I’m just going to say right off the bat that I don’t get the appeal of Flappy Bird. There have been other games of this same “side-scrolling endless runner” genre that have done it a lot better as you are about to see in the list below. The controls are terrible as your bird drops like a rock and the pipes you have to avoid seem strangely familiar to anyone who has played a Super Mario Bros game. Is it because you play as a bird and they’re the hot animal of choice for mobile games? Who knows.
“You love me! You really love me! …. Why?”
Now with the popular app taken down by its creator for largely unknown reasons, it’s time to look at alternatives to satisfy that itch. There are so many copycats out there but these are the five titles I have the most personal experience playing.
The Ultra Mega Death Ray crew is here to give you your weekly dose of geek media news! The first three parts has us talking about a kid getting arrested for making a joke while playing League of Legends, Microsoft dropping their update fees, and Google looking to make a splash in the console gaming market!
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It’s not often you get to talk to someone who has experience in the games industry since it began. Watch as I speak with legendary game designer David Mullich about The Prisoner, Ducktales, and his thoughts on the future of video games!
Despite now being retired, Gears of War creator and game designer Cliff Bleszinski has kept himself relatively busy these days. For one thing, he’s still very much active in the gaming industry including acting as the keynote speaker at the 2013 East Coast Games Conference today. It was at this event that the man so fondly known as “Cliffy B” let it be known that if he was to come out of retirement, now would not be the time.
There are some crossovers that make sense like Marvel Comics versus DC Comics or Nintendo versus Sega. The popular mobile game Angry Birds has conceptually worked well in the past with the bird-centric animated film Rio. Now it’s on a collision course with a little movie franchise known as Star Wars.