Making a tie-in video game for Ready Player One fans seems like a maddening task. After all, what does it mean to be a fan of Ready Player One, a piece of pop culture designed as a wrapper for other, often better pop culture? Does it mean being invested in the journey of digital treasure-hunter Wade Watts and his effort to protect the virtual reality world known as OASIS? Or is it more about enjoying its mashup of reference points, like DeLoreans, WarGames, and Rush? If it’s the latter, fans might be disappointed by the collection of Ready Player One-themed VR games that’s being released soon for the HTC Vive. The collection is a lot more substantive than your usual VR film tie-in, but with a few exceptions, the designers apparently didn’t get the rights to all the movie and game franchises Spielberg did. So they’re limited to the lore and aesthetic that’s specific to Ready Player One’s OASIS, and that’s not a deep well to draw from. You can … [Read more...] about The final boss in the Ready Player One tie-in games is copyright law
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Looking for some neat new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that's the case, you might be pleased to hear that several titles that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.This collection features several different genres, so we've made sure to include a video (where available) or gameplay image and a description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (January 29th), some of these titles only have a few hours left in their "freebie" period, so it's advisable to download anything that you like fast. Without further ado, let's see what's on the list! Paid Android games gone free double click to zoom in and out Paid Android games gone free 1. PUSH Rating: 4.7/5; Sale ends in: 2 days | DownloadPUSH is a very minimalistic and pleasant puzzle game. Your task is to find and push all the unbranded … [Read more...] about These paid Android games are now free for a limited time, grab them while you can!
Best free iPad games So you've got an iPad, but have come to the dawning realisation that you've got no cash left to buy any games for it.Have no fear, because the App Store offers plenty of iPad gaming goodness for the (unintentional or otherwise) skinflint.Haven't bought an iPad yet and not sure which is best? We've got them listed on our best iPad ranking - or you can check out the best tablets list to see the full range available now.Our updated pick of the best free iPad games are listed right here.New this week: Turn Undead: Monster HunterTurn Undead: Monster Hunter is a spooky run-and-gun platformer, in the same territory as arcade classic Ghosts ’n Goblins. Hordes of zombies, vampires and werewolves need offing by way of your trusty supply of stakes, before you make for an exit – and a few moments of feeling smug.But Turn Undead has another trick up its sleeve: it’s turn-based. This means time only moves on when you do, which upends everything you thought you … [Read more...] about Best free iPad games 2018
Best Android games introduction It's been ten years since Android was first announced and in that time we've seen hundreds of thousands of games hit the Google Play Store, but obviously not all of them are high quality, and with so many available it can be tricky to make sure you're putting your cash in the right place.Some titles are expensive and nothing more than just poor ports of a console game. Others are only a meagre amount but are genuinely more entertaining and enthralling than anything found on a console a few years ago.When deciding what Android game is best for you, well... you've got a few choices to consider.Firstly, remember that you won't have just one game on the go at any one time. You might have a title that's great for playing on the sofa or commute, and one when queuing at the bank.Some work better with headphones, others don't - and we thoroughly recommend playing through a few regularly to find the games that work the best for you. Nothing better than finding … [Read more...] about The best Android games of 2018: our top picks
Now Playing: Watch this: Disabled players get new life through video games 2:30 This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.Mike Begum is out to become one of the best Street Fighter players in the world.And he doesn't even need hands to do it. Born with arthrogryposis, Begum has limited muscle development, so he plays the game using his face. The 28-year-old from Texas, better known as BrolyLegs, rose to become the top-ranked Chun-Li player online in Ultra Street Fighter IV and obliterates most opponents in his path. He's one of the 33 million disabled gamers in the US who have found a way to thrive in today's sophisticated competition, according to the AbleGamers foundation. Because, let's face it, video games have come a long way from text-based adventures that had you slowly type in commands on a keyboard. They move faster, require split-second reflexes and run on complicated controllers packed with … [Read more...] about Disabled players get their video game on thanks to software, hardware hacks