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Month: March 2018

Let the Tamagotchi craze consume you once again with My Tamagotchi Forever (Update: Pre-register for March launch)

Update (02/28/2018): Prepare your virtual life for a new arrival as Bandai Namco has announced that My Tamagotchi Forever will launch on Android and iOS devices on March 15th. Here’s the official blurb to help pass the time: Take good care of your Tamagotchi characters and watch them grow! Play mini games, make friends, explore Tamatown and customize outfits and the town itself for memorable moments you’ll want to share with your friends. Depending on the care you provide and the things you do, they will evolve into different Tamagotchi characters as they grow. And when they are all grown up, help them choose the best career path, be it scientist, rockstar or detective! The virtual pet game is now up for pre-registration on the Google Play Store so hit the button below to ensure you’re one of the first to adopt one of the weird-looking cartoon creatures come launch day. Play Store: My Tamagotchi Forever Previous coverage (11/23/2017): I don’t know how I withstood the Tamagotchi craze of the 1990s and early 2000s — I can thank my Game Boy Color for that, I guess — but I understood why it was so popular. For those who fell into that craze, you might be happy to learn that, in celebration of Tamagotchi’s 20th anniversary, Bandai Namco announced My Tamagotchi Forever for mobile. Thanks to much more powerful hardware...

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'Lichtspeer' Review – A Tough Trip

Are you ready to get down with the spear god in Lichtspeer [$3.99]? Noodlecake helped port Lichthund’s spear-tossing action game to iOS, where it finally belongs. I mean, we’ve been training for this kind of game for years with all the physics puzzlers about launching stuff out there. I’m ready and primed for this. Which is good, because this game is quite challenging, but it feels so good to take out hundreds of dudes with a light spear in a uniquely-themed world. You stand alone, launching spears at hordes of enemies that just keep coming, facing off in the occasional boss battle. Expect to leave plenty of bloody, spear-ridden corpses in your wake. Lichtspeer‘s theme is a unique combination of 1980s lasers and neon with…Germanic themes? You’re summoned by an ancient Germanic god to launch your spear of light at endless hordes of enemies across landscapes including desert temples for his amusement. The game is incredibly ridiculous, and the faux-German text littering the game, along with the German names you have to give your character, provides the whole experience a unique flavor. I also like the Lichtspeer death counter: your character name keeps increasing in Roman numerals depending on how many times you die, so you could be Helmut CXXVI, for example. It’s a subtle but funny thing that goes a long way to help out with the theme...

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