We play the terrible ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ game so you don’t have to

Title The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Platform Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC (reviewed on Xbox One) Publisher Activision Developer Beenox ESRB Rating T: Teen Release Date Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Score 3/10 “Amazing” is hardly the word to describe the latest Spider-Man game. “Terrible” might actually be a more accurate … [Read more…]

Angry Birds’ new chief bets on Hollywood to boost flagging sales

To revive Angry Birds, the maker of the five-year-old mobile game is betting on Hollywood. Pekka Rantala, the new chief executive officer of Finland’s Rovio Entertainment Oy, is accelerating the game studio’s transformation into an entertainment company focusing on plush toys and cartoons. The strategy largely hinges on a 3-D Angry Birds movie coming out … [Read more…]

‘Watch Dogs’ is the hacker-thriller game we need right now

Title Watch Dogs Platform PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (reviewed on PlayStation 4) Publisher Ubisoft Developer Ubisoft Montreal ESRB Rating M: Mature Release Date Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Score 9/10 Ubisoft’s gritty new hacker thriller Watch Dogs delivers just about everything you could hope for from an open-world adventure. It’s not … [Read more…]