Category Archives: Games

Next 7 video game reviews chosen

Last week, I asked for input about which game I should play to review next. The results are in: the next game is the original Dragon Quest in its mobile incarnation, originally released in North America as Dragon Warrior. Details on the voting methodologies and the next six games in sequence follows for those who are interested. All options listed were mobile games of the JRPG variety.

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Pick Blaine’s next video game review

I enjoy gaming, but I don’t have a lot of time for console games these days. If I plan to review something, I’m more motivated to make the time to spend on it, so I’m opening up voting so our readers can decide what I will review next. I do most of my gaming on my iPad mini, and for this, I’m focused on the “buy once, own the whole thing, one player RPG” style of gaming. (I still play games like Final Fantasy: Record Keeper every day, but I want to review an entire game, so I want to stick to complete ones, and ones where I don’t miss out on something if I have to set it aside for a week.) The actual voting takes place here, and the weighting of the votes will be explained below.

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A First Look at the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo SwitchI know we’re not a gaming blog, per se, but I think most of us are gamers or at least are interested in new tech. The Switch, which rolls out in March, certainly seems to embrace both console and mobile gaming (including multiplayer mobile gaming). Will it succeed? We’ll see. The Wii certainly shook up the market, though it didn’t have a lot of staying power. Continue reading →

iOS game roundup

For the past few months, part of my morning wakeup routine has been playing a variety of iOS games. I’ve tried many, and what I have here are descriptions and pointers to those which I find myself coming back to on a regular basis. Each category listed alphabetically. FYI, anyone who wants to connect with me for social games via Facebook may do so.

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Firefly Online announced

In the first of a zillion or so news announcements from San Diego Comic-Con, we present the teaser trailer for “Firefly Online,” a social MMORPG targeted to mobile devices. The game’s Web site is at, but it’s being hammered (not Captain Hammer) and may take a while to load.