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Mortal Instruments Not a Game About Dying Pianos

Friday, August 9, 2013

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Mortal Instruments Not a Game About Dying Pianos

Tweet When I hear about a game entitled The Mortal Instruments, I naturally imagine a game about a saxophone and a piano with only six months to live, and they need to put on one last amazing concert before it’s their time. Then I find out that The Mortal Instruments is actually a book series and an upcoming [...]

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Nun + Run + Gun = Fun

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Nun + Run + Gun = Fun

Tweet It’s remarkable, given their tendency towards reclusive lives in the convent, that nuns find so many reasons to go on the offensive. The nun squad from Frima Studio (a TriplePoint client) does seem to run into grotesque demon hordes pretty frequently, though, so I’m sure they can be forgiven. (They would know best about [...]

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Indentured Servitude Remains Fun in Papa’s Cupcakeria

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Indentured Servitude Remains Fun in Papa’s Cupcakeria

Tweet Papa Louie, the mustachioed restaurateur who stars in Flipline’s ongoing Papa Louie Arcade series, is a shrewd businessman — and also kind of a jerk. Every few months, the guy offers a hapless guy or gal some fantastic prize, say, season tickets to the home team. The catch, of course, is that you’ll be [...]

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Even Usain Bolt Cannot Outrun Death in Temple Run

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Even Usain Bolt Cannot Outrun Death in Temple Run

Tweet Please understand that I say the following with nothing but love for both Temple Run and admiration for Olympic champion Usain Bolt: today’s amazing news that the world’s fastest man has been added to Temple Run 2 as a playable character carries with it a bit of a discouraging undertone. Yes, it’s a rather perfect cameo [...]

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Blue Goji Gets the Green Light from RedOctane

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Blue Goji Gets the Green Light from RedOctane

Tweet If you don’t know what a goji is, it’s a type of berry — also known as the ‘wolfberry’ — that is cultivated for being tasty and loaded with nutrients. It’s a healthy thing, when applied properly. One such proper application is its use in the name Blue Goji, a new interactive fitness company [...]

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Puzzle & Dragons & Infographics & All the Money

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Puzzle & Dragons & Infographics & All the Money

Tweet Chalk up another milestone for runaway hit Puzzle & Dragons from GungHo. The game’s userbase is up to 17 Million in Japan alone, according to Tech in Asia, and that’s keeping their $3.7M per day revenue going strong. To put this in simple and pleasantly colorful terms, the folks at Download Free Games have pieced [...]

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Put Your Head in the Clouds: Vendetta Online + Oculus Rift

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Put Your Head in the Clouds: Vendetta Online + Oculus Rift

Tweet Spacefaring MMORPG Vendetta Online is notable, among other reasons, for being playable on multiple platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, and now, your face. As of today, Guild Software (a TriplePoint client) is adding Oculus Rift support to Vendetta, meaning you can plug the virtual reality device into your PC and strap the game directly to your eyeballs [...]

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Award Winning Sky Gamblers Now Gambling on Cold War Outcome

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Award Winning Sky Gamblers Now Gambling on Cold War Outcome

Tweet You never walk away from the table when you’re on a winning streak — not even if that table is up in the sky somehow. You may recall the last time we discussed Sky Gamblers from Atypical Games (a TriplePoint client), they were definitely enjoying a win: Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders had just won the prestigious [...]

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Monkeys Hate Bloons and Also Monkeys: Bloons TD Battles

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Monkeys Hate Bloons and Also Monkeys: Bloons TD Battles

Tweet If you’ve spent as much time as I have defending things with towers, you’ve probably come to understand a few truisms of the genre. Kingdoms are best protected by someone yelling “Archers, ready;” we don’t want zombies on the lawn, orcs are very flammable, and most of all, monkeys hate bloons. Just hate ‘em [...]

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Dragons Are in Season; Titans Are Also in Season

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Dragons Are in Season; Titans Are Also in Season

Tweet Being around Dragons and Titans is fairly dangerous; that much should be a no-brainer. Over 600,000 users of the game have figured that out so far. What happens, though, when those Dragons and Titans go into season? Well, they get much more aggressive, putting on epic battles for dominance and generally slaughtering everyone and everything [...]

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Arena of Heroes is a Mobile Cross-Platform Turn-based Asynchronous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Arena of Heroes is a Mobile Cross-Platform Turn-based Asynchronous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Tweet So, is that enough genres and buzzwords in one description for you? Stay with me on this one, because it’s worth the explanation: start off with your standard MOBA setup, including most of the features of a League of Legends or Defense of the Ancients. You’ve got a symmetrical map with three lanes, a series of [...]

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Angry Birds Star Wars II Includes Physical Toys

Monday, July 15, 2013

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Angry Birds Star Wars II Includes Physical Toys

Tweet You know, I’ll admit it: despite my admiration for the polish and charm that Rovio puts into its games, I felt dubious when Angry Birds Star Wars first arrived on the scene. The curmudgeonly cynic in me just rolled his eyes, and thought, “great; two powerhouse franchises teaming up for an obvious cash-in.” Of course, [...]

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