Category Archives: 2014 Fire TV

Shovel Knight

If you’re looking for a game that both looks and plays like something from 1989, this games will really excite you.  This game takes advantage of modern hardware to  — make a NES game?  Well, not quite. Retro “8-bit” graphics are a common theme all over gaming, partially because they’re cheaper to design, but here it’s … Continue reading Shovel Knight

The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a kind of reboot of the original Bard’s Tale series of my youth.  It’s not actually tied directly to any of the 3 original Bard’s Tale games.  InXile, which has been at the heart of some other cool projects like Wasteland 2, is also working on a true sequel called Bard’s Tale IV. … Continue reading The Bard’s Tale

Amazon Underground on Fire TV Platform

Amazon’s Underground ecosystem is, as I mention in multiple articles, really cool.  One of the complaints Android developers have is that there is so much piracy that it’s hard to make money.  Amazon’s solution is to monetize usage of the app.  Amazon pays the developers to let them distribute the app for free, then the … Continue reading Amazon Underground on Fire TV Platform

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is an RPG originally released in 2003 on the XBox, that has since been ported to a number of platforms. This is a full port of a serious console game to Android, and a lot of fun to play. The game is a console RPG set long … Continue reading Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Hungry Shark Evolution

My goal with this site is generally NOT to talk about a bunch of “mobile” games.  I mean, I’ve been sucked into a number of these games where the play session and advancement is determined by clocks and calendars and/or willingness to spend cash rather than effort and skill.  After a while you end up feeling like … Continue reading Hungry Shark Evolution

Terraria

Terraria ranks up with Minecraft: Pocket Edition as one my son’s favorite Kindle games.  It’s the sort of game that will give hours and hours and hours of gameplay. You will see a lot of comparisons between Terraria and Minecraft, and they’re not unjustified. Both are complex games with procedurally generated worlds, digging, crafting, and lots of … Continue reading Terraria

Minecraft: Fire TV Edition

First off, I love Minecraft. I won’t repeat my whole spiel, but you can see it in my Minecraft: Pocket Edition review. For some reason Microsoft wants $20 for Minecraft: Pocket Edition downloadable onto your Fire TV.  A month ago you could buy Minecraft: Pocket Edition on your Fire TV for $7, and if you … Continue reading Minecraft: Fire TV Edition

Duck Tales Remastered: Free Through Amazon Underground

The original NES version of this game is considered a classic, and the remake is pretty cool.  It’s available on just about any platform you can imagine, including Android.  Amazon sells this game for the Fire platforms, and it’s available for the Kindle Fire platform free through Amazon Underground, or for $5 otherwise, including the Fire TV … Continue reading Duck Tales Remastered: Free Through Amazon Underground