Category: Gaming


Transforming Feathers

The birds from Rovio are back at it. This time partnering with the long-running franchise of Transformers for a fresh take on a fan favorite. While no official release date has been listed, matching up with the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie on June 27 would be a good bet.

While recent title sales have fallen off from the original smash=hit numbers, Angry Birds titles are still popular. And the games are still addicting. The physics based Angry Birds Space launched a new type of play where strategy is just as important as aim. If Rovio sticks to the formula, there are many possibilities offered by the mash up with transforming robots, cars and planes.

Tell Techsnoop what your favorite Angry Birds title is in the comments.

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If you have been sad since Star Wars The Clone Wars ended, try getting your fix in the games.

SWTOR, or Star Wars The Old Republic is now a free-to-play game with intensely rich and beautiful graphics.  Lightsabers, blasters and jetpacks, oh my!

The characters are detailed and richly colored, the ships and space stations are nearly real-world level.  In addition, the characters and objects are expertly animated so the movements are smooth, not jerky.  And of course, the sound has that other-world quality we have associated with Star Wars since Episode I.  Even on the free level there are great stories to follow and action to enjoy.  As with all free-to-play games, there is fine print or restrictions.  Read them here.

But what makes this game great are the graphics.  You feel that you are in a movie especially if you opt to plug into a large monitor or HDTV.

Click the image below to view the video trailer for SWTOR.  And let us know if you had fun playing.

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