Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

My first round of Planet Plop from PiVi lasted all of three seconds. Appearances, I quickly learned, can be deceiving: despite the lighthearted and cartoonish visuals, the upbeat music, and a potentially juvenile name like Planet Plop, I ...

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Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, where you're plagued by angry cats, you accidentally destroy a priceless artifact at your job, and then a bunch of mummies ...

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Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Industry critics and analysts love to throw around the phrase "console quality" when they describe high-end mobile titles, and it's not difficult to see why. Mobile titles, particularly on tablets, have easily gotten up to ...

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Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Imagine for a moment that Infinity Blade and Monster Hunter had a child. For starters, it would naturally be named Monster Blade, but ideally, it would also inherit the best traits of its parents, it would ...

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Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Recently on Gamasutra, BitMonster's Lee Perry wrote a very insightful blog on an often intangible facet of game design: player feedback, that bit of game "feel" that makes a game not just fun, but injects ...

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Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member ...

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

“SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I ...

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify ...

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Skyrim + Adele = Lady Game Lyric

23. March 2012

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Skyrim + Adele = Lady Game Lyric

Tweet She’s back — and she’s got something to say. Or, sing, actually. Lady Game Lyric gets semi-political this week, and takes a good look at what it means to be the 99% when you live in Skyrim. Have a good long listen to her latest YouTube composition: “Age of Recession!” Age of Recession, by [...]

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Mass Effect + Usher = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

8. March 2012

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Mass Effect + Usher = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

Tweet It’s true. Mass Effect 3 has Lady Game Lyric all up in arms this week (in a songfully perfect way, as usual). Set down your controller a minute and check out her latest YouTube release: “50,000 years are up! Reapers trying to blow us all up again…” Reapers Trying to Blow Us All Up, [...]

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Majora’s Mask + Ke$ha = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

1. March 2012

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Majora’s Mask + Ke$ha = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

Tweet New week, new Lady Game Lyric video. Did someone say more Zelda? Majora’s Mask themed nerdcore awaits! “Link doesn’t have much time before the ominous moon destroys the world, and Saria can’t ignore that her song makes a cameo at the end of the game.” Tik Tok on the Clock Town, by LadyGameLyric Parody of [...]

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Sonic and Amy + Adele = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

24. February 2012

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Tweet Sonic the Hedgehog: awesome. Adele: also awesome. Another week, another Lady Game Lyric gem, for the geese! This time, “Sonic and Amy grapple with their feelings or lack thereof for each other.” Someone Like Sonic and Amy, by LadyGameLyric Parody of “Someone Like You” by Adele I heard that your new game is “wow” [...]

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Zelda + Death Cab for Cutie = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

16. February 2012

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Zelda + Death Cab for Cutie = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

Tweet If I told you that Zelda and Death Cab for Cutie were available in one neat little musical package, you would say… ? As if you didn’t already have enough internet distraction to deal with, the ‘goose has uncovered a pseudo internet celebrity in the making. Wait, what? Yes that’s right. Lady Game Lyric [...]

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Rock Band 3 DS Track List Revealed, New Trailer Released

8. September 2010

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Rock Band 3 DS Track List Revealed, New Trailer Released

Tweet MTV Games and Harmonix are bringing Rock Band 3 to all major consoles, as well as the Nintendo DS next month. In anticipation of the game’s launch, they have released the official and final track list for the Nintendo DS version of the game, which contains 25 songs ranging from tracks from the 1960′s [...]

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Party in the XBLA: The Power and Beauty of Video Game Music

29. August 2010

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Tweet Most of us non-Miley Cyrus fans are tired of hearing the song “Party in the USA.” From the clichéd opening rift to the seemingly simple lyrics, I hope that it is a fad that will soon die out. But still, people young and old scream at the sound of those opening notes and belt [...]

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Livio Car Internet Radio iPhone App Contest – Win Premium Version for Free

11. August 2010

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Livio Car Internet Radio iPhone App Contest – Win Premium Version for Free

Tweet Gamers jam too! Livio Car Internet Radio (a TriplePoint client) has teamed up with the ‘Goose to giveaway 2 premium app download codes (regularly $4.99 each) FREE to 2 lucky readers! Livio Radio is perfect for mega music fans and mobile gamers, and the premium version serves up over 40,000 stations of iPhone radio [...]

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Microsoft Discounts Music Tracks in ‘LIVE-a-palooza’

4. July 2010

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Microsoft Discounts Music Tracks in ‘LIVE-a-palooza’

Tweet Is your home full of plastic music game accessories? Got too many Guitar Hero guitars, more than one Rock Band drum set? Or maybe you’re just a sucker for a good sale. Good news! Starting on the 6th of July, Microsoft is launching ‘LIVE-a-palooza’, an enormous sale on over 200 music tracks, albums and [...]

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E3 2010: A Look at Just Dance 2 (Wii)

24. June 2010

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E3 2010: A Look at Just Dance 2 (Wii)

Tweet At the Nintendo press conference at this year’s E3, we were shown a title many casual gamers had been waiting on for some time – Just Dance 2. while the game won’t come out until the Fall of 2010, we have some new details about the game that should tide you over until the [...]

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Ubisoft Brings Showtunes To The Wii With Dance On Broadway

14. June 2010

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Ubisoft Brings Showtunes To The Wii With Dance On Broadway

Tweet Ubisoft’s Just Dance was a surprise hit, attracting millions of players, so it was expected when the French game publisher announced Just Dance 2. This week will see the addition of another Ubisoft dancing game on the Wii, but this time players will be dancing to Broadway showtunes. Dance on Broadway will hit shelves [...]

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E3 2010: Dance Central Coming to Microsoft Kinect This Holiday

14. June 2010

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E3 2010: Dance Central Coming to Microsoft Kinect This Holiday

Tweet At the Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing, Harmonix showed off Dance Central, a Microsoft Kinect game that will be released this holiday exclusively on the Xbox 360. The game can be most easily compared to Ubisoft’s Just Dance, a Wii game, although you aren’t tethered to a controller in Dance Central. Dance moves are [...]

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