We’ve made it halfway through another week! Hopefully you had a chance to hit up your local TableTop Day events this past Saturday to play some awesome board games and meet new people. If you couldn’t make it, not to fret, there are plenty of games in this week’s recap to get your game fix.

Hearthstone deceptively simpleHearthstone now available on iPhone and Android phones

Huzzah, the wait is over. The popular game has been available on tablets since last year, but it made it phone this week. Early reviews are slightly mixed over the new layout and download size. Still worth a peek if you have the time.


Guitar Hero LiveFirst look at Official Guitar Hero® Live

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a rock star and playing a sold out stadium, this could be the game for you. The trailer has a whole first-person rock star feel that feels a little hollow. My advice, take it less seriously and it becomes more fun. They’re also launching a new app-store-eque site that will have playable music videos. Sadly, the game won’t be backwards compatible so start saving your pennies for new gear now.

Spend $5, play fun games and get girls coding!

The latest Humble Origin Bundle 2 includes so supports the fine work of Girls Who Code.  Dragon Age: Origin, Peggle and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault War Chest are part of the base, but if you pay more than the average, currently a palsy $4.78, Dragon Age II, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Bejeweled 3 and Mass Effect 2. Many of these titles are probably already in your arsenal, but it’s worth it if there’s one you have yet to try. And oh yeah, charity!


Different Games conference keynote Zuraida ButeRecap of the Different Games conference

So close but a little too far from me was the Different Games conference. Now in its third year, the annual student and volunteer-lead conference on diversity and inclusivity in games conference was held at the beginning of April. Thankfully, Todd Harper shares his experience of this year’s conference so we can live vicariously through him.