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Barry Meade

Casually Yours: A Conversation With Barry Meade of Fireproof Games

NOTE: Sadly, this will be my last column for remeshed; if you’ve missed any of my pieces, you can find them here. I’m currently trying to find a new home for my writing–if you have any leads, please drop…
FFXV

6 JRPGs to Play after Final Fantasy XV

Because Final Fantasy XV was in development for 10 years, everyone was understandably surprised when it turned out to be pretty good. Taking the Final Fantasy franchise in a different direction, it provided an open-world environment to explore, alongside…
Super Mario Run

Casually Yours: Super Mario Run Exposes Problems in Mobile Coverage

Super Mario Run (iOS only for now) is out and it is Nintendo’s first real mobile game. To put it mildly, this is A Big Deal. It’s a big deal for many players and Nintendo fans who have been…
YetiPie

Casually Yours: 8 Mobile Games to Get You Through the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and for many of us, that means lots of family meals and other communal events. For lots of these get-togethers you’ll be away from home and thus away from your computer and/or console. What’s…
The Trail

Casually Yours: Peter Molyneux’s New Game The Trail is Exactly What I Needed After the…

I awoke with a start at 3am on the morning of November 9th. I already knew; I could feel it in the pit of my stomach. I had cried myself to sleep when things didn’t look good at around…
Fruit Ninja

Casually Yours: Mobile Games are Boring Too

Recently, Brie Code, a 14-year veteran of the gaming industry, issued a clarion call to game developers and gamers everywhere. In her tour de force piece, she posited that all video games are boring and asked: what if everything…

Casually Yours: A Conversation With Crossy Road Creator Matt Hall

Unnecessary disclaimer: Matt and I have been friends ever since he made his first guest appearance on Unconsoleable. Since then, we’ve continued to talk about what we’re playing, the state of mobile, and games in general. We have often…
Lara Croft GO

Casually Yours: Which Mobile Gamers Matter Most to Square Enix?

I still remember the first time I played Hitman GO (iOS, Android & PS4). I’d seen it on Apple’s year-end list of best games of 2014 and wondered what could possibly be so special about it. The App Store…
Pokemon GO

Casually Yours: 4 Ways to Spot a Shameless Cash Grab

I like to keep my promises and in my inaugural column I promised I’d address mobile games that are shameless cash grabs. So here we go! One of the most common critiques one hears about mobile games is that…
Anna Tarkov

Casually Yours: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Mobile Gaming

Welcome, one and all, to the wild and surprising world of mobile games. I will be your guide and trust me, you need one. Whether you’ve played lots of mobile games or only a few, it helps to have…
Underwater games

7 Highly Rated Underwater Games

The last few years have seen an uptick in PC, console and mobile games that let you explore the ocean, battle sea creatures (or other swimming humans), and test your underwater survival skills. To save you time and money, we’ve sorted through them to…

Professor Layton’s Daughter is Star of New Layton Series Game

The Professor Layton series is getting a new protagonist, the Professor’s daughter! Developers Level-5 announced the newest entry in the puzzle solving game series called Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy. Katrielle Layton will go on an adventure through…
Pokemon Go

How to Cope with the Physical Demands of Pokémon Go

The Pokéstop nearest to my apartment is a little bit of a walk, maybe a quarter mile, and it’s located on flat ground after a decline. It’s also on dead-end road, one that is pitch-black at night (prime Pokémon…
Xandra van Wijk

Xandra van Wijk on Building a Career in Game Design

Xandra van Wijk didn’t set out to be a games designer. That makes her current role at King Games all the more impressive. A senior game designer for the developer, she was lead designer on Farm Heroes Super Saga–the…

Pokémon GO Finally Available In U.S. — Here Are Some Tips

After a strange release where Pokémon GO was only available in Australia and New Zealand, the game is finally out in the United States. So far neither Ninantic Labs or The Pokémon Company has commented on the slow release, nor have…

Indie Game Spotlight: Local Co-Op RPG Eon Altar

Eon Altar is a local co-operative RPG that you play using a central display and your smartphone or tablet. You and your friends will embark on a journey to explore the dungeons and tunnels that stretch below Tarnums Fortress.…
Avengers Academy

Why Marvel’s Avengers Academy Should Include LGBTQ Dating Options

LGBTQ people currently experience unprecedented visibility, and that visibility (whether overt or covert) is sneaking into the games industry. If you search “LGBTQ Representation in Games” you’ll be greeted with numerous Top 5 or even Top 10 lists, and…
Dragon Quest

How to Get Started with Dragon Quest

This month marks 30 years since the first Dragon Quest game was released in Japan. There’s a chance, however, that you’ve never played a single game in the series, despite considering yourself a lover of JRPGs. I was in…
Hearthstone

Hearthstone’s Whispers of the Old Gods Makes Things Creepy, and Makes Free Play Harder

Whispers of the Old Gods, the third expansion for Blizzard’s popular collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, was released April 26th. Whispers in some ways divides the casual gamer from the hardcore: while Hearthstone is free to play,…

Apple Rejects Game Set in Gaza Strip, Saying It’s Not a Game

Palestinian developer Rasheed Abueideh was notified by Apple that his indie game, Liyla and the Shadows of War, was not suitable for the App Store. They say the game, a platformer about a girl living in the Gaza Strip,…

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