Software piracy is inevitable, and it's going to be around for a long as people keep on coming up with fun new games and charging money for 'em. Developers can either try to implement idiotic DRM in response, or they can embrace the pirates wholeheartedly and ask them to update their torrents with the latest version of the game.
Gaming on smartphones can be a pain. Many games and even entire genres need buttons that smartphones have long since evolved beyond, but simulate poorly. Power A's MOGA controller looks to bridge the gap.
Nintendo's elder statesman is coming down in price to $130 in order to make way for the Wii U. The new SKU packs in the seminal Wii Sports and its well-reviewed 2009 sequel, Wii Sports Resort.The Xbox is seeing a price drop too, adding games of its own to sweeten the pot.
The creativity of independent game developers knows no bounds. The scene's ability to craft new concepts out of old conventions and vice versa has gifted the medium with some of its best experiences of the last few years. Events called gamejams offer the indie community new ways to do just that.
Criticism comes with its fair share of hyperbole, so take the following with the requisite amount of salt: Dishonored is quite likely the most inspired game since the original BioShock. Yes, both games share a quasi-steampunk, war-torn retro vibe, and there's a fair argument to be made that the title feels so inspired because it wears its inspirations so evidently on its sleeve, but there is a thoughtfulness present in each aspect of Dishonored that makes it feel not only completely original, but infinitely enjoyable. Warning: Some plot spoilers ahead, though we'll talk around them as generally as we can.
If one was faced with describing FTL: Faster Than Light concisely, the words "sparse," "evocative" and "random" could easily spring to mind. What's interesting about those terms is their non-sequitur nature. Subset Games fits the disparate puzzle pieces together, and the result is more than meets the eye.
This week the Tokyo Game Show is back, an event that usually offers at least a few unexpected treats in the way of gaming software and hardware. The first surprise comes from Sony with announcement of a smaller, lighter PlayStation 3.
We've all been there, whacking that button that promises to change the traffic light in our favor so we can cross. So why not channel some of that "energy" into playing Pong instead?
Like the first before it, Borderlands 2 is a game mostly about really big, really crazy sci-fi weaponry. As a sequel, the game offers up a clearly improved yet faithful experience for the familiar. For the first-time player, here's a good a place as any to get into Borderlands.
Minecraft allows you to build just about anything. Now, we're pretty stoked to see that the beloved building sim is being used all around the globe to create some pretty amazing environments teaching everything from physics to cellular biology.