I have a confession, I'm hopelessly addicted to SimCity BuildIt on the iPad. I've put in more hours than I care to admit on the game. It walks that fine line between the Free To Play Model and just a good ol' fashioned game of SimCity.
Because I'm apparently a grumpy luddite who hates all things new, charming, and fun, I never got into the Pokémon Go craze last year. Since I'm pretty sure I'm the only one on the face of the planet for whom that's true, then the news that Pokémon Go is adding a cooperative mode this summer will likely be of interest to you.
Its been sometime since we've talked about KingsRoad. The game launched early last year on iPad after being available on PC for quite sometime as a free to play browser game. Recently Mike discovered the game is fully available on IOS and Android with full cross platform co-op play with the PC. Sweet.
The 2014 release of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS did the nigh impossible when it adapted precision-based gameplay for greasy touch screens. It wasn't perfect, but hey, it was fantastic. The release of iOS 9 about a year later made Freedom Unite unplayable, so Capcom pulled it from the store. Sad face. It took some time, but the game has finally returned, just in time to compete with Monster Hunter Generations!
No Microsoft E3 conference would be complete without mention of the world-building juggernaut that is Minecraft. Last year they showed what could be possible with the HoloLens (whenever that materializes) and this year they're focusing more on the gaming together side of things. The new "Friendly Update" will allow PC (Windows 10 edition), mobile device, and VR players to all join and play in the same Realm.
If you are over rank 150 in Puzzle and Dragons, you now have the option to tackle a dungeon with a friend that is at least rank 10. All you have to do is create a room under the Multiplayer Dungeons menu option and share that number with a friend or enter the room ID you have received.
In case you missed the news a few months back, Dungeon Defenders II is out, in alpha (Early Access), free to play for all. That's good news right there, but the continuing good news is that developer Trendy Entertainment has rolled out a substantial update. Called The Harbinger Awakens, it's got a new boss, more loot, and according to the official notes, more fun!
Hey there, Minecraft: Pocket Edition players! Thanks for waiting. You know how everyone on PC and consoles has been enjoying creating interactive things using redstone switches? Well, now you can, too, all from the comfort of your iOS or Android device. Let the levering begin!
Trendy Entertainment, developer of Dungeon Defenders II, gazed upon the hordes of malnourished tower defense enthusiasts and found them weak, malnourished, and craving a new title to feast upon. "But, they lack the necessary funds", their miserly advisers told them, "they cannot afford to even dream of our forthcoming title." Nevertheless, the developers saw the masses' desperation, and their morality rang true. "Give the people what they need", they said, "and make it free, make it all free."
This is some news I've been waiting on for some time. At long last, the electronic version of Sentinels of the Multiverse, a cooperative card game we've covered previously in our Tabletop Co-Op feature, will be receiving online co-op support. The game had local play at launch, which was ok for the iPad/Android version but a bit weird on PC, but no options to play with friends not right next you.
That's right, Dungeon Defenders II, the sequel to the hit action tower defense title of 2011, has now hit "Alpha" status. Commence with the breaking of the game, for science!
"To be honest, no one was ever quite sure why they defended dungeons. It was just hardwired into their brain's circuitry, sort of the way dogs chase cars, or the way Australians enjoy Marmite. Even when the success of Dungeon Defenders 2 spawned a proliferation of sequels, players never questioned the reason they held these dungeons dear. One of those things, I suppose."
It's expansion time! And when we say "expansion", boy do we mean "expansion". Beamdog recently announced a nice little update to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition titled Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. And by "little", we mean an all-new adventure with 25 hours of gameplay, complete with co-op!