Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 18, 2012
Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

We were a little surprised to discover there is an apparent rift between two sections of gamers - casual and hardcore - and even more surprised to read some of the comments the two have left for one another, but that doesn't mean the two gaming groups can't get along.Read more

Week in Review: June 10 – 16

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 15, 2012
Week in Review: June 10 – 16

A long-dead pirate romance in Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart brings plenty of heart-pumping action and intrigue to this week's collection of new releases . If a pirate's life isn't for you, Paris Mahjong could take the edge off with a relaxing night steeped in French culture.Read more

Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 13, 2012
Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

Kids are sponges for knowledge. We’ve all seen this. How many times have you marveled at how quickly young children pick up new skills? Walking, talking, writing, playing a musical instrument…all highly complex activities kids pick up in stride. This ability to learn quickly and permanently makes a child’s early years an ideal opportunity for …Read more

Why Casual Gaming is Better than Golf

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 11, 2012
Why Casual Gaming is Better than Golf

Ok, maybe ‘better’ isn’t the proper word. We’re not trying to prove casual gaming is better than golf…just more casual. With summer now upon us, we thought it would be fun to do a little compare / contrast between gaming and golf – two highly regarding means of relaxation. For some people, a relaxing afternoon …Read more

Week in Review: June 3 – 9

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 9, 2012
Week in Review: June 3 – 9

Hidden-object mysteries lurk behind many corners this week with “Theatre of the Absurd” and “Rite of Passage: The Perfect Show!” If you’re not in the mood for dark intrigue and unscrupulous characters, we’ve also released the quirky, light-hearted “Coronation Street: Mystery of the Missing Hotpot Recipe.” Of course, we’ve got plenty of gameplay variety as …Read more

Fun Game Stats: Is Full Freemium on the Horizon?

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 6, 2012
Fun Game Stats: Is Full Freemium on the Horizon?

We sure get emotionally invested when it comes to big shifts in the gaming market, but we also like to taper our video game-born excitement with some cold, hard facts from time to time.Read more

Biggest Lies About Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 4, 2012
Biggest Lies About Video Games

If your mother ever told you that sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight, you're already aware of one of the most pervasive urban legends about the so-called dangers of technology. Video games have a fair share of false information circulating about them, too.Read more

The History of Breakout

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 30, 2012
The History of Breakout

There has been a lot of interest generated from our post about the best arcade games of the 1970s. It seems we resurrected a lot of good memories with our look back at “the good old days”. The overwhelming majority of the comments, however, focused on one piece of the post – the role Apple …Read more

Week in Review: May 20 – 26

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 26, 2012
Week in Review: May 20 – 26

This week brings a good balance to your gaming diet with a little family-friendly puzzle solving in Mermaid Adventures: The Magic Pearl and a hefty helping of spooky mysteries and family secrets from Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen. We've also brought back a classic with Slingo Supreme 2!Read more

The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 24, 2012
The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

 Many of us got our start in gaming at the local arcade circa the 1970s or 1980s. For just $0.25 we could pilot a starfighter, battle space aliens, or command an artillery battery. These games were simple with, by today’s standards, amateur artwork and simple, straightforward gameplay. But they were as addictive then as computer …Read more

Five Games Based on Crime TV Shows

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 23, 2012
Five Games Based on Crime TV Shows

Did the season finale of Criminal Minds leave you thirsty for more? One episode of CSI: NY not quite enough? Here’s a list of games that might help those between-season blues. 1. Criminal Minds In “Criminal Minds,” players take on the role of an agent in the elite behavioral analysis unit from the TV show. …Read more

Week in Review: May 13 – 19

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 19, 2012
Week in Review: May 13 – 19

If you have a craving for pirates and adventure, this week brought “Secrets of the Seas: Flying Dutchman” and “Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart Collector’s Edition.” If pirates are a little too rambunctious for your liking, you’ll be able to relax and admire Japanese woodwork in “Shadomania.” And if you’re still not sure …Read more