Why Free-to-Play Game Platforms Work for Developers

The free-to-play platforms have gained a significant amount of popularity among the gaming community. This is where a developer produces a game that can be played for free but has the capacity to offer more for those that spend money. For instance, many first-person-shooter games are available on Steam. Using real cash, you can get […]

Tetris with Pillows is Oddly Satisfying

Everyone knows tetris, that block stacking game that gets increasingly harder until you inevitably fail. There are tetris Halloween costumes, tetris themed parties, tetris apparel, and a whole string of other tetris-related things. Someone even found a way to let trick-or-treating children (and adults) play tetris on carved pumpkin a couple Halloweens back. The love […]

Play 900 Classic Arcade Games on your Browser, Thanks to the Internet Arcade

Great news for fans of the classic arcade games – you can get your classic arcade on, without even leaving the house. As of a couple days ago, anyone can play 900+ classic arcade games from the 70’s and 80’s on their browser (sans the quarters, of course) with the newly-launched Internet Arcade. The whole thing is brilliant […]

Your Gaming Laptop Has Nothing on the PS4 Laptop

How much did you spend on your gaming laptop? Correct me if I’m wrong, but you’ve probably shelled out several thousands of dollars to ensure that your gaming experience doesn’t suffer the tiniest bit. I hate to burst your bubble, but here’s something way cooler than a regular gaming laptop: the PLAYBOOK 4, a PS4 […]

Punk Archaeologists Dig Out a Ton of 80s Video Games

Punk’s not dead! At least to these archaeologists who are part of a relatively recent movement called “punk archaeology”. While “punk” and “archaeology” are not usually used in the same sentence (at least in a casual conversation), punk archaeology is an alternative branch of the science which studies more recent history, as opposed to digging out ruins […]

Concept Video Game Cat Scratchers for Cat Ladies

…and gentlemen, too. Because we’re for equality like that. For people with a cat (or cats) at home, you know you score points with your overlord(s) if you buy them awesome cat scratchers and give them catnip now and then. And then there’s the fact (or misconception?) that cats and geeks are the perfect pair… […]

Facebook Fighter: When Facebook Meets Street Fighter 2

Remember the good old days of playing Street Fighter with your classmates, trying to beat the heck out of each other? Then came Street Fighter 2, which is considered to be one of the gaming industry’s biggest successes. If you’re too young to remember, check out this oral history of Street Fighter 2. Today, not […]

Scary PC Games That Will Test Your Nerves

Gaming has gone mobile, with the projection of the market growing 27.3 percent annually. True enough, if you take an informal survey of your friends and family, you’ll probably find out that most of them play games on their mobile devices as opposed to consoles and desktop computers. Still, there is a niche for PC […]

Free Games That Are Keeping People From Living in the Real World

Not that I am against the whole thing – iOS games, people not living in the real world, calculating the time it will take to train x number of soldiers so they’re ready when you wake up, and so on. It’s just that I suddenly, just recently (which is weird) realized that there are some […]

Robbie Lakeman Ousts Hank Chien As Donkey Kong King

Yes. The battle for Donkey Kong King (say that five times as fast as you can, now) has been going on, and will probably go on for quite some time yet. The arcade game is one of the most popular games ever, and aficionados continue vying for the highest score they can get. For four […]