Archive for the ‘Web Games’ Category
Original First-Person Shooter ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ Now Free To Play Online
May 10th, 2012 at 7:23 pm | |
Free ‘Total Recall’ MMO Promises Console Graphics, Fully Browser-Based Gameplay
Remember back when first-person shooter games were in their infancy, born from your floppy disk copy of Wolfenstein 3D?
It’s been a long time since those days—20 years now, in fact—and Bethesda Softworks is celebrating the anniversary of the game with a little treat for fans of the classic: the ability to play it for free whenever you want. [...]
November 8th, 2011 at 11:04 pm | |
Preview The New ‘Doctor Who’ Adventure Game: Guy Fawkes ‘The Gunpowder Plot’
In what can be considered to be quite the ambitious project, SEE Games has announced that they have partnered with Chinese online gaming company ZQGame to create a new MMO based on Columbia Pictures’ upcoming Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrell.
Th ambitious part comes in the promise that the MMO (massively multiplayer online) game will be free-to-play, and that it will be made on a specially designed engine allowing for a full-on 3D browser-based experience that’s able to present console-level graphics, characters, and environments with NO need for a client download. [...]
October 26th, 2011 at 7:10 pm | |
Kill Some Frost Giants In The New ‘Thor: Hammer of The Gods’ Web Game
“Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot! I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot!”
BBC is releasing a new Doctor Who Adventure Game, this time centering around Guy Fawkes, called The Gunpowder Plot.
Watch the preview for this new game here below [...]
April 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm | |
‘Angry Birds’ Continues To Take Over The World; Facebook Version On The Way This Year
If you found yourself spending hours playing Angry Birds, then here’s something even better: a new online game called Thor: Hammer of The Gods.
In this free web game, which is a tie-in to Marvel’s upcoming Thor movie, you fight in Asgard as Thor against the Frost Giants. When you defeat enough enemies — by throwing the mighty Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer! — in a certain amount of rounds, it unlocks trophies, which contain footage from the film and character bios. You can also choose to sign into the game through your Facebook account so you can compete against others.
I’m not going to lie, this game is addictive. Once you wield the power of Mjolnir, you just can’t stop! Check out my badass score in the screenshot above — not bad for my first try! (I probably would have done better had I maybe read the brief instructions on how throw the hammer, but I don’t have the patience for that.) [...]
March 6th, 2011 at 4:48 pm | |
Angry Birds is one of the most popular games/apps of all-time, nearing 100 million downloads so far. So it should come as no surprise that multiple plans are in motion for other platforms, spin-offs, and adaptations are well in the works.
The company behind Angry Birds, Rovio, has revealed that they have a new version of the title currently on the way for none other than Facebook. Rovio’s Mikael Hed says the game will have new aspects to it that players haven’t seen on other platforms, and that because of the “collaborative nature,” the pigs will play a bigger part.
This comes after it had already been revealed that the ornithological projectiles were making their way to most game platforms including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Along with all of this expansion, Angry Birds isn’t stopping there. World domination is the ultimate goal, and that means possible movies and TV show adaptations as well. It’s unclear if and when we’ll really see the birds on the big screen, but it looks to be happening some day in the near future. [...]
‘Sarah Jane Adventures’ Online Comic & Game Released For ‘Doctor Who’ Fans
January 14th, 2011 at 12:26 pm | |
Trailer & Making Of Videos For Telltale’s ‘Back To The Future’ Game
Doctor Who fans, as well as some of our younger readers, might be interested in a new online Flash game released at the BBC website. The game focuses on The Sarah Jane Adventures, and is entitled Defending Bannerman Road.
Essentially, the game is like Angry Birds, with the exception that you’re shooting out rocks and objects to squash aliens from the Doctor Who universe including the Sontarans, the Judoon, and the Slitheen.
In addition, there’s also an online motion comic that follows the story of the game, as well as a video of tips from Daniel Anthony, who plays Clyde Langer in The Sarah Jane Adventures [...]
December 3rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm | |
A few new videos have been released showing off Telltale Games’ episodic video game adaptation of the classic Back to the Future, including a new trailer.
time trying to find Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who’s stranded somewhere.
Back to the Future: The Game will be delivered in chapters and will be available via download at a yet-to-be-determined release date. The story takes place not too long after the end of Back to the Future III with Marty McFly back to doing normal every day things. But when the DeLorean shows up out of nowhere, Marty will find himself back on an adventure through time trying to find Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who’s stranded somewhere.
You can click on over to the other side now to see the videos. The first is the trailer, while the other three look at the making of the game, including what it’s about, who’s involved, and what to expect. The high point has to be A.J. LoCascio, who was cast to do the voice of Marty when Michael J. Fox wasn’t able to. This was a major concern of fans, but you’ll be excited to hear just how close LoCascio’s impression is! [...]
More ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Day News: Vashta Nerada Return In The Final Adventure Game
December 3rd, 2010 at 9:28 pm | |
Woman Kills Her Own Baby Son Over Facebook’s ‘Farmville’ Game
If you’re a Doctor Who fan and the Christmas Special as well as the Doctor Who Proms being aired on BBC America just aren’t enough Time Lord insanity for you, then you’re in luck: the BBC has announced that the fourth and final Doctor Who Adventure Game is to be released online just after A Christmas Carol is screened on UK television.
The best part? The “monsters” in this game are the Vashta Nerada, the swarming shadows that consume flesh. Fans may remember that the Vashta Nerada first appeared in Silence In The Library and Forest of the Dead, the two episodes written by Steven Moffat that introduced the character of River Song. And while those episodes saw David Tennant‘s 10th Doctor attempt to outwit the shadow creatures, in this online game, it will be Matt Smith‘s 11th incarnation of the Doctor who’ll battle the threat, along with companion Amy Pond [...]
October 30th, 2010 at 12:56 am | |
A 22-year-old woman in Jacksonville, Florida named Alexandra V. Tobias has pleaded guilty in the death of her 3-month-old son, Dylan.
The reason for such a despicable act? She tells investigators that she was busy playing the highly popular Facebook game, Farmville, when the child started crying. She explains that she became so angry, she shook the baby, went and smoked a cigarette to try and calm down, and then shook the baby more. She also added that while she was shaking him, he might have hit his head on something.
Tobias has been charged with second-degree murder, and could face up to life in prison…though it is noted that this sentence could be much, much less because “state guidelines” place the charge at 25-50 years imprisonment.
Farmville is a real-time strategy game that allows users to maintain their own virtual farm, plowing your lands, planting crops, harvesting what you’ve grown, and raising your own various livestock. [...]
You’ve Heard About ‘Human Centipede’ The Movie — Now Play The Game!
June 9th, 2010 at 12:23 am | |
Video: Recap of Episodes 1 & 2 of AMC’s ‘The Prisoner’
I have not seen the shocking new torture porn horror film, Human Centipede. In fact, it might just be the first movie I never see simply based just on what I’ve heard or read about the movie so far…unless curiosity gets the best of me, that is. Horror movies are some of the most fun you can have when it comes to watching, but when the fun is removed and the only goal is to make you as uncomfortable as possible, that’s where this fan usually loses all interest.
Nevertheless, that shouldn’t stop us from having fun now, should it? The folks over at I-Mockery had this very same perspective, and it lead to the creation of Human Centipede: The Game!
Throw on your doctor’s coat and grab a scalpel or shot gun and head on over to the other side to find out where to play Human Centipede: The Game. This is all in 8-bit and rather silly, but some may still find it offensive for some reason, so a NSFW is in effect here. [...]
November 16th, 2009 at 6:56 pm | |
‘Twilight’ To Get Its Own Virtual World
Part 1 of AMC’s remake of The Prisoner, starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, aired last night, with Part 2 beginning tonight at 8pm.
If you missed the first two episodes from last night — “Arrival” and “Harmony” — check out the video recaps here below to get you up to speed for tonight’s continuation of the miniseries with Episodes 3 and 4 (“Anvil” and “Darling”).
The miniseries will conclude with Episodes 5 and 6 (“Schizoid” and “Checkmate”) on this Tuesday night at 8pm. Encore presentations will follow.
If you want, there’s also Sneak Peek videos of tonight’s episodes, which you can watch here below as well [...]
September 4th, 2009 at 11:39 am | |
Geek Fun: Decipher Empire’s Cryptic Movie Canvas
Summit Entertainment, the movie studio behind the Twilight film franchise, has sealed a cross-promotional deal with online virtual playground Habbo for the upcoming film Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Starting this November, as New Moon‘s theatrical release approaches, Habbo will debut a New Moon-themed virtual space within its 31 virtual worlds around the globe, where users will be able to decorate their virtual rooms with items from the new movie.
According to the LA Times, some of the virtual items available for sale will be a water fountain, a clock tower, the Volturi Crest, and Jacob’s barn door [...]
May 26th, 2009 at 8:03 am | |
Empire Magazine has been throwing quite the birthday party for themselves after turning an impressive 20-years old recently. Along with some great movie stories and information, the magazine has now created The Cryptic Canvas, and they’re inviting you to come on over and see if you have the ultimate movie knowledge it takes to de-crypt the cryptic!
Basically, it’s one giant painting, and on this giant painting are 50 different things that depict a movie title. You look around, then click it on an image in the painting and a box opens where you type in the movie title. The site promises that all films come from the past twenty years to coincide with their 20th anniversary, but be warned, I did find at least one sneaky sneaky one that slipped in. I know your tricks, Dewey.
After figuring out that these weren’t literally translated, I was personally able to get about half deciphered before hitting the proverbial wall. Since then it’s been a slow, pecking process toward the completion of this master movie puzzle [...]
‘Terminator Salvation’ Twitter Game; Console Game Preview
May 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm | |
Video game fanatics. Web game fanatics. It’s time to get your Terminator game on!
By now, we’re all aware that the McG directed and Christian Bale starring Terminator Salvation is moving full steam ahead toward its May 21, 2009 release. To help build even more excitement for the movie by utilizing the massively-popular and still-growing “penny for your thoughts” website: Twitter. Terminator also has a new multi-console video game coming out as well. We all know the track record for movie-based video games, but it doesn’t look too bad, so hopefully it will become a rare gem.
Here’s how the game works:
In the Terminator Salvation Twitter game, members of the human resistance communicate with each other through Twitter and turn to the community for help in decoding intercepted Skynet transmissions. Players earn points through timely assistance in decoding these messages and, with these points, rise in rank within the Resistance Army. Players must constantly be on guard against the machines, which periodically and randomly choose a number of players and penalize them a percentage of their points. A companion blog augments the information within Twitter and hosts a leader board for the game. [...]
‘Hot Fuzz’ Sandford Stand-Off Game
July 25th, 2007 at 8:05 pm | |
Shoot your way through the town of Sandford in this fun online game that puts you in the shoes of Hott Fuzz‘s Sergeant Angel.