The History of Breakout

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 30, 2012
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 of good memories with our look back at “the good old days”. The overwhelming majority of the comments, however, focused on one piece of the post – the role Apple …Read more

The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 24, 2012
The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

 Many 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, battle space aliens, or command an artillery battery. These games were simple with, by today’s standards, amateur artwork and simple, straightforward gameplay. But they were as addictive then as computer …Read more

The Konami Code – What Every Gamer Needs To Know

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 19, 2011
The Konami Code – What Every Gamer Needs To Know

If you’ve never heard of the Konami Code, that’s not much of a surprise. First, let’s make sure we all know who Konami is. The Konami Corporation is a leading Japanese game developer and publisher of toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade and video games. Konami is responsible for the following popular game …Read more

Finding Time to Play Games at Home

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 29, 2011
Finding Time to Play Games at Home

We’re all busy in our own way. With family responsibilities, work obligations, and social engagements, it can be difficult to squeeze in any play time. Who knew finding time to game could be a challenge? Like any other hobby or extra-curricular activity, gaming takes time and has to be planned for. We’ve taken some time …Read more

Game Club: An Overview for New Visitors

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 25, 2011
Game Club: An Overview for New Visitors

For those of you who are new to Big Fish Games, we wanted to take a moment to help you understand the benefits of becoming a Game Club member. First, though, we think it is important for all our new visitors to understand that, at Big Fish Games, one of our core beliefs is that …Read more

Casual Game Art That Stands Apart

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 21, 2011
Casual Game Art That Stands Apart

We can all agree that staying focused at work can sometimes be a real challenge. Even at a gaming company, that holds true – though, not for the reasons you might be thinking. You might wonder if I’m talking about Nerf gun battles or superhero debates that are commonplace here. Sorry to disappoint, but we’re …Read more

Girl Time Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 17, 2011
Girl Time Games

Have you ever found yourself wanting to take a break from everyday life? But not just any break, a break that allows you to really do something for yourself. Whatever your break from life looks like, sometimes it’s just nice to get away from it all. Even more importantly, sometimes it’s just nice to go …Read more

The Importance of Coffee Machine Signage

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 16, 2011
The Importance of Coffee Machine Signage

The following blog post is part #2 in a series chronicling the coffee culture at Big Fish Games. Read part #1 here: A Tale of Two Coffee Machines You might think every employee here at Big Fish is so consumed with games and gaming they don’t have time to wrestle with any other challenges. Not …Read more

Turn Your Friends Into Gamers Right Now

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 10, 2011
Turn Your Friends Into Gamers Right Now

We can all agree that playing video games is fun. But isn’t it true that most things that are fun are even better when shared with those who are special to us? What better way to play through your favorite game than with your favorite friend? What’s that you say? Your friends aren’t into gaming? …Read more

Buying Games Online: 6 Reasons You Should Get Onboard

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 8, 2011
Buying Games Online: 6 Reasons You Should Get Onboard

Paying money for a game download rather than one you carry home can be a difficult step for some. Yet, such a purchasing experience offers many advantages over traditional shopping. Buying games online is a radical departure from the traditional shopping experience. Driving to the mall and hoping the game is in stock is a …Read more

Casual Gaming: From Beginner to Pro in 5 Simple Steps

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 4, 2011
Casual Gaming: From Beginner to Pro in 5 Simple Steps

Everyone remembers their first day of high school. You’re not entirely sure where to go. Nearly everyone is a stranger. Helpful resources are still a mystery. In short, you feel lost. Getting started in gaming can be a very similar experience. Where do you start? What games should you play? Where can you get help? …Read more

The Psychology of Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 2, 2011
The Psychology of Gaming

Have you ever sat back and thought about why you love to play games? Perhaps it’s the challenge, the excitement, and the adventure. Maybe it’s the friendships you make through social gaming. It could even be to give you a reason to play with your kids. Whatever your reason, for me, gaming has always been …Read more