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And so they have finally released SimCity in offline mode.  Well, its not out yet, but SimCity Offline is being tested at the moment.  Looks like they have it right.  You can play offline by yourself, you can install mods and save your games without ever touching the cloud.  Here is a snip from the… Read More


This is very cool, and something I have thought about. How cool would it be to have Risk like boards but of different maps, like the US or Europe?  Well Havoc has done that. Its a kick starter project but they have 15 designed maps so far, Civil War US, New York, United Kingdom, Los… Read More


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I have not bought SimCity2013 and do not plan to till there is a hack that will allow me to play offline. The main time I would play is on the train or stuck at the airport or other times when I have down time. I do not always have access to the web during… Read More


Civilization Revolution ipad

I like Civilization Revolution for iPad.  Even wrote a collection of Tips and Tricks for Civ Revolution. Well seems there is a Civ Revolution, v 2.4.1 to be exact.  Well, not really new, just a new version. The biggest change in multiplier.  What you can do now is invite a few friends (or enemies) into… Read More


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This is a great video for all those Portal fans out there. Now if you are asking; ‘What is Portal?’  It’s an addictive puzzle game where the player has a portal gun which opens two portals between surfaces, allowing players to literally walk through walls.  This is a bit of an over simplication, but watch… Read More


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Mobile developer Qubop Inc. has just released a new casual game called Bubble Scoop, described as an “ice-cream themed puzzle shooter”. The object is to match ice cream scoops of the same color by firing them from a moving truck, and watching them vanish in a shower of particle effects. Each level is completed by… Read More


These have been popping up all over Reddit and other places in the last 2 weeks.  Pretty cool really. Odds are there will be plenty more showing up in the coming weeks as people make, oh say, Star Wars drinking games, or LOL cats board games, etc… Most of the images are pretty good quality… Read More


Mixed Reality Gaming

Charting unknown territory is definitely nothing new for the Danes. Danish companies such as Vestas, Lego, and Unity3D are conquering their industries in a way that would make their viking ancestors proud. Now entering this group is Playingmondo, a platform for creating and interacting with location based experiences. For those not familiar with location-based services,… Read More


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I’m sure you have seen them; exercise machines with TV monitors placed on them so you can watch TV while exercising. And that is fine enough, but I do not like gyms that much and watching TV disconnects me from my workout. What I really want is to play a game while doing my workout..… Read More


Sony introduced their 3D gaming and TV monitor.  Its 24inch with 2 HDMI inputs that supports 3D.  But that’s not whats cool about this.  Sony introduced a technology called “SimulView”.  This technology allows two players to have full screen view at the same time!  This is pretty cool and most likely not that hard to… Read More


Here are a collection of tips and tricks you can use to make Civilization Revolution easier to play and win at.  Keep in mind there are not cheats for Civilization Revolution. I have looked..  None.  Enjoy!  I’ll update and add images later. When you first start, explore fast and always attack barbarians if you find… Read More


Here is my video recap of the 2011 Game Developers Conference.… Read More


This press release just came out. So if you are a Catan fan, then you may want to hit it up.  Never played before? Check the free version. A fresh gust of sea air for all Catan landlubbers: “The Seafarers lite” including the new scenario “The 4 Islands” and two additional game variants, is now… Read More


2010 was a great year for the more innovative technologies that interest me and 2011 is looking to be even better. It is a few hours until midnight and before I dash out for New Year Eve, I felt a look at the 2011 tech crystal ball was in order. Here are my top three… Read More


I just downloaded simcity deluxe for iPad and started playing. It feels a bit glitchy with memory management, but so far no crash. So the first thing I’m going to start working on are the cheat codes. I have just started to mess with it so if anyone else has already made progress with the… Read More


Its the 1 year anniversary of LED football.  This is really cool for anyone old enough to remember playing with these little guys or just really dig old school LED games.  Its free!!  What are you waiting for??  Download them!  NOW!!  You only have a few days left. We here at touchGrove are celebrating the… Read More


Just in time for the world cup eh?  I just came across the video for this and it looks pretty cool. Supports single player and two players.  And I guess 4 players if you don’t mind crowding around the thing. The physics and movement reaction looks pretty good for being a flat surface.  I once… Read More


This just came up in TechCrunch so I’m sure my email will be along soon.  Apple is now opening up the door for iPad applications March 27.  So..  How many apps will be NEW and and how many will be existing apps just reformatted for the iPad?  Hmm… Almost all? Well, at least at first. … Read More


Top ten most addictive iphone games – by Jared Peri There are lots of really great iphone games out there, but sometime you want a game that does not take too much investment to learn or long term focus. These are simple additive games that you can call up and play while waiting in line… Read More


I like Scrabble even though I’m not very good at it.  However, I have a few friends that are just NUTS for the game.  So when this press release came in my email today I thought I would share it out.   Oh, and wonder why they cannot call it ‘Scrabble”  Trademarked my friend! “From… Read More