Free Bytes: Mirage


“If you’ve ever had a freaky craving to suddenly fire shards of broken glass at weird bags of pulsating meat, then hoo boy do we have the right game for you. Many travels through the darkest, most obscure nether reaches of the freeware indie gaming world have unearthed some strange and beautiful projects, but scant few are as beautiful and creepy as Mirage. As far as we can tell, you play as a boy who fell in love with some girl, touched a magic mirror to peep her bodacious beauty, and then wind up cursed for being naughty. You’re suddenly trans”

Check out the full column here at IGN.

Review: Calling


“Blending technology with the supernatural in a survival horror game setting has the potential to get the blood pumping and dish out spine-tingling chills when done properly. With a creepy plot involving a murderous Web site, the advent of cell phone teleportation, and more than a few dead Japanese girls, Calling might have had a shot at succeeding if it didn’t blow its entire bag of horror tricks in the first 30 minutes of the game. Plus, there are only so many times you can tolerate mindlessly shaking the controller around like a lunatic to fend off touchy-feely spooks before you’d rather beat yourself senseless with the thing to make it all stop.”

Check out the full review here at GameSpot.