The land of Westeros from the Game of Thrones TV/book series isn't the nicest place to live, but there are a lot of fans who surely wouldn't mind visiting. The video game adaptation recently landed on iOS devices under the watchful eye of renowned development studio Telltale, maker of the astounding Walking Dead games, but is it a worthy addition to the property's storied mythos?
We took last week off for the holiday, but the App Store didn’t, unleashing a load of new games while everyone was scarfing down turkey. So we’ve got a couple weeks’ worth of intriguing picks in the latest column, including the first episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, the first free-to-play Peggle, and newly released ports of older Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest, and Oddworld favorites.
We’ve got a couple of pretty significant releases leading the week: Supercell’s Boom Beach, which follows the wildly popular Clash of Clans, along with Star Wars: Assault Team, a card-based battler based on A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. We’ve got several other new releases profiled in the pack, of course, and if you’re a fan of Plants vs. Zombies 2, don’t forget to update to grab the new Far Future update with loads of fresh free content. Be sure to keep an eye out for full reviews of some of these titles in the coming days, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
Oh, Google. It's not that we don't admire your tenacity, it's that it's definitely keeping things interesting in this game of technology thrones. In this instance, Google's teaming up with Intel for the mobile throne.
The search engine giant is collaborating with the processor maker to help them get their hand at the smartphone game. "We want to make Intel archtecture the platform of choice for smartphones," said Intel CEO Paul Otellini onstage at the Intel Developer's Forum. "Every time we have collaborated with Google, good things have come out of it."