Week in Review: June 10 – 16

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 15, 2012
Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

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, …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 13, 2012
Why Casual Gaming is Better than Golf

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, …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 11, 2012
Week in Review: June 3 – 9

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 9, 2012
Fun Game Stats: Is Full Freemium on the Horizon?

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 6, 2012
Biggest Lies About Video Games

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 4, 2012
The History of Breakout

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 30, 2012
Week in Review: May 20 – 26

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!

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 26, 2012
The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

┬áMany 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, …

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 24, 2012
Five Games Based on Crime TV Shows

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 23, 2012
Week in Review: May 13 – 19

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 19, 2012
Writing Game Reviews and Giving Feedback

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!

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 17, 2012