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

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