I’ve been trying to get Nintendo to change the ending to Metroid for a few decades now. I thought I was playing as a manly man’s man before they pulled out the rug to reveal that Samus is a dainty lady. That left me sexually confounded. Retake Metroid and my gender!
Spoiler warning: This article discusses the ending of Mass Effect 3 in non-specific terms.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM8ZQtx1BsU&w=560&h=315] At South By Southwest Interactive, we got to sit down for an interview with OMGPOP chief revenue officer Wilson Kriegel. We talked at length about the small game studio’s meteoric rise to blockbuster success with Draw Something — and about both the financial and engineering repercussions of that ride.
Red Robot Labs, a maker of location-based smartphone games, has raised $5 million from Taiwanese media firm Next Media.
Parents, politicians, and educators often criticize video games as a waste of time that distract kids from healthier activities such as school, outdoor play, sports, and community service. Just one problem: Research is quickly proving the theory wrong and illustrating that gaming can be a beneficial and well-rounded part of a healthy, balanced media diet.
The Daily, which began life as Rupert Murdoch’s first stab at a tablet only newspaper, has found a new life as a custom app developer. Today it’s releasing the Android version of its guide to the much anticipated Angry Birds Space, the new game from Rovio that debuts tomorrow. I chatted with The Daily’s publisher, Greg Clayman, about the role of custom apps in his business.
I haven't watch any of the most recent season of the Walking Dead TV series. I had a dream about it, though: The zombies got into space, and Rick was all like, "Keep them away from the Cosmic Brains!"
It’s an interesting component of the job that you sometimes start the day with a multi-million-dollar project employing hundreds of workers and end the day playing an indie title created by seven people. It’s even more interesting when they both impress.
This article might contain spoilers for Journey.
Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase.com have renewed their deal to publish World of Warcraft in mainland China. The deal will now last an additional three years.
Angry Birds Space, Rovio’s next big game in the phenomenal mobile game series, launches on Thursday with some major promotions from Walmart.
The Drunken Moogle is doing a series of Street Fighter X Tekken mixed drinks. This M. Bison-inspired beverage sounds delicious, but I love spicy cocktails.
The tablet game market is expected to grow to $3.1 billion worldwide, according to a new report from analyst firm Juniper Research.
Vivox, a leading provider of voice chat in games, has acquired the video chat firm Droplet.
Our solar system is being consumed by a singularity and it’s your job to save it — not with bullets, magic spells, or superpowers, but with a wave of light transmitted through space. This is the premise of Waveform, a side-scrolling action game from independent Canadian developer Eden Industries.
Welcome to the wild world of mobile gaming, where a new king can be crowned in the span of three weeks, and a struggling company can become the most sought after acquisition on the market.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts recently announced it is pulling the plug on servers for nearly a dozen games whose player base has shrunk. Online services for these titles will end on April 13 as the company shifts focus and resources to more popular products. We think this will make players think twice about getting Online Passes.
I’ve been sucked into the daily routine of Draw Something. Although I’m noticing that the central conceit of the game is escaping some of the randoms I’ve played against. One drew the word “Luke” and the secret word, unsurprisingly, turned out to be “Luke.” Hey, creatures of the Internet, it’s not called Do Me A Favor And Tell This Person This Word For Me.
We're going to focus on updates today! If a game was already amazing to begin with, why not make it better? Updates like these can keep someone like me happy until the fall season when I lose all my money again.
Maybe I’m only meant to be a fan of games. I’m ready to admit to myself that I’ve effectively failed at being a "professional games journalist," and I don’t have the skills needed to actually make it. Yeah, I think