Gamer’s Ability to Focus: The Advantages of the Handheld over Apps

Recently Nintendo has brought back a man who we all had mostly forgotten; Dr. Kawashima and his Brain Training was given to Wii U owners for free an d for a brief time we were taken back to 2005 and reliving the first Nintendo DS phenomenon. The game made us see that the DS could be something more than a simple gaming platform; it could be a book, a puzzle collection, a musical instrument. Even The Sun released a crossword collection on the thing. However 2005 was a long time ago now and since then almost any device you can get … Continue reading Gamer’s Ability to Focus: The Advantages of the Handheld over Apps

The Simpsons Tapped Out: The Definitive Simpsons Video Game

The Simpsons have never been strangers to video games, appearing on almost every console and handheld during their ongoing 25 year syndication. As the show has evolved the games have changed from Bart Simpson’s adventure games, to parodies of established formulas like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Grand Theft Auto and onto the grand outing in The Simpsons Game. However in recent years the family have been pretty quiet on the video game front, TV and movie tie-ins aren’t so popular today as they once were; “serious” gaming has not been kind to The Simpsons. Then the app craze hit … Continue reading The Simpsons Tapped Out: The Definitive Simpsons Video Game