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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Somewhere, at any given moment, I imagine the team at Gearbox is popping champagne and fiercely patting each other on the back after striking gold with Borderlands 2. Not only is the game a commercial success, but it...

October 31st 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The adage "leave them wanting more" immediately came to mind upon completing Liberation Maiden, a feat which took a little under two hours to accomplish. Level 5 and Grasshopper Manufacture's 3DS eShop shooter is eng...

October 26th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. I can never think, or write, about NightSky without using the word "meditative." So I'm just going with it. NightSky is meditative in the extreme. It throws calm and serene imagery all up in your face. It's not overl...

October 25th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. White Whale Games took worldbuilding seriously in God of Blades. Well, maybe "seriously" isn't the right word. God of Blades takes place in a world inspired by pulp fantasy novels, Roger Dean, and '70s album covers;...

October 3rd 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. I think I'm starting to understand a paradox embraced by the level designers of Rayman Jungle Run. To do good, and to earn praise from their players, they must do evil. They must string together chasms, ropes, hills...

October 2nd 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The Denpa Men (officially The "DENPA" Men: They Came By Wave) seems at first glance like something new, alien, and weird, thanks to its augmented reality gimmick and, well, this video. But upon actually playing it, I...

October 2nd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. In discussing any specific version of Cave Story, it's not particularly useful to evaluate it on its gameplay merits. Any version you pick up is going to be great on those terms. Even if you're playing it with a keyb...

September 28th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Angry Birds is iOS gaming's juggernaut; even now, it regularly tops the App Store charts in both money earned and time played. Rovio, the Finnish company who created Angry Birds, put together dozens of mobile games b...

September 26th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. If the cancellation of the retail DS and 3DS versions marked the end of Fractured Soul, it would have been a tragedy. That would have been the case five years ago. Instead, Endgame Studios just got to self-publish it...

September 17th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Back in January, Konami released Neko Entertainment's Puddle on XBLA and PS3's PSN. The puzzle action game has you control a small amount of liquid through hazardous mazelike environments by tilting the environment b...

September 10th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

September 7th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

August 4th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments