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

Writing Game Reviews and Giving Feedback

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 17, 2012
Writing Game Reviews and Giving Feedback

Video game reviews are helpful to other gamers because they provide insight into the game, enabling people to judge for themselves whether it might be something they enjoy. It might surprise you to discover that video game reviews are also very helpful to developers!Read more

Top Five Word Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 15, 2012
Top Five Word Games

If you’re itching to try out a new word game, but can’t decide which one to buy, we’ve got you covered. The five games below will either have you racking your brain for answers or bragging to your friends about your newest high score. 1. Word Zen Word Zen combines the best of Mahjong with …Read more

Video games: They’re Fun and Good For You!

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 14, 2012
Video games: They’re Fun and Good For You!

Video games may be a fun and relaxing way to spend your glorious free time, but recent research says they might also be good for you. The Games for Health journal recently published research that found gaming helps aging adults lead more fulfilling lives. Although the study was aimed at the elderly, a lot of …Read more

Video Games and Computer Performance

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 12, 2012
Video Games and Computer Performance

If you're an avid computer game player, you've probably run across one that slows down your computer. You'll notice it's a little more difficult to run other programs when you have a game running, and the game itself might get choppy or even shut down.Read more

Week in Review: May 5 – 11

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 11, 2012
Week in Review: May 5 – 11

This week, we released a fun title for the romantically adventurous with "Tiger Eye: The Sacrifice," and a fresh, engaging option for the purely adventurous with "New Yankee in King Arthur's Court." If you can't decide whether you want romance, adventure or romance-adventure, we've compiled a list of this week's new releases to help you along.Read more

Stereotype-defying Gaming Statistics

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 7, 2012
Stereotype-defying Gaming Statistics

The gaming industry is currently undergoing a revolution, as it’s already begun to banish long-held stereotypes about who plays video games. There’s a ton of statistics and interesting information in the Entertainment Software Association’s 2011 report, but here are some of the highlights to save you some time Games Aren’t Just for Kids In fact, …Read more

Week in Review: April 30 – May 4

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 4, 2012
Week in Review: April 30 – May 4

With a new game coming out every day, the biggest challenge might be deciding which one you'll enjoy the most. To help you along, we crafted reviews of some of the newly released game for the week ending May 4. Check out games like Theater of the Absurd, Gardenscapes and Secrets of the Dark Eclipse: Eclipse Mountain.Read more