Jul 222014
 

AMC has announced a new game for iOS and Android devices, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, which will launch alongside the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5.

Taking place in the TV show’s universe, No Man’s Land is being created by Next Games, a studio founded by Rovio, Supercell and Disney veterans. It was also revealed that the studio is working on its own IP in tandem with No Man’s Land.

“Our approach is to stay true to the main themes of the TV show,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO of Next Games. “Survival strategy, finding safety for your people, balancing between right and wrong and, of course, action when it comes to fighting against the hordes of walkers. We respect the creators of The Walking Dead immensely and want this game to portray the world they have created as closely as possible,”

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Jul 222014
 

The first part in Blizzard’s single-player update is officially open, with new bosses and challenges waiting in the Arachnid Quarter.

Players who take part in the Curse of Naxxramas update during its first month will access the first of five playable wings for free. Any subsequent wings –– which will be released each week –– need to be purchased with real-world money, or through in-game gold.

Each of the wings contains unique bosses, who all drop a new card upon defeat. Completely clearing a wing also unlocks a legendary card, and additional class challenges for separate characters. Although Curse of Naxxramas is primarily a single-player update, the new cards can be used in any mode –– all in all, Blizzard’s update adds 30 cards to the game’s pool, and we’ve broken down each of the class-specific options.

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Jul 222014
 

This review covers the latest episode in an ongoing season, and may contain minor spoilers.

Death is better than zombification, but life is the best option of all. Even in a hellhole of a world; even with rotting corpses hunting you down every path, salivating for your flesh; even when you have to kill your friends every day – life is the better option.

That’s what “Amid the Ruins” teaches us. More than any previous episode of The Walking Dead, it throws the importance of life in our faces – the fragility of breathing, the futility of fighting, the need to do it anyway – and it makes us wish for life harder than we ever have. Not necessarily our own lives, either. Clementine, for her part, is capable and in charge in this episode. She’s rarely in direct danger herself (at least not in any way she hasn’t already conquered 50 times before), but she bears witness to the potential deaths of many others, multiple times over. She saves some people. She kills some people. And she survives.

She lives.

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JoystiqThe Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 4 review: Life and Death originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jul 222014
 

Nvidia has unveiled the next generation of its Shield gaming hardware. Starting later this month, the company will be offering a new Shield Wireless Controller and the Tegra K1-powered Shield Tablet, changing up the formula from the original Shield clamshell portable that was announced at the beginning of last year. We got a chance to check out both new products, and were able to see what Nvidia has planned for the future of mobile and PC gaming.

The Shield Tablet is equipped with an 8-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display, a 2.2Ghz quad-core A15 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and Nvidia’s impressive Tegra K1 mobile processor. The Android-powered device also comes with a built-in stylus, 5-megapixel cameras on the front and rear, and microSD card support up to 128GB. Those with 4K-ready televisions will also be able to use the tablet to deliver ultra high-definition content via a Mini HDMI port.

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Jul 212014
 

Pirated copies of the mobile first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout flooded torrent websites this weekend, reportedly originating from a copy of the game distributed by the developer as part of a contest.

Gameloft held the giveaway recently, inviting players into the game early. “One of the winners cracked and uploaded it,” Touch Arcade editor-in-chief Eli Hodapp tweeted. Thousands of players are already online, he added.

“As you can imagine I am really pissed off,” Gameloft community manager Florian Weber wrote in a message on a Modern Combat Facebook group HUB page. “To anybody who got MC5 already, shame on you! We are making games for you and all you can do is pirate them? Anybody which is talking to me and shows in some way that he already has MC5 will get an instant ban.”

In a separate statement, Gameloft said it has activated its anti-piracy measures in the game and that all “illegitimate users on a non-official version have been incapacitated.” Modern Combat 5 officially launches for iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices on June 24. “We will continue to stay alert and respond adequately to all hacking attempts,” Gameloft further promises.


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JoystiqModern Combat 5 cracked, pirated by contest winner originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jul 212014
 

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

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Jul 212014
 

Throw shade to block the sun when RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 arrives on the App Store and Google Play soon.

Featuring queens like Jinkx Monsoon, Shangela and Sharon Needles, the snatch game features 45 levels of eleganza. There are also fashion challenges from the show to outfit and accessorize each lady.

Sadly, it does not include a “Lyp Sync for your Life” minigame that requires users to play it on their city’s public transportation network.

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JoystiqRuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2 goes mobile soon originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jul 202014
 

Overkill 3 pulls back from the series’ fondness for staring down gun sights, focusing on third person, cover-focused gameplay. Developer Craneballs Studios released the above teaser this week, giving fans snapshots of the locales, infantry and vehicles they’ll riddle with bullets on their Android and iOS devices in Q3 of this year.

Serving as Craneballs’ first project developed with Unity, Overkill 3 will spread more than 50 unique levels and a dozen boss fights across 10 environments. There should be a noticeable uptick in visuals too, as Overkill 3‘s opposing forces have “6-10 times more polygons” than the targets found in its predecessor.

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Jul 192014
 

Monument Valley, an Apple Design Award-winning game that twists player perspective like an MC Escher painting twists stairs, has surpassed more than one million sales. We’re not sure what that number means to a game that cares nothing for the laws of physics, but developer ustwo seems pleased enough to start planning for post-release content.

Producer Dan Gray told TechCrunch that the team plans to double the average gameplay time of 90 minutes with additional “lost scenes” for the game. Gray wasn’t sure if these scenes would be sold or free to download, but either way they’ll take place outside of the main story. Ustwo is aiming to release the extra levels sometime in the fall.

If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, Monument Valleyalong with its fellow Design Award winners – is on sale in the iTunes store.

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