Time’s Best Games of 2015


Time has put together a list of their top 10 favorite titles of 2015. Topping the list is Prune for iOS followed closely by XBOX One’s Rise of the Tomb Raider. There are a number of interesting titles on the list so check them out below:

10. Splatoon (Wii U)
09. Undertale (PC)
08. Batman: AK (PS4/XB1/PC)
07: Ryan North’s: To be or not to be (PC, Android, iOS)
06: Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
05: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, XB1)
04: Her Story (iOS, Android, PC)
03: MGSV: The Phantom Pain (PC, PS4, XB1)
02: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
01: Prune (iOS)

Mobile Browser Game of The Week

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Get your popcorn ready as we are here to bring you an all new Mobile Game of The Week! Hello gamers, MVGN and Poki have teamed up to bring you some amazing bite-sized games that you can play in your mobile browsers and today’s title is Return Man 3: The Season Game. While it’s been a few weeks since we have brought you a new Mobile Browser Game of The Week, this one is perfect timing as football season is gearing up here in the States.

The premise of the game is simple; players have to return the kickoff for a touchdown! As the return man, your job is to reach the end zone without getting tackled by the opposing team. You can perform special moves to avoid defenders, including hurdles, jukes, and spins but make sure you follow your blockers for a better chance on reaching the end zone. After completing 4 stages, you will unlock a new week of challenges!

This is a perfect little title that should keep you busy between putting in your fantasy football starting lineup or if you’re taking a quick break at work. The game only uses 4 keys on the keyboard and is mindless fun for anyone who enjoys American Football. Even if players fumble the ball, you can still pick it up and run it back for a TD. If you’re looking for a nice little time killer, this could be your game. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Keep it here for more fun games to play in your mobile browser.

Nintendo Announces First Mobile Game Miitomo


During today’s Nintendo investor meeting, the company has announced its first official game into the mobile gaming market (cell phone mobile gaming market that is). Miitomo is the first of five smartphone apps that Nintendo plans to release by March 2017. In the new Miitomo game, users will design their own avatars, or “Miis,” to communicate with other users. Executive Shinya Takahashi says that Nintendo will find ways to encourage people who are hesitant to talk to share things about themselves. The newly announced game will be free-to-play.

The company has also stated that its first games will release in 2016 and not year’s end. Sounds pretty interesting.

Mobile Browser Game of The Week

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It’s Saturday my friends and that can only mean one thing; it’s an all new Mobile Browser Game of The Week time. In case you missed previous months, our friends and MVGN have teamed up to bring you all something fun to break up your day. Once a week, we introduce a new game that you can play in your mobile browser or on your work computers (during breaks of course)to help pass the time. This week we have decided to showcase Bleach vs Naruto 2.4.

In Bleach vs Naruto 2.4, players fight to the death against characters from Bleach and Naruto! This fighting game is all about crossover matchups. Choose from the greatest heroes and most devious villains. Every competitor has special moves and skills. Become the champion of both worlds in Bleach vs Naruto 2.4.

The game is a nice little crossover that reminds me of an old school SNES fighting game (which is a good thing). It brought me back to my younger years with sprites designed straight out of the 90’s. It’s a pretty nifty little title that I would imagine people would dig if they are into either anime series. If you are looking for a nice little break and want to play a game either in your mobile browser or on your work computers, give Bleach vs Naruto 2.4.

As always, thanks for reading and be sure to tune in next week for another “Mobile Browser Game of The Week”

Mobile Browser Game of The Week

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It’s been a little over a week but we have an all new Mobile Browser Game of The Week for everyone to check out. This weekly features showcases a game that you all can play in your browser of your cell phone or on your work computers during break. It’s a nifty little column that helps break up our days into bite sized fun mobile browser games. This weeks title is called Wheely 6.

Solve puzzles in a cartoon world to drive away and win! Wheely 6: Fairytale gives you more control over the happy, red vehicle. In certain levels, you can use the steering wheel to turn and roll across clear paths. No obstacles can truly stop you!

Wheely 6 is one of the many car titles featured at our friends over at Poki.com. This one is geared towards the little ones so if you have kids or siblings that are of the younger generation, make sure you give this title a look. My kids liked poking around and clicking on the different objects within the game. Wheely 6 offers some nice little puzzled that will get your kiddos thinking.

All in all, this one won’t win any awards but will entertain your kids. It’s a nice little bit sized title that will keep them busy for a bit. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Mobile Browser Game of The Week


It’s that time again my friends; time for us to give you our mobile browser game of the week. In case you’re new here, MVGN and our friends over at Poki have teamed up and are dedicated to brining you some sweet game that you can play either directly in your mobile web browser or on your (cough cough wink wink) work computer. Today’s game is a nifty little title called Sports Heads: Tennis Open. It’s a nice little time waister that has you pitted against some other tennis players.

The game lets players play tennis against big-headed superstars! This sports game lets you compete with offbeat athletes, such as Andy Roddink, Roger Federal, and Rafael Nepal. It makes you smirk a bit at its funny named characters and never really takes itself too seriously (if you’re looking for Virtua Tennis, look elsewhere). Players can hit the ball through special modifiers to keep changing the gameplay and keeps things fresh throughout your game. Basically players can hit certain power ups that will either help you during the game or will hinder you if your opponent gets to them first. Don’t let the ball hit the ground in Sports Heads: Tennis Open or you will lose.

These bite sized titles are always fun in short spurts and Sports Heads: Tennis Open is no exception. There are even little achievements that players are awarded throughout the game so that will help you stick around for a while and try to get each one of those. All in all, it’s not a bad little browser game. We (my family and I) found it fun picking up some of the power ups throughout our games and loved the physics based title even if it doesn’t have much depth.

Check it out if you want a nice time waister.

Ghost Rider Deserves Better in Gaming


First things first, it’s pretty obvious that the headline for this post could also apply to movies because let’s be real: the Ghost Rider films weren’t the best. Sure, the original was fine and all, and the IMDB reviewers would agree, but the character deserves more than just “fine.” And that’s especially true given the fact that so many other superheroes are getting their just due in the cinema and, most recently, in gaming. However, there was a moment there in the 2005-2010 range when any superhero film that was released came attached with a pretty mediocre video game. That hasn’t really changed, per se, but the increasing popularity and success of Rocksteady’s Arkham games (based on Batman, of course) proves that every hero should have his or her day in the spotlight. So why not Ghost Rider?

Fans of the motorcycle-riding superhero may recall that he received his own game in 2007 on the PS2, PSP, and Game Boy Advance. The last of those three actually offered a slightly different Ghost Rider experience, as it was more Castlevania and Road Rash (ah, memories) than the Devil May Cry-lite affair offered on the PS2 and PSP. Yet, even with those comparisons to some truly great franchises, the end result was a lackluster game across the board. The reviewers weren’t too kind in expressing their opinions on these titles. Although, it’s worth noting that the GBA version of Ghost Rider did net a 7.8 from GameSpot thanks to some sleek visuals and varied gameplay. Still, more people were probably hoping for a bigger experience—aka one they could play on their TVs—and when it came to getting that on the PS2, it was a mess at best.

And now, there are really only two existing and viable gaming options for those wanting to take their Ghost Rider fandom to the next level. The first exists on the aptly titled Just Online Games site, and it’s… interesting to say the least. Basically, you just drive the fiery protagonist through a series of platform-y levels until you reach the end. It’s pretty straightforward and looks decent for what it is, but there’s not a whole lot happening here. And then there’s the game that exists on Gala Casino’s platform. Like its cohort, the gameplay here isn’t particularly deep, but it too is an intriguing spin on a genre. In this case, Ghost Rider and his narrative exist as the basis for a slot machine, which comes through with sharp graphics and effects. It’s worth noting that other comic book characters, particularly those in the Marvel universe, have their own games there, t

So why, then, hasn’t something been done to bring Ghost Rider back to the consoles in a proper, well-executed project? Perhaps it’s the fact that so many other superhero games have fallen short, apart from the aforementioned Arkham series. Or maybe it’s as simple as this: the franchise didn’t do too hot in the theaters, so why waste time on a game? OK, that’s fair, but this is the perfect character for doing more than what we’ve come to expect. And it wouldn’t be terribly difficult to accomplish either. A developer could take the GBA game and modify/upgrade it to PS4/Xbox One/Wii U levels while including everything that made the handheld version so fun. With so many games (especially from indie developers) embracing the Castlevania approach—and that includes the series’ former producer himself—why not do the same with Ghost Rider? And let’s not even get started on an HD take on

Road Rash (with a Ghost Rider skin) that would be included, too…

Pokémon GO Official Trailer

In case you missed the trailer for the newly announced Pokémon GO, be sure to watch the video above. Pokémon GO is headed to mobile devices sometime in 2016 and looks to take the Pokémon hunting outdoors. I think it’s a novel idea and see this game becoming a HUGE title in the famous series. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO will use real location information to allow players to experience catching, trading, and battling Pokémon.

This trailer does an outstanding job of explains the entire game, so stop reading this post and give it a watch!

Mobile Browser Game of The Week


Looking for a way to be unproductive at work? Or maybe you just want to kill some time between breaks or while you’re in line somewhere… Well, you guys have come to the right place as we here at MVGN are here to bring you our “Mobile Game of The Week”. MVGN and our friends over at Poki have teamed up to bring you a new mobile broweser game of the week and this week’s title is the impressive Bloons Tower Defense 5 game. The Bloons Tower Defense titles have been uber popular and it’s hard to believe that they are already on the 5th entry in the series.

Have hours of fun popping balloons in Bloons Tower Defense 5! This action game lets you use upgrades and special strategies to stop the stream of balloons in each level. Try more difficult tracks and modes to earn bigger rewards. If you have yet to test out this type of game, you’re in for a treat. The Tower Defense genre in general is a blast and this game puts a nice, colorful and fun spin on it.

Featuring 2 brand new Towers, cool Special Agents, glorious retina graphics, original Tracks and Special Missions, a whole new tier of Specialty Building upgrades, and the powerful Monkey Lab to further upgrade your towers, Bloons TD 5 delivers hours and hours of fun, challenging play to fans and new players alike.

Be sure to either give it a download or play the game right in your mobile web browser. Have fun everyone and be sure to tune in next week!

Mobile Browser Game of The Week; Yo-Kai Watch


It’s that time my friends; time for us to reveal our Mobile Browser game of the week! This weekly feature showcases a ton of different games that you can play directly in your smartphone’s mobile web browser or on your computers desktop. Today’s games feature the popular Yo-Kai Watch series. Our friends over at Poki have gathered together some awesome games so be sure to check them out on your mobile web browser.

First up is a “matching” photo’s type game and will tickle your brain. Find matching photos of Keita, Fumika, and Komasan in Memory! There are 20 pictures on the grid. Your job is to remove every identical pair. You can only look at two images at a time. Try to reveal Whisper, Fuyunyan, and Jibanyan! If you have ever played a matching game, you have played this but the fact that it features the Yo-Kai Watch characters adds a special charm to the classic game.

The next mobile browser featuring the Yo-Kai Watch series is Yo-Kai Watch puzzle. Move the jigsaw pieces together to solve the Yo-Kai Watch puzzle! This Disney XD game features every main character, including Keita Amando, Fumika Kodama, and Whisper. You must rearrange all of the scrambled shapes to reveal Keizo, Jibanyan, and Fuyunyan!

If you’re looking for some nice brain tinglers, these will be right up your alley. Make sure you tune in next week for another featured game. As always, thanks for reading.