One of the coolest things about modern gaming, and specifically the continual expansion of online and mobile gaming, is that there are a lot of themes and concepts that might not otherwise see the light of day. This is true across a lot of different genres (let’s just say Angry Birds never would have been a game, let alone a wildly successful movie, if not for online and mobile gaming), but it’s particularly apparent with regard to sports. Console titles are expensive to produce and market, and thus we pretty much only see major sports with mass appeal turned into console experiences: FIFA, the NBA 2k series, Madden, etc. But through online flash games, mobile apps, and the casino industry as it exists on the Internet, titles based on more obscure sports have become pretty common.
TinyCo and Marvel’s game Marvel Avengers Academy is now available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play, and to whet gamers’ appetites the Guardians of the Galaxy are now a part of the title.
Don’t let the cutesy graphics and occasional humor fool you, Pocket Troops is a multi-layered strategic war game that, especially since it’s free-to-play, is worth a look. I’ve devoted about four hours of gameplay to this iOS title, and my love for Pocket Troops hasn’t dissipated.
Tim Kring’s beloved Heroes universe can currently be seen Thursday nights on NBC with Heroes Reborn and now mobile and tablet gamers can also play the just released Heroes Reborn: Enigma by downloading the app on Apple Store and Google Play. Kring’s Imperative Entertainment and Phosphor Games teamed up for the new title.
With over 40 million downloads since its December 2014 release, the mobile title Marvel Contest of Champions continues its momentum by adding Ant-Man on its latest game update. The timing is perfect, thanks to Ant-Man’s theatrical release on July 17.
Fresh off kicking Turtle’s a** in Entourage, Ronda Rousey is one of the seven new fighters featured in Electronic Arts’ first major content update for EA Sports UFC Mobile.