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New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: ‘Space Taxi!’, ‘The Lost Detective’, ‘Triple Jump’, Free ‘Threes!’ and More

Somewhat expectedly, this week is a bit of a strange week. Among the games headlining the releases so far is a free version of Threes! [$1.99] which seems sort of strange that that is even newsworthy since Threes! is universally fantastic and you’d think people would just be willing to pay $1.99 for it… But, I guess this is the world we live in now. There’s a bunch of other games coming out as well, but most of the big news and releases we know of are in a holding pattern following E3 next week.

Here’s new games with active forums on our threads right now:


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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Confirmed for Xbox One, PS4

505 Games has confirmed that Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will be making its way to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 within the next few months.

This new-gen version will feature a handful of extras, including a director’s commentary mode, soundtrack, and gallery of concept art. A release for mobile devices, including Android, iOS, and Windows Phone were confirmed as well, and will be available this holiday season.

We first got wind of a new-gen port for Starbreeze AB’s beloved adventure game just last week, when a German ratings listing outed a version for PS4 and Xbox One.

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Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #267

In issue 265, we asked readers what their favorite in-game vehicle is. The number-one answer was particularly surprising, considering it isn’t really a vehicle. Here are some of the responses we received.

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  • I know a horse isn’t technically a vehicle, but I’d take Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare’s Horses of the Apocalypse over pretty much any other vehicle in gaming lore. The horses seemed alive, were impossible to kill, incredibly fast, and each had a deadly effect attributed to it. I mean, Death would cause enemies’ heads to explode. Doesn’t get much better than that.

    Hunter Clement

  • I think my favorite medium to cross digital lands on is any horse from Red Dead Redemption. I really loved riding those horses, feeling the nature with that lovely music…I hope we can enjoy it again in a sequel!

    David

  • The best vehicle in a video game is the horse. I’m obsessed with animals probably, but I think that if a horse is graphically perfect in a game, the game will be a beautiful experience to play. This is why I loved Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age, and Uncharted 3. At the same time, it’s why I hate the latest installments of Assassin’s Creed, where the horses were …read more

Whitepages Acquires NumberCop To Improve Its Scam-Detecting Caller ID App

Whitepages will today announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based NumberCop, in order to bolster its own abilities in detecting spam and scam calls within its Caller ID smartphone application. Prior to joining Whitepages, NumberCop was tracking over half a million actively spamming phone numbers involved with scams and text-based phishing. Its technology, starting now, will be… Read More …read more


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Hyrule Warriors Heading to Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U-exclusive Hyrule Warriors is heading to Nintendo 3DS, according to a leaked trailer.

Developer Koei Tecmo has footage of the 3DS version on its YouTube channel, as spotted by NeoGAF. The footage reveals Tetra and King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, both from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, are also set to join the title and anyone buying the 3DS edition will get these characters on Wii U.

Hyrule Warriors is a crossover game designed by Omega Force and Team Ninja featuring key characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise in a Dynasty Warriors – like experience.

Hyrule Warriors was released last September, and it was awarded a 7.0 in IGN’s review.

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PS4 and PC Title Hellblade Set to Explore Mental Illness

Ninja Theory has released the first gameplay trailer for its “independent AAA” game Hellblade, and revealed its key themes are mental health and psychosis.

Inspired by historical events, Hellblade will follow the tale of Senua, a Celtic warrior left traumatised by a Viking invasion. The events of the third-person action game will follow Senua’s journey into a vision of Hell that’s a manifestation of her own mental illness.

With such a sensitive subject at the core of the game, the studio has enlisted the help of a Psychiatrist and Professor of Health Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge, Paul Fletcher, as well as individuals who have experienced mental health issues themselves. The team hopes the stigma surrounding mental illness can be challenged with Hellblade, encouraging more people to seek help if they need it.

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RPG Tycoon: The Adventure Back Home

We all know what it’s like being an RPG hero. Questing, seeing exciting places, meeting interesting people and battling extraordinary monsters. What seldom gets looked at is what goes on back at the NPC village our intrepid adventurers journey out from. Surely, there’s got to be something going on back home in the meantime. RPG Tycoon from Skatanic Studios puts you in charge of a growing medieval fantasy town.

It’s an interesting premise to build a management sim around, and it has a lot of potential. At the moment though, potential is all this game has. In its current state as a Steam Early Access title, the game simply is not engaging. With slow progress and very few decisions to make as you progress, this isometric city builder is very disappointing.

It looks nice enough, though it gets very cluttered as you develop your town. Buildings obstruct a lot of area, and you’ll quickly find your town a mess as you scurry to add decorations to raise your appearance stat. Your villagers will move about the town and disappear into your buildings to spend money seemingly arbitrarily, and in doing so …read more



Fashion Discovery And Shopping App Voonik Gets $5M From Sequoia And Seedfund

India is Asia’s fastest growing e-commerce market and shoppers there face an increasingly unwieldy array of options from different sites. Voonik wants to make shopping for fashion easier by combining multiple stores on its platform and letting shoppers check out all items in a single transaction. The app just raised a $5 million series A from Sequoia Capital and returning investor Seedfund. Read More …read more