I remember when turn based games kicked ass and I hope the readers do as well. If there's a game that comes to mind in this genre outside of Final Fantasy Tactics it's X-COM Enemy Unkown released in 1993. Highly acclaimed as one of the greatest games of all time X-COM is what a turn based strategy game should be. If you haven't played it either on the playstation or PC, then do yourself a favor and play the damn game. R&R is never wrong and better yet everyone knows we're right in this instance. There's news on the horizon- X-COM is getting a remake both as a FPS and in all it's turn based glory.
R&R hates shitty games and we had one that disappointed us the most in 2011. It may have been the biggest step back any series has ever taken in the history of video gaming. Commanderofyomi couldn't finish it and Lazarusreturnz suffered through it all. Come to find out it ended as shitty as it started. Take a look at the video and see what game we hope you never played. Be sure to follow us on twitter @askrandr and hit up our RSS feed because we continue being superior. Don't forget we are giving away 1600 microsoft points for the best comment on our mobile gaming article here.
We apologize for the few days off but that work thing has been unkind since the holiday break. Despite this we have some great things coming out in the near future including another video and an interview with one of our favorite game developers. We aim to keep our resolutions this year and what better way to start than by giving away some more Microsoft points this January. Today's subject is short and sweet with a new product entering the market called the iCade junior and iCade Mobile .
Some may have seen the iCade cabinet that came out brought to us by ION and thinkgeek.com. You could connect your ipad to the mini cabinet and play games on a joystick with four physical buttons. ION has come out with a smaller version to use with iPhone but has also presented the iCade Mobile. The latter of the two products adds a d-pad with four regular buttons as well as four shoulder buttons. We at R&R have been a big proponent of adding physical controls to add any validity to handheld gaming as a serious medium for gamers. Only games that are compataible with ION's SDK will work but the library is growing. This appears to be a damn good start but the question still remains can mobile gaming eliminate handhelds all together and can it even conquer the traditional at home consoles? While I don't think handhelds will ever take control of the gaming market, mobile gaming could eliminate things such as the 3DS and Vita all together with further advancements. What do you the readers think on this subject? Several seem to believe dedicated handhelds will never die out but the amount of serious developers for Andriod and IOS may have some shit to say about that. R&R wants to hear what you have to say on the subject by leaving comments on the article. Alternatively you can follow us on twitter @askrandr and reply to article at #randrmspoints. As usual the best comment will win the 1600 microsoft points and we will leave the contest up for a week.
2012 is upon us and that means a metric fuck ton of new title releases the first quarter of the year. We at R&R want to save you the hassle of wading through a museum of no talent titles. Instead, we are going to do you a solid and talk about the games that make us click play a 2nd, 3rd or even 20th time, like the Syndicate trailer. Now go ahead and click play with a beer in hand as we journey through the next 4 months of gaming.
By the way, we do have one perplexing question. What in the fuck is going on during Resident Evil: Racoon City's trailer? Because we are lost like a virgin at a strip club. Just who in the hell do you play?