Follow us on:

Posts tagged shovelware

Bury the Shovelware: Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles

Pedigree Well, we've found one of the weirdest game company names in existence: Aksys Games. It's right up there with "Infogrames" and "Camerica." I was surprised to learn that they're not as obscure as their name would lead one to imagine: they're the folks behind the Guilty Gear series. Jake...

Continue Reading

2K exec criticizes casual titles on Wii

2K Games Global President Christoph Hartmann doesn't see 2009 as a great year for casual publishers. He sees the console flooded in a flurry of casual games, what he dubs "crappy titles." He thinks that for every ten casual titles produced, publishers expect two to be hits, financing the other...

Continue Reading

Bury the Shovelware: Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer

You know, I usually have a fairly decent idea of where most of these shovelware titles are going. That's not to say that I haven't been disappointed or pleasantly surprised before, but judging a book by its cover is often appropriate with shovelware. Yet I honestly have no clue what this game...

Continue Reading

Bury the Shovelware: 2008 in Review

We're barely one week into 2009 and I'm already prepared to make a judgment about the current year: I don't like it one bit. With that in mind, I've decided to take a nostalgic look back to an easier, care-free time: 2008. Our study began on the 2nd of July with a look at the laughably terrible...

Continue Reading

Bury the Shovelware: Elf Bowling 1 & 2

It's Christmas Eve, and Santa has come a little early. But apparently we've all been very terrible, for there exists a gift far worse than coal. In fact, coal seems downright awesome compared to this. After all, it's flammable. I am being utterly sincere when I say that I would much rather play...

Continue Reading

Bury the Shovelware: Bratz Ponyz 2

After a few controversial picks, I've decided to take the edge off and pick on an easy target. After all, doesn't picking on the weak make us all feel a little better? So don't worry about today: we've got not one but TWO S's replaced with Z's! Pedigree Instead of talking about the developer and...

Continue Reading

Top 5: Nintendo's Worst

15 days ago, Guns N' Roses released their comically delayed album Chinese Democracy, giving hope to those who are still awaiting Duke Nukem Forever. Unfortunately, anyone looking for another Appetite for Destruction will be disappointed, as the new album's overcoming of its absurd delay...

Continue Reading

Bury the Shovelware: Metal Slug 7

After seeing the ho-hum critical response to Metal Slug 7, I decided to give the title a look in the ol' shovelscope in order to further explore how critics' scores can heavily affect our perceptions of a game before we're ever able to form our own opinions. Plus, I just wanted an excuse to talk...

Continue Reading

Wii games drop in price faster than competition

The research bods at EEDAR have got their abacuses out and calculated that Wii games are more prone to "price protection" than titles on rival machines. What's price protection? Price protection occurs when a publisher of a game that isn't selling offers its game to retailers for a lower price,...

Continue Reading

Bury the Shovelware: Zoo Tycoon DS

Pedigree Based on the PC series of the same name, the Zoo Tycoon games are rooted in the business / construction simulation titles that proved to be very popular in the 1990s. These types of games include the SimCity series and its numerous spinoffs, Theme Park, and the Civilization series. These...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

A Golden Wake review: The City Beautiful

Posted on Oct 20th 2014 3:30PM

Image

Editor's Note: We Are Always Fighting

Posted on Oct 20th 2014 12:49PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW