Category Archives: Computer Games

Computer Games

Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS Review

The port of Minecraft to iOS has been a long and uncomfortable wait for many. Despite an original announcement stating that iOS was going to be first off the rank, Android pipped iDevices to the post when Minecraft Pocket Edition was announced for the Xperia Play. Thankfully, for those of you with an iOS enabled device, the wait is over and you can now enjoy the fruits of Mojang’s labour in the form of a much cutdown version of everyone’s favourite sandboxed game. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 012: Speeding up D&D4e Combat Using Morale, Star Wars Roleplaying Game (Saga Edition) review and Minecraft vs Dwarf Fortress

In this interesting and exciting (and completely ‘yorp’ free) episode of the podcast we debate the virtues of Mincecraft vs Dwarf Fortress, we look at Speeding up D&D4e Combat by using Morale and we review the Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition. Continue reading

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iPhone app review: MineCraft Pro

The success of Minecraft has led to lots of iPhone apps trying to play on this success. MineCraft Pro is one of these… and unlike some of the other apps, it costs money. So naturally, I was extremely dubious about it. While it’s a reference app designed to be used whilst you play Minecraft on your computer the question remains: “Is it worth the price tag?”. Continue reading

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Godville: The best game you don’t have to play

In Godville, you don’t play a character. You don’t move around, you don’t go on quests and you certainly don’t fight monsters. You just watch your hero (who worships you for some reason) do all of these things – often badly. And this is deeply satisfying. Continue reading

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Dwarf Fortress v.0.31.10 – Strike the Earth!

A major update has recently been released to Dwarf Fortress which has altered the game significantly. So what changes have been brought to the table? Here’s a list… Continue reading

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Google celebrates 30 years of Pac-Man… and yes, you can still play it…

If you want to continue playing the Google Pac-Man (and who doesn’t), Google has kept it alive at Google Pac-Man (which you can find here…). Continue reading

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Australian Government puts R18+ Rating for computer games on the table

As many of you know, most of the writers for this blog live in Australia. And for that fact we have been subjected to one of the most backward and condescending ratings systems for computer games in the developed world. … Continue reading

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DOOM Classic now available in the App Store for the iPhone

DOOM is one of those games that helped to define a genre. From running around with a myriad of realistic and ridiculous weaponry, to the blood and gore, and even the occasionally questionable imagery, DOOM helped define the First Person … Continue reading

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Starcraft II: No LAN support. Huh. Implications?

Latest news reports that the upcoming Real Time Stategy Game Starcraft II won’t have LAN support. Basically, you’ll have to play it over, Blizzard’s online gaming system. Article on Gamespot.

An interesting move, to be sure and here are a couple of reasons for this… Continue reading

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List of the Best 8 iPhone RPG Dice Rolling Apps

We have covered a lot of different dice rolling applications for role-playing games that are available in Apple’s App Store on this site. Over the past year that the app store has been around, these apps have started to fall … Continue reading

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