First Jackie Chan, then Jet Li... and now Godfrey Gao? Already a major celebrity in China -- he's Asia's premier male supermodel and the star of a number of Chinese films and TV shows -- Gao aspires to become the East's next biggest export. With his good looks, charm, and role in the much-anticipated film adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," he just might be. In the movie, based on the YA bestseller about a teenage half-angel locked in an epic battle against demons, the Taiwanese actor/model plays fan-favorite character Magnus Bane, … Read more
For almost as long as there's been a rumor of a next-gen Apple TV, there's been a rumor of an Apple game console. In a year where Apple's product portfolio has been conservative -- to be kind -- it feels like new products, like the fabled iWatch, might be sliding off toward 2014.
So what, if anything, could Apple surprise with? Of all the new products Apple could release this fall, a revamped Apple TV/game console would be the easiest to make...and could deliver a huge unexpected disruption to the upcoming next-gen game consoles from … Read more
Hot Chelle Rae isn't a household name yet, but it's not for want of trying. The rockin' Nashville four-piece, best known for multi-platinum singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," off their sophomore album "Whatever" (which guaranteed them a Best New Artist win in 2011), have toured with some of the biggest artists, from Demi Lovato to Taylor Swift. They're currently playing to tens of thousands of fans a night on the Justin Bieber "Believe Tour," which kicked off last month. But they have yet to go … Read more
Any number of video games can trace their roots to Prince of Persia: Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider, even endless runners like Mirror's Edge and Vector.
But what of that legendary original? Last year, Prince of Persia Classic made its iOS debut, and for those who have been eagerly awaiting the sequel, it has arrived: Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame.
Originally known as Prince of Persia 2, the game was released by Broderbund (remember them?) way back in 1993 (remember when?). Twenty years later, it looks significantly better, with 14 gorgeously rendered levels spanning five different … Read more
A lot of game bundles let you name your own price for a smattering of titles, but reserve the really good stuff for those who meet or beat the average price. And they hold a few bonus titles hostage for days or even weeks.
The Bundle Stars Superfly Indie bundle puts everything on the table: 10 games, five bucks, end of story. And some pretty good games they are, too.
I'm not going to list them all here (you can see screenshots and game details on the bundle page), but I will point out a few highlights. Air Conflicts: … Read more
As you may remember, Hasbro's Furby reboot of 2012 got all-new LED eyes, trippy personalities, and an iOS companion app that translated Furbish and played minigames.
The 2013 version unveiled today and coming this fall adds some over-the-top new color patterns, but the biggest change is a big update to the free companion iOS app. Instead of Furby getting its own app, it's almost like the iOS game's getting its own companion Furby.
I played with the new app a bit during a meeting with Hasbro earlier this summer, and survived to tell the tale.… Read more
I grew up playing Sierra On-Line's graphic adventure games: King's Quest, Space Quest, and especially Leisure Suit Larry, which to my teenage tastes offered the perfect blend of sophomoric humor and sexy-time pursuits.
Proof positive that old games never die, they just get updated and ported to new platforms, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded debuted last month for Windows, Mac, and Linux. And now the lounge lizard's reboot has come to iOS (with an Android version imminent).… Read more
Happy Friday! I'm ready for a weekend like you wouldn't believe. Pass the mojitos!
And is there any better way to start your weekend than with free stuff? I've got two pretty darn good giveaways, one for fun, the other for, um, "fun."
First up: Bundle Stars is giving away Anomaly: Warzone Earth (Win/Mac/Linux) on Steam when you visit their Facebook page and get to liking.
Yep, you need to be a Facebook user, though you can cancel out both the Coupons install request and the later request to share the deal on … Read more
Angry Birds Star Wars surprised a lot of gamers by infusing new life into the seemingly tired bird-flinging franchise. The title has a 4.5-star rating on both Google Play and iTunes, and it made CNET's list of the 30 best iPad games.
Perhaps inevitably, Rovio just announced Angry Birds Star Wars II. Due to hit app stores September 19, the game will focus on the three "Star Wars" prequels, offering more than 30 characters, most of them new to the Angry Birds Star Wars, er, universe.
Speaking of new, the sequel will introduce two fairly major … Read more
YourExtraLife is part social network/experiment with a touch of video game, incorporated into one app. Recently released earlier this month on iOS, YourExtraLife is the creation of four indie developers out of Quebec, Canada. Their ambition is to create an app that can help people enjoy new experiences and emotions, and learn new skills through a variety of challenges. The end goal is to have users slowly move out of their comfort zone by trying things they otherwise might not.
After creating an account via Facebook or e-mail, you'll see a list of five category trees: Gourmet, Nightlife, … Read more