In the year 2018, an alien spaceship breaks in two and crashes on Earth. Terrible invading machines emerge from the wreckage and assemble treacherous gauntlets in the middle of Baghdad and Tokyo. Good thing they know how to implement gamification in their invasion….
Man, it's been a while since I wrote anything about Nintendo. In my defense, aside from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (which I still have not played) and a shaky 3DS launch, the house that Mario built lacked story potential lately. Put another way, as both a gamer and a journalist, I honestly feel Nintendo wasn't feeding the beast.
Horrible LCD games are nothing new, but this four-in-one handheld is by far the worst I've ever seen. It comes with a set of interchangeable cards that look a lot like TurboGrafx-16 HuCards. In reality, all you're swapping is the screen background.
That didn’t take long.
As expected, Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter project has surpassed their $400k goal. At the time of this writing, they are at $449,822 in funding.
Ever since Facebook introduced the Timeline feature, people have been uploading their crappy, low-resolution, horribly cropped images to their profiles and making my eyes bleed.
Developer Gearbox isn’t necessarily going the “more is better” route for this September’s Borderlands 2. Instead, the creators seem focused on fixing the few perceived problems from the first game or simply fulfilling fan requests. Here’s how they’re tackling….
Ubisoft announced today that the latest in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series, Future Soldier, will be getting a multiplayer beta, beginning on April 19 and running through May 2. The beta will be available on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Struck by fan backlash over Mass Effect 3′s controversial ending, Electronic Arts’ BioWare division said today it will provide free downloadable content with additional ending cinematics for the blockbuster video game.
Activision Blizzard is diving into freemium monetization strategies for iOS games in a big way with the worldwide launch of Skylanders Cloud Patrol today.
Sometimes, I’ll play a video game and like a song in it so much that I’ll immediately begin crafting a remix in my head. Then, even after I put it down, the rhythms and melodies will keep going. This process will usually be on repeat until I either finish the game or actually make the song. Such was the case with Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.
Developer MunkyFun has scored big hits on iOS with titles such as My Horse, Archetype, and Ivory Tiles. Now, it is launching a “frantic multiplayer” action game called Bounty Bots for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Next week I’ll be finishing The Warcraft Hero. It’s hard to believe that what started out as a poorly drawn comic about World of Warcraft ended up being a slightly better drawn comic about World of Warcraft.
Grantoo is rolling out a tournament game business that allows college students to earn their tuition by playing online social games.
Glu Mobile has acquired the Deer Hunter brand from Atari. This means that, sometime soon, you’ll be able to hunt deer on just about any mobile device.
While the Pokémon franchise has countless spin-offs and iterations, this is by far the most risky and intriguing.
Draw Something, the Pictionary-style app that Zynga acquired with its $180 million purchase of OMGPOP, has surpassed 50 million downloads.
Ubisoft announced today that social game developer Loot Drop will create a hardcore Tom Clancy game on Facebook.
Video games have grown from a small-time scene to a billion-dollar industry with profits that rival television, movies, and music. But like a paranoid youngest child, we always fret about what our siblings think of us, and we question our every move.
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Over the weekend, OMGpop CEO Dan Porter had some fairly crass things to say about Shay Pierce (pictured), the guy who didn’t move to Zynga after the social-media giant purchased the Draw Something developer. While those tweets have been deleted, his negative comments were well-documented.
This article might contain spoilers for Journey.
I'm not the biggest fan of jewelry, but I can't resist this adorable Minecraft-inspired ring. That blobby shape is actually a diamond — or how one appears in the game, at least.
BigDoor, a white label gamification platform maker, has raised $5 million in new funding from the Foundry Group. The platform allows non-game online publishers to “gamify” their web sites by adding game mechanics that improve user interaction and engagement.