If gaming platforms are squares on a chess board, VooFoo Studios' Pure Chess almost has the PS4 surrounded. Its debut on the PS3 and Vita in May 2012 was followed by ports to the 3DS, Wii U, iPhone and Android, leaving a curious gap on Xbox platforms. That doesn't matter, though - the PS4 is about to be conquered in April, resulting in a checkmate of all of Sony's gaming platforms. Strategy enthusiasts can set up a game for $7.99, or go for the Complete Edition for $14.99 to get extra locations and set themes.
If you're like our own Jess Conditt, or if you haven't won a game of chess in your life, Pure Chess includes tutorials for strategies of various skill levels. In contrast, if you're a chess master that's tired of obliterating beginners, Pure Chess offers leaderboards and tracks your ELO (a score based on a player's aptitude at outwitting opponents).
Yes, it's essentially just a pretty version of chess, but can the chess board buried somewhere in your basement host matches with people hundreds of miles away? ... It can? That's, um ... huh.
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