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I led the experimental games section at the short-lived, tablet-obsessed website TabTimes in 2013 and 2014.

EA responds to fevered 'Dungeon Keeper' paywall criticism

Earlier this week, Electronic Arts released Dungeon Keeper, an iOS and Android version of the classic PC strategy series (read the TabTimes Games review here). Many were excited for this tablet and smartphone remake, but when they finally played it they were instead disappointed, even angered, by the game’s rather aggressive microtransactions. We reached out to EA Mythic’s Jeff Skalski, the game’s senior producer, who was eager to respond to the criticisms.

SteelSeries Stratus review: this iOS 7 controller is a victim of its environment

Gaming accessory maker SteelSeries takes pride in the fact that its Stratus controller sits on the shelves of Apple Stores and on When I spoke with the company's publicists back at CES in the beginning of January they stressed this fact; Apple's own engineers put the controller through its paces during development, and the end product is good enough to be featured officially by the company that makes iPhones and iPads.

'Detective Grimoire' review: so good you'll hope for more murders soon (iOS/Android)

It's really rare for me these days to complete a game and immediately starting wishing for a sequel. Maybe I'm jaded, though at 25 I doubt it. I think it's just that there are so many great games out there to play, and there's always something next up in my queue. Nevertheless, that very thing occurred the second I finished Detective Grimoire, and I already can't wait for the seemingly inevitable follow-up.

Porting adventure games to tablets: is it worth it? And what's next for Wadjet Eye?

As Brooklyn-based Wadjet Eye Games, the husband-wife duo of Dave and Janet Gilbert specializes in niche adventure games that they've been porting to iOS and Android. Games like The Shivah, Gemini Rue, the Blackwell series, and Resonance have enthralled fans of the classic genre on PC, and now that they're being ported to tablets a whole new audience is gaining access to them.
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