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

Witty and Loving it: How to Inject Humor into Video Games!

Posted by Joanie Rich on April 24, 2013
Witty and Loving it: How to Inject Humor into Video Games!

I fondly remember playing the PC adventure games of the nineties. What they lacked in visuals they made up for in spades with their amazing writing, whose characters made me laugh. The Secret of Monkey Island used clever puns to sword fight, and Torin’s Passage had one area designed like a 50’s sitcom, complete with …Read more

Body Image in Tomb Raider — Lara Croft’s Changing Look

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 22, 2013
Body Image in Tomb Raider — Lara Croft’s Changing Look

Lara Croft of TOMB RAIDER fame is a video game icon. She was one of the first female protagonists in a gaming industry filled with women in supporting roles. And she has come a long way. Lara has a strikingly different look in the latest release of TOMB RAIDER. Her evolution of character development – both physical design and story depth – says something about how we see women in pop culture and society over the last two decades that transcends...Read more

The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 30, 2013
The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

When I was a kid, we didn’t have mobile phones to entertain us. Our friends had to visit our house to play a cooperative video game together. And to see the latest movie VHS release, we had to leave the house to rent a movie from the store. But you know what entertained me then …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

Game Chic: Fashions for the Geek Girl

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 6, 2012
Game Chic: Fashions for the Geek Girl

If you came to hang out at Big Fish for a day, you would quickly learn we have a separate internal email list for employees to share anything that’s not directly work related. Usually, the best news we get on here is free donuts, but the other day something with a little more substance (if that was even possible) …Read more

Gaming With Your Kids: Five Reasons to Game Together

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 13, 2012
Gaming With Your Kids: Five Reasons to Game Together

For many of us who grew up before the dawn of the internet, talk of gaming brings to mind card games and board games with our family just as quickly as it brings to mind today’s Daily Deal. Quality family time has long been tied to such down time activities. In today’s online world, it’s …Read more

How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

After digging into it, we found that electronic waste is a huge contributor to landfills in our country. Fortunately through downloading, you can still enjoy all your favorite games without contributing to all the waste. Click on the picture below to more about the dirty stats: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