Don't cringe when video games are offered in public libraries. In fact, a well-maintained collection just might bring more kids, youth, and young adults into the hallowed halls of a local library than books ever will.
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Editor's Pick Here are 15 mobile games released this past year that will thrill, delight, and entertain you for weeks and months to come, chosen from an overwhelmingly large number of mobile gaming apps available in both iOS and Android app stores.
I just ran around Hell’s Kitchen with Iron Man. Man, were we faced a lot of muggers and dudes with automatic rifles. Oh, and Electro. Can’t forget him. I fought him for about 15 minutes, grinding his health down to …
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is weighed down by poor technical issues, a disjointed story, and too many unfulfilled promises to be as epic or as powerful as it claims.
Grab your giant donut or ice cream truck and get ready to stand up and throw it for your country. Vikings are attacking, see, and it’s up to the citizens of 1970s Britain to fight back. With the assistance of …
Get to level 50 without paying a single cent? Yes, please.
Bioware, the developer behind Star Wars: The Old Republic, has just posted a fairly thorough explanation of what it’s doing to prepare its Star Wars-themed massively multiplayer online …
Fable: The Journey is a true successor to the Fable franchise, including deep story, true humor, tense action, and a surprisingly playable motion-control scheme.
Nights into Dreams HD is a faithful, enhanced upgrade of a beloved title from the 32-bit Sega Saturn console. It is also a frustrating, brutally difficult, and repetitious experience that might not meet the standards of many modern gamers.
LittleBigPlanet Vita becomes something more than the sum of its parts, adding touch control and refined platforming to the vibrant universe the first two games created. This mix of Vita hardware and LittleBigPlanet universe is compelling enough; just wait until the Community world builders get a hold of it.
A surprising amount of card games were shown and played at PAX this year. Here's a look at some of the more interesting we saw.
What's a nerd convention without swag?
Journey developer Robin Hunicke clarifies the points from her talk at GDC Europe, providing a more balanced look at her message about creating indie and downloadable games.
Darksiders II offers up melodrama, beautiful environments, and subtle touches that make it worth your gaming time and dollar.
A since-removed Microsoft job listing sets an 18-month timeline for a refresh on several products, including a new Xbox console.
The NPD Group just released its sales numbers for new physical retail and electronic distribution video game sales for the month of July 2012.
Spinning, zooming, creating, zapping and slapping: all in a day's beta with Little Big Planet Karting.
The creator and original lead developer of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, takes to Reddit to answer a host of questions from the social news site's users.
Take on hordes of shambling, inexorable zombies in a moody, 1986 Seattle, but don't count on great voice acting or stellar dialogue.
Zynga reports increases in overall revenue, users, and advertising business along with some short-term challenges that caused the shortfall in estimates.
New Essenge Engine 3.0 and ColdTech will force players to consider the bitter cold, ice, and snow to complete their battle campaigns.