Few games out there can capture both a great sense of humor and great gameplay, but TT Games manages to do that with every iteration of their LEGO gaming franchise. From the LEGO Star Wars games to LEGO Batman to LEGO Harry Potter to LEGO City Undercover to LEGO Marvel
He’s……from Earth. Actor Marc Evan Jackson runs the gamut from TV to films to podcasts, but when he’s not entertaining, he’s helping to teach. As President of the Detroit Creativity Project, Marc does his part to help underprivileged youths get a leg up in life with free improvisational theater training.
School is back in session! The award-winning web series Video Game High School has returned for its final season, and it’s going out with a bang! (Many of them, actually. All from bullets.) When we last left VGHS, BrianD and Jenny Matrix were racking up the kills in Field of
Remember how fun game nights are? You and a few friends get together to play cards or a board game or some other group game (Taboo has always been a favorite of mine.) Nomino is a new social game that leverages your social network and the ubiquitous practice of posting photos online to recreate that “party game” feeling in an easy and fun way.
Nomino is a simple question-and-answer game, where a captioned image is your single clue to the answer. Players get to add their own Nominos to the database too in an effort to challenge (and possibly stump!) their friends and other players. That’s where the party game comes in: who doesn’t like to challenge their friends with trivia? You post a Nomino, share it on Facebook/Twitter/other social media, and your friends from everywhere and anywhere try to rise to the challenge. This is the first game I’ve played in recent memory that positively leverages social sharing as part of the experience (in contrast, too many games on iOS and Android require obtrusive, bothersome sharing in order to earn currency or something – whereas the point of Nomino is to share the challenge.)
Players earn coins for answering and creating Nominos. Those coins can be redeemed for free stuff from corporate partners, adding further value to play. As of this writing, there’s only one prize (a $10 Starbucks gift card), but I’m told that they’re working on other partnerships for more prizes. Currently, the coin redemption rate is pretty damn inflated (that $10 gift card is a whopping 240,000 points), so I’m almost worried at seeing the exchange rates for gear and prizes that are more than $10 in value. Regardless, these are prizes that can be earned simply by playing a free game – even if it’ll take quite a while to earn something really good, you can’t argue with free.
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Chatting with Kyle Stevens is quickly becoming a New York Comic-Con tradition. The frontman for Kirby Krackle, the Nerd Rock sensation from the Emerald City, is not only one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, but with new music and projects from the band always on the horizon, there’s plenty
Our convention season comes to a close with New York Comic-Con, an event that never disappoints, and always presents great opportunities for meeting cool people and seeing what’s on the geeky horizon for the next year. NYCC 2014 was no exception. Kicking off our coverage from the Big Apple’s premiere
To quote a friend of mine, “DC just whipped their dick out onto the table.” Following the series premiere of The Flash last night, I’m inclined to agree. Following the amazing success of two seasons of Arrow, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment have gone for broke with their ambitious plans for television. We have Gotham airing
Hi. My name is Rob Piontek, and I’m a fan of the Thrilling Adventure Hour. I wasn’t always like this, though. There was once a sadder time when I wasn’t aware of such wonderful things as Martian onus and the sprawling rogues gallery of Apex City. But now, my commute is