Series Spotlight: Margrave

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 12, 2012
Series Spotlight: Margrave

In this very special “Series Spotlight” we peer behind the development curtain of the beautiful Margrave game series. I recently caught up with the project’s Creative Director to discuss the development of  Margrave: The Blacksmith’s Daughter. We wanted to take you back to the very beginning, when the game was just scribbled words and rough …Read more

Plants vs Zombies Cheat Codes, Tips & Tricks

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 10, 2012
Plants vs Zombies Cheat Codes, Tips & Tricks

Those of us who have played Plants vs Zombies know what an addictive, fun game it is. From the fifty different plants available for your army to the multitude of wacky Zombies crossing your lawn, you’re bound to get a laugh from every new level. Want to have even more fun protecting your brains? How about Zombies in retro sunglasses or Zombies dancing? These are just two of the cheats coded into the game to ’enhance’ play. If you don't want to "cheat" you can also check out our free Plants vs. Zombies strategy guide!Read more

5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 9, 2012
5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Job hunting. No one likes the anxiety that comes with resumes and interviews. It's even tougher if you don't know what you want to do with your life. After all, how can you tell an employer that you're dedicated and passionate in what you do when you're not entirely sure what you want as a career?Read more

Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 6, 2012
Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

If you remember physics class back in high school, you probably remember (or conveniently "archived") a bunch of formulas, calculations and headaches.Read more

Games That Make You Think

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 5, 2012
Games That Make You Think

Oftentimes we play games because they are an escape. However, games can be a great way to keep your brain active and force us to really think. This is especially true for games that involve critical thinking skills. While many games have elements that can be challenging, games such as Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan …Read more

Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 4, 2012
Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

There has been a large debate over the effect playing violent video games has on gamers. The jury is still out on whether video games have any effect at all on aggressive behavior, but we think people have been asking the wrong question.Read more

Happy birthday, video games!

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 30, 2012
Happy birthday, video games!

Video games have reached significant milestone, according to a recent Smithsonian blog post. No, Hidden Object games haven’t achieved sentience (yet). Our beloved form of entertainment has hit the big 4-0. That’s right – playing video games as a form of home entertainment turned 40 years old on approximately August 29. So, bring out the …Read more

5 Feline-themed Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 28, 2012
5 Feline-themed Games

Did you know there are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States? If you're one of those proud cat owners or even a cat enthusiast, your cat sense has probably been tingling lately. That's because we've been working on compiling a list of games featuring our feline friends!Read more

Video games can tell the best stories

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 27, 2012
Video games can tell the best stories

Did you read "Choose Your Own Adventure Books when you were younger? Did you enjoy them or were you frustrated by limited choices?Read more

Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 24, 2012
Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

With the 2012 Olympics coming to a close, many of you may be thinking about tremendous physical prowess and skill. But more than a few people have a different kind of competition in mind - one that pits the best video gamers in the world against each other.Read more

Series Spotlight: Awakening

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 21, 2012
Series Spotlight: Awakening

In today’s “Series Spotlight,” we take a look at the 4th game in the Awakening series, Awakening: The Skyward Castle. I was able to speak at length with Awakening developer “Ran” Si Yuan Wong to talk about the artistic & creative process behind this fantastic series of games. Also, make sure to keep an eye …Read more

Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 20, 2012
Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Working in the gaming industry, I field questions daily from people interested in what we do and how they can get a foot in the door. Without question, the most common question is, “How can I get a job in gaming?” First off, a career in gaming is a great way to earn a living. …Read more