Morning Star, written by John Scalzi

Morning Star is an upcoming FPS designed from the beginning for iOS. Industrial Toys, founded by former Bungie founder Alex Seropian, claims that their new game is the shooter reimagined due to the way it was designed for iOS. I don't know what to think about this. I've seen first-person shooters on the iOS previously, including ones designed specifically for it. One of these, Shadowgun, I reviewed previously and scoreed a 9.5 overall, so I do believe you can have a compelling FPS experience on the iPhone.

Will Morning Star up the ante? I think so, but the reason is a little different.

 

San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Last weekend I went to the San Diego Comic-Con 2012. First, let me apologize for not having more game news to talk about here; I didn't go as Game Boyz writer, and I had other things to see. In fact, I was most excited about meeting my favorite science-fiction author, John Scalzi, and my favorite band, the Aquabats! However, I did get to see some games.

 

My first week with Diablo III

It's funny how Diablo III has pretty much taken over. That first week my Facebook was absolutely flooded with posts expressing excitement about playing and annoyance at the server. My coworkers, mostly middle-aged men in an office of a technology company, talked about it at lunch and were playing it. My friends were all playing it. My guildmates from WoW and TOR were all playing it. My roommates were playing it way too much. My girlfriend and I were playing it.

 

Chuck's Challenge 3D Interview

Do you know Chuck Sommerville, my favorite game developer? Perhaps you've heard of his game, Chip's Challenge, or his new game, Chuck's Challenge?

 

Kickstarter Games

Some of you may have heard of Kickstarter. In fact, we've had a few articles that talked about it here on Game Boyz. It's a site that lets you post your project that needs funding. Others can then pledge money towards the project. No one is billed if the goal isn't met, which ensures that only projects that believe they have enough money to be completed will actually begin. There are various levels of rewards depending on how much you pledge. I recently pledged to a few games.

Guns of Icarus Online

 

inFamous 2

I find that I don't have a lot of time to play full console games. What usually ends up happening is my friends keep talking about a game, and then eventually my good friend Edward brings one to my house, tells me to play it, and then doesn't mind when I keep it for a long, long time.

 

Reccr - Video Game Recommendations

You probably haven't heard of Reccr, but you should be using it. What is it? Reccr is a video game recommending site. It's free to sign up, so head over to Reccr.com and take a look. Go ahead; I'll wait for you here.

 

Cataclysm U.S. Launch Party

One-hundred thirty-three days. That’s how long I’ve spent actually logged in to my main character in the World of Warcraft. Four hours. That’s how long I had to wait for the release of the newest expansion, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm after getting off work last night. I was definitely excited. Many of the game changes had already occurred in the last patch. I knew I probably wouldn’t see any new content that night because I’d likely go to sleep after purchasing it. But I couldn’t help it. As a World of Warcraft player, the excitement was there in me. It should have been a holiday.

 

Sega Day and the Death of Bob's Game

There are two things I wanted to quickly mention. First, today is 09/09/10, eleven years to the day since the North American launch of the Dreamcast! I celebrate this day as Sega Day every year. Last year, for 09/09/09, ten years since 9/9/99, I had a Dreamcast party to celebrate with friends. We played a lot of Dreamcasts, the good and the bad, and had some themed food - chili dogs (for Sonic) and cupcakes with the red Dreamcast swirl on top. This year I'm not doing anything like that, but I hope people take a minute to play some Sega games or their Dreamcasts if they still have them.

 
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