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RESPECT THE GAME. Produced, written, and directed by Area 5 (named after the final stage of the game Rez), a company formed from the staff formerly responsible for The 1UP Show, CO-OP is lovingly crafted each week to bring the best-of-gaming's-best to their fans. The CO-OP team is made up of:... Read More
HALO may be famous for bringing the big guns (in terms of sales and in the more literal sense), but Facebook and the iPhone are 800 lb. gorillas all their own.
The "Mythic Disc" for HALO 3: ODST was the topic of a Bungie hosted multiplayer event to which our beloved JayFresh and our slightly-less-beloved Rob got to attend, much to the jealous chagrin of the rest of the Area 5 team. They returned, however, with exclusive footage ('cause it's actually of Rob playing, not that other people don't have footage of them playing) of them having a pretty damned good time.
It's crazy to think of the iPhone is generating new genres in gaming, but that's exactly what's happening thanks to the nature of the device. "Line Drawing" games are now a "thing" and Harbor Master is that genre's latest and greatest incarnation. Rob, Jason, and Cesar each fret over the intricate strategies of getting their little virtual boats to and from port safely.
Gears of War 2 & lunch time.
And perhaps not quite an emerging genre so much as a force of nature, Facebook's gaming scene is rapidly approaching mythical status if one looks at the numbers alone. We give a quick rundown of the biggest and best of Facebook's gaming offerings, and while we know we've barely scratched the surface of what there is to offer, we luckily had Gareth Davis, Facebook's Platform Manager on hand to chat with Matt about what makes Facebook such an attractive platform for game developers and publishers.