Your Deepest Emotions Can Be Expressed Through Games

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 23, 2013
Your Deepest Emotions Can Be Expressed Through Games

Talking about emotions in games often circulates around the constantly regurgitated themes related to media effects (the idea that media are suspect) in a range of correlation studies.  Yet there is more to the puzzle of complex human emotions related to play and gaming.  And, perhaps more importantly, correlation (people who are sometimes violent sometimes …Read more

The Beauty of Awesome Character Creation

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 14, 2013
The Beauty of Awesome Character Creation

I mentioned in a recent article that character creation is one of my kid’s favorite activities, and she typically spends as much time creating and adorning her characters (and their homes!) as she does playing most games.  But she takes it even a step further, often creating families of characters for whom she builds complex …Read more

The QA Team’s Favorite Macs for Gaming

Posted by Mac QA Team on August 13, 2013
The QA Team’s Favorite Macs for Gaming

Now that we’ve shared the Best Overall Macs for gaming in a previous article, we have to tell you about our own personal favorites.  Leia: As you may have guessed, I believe the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the best overall Mac for gaming. But this part isn’t about practicality, it’s about what I love most in …Read more

Time Travel Games: Traversing Through Space & Dimension

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 6, 2013
Time Travel Games: Traversing Through Space & Dimension

One of my favorite genres of science fiction is time travel, so I’m always excited to see a good inter-dimensional travel game. Part of the reason is that time travel is actually theoretically possible, within current understandings of quantum mechanics and other emerging thinking in astrophysics. Wormholes are the most likely answer to powering experiments …Read more

Help Save Nina (and others like her)

Posted by Melissa Dingmon on July 29, 2013
Help Save Nina (and others like her)

You may have heard about Nina. She is a young wife and mother who found out that she has less than a month to find a match. Nina has lymphoma. Lymphoma can be treated through bone marrow transplants, but the registry doesn’t have a match… YET. One of my colleagues here at Big Fish knows …Read more

Games to Play While Waiting for Plants vs Zombies 2…

Posted by Niels on July 15, 2013
Games to Play While Waiting for Plants vs Zombies 2…

I have to admit: I am looking forward to the sequel of Plants vs Zombies, “Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s about time”. The first one came out all the way back in 2009, (seems like ages ago!), and was nominated with two titles from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences: “Casual Game of the …Read more

The Best Macs for Gaming

Posted by Mac QA Team on July 11, 2013
The Best Macs for Gaming

I am a Mac hardware addict. I absolutely love Macs of all kinds, young and old, and I always want more of them (I keep a minimum of four on my desk). I’m here on the blog today to break down all the models and talk about the best macs for casual gaming, in case …Read more

The Video Game Villains’ Guide to Hipster Facial Hair

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 10, 2013
The Video Game Villains’ Guide to Hipster Facial Hair

Listen up, aspiring super villains: Do you want to be taken seriously? Do you want to strike fear into the hearts of your goodie-goodie nemeses? Do you want your appearance to do all the talking for you in your rise to world domination? All you need is the right facial hair. (OK, and maybe some …Read more

Best Mac Games of Spring 2013

Posted by Mac QA Team on June 11, 2013
Best Mac Games of Spring 2013

Every so often, there comes a moment in a Mac Tester’s career where they get to test a game they absolutely love. It’s so good that they would play this game overtime without pay and it makes other testers jealous that they don’t get to play it. This spring, we’ve played a lot of great …Read more

Imagineering the Xbox One: New Genre & Game Ideas

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 31, 2013
Imagineering the Xbox One: New Genre & Game Ideas

The release of any new gaming hardware sets the imagination afire about the possibilities for new gaming genre and content. The announcements this week for the Xbox ONE are chock-full of such sparks of inspiration. What fantastic new games and genres of games will emerge from this new creative sandbox? And, as we know women …Read more

The Best YouTube Channels for Gamers

Posted by on May 20, 2013
The Best YouTube Channels for Gamers

One of the best things about being a gamer is that it makes you part of a large, diverse community of people. Sure, some arguments tend to come up over which game is the best, but we’re generally a cordial bunch. When YouTube was founded back in 2005, most people probably didn’t know what to …Read more

How to Learn from Losing in Video Games

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on May 13, 2013
How to Learn from Losing in Video Games

Nobody likes losing. We play games to win and winning feels great. Sadly, sometimes there can only be one winner, and sometimes that person isn’t you. Making mistakes and proverbially (and sometimes literally) dropping the ball is a part of both gaming and life, and a necessary one at that. Ever met someone who claims …Read more