The Games As Art debate grows more one-sided each year as game designers find ever more profound themes to explore. However, artists in other media are using video games as a source of inspiration, including a burgeoning community of theater artists. ...

Wil Wheaton once said “Don’t let anyone tell you that that thing that you love is a thing that you can’t love.” The My Little Pony franchise has been around for thirty years, and for almost all of that time ...

Twenty years ago the Myst franchise dominated the PC gaming market. An enigmatic narrative that challenged players to explore a mysterious island while also challenging the perspective that games were just for kids. Robyn Miller was co-designer of  Myst and ...

Games are big business! Huge companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars paying massive teams of developers to slave away for years producing blockbuster online shooters that push the boundaries of hyper-realistic graphic technology! Games are also made by one ...

What consumers expect from a video game has changed over the last thirty years. In the 80’s there were cloth maps and thick manuals in every box. When slim CD cases became the standard packaging, players stopped expecting pack-in items ...

Making a video game is hard. Having a good idea is only one small part of it. After the designer says “I got a great idea for a game!” the developers then spend years programing it, making art, editing sound, ...

The Deadliest Warrior TV show has “Video Game” written all over it, and there have been some games based on the franchise, but none of them were remarkable. A few years ago there was a 3D fighter game based on ...

Aerial combat is a common genre of gaming, but it’s often so realistic and hardcore that casual players can get turned off. Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol took the action-packed dogfighting of WWII and adapted it into a turn-based system where ...

The introduction to Capcom’s new 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia points out that Capcom got its start from arcade action and fighting games where story and character were virtually non-existent. Back in the 80’s players were lucky to get anything more ...

When Plants vs. Zombies 2 hit iPhone earlier this year it gave tower defense junkies a dose of free-to-play heroin for the addictive franchise, but Android users have had to wait until now to play it. EA not only made ...

The Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan’s west side has folded up its cape and taken off its tights, changing back into its secret identity as a humble convention center. The New York Comic Con 2013 is over, leaving in its ...

It can take just one little thing to ruin an otherwise good game. Imagine a first-person narrative puzzle/adventure game that allows players to explore a mysterious island off the coast of Ireland. A romantic, exotic, mysterious locale filled with authentic ...

Cognition Episode 4: The Cain Killer – Review It has been a year since the first episode of the adventure series Cognition appeared, and the final episode has arrived to show how extensively an indie game can grow over the ...

Monolith Games made some amazing first person shooters, including the horror/shooter hybrid F.E.A.R. And the spy parody No One Lives Forever. A splinter group of designers has broken away from Lith to form their own studio, and their first game ...

Bioshock Infinite divided its gameplay into clear sections where Booker and Elizabeth explored the floating city of Columbia in a story-based adventure, and other sections where the pair were swarmed by enemies in fierce combat. The first of three DLC ...

When the Kinect was unveiled, hardcore gamers correctly deduced that it wasn’t going to have many games that appeal to the traditional Xbox fan and their Gears of War style of gameplay. This was never Microsoft’s intent. With the other ...