November 30, 2012

Introducing the Humble THQ Bundle

The Humble Bundle is back once again, this time bringing in THQ games. The games available are Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction Armageddon, Company of Heroes and their stand alone expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor. If you pay more than the average (you should) you will get the wacky, zany, amazingly fun and offensive Saints Row: The Third. Along with the games you'll get the soundtracks from Saints Row The Third, Darksiders, Red Faction Armageddon and Company of Heroes.

All these games are for Windows only and must be redeemed through Steam. Unfortunately, if you own any of the games already, you won't be able to redeem an extra one to give away. However, even if you are missing one or two of the titles featured, or you don't have it on Steam and can't find those archaic discs, it's worth picking up.

The charities supported this time is the always popular Child's Play that provides games and game systems to sick children in hospitals. The other is the American Red Cross which is always in need especially after disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

So if want to support the developers and/or help charity, you definitely must buy the bundle!

[via PCWorld]

November 2012 Recap

It was a pretty quiet month of November this year. However, there were a few updates that may have sparked our interest.

November 6 marked the day when Microsoft announced that it would be dropping Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. Whether this will actually happen anytime soon is unknown.

It was the day all Linux gamers were waiting for. The day that Steam for Linux was released to a limited close beta group on the 7 November. Many gamers were rejoicing.

21 November was the day when Linux Mint 14 was released. It was the latest and greatest version of Linux Mint yet!

Because of high demand, Steam opened up it's Steam for Linux beta platform to 5000 more gamers on the 22 November. More games for Linux were released, and it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.

The 24 November was a special occasion for us of My Bubbletea Time. The website managed to get over 20,000 hits! Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

The YouTube music video hit, 'Gangnam Style' continued to rack up views to become the most watched YouTube video ever. This was on the 25 November.

And so that wraps up another month in the world of technology.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade coming to North America

Final Fantasy
DeNA and Square Enix are teaming up to bring us the very first free-to-play Final Fantasy game to be released in English. The upcoming title is called Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, and is available right now in Japan.

The new Final Fantasy adventure is a cooperative title that places you in charge of an airship. Throughout the game you can team up with other players’ airships and work to take down enemies in order to gain experience points. All the items and inventory will be familiar to Final Fantasy fans, though the gameplay itself seems considerably different from titles like Final Fantasy Dimensions.

For those looking for a hardcore MMORPG experience, this isn’t it. Square Enix is billing Airborn Brigade as an “ easy-to-play social game where players cooperate and adventure through a world inspired by the popular FINAL FANTASY series”. Basically this means it is casually-oriented, but should still appeal to Final Fantasy fans because of the familiar items and references in the game.

If you happen to have friends that own an iDevice or if you own multiple devices yourself, you’ll be happy to know that the game is cross-platform and free for both ecosystems. So when exactly is the game coming? Square Enix has yet to give an official date for the game, but you can pre-register at Square Enix’s website for more information and updates about Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Keep in mind that this Final Fantasy title is only expected to arrive in English for the North American market, at least initially.

[via Android Authority]