Joe Morgan

Christian, gamer, software developer, crossfitter, jogger, and dog lover

Age of Empires Online “no longer cost-effective” to develop

In a recent post on the Age of Empires Online‘s (AOEO) blog, it was revealed that the game will now be entering its “support phase.”   What does this mean for you and the other players around the world? According to poster AOEO Trajan, the game’s development entering this phase means “there will be no new content created for AOEO.”  According to Trajan, there is...

Tomb Raider’s Multiplayer Studio Revealed

With the surprising recent news that Tomb Raider will have a multiplayer mode, you may have begun to wonder which studio would be in charge of creating Ms. Croft’s online offering.  Wonder no more. In a post on the official Eidos forums, it was confirmed by Crystal Dynamic’s Community Manager MeaganMarie that Tomb Raider‘s multiplayer game mode will be done by their sister-studio...

Fez Coming to Other Platforms in 2013

Despite a long development cycle with many ups and downs, Fez was finally released as an Xbox live exclusive in 2012, proving that Phil Fish and Polytron have earned their spot in the industry.   What about everyone who heard about Fez but didn’t own an Xbox 360?  Until recently, it appeared no one else would get to experience all of the work the developers at Polytron put into Fez. In a rec...

IGDA names new Executive Director

Today the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) announced Kate Edwards their new Executive Director.  The position has been open since Gordon Bellamy, the previous title holder, stepped down in July to join Tencent, a Chinese investment holding company whose subsidiaries include Epic Games and Riot Games. Edwards brings more than 16 years’ of experience in the industry with her.  ...

Bullying Awareness game gets 100% Kickstarter funding

Every now and then a game with a true social mission comes along.  Enter The Adventures of Rubberkid – an Adobe Flash game being developed to teach children how terrible the act of bullying is by “bouncing insults back at the bullies who hurl them.” Despite being placed on Kickstarter throughout the Christmas season, Rubberkid reached it’s project funding goal of $750 with ...

Sushi Hero Review

Sushi Hero Developer: Design Symphony Publisher: Ayopa Games Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPad Release Date: December 20, 2012 Price: $0.99 – Available Here Overview What do you get when you cross Plan 9 from Outer Space with Jiro Dreams of Sushi and set it all in a runner game?  You would end up with Sushi Hero, the newest game from Design Symphony and Ayopa Games.  Sushi Hero serves up so...

Star Trek Video Game gets a release date

Paramount Pictures and Namco Bandai have revealed a release date for their upcoming Star Trek video game as well as the game’s box art which you can find to the right. It appears that North America will see the game April 23, 2013, while Europe and Australasia will get it April 26, 2013.  It will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and will have digital download versions for PC ...

Nintendo TVii Launches on the Wii U in USA and Canada Today

With promises of a feature that promised to make watching television a centralized experience, Nintendo’s Wii U was poised to do something truly interesting with the TVii.  After an initial delay, Nintendo’s TVii application is finally coming out for WiiU owners in the United States and Canada today. Nintendo promises that TVii will merge cable television, satellite television, and on-...

(THRED) and Coca-Cola fight to end HIV

Interested in playing video games and helping out a good cause at the same time?  Mobile game (THRED) was created to do just that. (THRED) is an iOS game that was a joint project between Coca-Cola and (RED), an organization built around the purpose of fighting to rid the world of AIDS.  Epic Games also got into the spirit and donated the Unreal Engine 3 license that developer BitMonster used to cr...

Epic Games Opens Online Store

Have you been looking for the perfect Infinity Blade tee shirt to complete your ensemble?  Perhaps Jazz Jackrabbit screams “Old School” and you’re totally on board? Maybe you want a Cole Train poster for your dormitory or you’re just looking for a Gears of War hoodie as that perfect gift for your brother for Christmas.  Whatever Epic gear you’re looking for, Epic Game...

Zen Pinball HD up for grabs on Google Play

Do you pine for pinball, completely unable to satiate the never-ending hunger for more multiballs and high scores?  If you’re the owner of an Android smart phone or tablet, you may have just hit your jackpot. Zen Studios, the company that created Marvel Pinball and Pinball FX2, announced today that they’ve released Zen Pinball HD for the Google Play platform. Zen Pinball HD is free and...

Kratos owes his identity to Diablo 2’s Barbarian

We’ve all known Kratos for years now as God of War‘s ashen-skinned, chain-blade wielding man of vengeance with iconic red war paint.  As it turns out, though, Kratos didn’t always have red war paint. According to a blog post by David Jaffe, the Crimson Killer did not have his iconic color until just days before the game was first announced.  Instead of red, Kratos was adorned wit...

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