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Games invoke empathy but never from our acts of digitized violence. As games move ever-closer to photorealism, this will cease to be the case.
The well-known game designer started at Electronic Arts, working on The Sims. Now, she’s running a Ubisoft studio with 300 employees.
Lode Runner Classic, a remastered version of the classic 1983 video game, releases for iOS and Android smartphone devices today.
GamesBeat interviews the creators of “reverse Tetris” puzzler Dream of Pixels on being indie and how success in the media doesn’t necessarily equate to success on the App Store.
Nintendo’s challenging Crashmo is an ideal mobile title and a fine example of what a talented developer can do with a solid gameplay mechanic.
Rovio is figuring out how it will reach its next billion game downloads — and how to become a huge entertainment brand.
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Using some carefully placed holes and LED lights, Nathan Pryor turned a pumpkin into a Tetris player.
Ohio State’s marching band played pieces from Super Mario Bros. and Halo while forming iconic imagery on the field.
An award-winning documentary about the search for the world’s greatest Tetris player is now available to order.
This gallery shows a dozen Lego models inspired by video games, which are a testament to the creativity of both the Lego and gaming communities, and a reminder of the versatility and power of the humble Lego brick.
This gallery features characters and worlds from some of the most popular video games brought to life thanks to the power of chalk.
The following gallery is a selection of art by Ron Guyatt and Indy Lytle.
Fez is one of those games where the backstory threatens to take up more space than the real story. So let’s get the backstory out of the way as quickly as possible: The guy who designed it has said some silly things, and the game took a long time to come out (five years, to be exact). The end.
Guest Post 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. Moreover, due to their interactivity, at odds with passive mediums such as television, kids’ video games can actually be one of today’s most powerful tools for sparking learning and creativity.
In an attempt to further monetize its iOS gaming portfolio, Electronic Arts is releasing a freemium version of the popular real time strategy game Theme Park on iTunes.
EA has just relaunched its iOS version of Tetris [iTunes link], the popular puzzle game beloved of all kinds of players, from the casual commuter to the hardcore arcade nerd.
[vimeo 23398636 w=640 h=360] If you liked King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, you’ll love Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, a new documentary showing the world’s best Tetris players as they hone their skills (and talk plenty of smack) gearing up for the Classic Tetris World Championship.
The Humble Voxatron Debut, a bundle of indie games, isn’t really all that humble, when you get down to it. For two weeks, users are able to name their own price for a bundle of top-tier indie games that includes the first-ever alpha release of Voxtatron along with the full versions of The Binding of Isaac and Blocks That Matter. And now that we’re entering the final weekend that the bundle’s on sale, we thought it might be time to tell you whether it’s worth it.