Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,466 Reviews & Articles | 43,171 News Posts

TweakTown News

Refine News by Category:

Gaming Posts - Page 272

Mobile App of the Day: GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective for iOS

Our Mobile App of the Day is GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective for iOS

 

mobile_app_of_the_day_ghost_trick_phantom_detective_for_ios_21

 

Experience this much beloved, touching story for yourself. Try this brand-new kind of "Interactive Mystery" for free right now!

 

*Devices and iOS supported: iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch, iPad with iOS 4.3 or later

*iPhone 3G / iPod touch 2G are not supported

*Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

 

This Story Starts with Your Death

In an obscure corner of the city, a single bullet takes your life, but that's not all it takes. When you awaken as a spirit, you realize you have no recollection of who you are. Thus begins your search for the answers to these questions: "Who am I?", "Who killed me?", and "Why was I killed?"

 

One night is all you have to answer these questions before your soul vanishes at dawn's first light, and your only lead is the female detective who witnessed your death...

 

"Possess" and "Manipulate" Your Way to the Truth!

As the main character, you can possess and manipulate objects, such as a guitar or an umbrella, using your "Powers of the Dead". A variety of actions will be available to you depending on what you possess. Strive to possess the truth itself!

Continue reading 'Mobile App of the Day: GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective for iOS' (full post)

Alan Wake arrives on PC February 16, "looks absolutely beautiful"

Alan Wake on PC has finally gotten a firm release date, just two weeks from now. February 16th is the day you should buy some batteries for your flashlight, and it has a decent price of just $30. Remedy have been putting a nice amount of polish on Alan Wake for PC, where it includes not just improved graphics, but multiple monitor support, and 3D.

 

alan_wake_arrives_on_pc_february_16_looks_absolutely_beautiful_11

 

Remedy's CTO, Markus Mäki has said:

 

We've done our best to do justice to the PC version and do things the way they should be done for PC. The PC version looks absolutely beautiful. We're bringing the game to life in a whole new way.

 

What can you expect in the PC version? Check out this list:

 

- Experience Alan Wake's Pacific Northwest in higher resolutions and higher fidelity than ever before

- Refined and fully configurable mouse and keyboard support (or if you prefer to play with the Microsoft gamepad connected to your PC, you can do that too!)

- A wide selection of customizable graphics settings and support for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios

- Multithreaded engine that takes advantage of quad core CPUs

- Additional options our fans have sought after, such as field of view adjustment as well as "hide HUD".

- Works with AMD Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode

- Works with NVIDIA NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D

Battlefield 3 DLC to be revealed next week

In a conference call with EA's Vice President of Investor Relations, it was said to analysts:

 

You're going to hear some announcements from us on Battlefield actually as early as next week in an event we've got in New York. We've got plans for all of our major franchises to turn them into more of as we're seeing with FIFA and with Battlefield more as games for service that have constant flow of downloadable content.

 

battlefield_3_dlc_to_be_revealed_next_week_08

 

The rumor of an 'all-American DLC' has come from some YouTube comments where they've stated:

 

I have a source telling me that there will be an all American DLC, based on New York City, Miami, New Jersey, and I think it was San Francisco.

 

Now, with Frostbite 2, this would be an amazing thing. It would look truly gorgeous, and give us a change to the current maps we have in Battlefield 3/Back to Karkand. Inner-city NYC fights would be amazing, with destructible environments and what not. Give me "enhanced destruction" that we saw in B2K, but amplified, and I'll get back into BF3.

Battlefield 3 passes 10 million mark, FIFA 12 also achieves the same milestone

In their latest financial call, EA have confirmed that blockbuster titles, Battlefield 3 and FIFA 12 have both passes the 10 million sales milestone since launch. Battlefield 3 launched in October last year, FIFA 12 launched a month earlier in September.

 

battlefield_3_passes_10_million_mark_fifa_12_also_achieves_the_same_milestone_07

 

These are some great numbers, and shows that when developers sit down and make a great game (Battlefield 3 for example), that people will buy it. Yes you're going up against the "zomg it's another COD game, we must have it, my preccciooouuussss," that means diddly squat when it comes to the super-intense, hyper-real Battlefield 3.

 

Now we need an announcement of a next-generation Battlefield 4, PC-exclusive. Split Battlefield 3 into "Battlefield: Bad Company 3" and have it multi-platform. DICE/EA, you would be a pioneer and reinvigorate a dying enthusiast/DX11 gaming market. You could be the new id/Epic with graphics engines since they've sold their souls to consoles.

Mobile App of the Day: Fragger for Windows Phone

Our Mobile App of the Day is: Fragger for Windows Phone.

 

mobile_app_of_the_day_fragger_16

 

MORE THAN 10 MILLION PLAYERS CAN'T BE WRONG!!

 

OVER 100 MILLION GAME PLAYS AT MINICLIP.COM. THE SMASH HIT GAME NOW ON WINDOWS PHONE 7!

 

The world of Fragger is at risk, and he needs your help to explode all enemies! Unleash your shooting abilities to kill all the enemies and unlock 3 different perks!

 

Featuring 310 challenging levels, and 10 different worlds, Fragger guarantees you many long hours of exploding fun!

 

Once you become and grenade launcher expert, compare your score online with the millions of Miniclip users that play Fragger.

 

OTHER KEY FEATURES:

 

- Amazing graphics

- Leaderboards and Achievements

- Interactive tutorial to learn how to play

 

Try also the free web version of Fragger on our website:

 

http://www.miniclip.com/games/fragger/

 

A game by conceptualized by Harold Brenes and developed by Miniclip

 

Grab it directly from the Windows Marketplace on your device, or here.

Where's Half-Life 3? 30,000+ gamers intend to find out

I'm one of these people. Where in the hell is Half-Life 3. My latest editorial even covers it, where the last words are "Where are you, Gordon Freeman?" We need him, and we need him now. There seems to be a push from the community, too, which is great.

 

where_s_half_life_3_30_000_gamers_intend_to_find_out_03

 

A quote from the group:

 

The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the current story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time.

 

In addition: This message is in no way, shape or form attempting to rush the development of the Half-Life series; in fact, most members agree that Valve should take the time needed to deliver a complete and polished product.

 

A bunch of gamers dubbed from the "Call For Communication Steam Group" plan to play Half-Life 2 this weekend, hoping to send a message through the Steam servers to Valve itself. The group has gotten quite the amount of press, with some of the largest websites talking about it, which is bought us to this point where we at TweakTown want to join in.

Continue reading 'Where's Half-Life 3? 30,000+ gamers intend to find out' (full post)

Bloomberg: Hardcore PC gamers have more than one motherboard in their PC

Doing a bit of Reddit surfing between news posts when I spot this laughable news piece. "The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer" is a piece by Bloomberg, where they've quoted Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen magazine, where he discusses hardcore gamers.

 

bloomberg_hardcore_pc_gamers_have_more_than_one_motherboard_in_their_pc_08

 

He says "PCs are the hot rodders of game play." Which, is fine. Bloomberg did also say Warren said that hardcore gamers "often soup up systems by adding motherboards, boosting RAM and optimizing graphics." Adding motherboards? As in plural, multiple, more than one? Wow. Really?

 

'Hardcore' PC gamers 'optimize' graphics, why not get some actual facts and state that they add more than one graphics card (or GPU) in their system. But, I thought I'd just point this article out, I have to go now though, I've got to spiff up by PC and install another two motherboards. I never realised being a hardcore gamer since the early 90s on PC, that having one motherboard makes me unl337. BRB adding motherboards.

 

I won't even go into the rest of the article, you should really take a look for yourself, it's a great read.

Valve games are now available through GameStop's Impulse

In a curious move, Valve have made some of their titles available through a rival digital distribution platform, Impulse. Impulse was acquired in 2011 by GameStop, which is another curious move. When your main source of income is from selling games, it would make sense to have some of PC's biggest games available on your platform.

 

valve_games_are_now_available_through_gamestop_s_impulse_02

 

Valve's games are now available through Impulse, which include Left 4 Dead and its sequel, Portal 2, The Half-Life Complete Collection and The Orange Box. Strangely, all games require Steam activation, which means you'd have to be using Steam at the end of the day. This hasn't affected Impulse, where they've said in a blog post:

 

Some of the greatest, most creative games of the past decade (and the one before that) are now available! Legendary developer/publisher Valve is now available! Whether you enjoy hitting things with crowbars, the power of gravity, making holes in walls or making large holes in the undead, Valve's games will suck you in and won't let you go! There's more quality gameplay here than you can shake a crowbar at!

 

I do like the last bit, "there's more quality gameplay here than you can shake a crowbar at!" Nice skills there, Impulse.

Mobile App of the Day: Infinity Blade II

Our Mobile App of the Day is: Infinity Blade II.

 

**2011 IGN Mobile Game of the Year!**

**Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Video Games of 2011**

**15 Perfect Scores and 10 Game of the Year Nominations**

 

mobile_app_of_the_day_infinity_blade_ii_13

 

The award-winning Infinity Blade story continues. Buy today and get free items!

 

IGN - 10 out of 10 - Editor's Choice

TOUCH GEN - 5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice

TOUCH ARCADE - 5 out of 5

USA TODAY - 4 out of 4

G4TV.COM - 5 out of 5

APPOLICIOUS - 5 out of 5

MODOJO - 5 out of 5

SLIDE TO PLAY - 4 out of 4

GAMESPOT - 9 out of 10 - Editor's Choice

 

IGN - "Infinity Blade 2 is a must own"

Touch Arcade - "An iOS Masterpiece"

INTO MOBILE - "The King of iOS Gaming Continues its Reign."

IGN - "The Perfect Sequel"

USA TODAY - "A masterful mobile epic!"

Continue reading 'Mobile App of the Day: Infinity Blade II' (full post)

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down