• Night Whisper Lane

    Night Whisper Lane is an indie game in every sense of the word.  It is short, simplistic and the work of a small-yet-ambitious development team...

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    Night Whisper Lane is an indie game in every sense of the word.  It is short, simplistic and the work of a small-yet-ambitious development team that’s clearly running on limited funding.  It’s a point ‘n’ click survival horror game for iOS that uses turn-based combat and cruelly sends players up against deadly traps that threaten...
  • Top 5 Gaming Wishes of 2013

    2012 is wrapping up pretty nicely, especially since none of those apocalypses ended up happening. As we exchange our calendars and turn over the page...

    2012 is wrapping up pretty nicely, especially since none of those apocalypses ended up happening. As we exchange our calendars and turn over the page for a new year, here is a small wish list of five things I would like to see next year (and hey, might actually happen!). 5) Next Gen of Pokémon...
  • Mobile Games Lack Depth?

    It is no secret that tower defense games dominate both the Android and Apple app stores. A whole lot of these games are also free...

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    It is no secret that tower defense games dominate both the Android and Apple app stores. A whole lot of these games are also free which automatically gives them a head start. The problem with this genre is that it is prone to lacking depth. Too many hardcore gamers dive deep into these marketplaces to...
  • Senators Continue to Threaten First Amendment

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there...

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there was no proof violent video games increased violence in minors, and yet here we are not two years later with a national study on the very same relationship. Funded by...
  • What Valve’s New Console Means for Gamers

    It’s been known for a while that Valve has been building its own PC system, designed for playing Steam games at optimal quality. However, what...

    It’s been known for a while that Valve has been building its own PC system, designed for playing Steam games at optimal quality. However, what no one knew was whether this PC kit was intended just for the company, for developers, or for a large-scale project. Well, we finally have our answer: Valve’s pre-built gaming...
  • Weekly News Roundup – DEC 30 2012

    This week was rather slow, with everyone distracted by the holidays! I didn’t even manage to finish my Greensleeves redstone composition in Minecraft (although the...

    This week was rather slow, with everyone distracted by the holidays! I didn’t even manage to finish my Greensleeves redstone composition in Minecraft (although the room for it is all hollowed out, thanks to the help of a friend). I’ll probably use it for another song. Ideas, anyone? Speaking of Minecraft, the documentary was released...
  • The Legend of Fat Ninja

    Angry Birds gave rise to a flock of clones for mobile devices, some overtly lifting the entire mechanics of these grouchy avians, but a few...

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    Angry Birds gave rise to a flock of clones for mobile devices, some overtly lifting the entire mechanics of these grouchy avians, but a few have taken the basic notion of a physics “Launching” game and put their own spin on it.  The Legend of Fat Ninja is one such game, and it has players...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Spatial Flux

    Playing like a space-age Oregon Trail, Spatial Flux aims to deliver a text-based adventure with high-quality backgrounds and pixel-based sprites for a retro feel in...

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    Playing like a space-age Oregon Trail, Spatial Flux aims to deliver a text-based adventure with high-quality backgrounds and pixel-based sprites for a retro feel in a modern game. The game will be released on Mac, Linux, PC, and several mobile platforms. The project is a collaboration between several different studios, although the project is being...
  • Hands on: Nuvo Pro Game Grip

    Mobile gaming. It has certainly become a prevalent aspect of the industry, one that was expected to die of within the next gaming generation. But...

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    Mobile gaming. It has certainly become a prevalent aspect of the industry, one that was expected to die of within the next gaming generation. But over the past few years there has been an incredible rise in the amount of people who are gaming on their mobile phones and smartphones. Since it’s inception the mobile...
  • Designing Around F2P

    Free-to-play has always been the biggest lie you could find in a gaming term. There is nothing that takes developers, publishers, running servers, or downloads...

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    Free-to-play has always been the biggest lie you could find in a gaming term. There is nothing that takes developers, publishers, running servers, or downloads that can truly end up being free. Free-to-play is only a phrase that means the consumer does not have to pay for a game’s package, and gets it for free....