Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two Different In-App Purchase Models, One Clear Winner

As the mobile gaming market continues to thrive, there is a definite trend emerging within the domain of in-app purchases (IAPs), essentially dividing the business practice down the middle into two distinct camps.

Cartoon: The (Un)Interesting Life…

What if you could earn achievements IRL just like on Live? This is something that’s been occupying the games-addled brain of Chris Shooter, BigRedBarrel’s very own comic artist. Admittedly, he may have too much time on his hands.

Trials Evolution Review

Trials HD was a game that, despite a difficulty curve that often resulted in defenestration of your controller, was one of the best offerings that XBLA had to offer. So, does Trials Evolution improve on the original?

Interview: Awesomenauts

As Awesomenauts is only days away from release on PS3 and 360 I took the opportunity to catch up with Jasper Koning and Robin Meijer from Ronimo Games; fortunately, they were awesome enough to respond.

BRB Blu 11: What Did Kobe Do Now?

This week Rothbart and PacManPolarBear are joined by Emeralda to discuss Resistance: The Trilogy, slow PSV sales, bad moments in gaming, this months PS+ freebees, and a few more nuggets of Sony goodness.

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day Review

Robert Kirkman’s cult comic series has been on the rise over the past few years, and The Walking Dead is Telltale’s greatest achievement to date.

Big Red Flix 13: Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky Part 1

Dave, Jitterbug and Yoshifett sit in aw3 of “the greatest Hong Kong martial arts action revenge gore-soaked prison break out love story cult film of 1991 ever put on DVD”, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky.

BRB UK 11: Bodyformed for You

It’s Wednesday and your mp3 player of choice is starting to look a little devoid of spiffingness. Which can only mean one thin

Review: Lock ‘n’ Load

Lock, load, jam. This iOS twin-stick shooter misfires on all counts, and boasts a shockingly uncouth attitude to in-app purchases.

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