Gamezebo Archives - January 2012

Dream PetHouse Preview: Dream PetHouse takes hotel management to the trees

Jan 25, 2012

If games are to be believed, pet hotels are a booming business. And the more elaborate the hotel, the better. Following in the footsteps of games like Tap Pet Hotel, Zynga's Dream PetHouse lets you build up a massive, kind of crazy hotel for animals. Difference is, it's not just any other hotel -- it's in a tree.

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Minecraft Review: Still haven't played Minecraft yet? Let us explain why you really should.

Jan 25, 2012

Is there really anything else to be said about Minecraft? The indie phenomenon, which started life as a small experimental sandbox exploration title back in 2009, programmed and designed by a single man, has since evolved into one of the best-selling indie games of all time, with millions of players obsessed with it, and dozens of awards under its belt.

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Pirates Poker Review: Not even pirates can keep this ship from running aground

Jan 25, 2012

Argh, matey! Ready for more Texas hold’em poker? Well, read on anyway. Developer Geewa sets sail for Facebook with Pirates Poker, attempting to carve out a niche in an overcrowded game space. Does this ship of fools make it safely to shore, or should players simply swab the deck with it?

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Swords and Potions Review: If you think killing chimeras is rough, try haggling with a wizard

Jan 25, 2012

Games typically slip us into the leather shoes of wizards, adventurers, and dragon-slayers, but rarely do we see any love given to the merchants who equip those men and women before they go off to seek their fame, fortune, and possibly a nasty manticore sting. It's time to give shopkeepers their due with Swords and Potions, a Facebook game that lets you don the apron of a young medieval merchant.

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Replay Wednesdays: Snark Busters, Triple Town, and more!

Jan 25, 2012

We cover plenty of new games here at Gamezebo every week, but the number of games we’ve already covered that show up on new platforms? It’s staggering. Starting this Wednesday and continuing every week, we’ll be rounding up the games that aren’t quite new, but might be new to you depending on your platform of choice.

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Plagarism as a moral choice

Jan 25, 2012

Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work, but the notion remains problematic with nebulous boundaries.

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LEGO Minecraft is officially going to happen

Jan 25, 2012

PC

When it comes to things that go together like peanut butter and jelly, Minecraft and LEGO toys are a no-brainer combination. So it wasn't surprising when a bunch of fans petitioned LEGO Cuusoo (the branch of LEGO that listens to such requests) for an official Minecraft set. Well, LEGO Cuusoo has finally issued a verdict: The project is a go.

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UberStrike Review: UberStrike HD's not the best shooter around, but it's full of strange charm

Jan 25, 2012

Cmune's UberStrike HD is, without a doubt, one of the goofiest games I've ever played. Based on the initial marketing images, I was expecting a post-apocalyptic futuristic FPS. This couldn’t be further from the truth: Instead, this is a strange MMO shooter that manages to hit more marks than it misses, and you could do a lot worse than check it out.

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Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse Walkthrough

Jan 24, 2012

Welcome to the Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse walkthrough on Gamezebo. Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse is a Hidden Object Game played on the PC created by EleFun Games. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints and a strategy guide on how to complete Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse.

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Zynga put Tiny Tower in a photocopier, Nimblebit noticed

Jan 24, 2012

Earlier today we brought exciting news from the Great White North – Zynga had released two brand new games on the Canadian App Store, and one of them seemed to be in the same vein as Tiny Tower. Since that time I’ve had a chance to go hands on with Dream Heights, and it turns out that it’s less “the same vein” and more “blatant plagiarism.”

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