The Download May 23rd, 2013
Posted on Thursday, May 23 @ 18:00:00 PST by Daniel Bischoff
Big apes, cowboys, ninjas, zombies, and Denpa Men run this week's downloadables to your handhelds, consoles, and PC. Whether you're on Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, or even the lowly Macintosh computer, there's gotta be something new to satiate your apetite for new games and new hardware. Let's get to the list:
Downloadable offerings from the big N this week are all by way of 3DS, so if you don't have glass-free 3D handheld, don't bother trying to shove cash or credit into your devices crevices. It just won't work. Don't forget to check out our DK review here.
Xbox Live ArcadeReady to head out west with the latest Call of Juarez game from XBLA? No? I didn't think so....
If you need more on the newly added software for PlayStation platforms, PSLS's weekly PSN update is my source for The Download and you don't need to be a fanboy to visit.
Valve gathers a heaping helping of games also available on console this week, but don't forget to check out some of the indies on offer. Indie is so in right now.
This week's selection for iOS and Android revolutionaries is Tetris Blitz, a casual, but deceptively deep remimagining of Tetris for mobile platforms. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to score as high as possible within the two minute time limit. Cascading blocks and chain reactions add to your score and multiplier, but by removing direct control over where incoming blocks go, Electronic Arts has rearranged the way your brain has to work in order to crush the tetronimo-spinning competition.
It also forces you to fight for every possible point, removing the reliance on strictly clearing four lines at once. Powerups and Fever Mode add to the scoring situation, but at its core Tetris Blitz is still all about lining up blocks and clearing them efficiently.
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