have you, might as well play it on Google+ as well.

 

 

This story isn’t over yet because Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is upping the ante. Everyone knows Facebook is used to keep track of your friends and current events, but surprisingly it hosts quite a bit of mini games as well. Not just solitaire people but proven winners like Farmville or the upcoming ambitious f2p mmo Prime World. Facebook has the gamer market covered and is not letting go without a fight. So they made improvements to their gaming interface, made it easier to track player scores and achievements, and finally a booking marking feature to make getting back to their games that much easier. As for me, I was never a ‘Farmville’ kind of player (although I did dabble in the Harvest Moon series for a time / however the Prime World games has peaked my interests) on this tale of the tape Google+ has a long way to go before they can dethrone the champ.

 

 

 

 

Finally a new MMO was featured on the MMO Report, it called Bounty Hounds Online. It’s your standard post end of world war three scenario with the players playing as sci fi Bounty Hunters to take down alien and criminal scum. This games’ draw however is that each hunter gets their own Combat & Tactical Unit or CTU; think of them as your own personal transformer that can aid in attacking enemies, defending, or supporting your hunter – which is great, who wouldn’t want their own android girl Friday with rocket launchers attached. Now the good news is they’re in open beta now, the bad news is that it excludes North American for now (or so the website told me when I opened it up, I think I’m going to try to sign up anyway) as a result G4TV.com is holding a beta key give away. Just favorite them on Twitter and Facebook, keep an eye out around Aug. 22, and cross your fingers. Me, myself, I already got Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, and Prime World to look forward to on the MMO front so if I don’t get into the beta here no sweat off my back. However if I do get in, play it, and like it; well I guess I got to kick more friends to the curb – I didn’t like them anyway.