Archive for February, 2009

Feb
27

January and February on ThumbGods

February 27th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

I’ve heard about that post-Christmas slump for games, but on ThumbGods, this was a great time for reviews. I reviewed Funky Farm 2, the match-3 Atlantis, A Case Of The Crabs, Totem Tribe, Rotoadventures Momo’sQuest, Slayer of Dragon, the underwhelming Build-a-lot 3,  Democracy 2,  Electric Box, and Cartoon Network’s Fusionfall here on ThumbGods, and Ciao […]

Feb
26

Are Violent Videogames Adequately Preparing Children For the Apocalypse?

February 26th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse? from the Onion News Network. Thanks to ash::the blog for this! 0

Feb
25

Game Review: Electric Box

February 25th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews, Gaming News 12 comments

Electric Box, by Twinkle Star Games, is one of the games available on Kongregate. The object of the game is to get the electrical current from the On/Off switch to the goal. You can use wires, generators, wind, light and steam power to get to that goal! If you enjoy the special pieces having special […]

Feb
24

Press Release: Women’s Murder Club Game Available Today

February 24th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in New Press Releases, PC Games 4 comments

Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade Of Grey, a new casual game based on James Patterson’s best-selling novels, is available starting today from MSN Games. Here is the press release, and some exclusive screenshots! NEW YORK, NY – February 24, 2009 – I-play, the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publishing division of Oberon Media, announces […]

Feb
24

Guest Review: Runes Of Magic

February 24th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 6 comments

Lexton “Lunarhound” Collins was kind enough to review the upcoming MMORPG, Runes Of Magic, for us. Lexton has been playing the open beta of Runes of Magic for a few months now. Here he discusses Runes of Magic in particular and the free-to-play gaming model in general. Runes will be officially released on March 19th, […]

Feb
23

ThumbGods On Twitter

February 23rd 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Don’t forget, we’re also on Twitter! Are you? Follow ThumbGods on Twitter for instant updates whenever we post! 0

Feb
23

Beta Mod for WarCraft III

February 23rd 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta, PC Games 0 comments

This WarCraft III mod is looking for beta testers. I’m not signing up for this one (shocking, I know!), so if you do, let me know how you like it! Ever wanted to play new version of DotA? Time to for you to apply for Beta Tester. IceFrog need more dedicated beta testers with free […]

Feb
21

Lego Universe Delayed

February 21st 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News, MMOGs/MMORPGs 12 comments

I saw this over on Virtual Worlds News: Lego Universe Delayed Until After 2009 Lego Universe, first announced and teased back in 2007, was initially set for a release in Q4 2008. When we spoke to Mark Hansen, Director of Business Development, Lego Universe, last fall, he said that the world would definitely see the […]

Feb
19

Tomb Raider: Legend

February 19th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in PC Games 0 comments

Awomo, a new site for “super fast game downloads” is offering a free download of Tomb Raider: Legend to celebrate their beta launch. You need to make an Awomo account, but it seems to be really free, no catch. Check it out for yourself at AWOMO Beta | The World’s Fastest Game Download Service. 0

Feb
16

Crayon Physics Deluxe on Angry Gamers

February 16th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews 13 comments

My new Crayon Physics review is a guest post on Angry Gamers today! In the first couple of levels, the red ball reaches the star by means of stairs or a slide, while later levels involve levers, weights and all kinds of moving parts, for an irresistible mix of coloring outside the lines and Rube […]

Feb
16

New Issue of Indie Game Magazine

February 16th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

The March-April issue of Indie Game Magazine comes out today! Here’s a late valentine’s day present, IGM issue 3 is now available. This issue is our largest yet and features tons of indie game reviews! We review the 2008 IGF grand prize winner: Crayon Physics, Blast robots to bits in Droid Assault, Kick your way […]

Feb
14

Grow Tower

February 14th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews 11 comments

It’s no secret that I prefer open-ended, creative game to the Press B to Shoot type. I wrote about GrowCube about a year ago, and I really think the whole collection of sandbox-y Grow games are addictive flash games at their finest. Grow Tower is the newest Grow game. The mechanics of adding interactive parts […]

Feb
14

Talking Smack Tutorial

February 14th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Discussion, MMOGs/MMORPGs 12 comments

Angry Gamers has a tutorial on talking smack in online games, just in case the Barrens Chatters of the world need help. Insult indirectly – Use similes and metaphors to get your point across. For example, if your opponent sounds like he is 7, don’t say “What are you, 7 years old or something?” use […]

Feb
13

Thoughts On Casual Games Dev

February 13th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Discussion, In The Media 1 comment

Game development isn’t exactly my strong suit. Personally I prefer to let other people work long hours, pouring their heart and soul into a game, and then I play it and complain about what’s wrong with it. Hey, that’s where my talents lie! But I do have huge admiration for indie developers, and I hope […]

Feb
11

Game Review: Funky Farm 2

February 11th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews 15 comments

I really like farm management games, which is odd since I can’t keep a real plant alive, but after playing Harvest Moon, FarmCraft, Farm Frenzy and so many others, I wasn’t sure there was any more room left for new farming games. I didn’t know if Funky Farm 2 by SortaSoft could bring anything new […]

Feb
11

Amazon Enters The Casual Game Market

February 11th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Amazon.com is entering the casual games market! They’re offering downloadable casual games to try or buy, using the Big Fish system of a timed trial and then a paid download. I’m worried that massive portals like Amazon and even my beloved Big Fish are becoming the Wal-Mart of casual games, making it even harder for […]

Feb
11

SXSW Games Finalists

February 11th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Contests, Gaming News 0 comments

Since we mentioned Globulos the other day, I thought I’d also pass on the news that Globulus is a games finalist for SXSW. The others are: Adult Swim Games Globulos PMOG PlayCrafter Why So Serious? The Dark Knight Alternate Reality Game Via SXSW Finalists 0

Feb
10

Paris Hilton In Azeroth?

February 10th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 13 comments

Even Paris Hilton is in WarCraft! Personally, I thought she’d be more of a Second Life porno avatar than a WarCrafter. She’s an NPC Blood Elf, of course. Typical! The forums say she’s in Shattrath City, hanging out by the bar, refusing to talk to anyone. No word yet on whether “Haris Pilton” will leak […]

Feb
09

Press Release: Globulos Reopens, Free To Play

February 9th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News, New Press Releases 0 comments

Supercute gaming site Globulos.com, which offers a bunch of casual multiplayer games, reopens with a free-to-play basic model and a cash shop for extras. The 20 games and the 50 playing fields are playable 100% for free. Games are 1 against 1 player, 2 against 2 or melee of 4 players. The gameplay is a […]

Feb
09

Character Art

February 9th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in In The Media 1 comment

Do you love your role-playing character? What about your WarCraft toon? AvatarArt offers portraits of your role-playing characters. You describe your character, and they’ll make it into a pretty picture for your game room. Or wave your nerd flag at work by framing your picture of Gudrun the dwarven warrior, and having it on your […]

Feb
08

Indie Game Mag and Momo

February 8th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Indie Game Mag is a new magazine about — no points for guessing — independent games. Now, I don’t mean to bash the bestsellers, I love my World of WarCraft and my Sims2 just as much as the next gamer, but fun, creative indie games are often underrepresented in games journalism. It’s sad that so […]

Feb
08

Game Review: Nick Bounty

February 8th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews, PC Games 0 comments

I wrote about Nick Bounty: A Case Of The Crabs over on my personal blog, Simpson’s Paradox. The Nick Bounty mysteries are flash games (or free downloads) from the independent Pinhead Gamescompany. The first mystery is called A Case Of The Crabsand the second The Goat In The Gray Fedorawhich gives you an idea of […]

Feb
08

Blog Of The Day

February 8th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

ThumbGods is pleased to receive a Best Blog Of The Day Award! Thank you! 0

Feb
07

Runes Of Magic Valentine’s Day Treats

February 7th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 15 comments

Site of the Gaming Dead has some news about Runes Of Magic, the free-to-play MMO. Love and romance is filling the the virtual air all over Taborea, the world of Runes of Magic. Players can make handcrafted chocolates, guaranteed to woo and restore 35% of a love interests HP. What girl could say no?!? … […]

Feb
07

High Voltage Relaunch and Giveaway

February 7th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

High Voltage Software is celebrating their new website, and 16 years of game development by giving away T-shirt and a Wii. They say: Only one entry per person please. Be sure to include your full name and address so we know where to send the package to the next lucky winner. Just email merchandise@high-voltage.com and […]