The folks at Splash Damage have shifted gears and just announced their latest title for the iOS, RAD Soldiers. We here at NA love us some asynchronous strategy games (Hero Academy) and can’t wait to see how RAD Soliders turns out. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think!
Hero Academy has become a bit of an obsession here at Nerd Appropriate HQ. Creators of Orcs Must Die, Robot Entertainment have managed to craft an incredibly fun and addicting asynchronous iOS strategy game. Like any great strategy game Hero Academy is simple to learn, but challenging to master. Game play is an epinephrine infused game of chess, mixed with the random nature of Magic the Gathering.
onlive has a huge presence here at PAX. Most people have little to no clue what onlive is or what magic it brings to the table. The idea behind onlive is a bold one, cloud gaming. This means that your “virtual console” gives you the ability to play games without the use of a proper console. Wizardy you say!!
So why am I writing this love letter to PAX? Simple, I think you all should attend next year. If you’re anything like us, and you truly love electronic entertainment, start planning your trip to next year’s PAX right now. We’ll see you on the show floor!
Why do these contests at all and give away our personal prizes? Nerd Appropriate is a passion project for us. We love working on the site and want to share it with as many people as possible. We think what we do is sort of unique in that we deal with literally everything in that could be considered nerdy from movies and video games, to technology and pop culture. We love it all and want to share it.
The folks at Spooky Empires put on a great con that is chiefly geared toward horror and science fiction fans. Spooky Empires is a blast mainly due to its unique “family reunion” atmosphere. Does this mean that there are creepy drunk uncles wandering the floor? No… well… yes, but not really.
A few weeks ago Matt and I made our way up to PAX:East. It was a great adventure to say the least, and while there we witnessed one of the best panels we’d ever seen, The “Other” Us. The panel focused on gender, community, and the world of gaming in general. “The ‘other’ us” inspired us to write some articles that hopefully you’ve had a chance to read (Ash and Matt) by now. The mastermind behind the panel was one Allison Thresher, former CM turned junior choreographer at Harmonix. I had the pleasure of talking with Allison about the panel, gender in gaming, PAX Pox, and other shenanigans. Enjoy!
Let's call this one BorderSlug or MetalLands or BorderMetalSlugLands...I digress. Shoot Many Robots is an Action-RPG side scrolling game being put out by Demiurge. The studio up to this point has been best known for working alongside of other studios…
Ash and I attended one of the most heart felt and inspiring panels at PAX, called the Other Us (read Ash's coverage here). It got both Ash and I talking all night long about everything from how people treat each…
PAX officially kicked off on Thursday night at the Middlesex bar. Harmonix and Swap.com sponsored an incredibly fun meet-up and game swapping session where nerds could gather, talk games, and drink some booze.