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Afraid of the dark – Lums review (iOS)

Afraid of the dark – Lums review (iOS)

When I dropped my iPhone a few weeks ago I thought my days of reviewing iOS games were over. Luckily, I was able to get my hands on an iPad, with which I was able to try the newly-released Lums, the Angry Birds-like puzzler from indie developer Hyperbolic Magnetism. Lums is the story of a peaceful race of adorable ball-shaped creatures, Lums, whose planet (possibly Earth?) is summarily invaded by space-faring vampires. Of course, these space vampires hate light, and…

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A Tale of Some Cities – SimCity Review

A Tale of Some Cities – SimCity Review

Reviewing SimCity has been extremely challenging.  By now everyone is familiar with the launch issues stemming from always-on DRM (or as EA calls it, “multiplayer functionality”).  Because of the hullabaloo  forming an opinion about the game itself has been challenging, to say the least.  Trying to extract the bias through a curtain of noise, internet rage, and fanboyism has proved relatively complex.  I’ve even asked a number of friends for input on whether or not this review should include the always-on requirements and…

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Avast Matey! AirBuccaneers Review

Avast Matey! AirBuccaneers Review

AirBuccaneers started life as a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004.  It was inventive, unique, and fun back then. Now, following a very successful Greenlight campaign, it is available on Steam and the current iteration has come to exemplify everything I would expect form a small/indie developer, both good and bad. AirBuccaneers (not sure why there’s not a space in the name) has been created by developer Ludocraft as a game that allows you to be what you’ve always secretly dreamed of being – a…

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