Michael Irving

Gaming since the days of Lemmings and Wolfenstein, and writing since Scamper the mouse in Grade Three.

Zero is Number One of 2010

The 2010 sales figures of Xbox Live Arcade games have been released, with Microsoft posting $122 million in revenue. Case Zero, the downloadable prequel to Dead Rising 2, sold the most units for the year, making its way to 689,000 Xbox 360 consoles. The success of the title, essentially a demo for the retail game, could encourage other developers to release small “prequels” in anticipation of the ...

Runes of Magic Raises Money for Queensland Flood Victims

While many people chose to help out the victims of the Queensland flood disaster by stacking sandbags and ferrying victims around in boats, others were riding their new mounts around in the free MMO, Runes of Magic. Insensitive? No.  Gold Coast publisher N3V Games announced on January 14 that they would donate 50% of profits from special in-game items purchased within a certain period to the Queen...

Cover Orange Picked 2 Million Times

Move over ninjas, fruit has a new nemesis – acid rain. Well, acid rain was probably damaging orchards before ninjas came along, I don’t know. Ask a farmer. The point is, FDG Entertainment’s iPhone adaptation of Johnny K’s popular Flash game, Cover Orange, was downloaded two million times in less than a week. Since its release on the iPhone app store on December 18th, the ga...

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