2014 Global Gaming Stats: Who’s Playing What, and Why?

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 16, 2014
2014 Global Gaming Stats: Who’s Playing What, and Why?

In this follow-up to Conor Murphy’s 2012 article Stereotype-defying Gaming Statistics, we’ll look at the global gaming landscape and highlight some of the shifting trends that will affect how 2014 shapes up in terms of games. The Top 10 Gaming Trends 1. Women are playing more and more games, and so is the older generation …Read more

Square Enix Knocks It Out of the Park at E3!

Posted by Taylor Stein on July 5, 2013
Square Enix Knocks It Out of the Park at E3!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is notable within the gaming community as the celebration of all celebrations, the pinnacle of shock, awe, and utter anticipation for the entire year. Tightlipped industry bigwigs spill it all in glorious fashion while diehard onlookers sit eyes glued on their television screens or computer monitors. E3 is truly a …Read more

Orchestras that Play Video Game Music

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 12, 2012
Orchestras that Play Video Game Music

Are you a fan of epic video game soundtracks? To some gamers, the music in the game is just as captivating as the gameplay and plot. While a video game's soundtrack can add to immersion (ever play a great Mystery game with spooky music?), there has been a growing number of ways to experience the music on its own.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

Week In Review: August 5 – 11

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 11, 2012
Week In Review: August 5 – 11

As they say in the real estate business, "location, location, location." Help rebuild a city and save it from economic ruin in Be Richest. And if your entrepreneurial spirit is not in the mood for the city life, try your hand on the farm in Farm Girl at the Nile.Read more

Week in Review: July 29 – August 4

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 4, 2012
Week in Review: July 29 – August 4

Have you quenched your thirst for adventure lately? Join Annha in Pirates of New Horizons: Planet Buster and sate your cravings for adventure, pirates and Match 3 games at the same time!Read more

Games Aren’t Just for Fun!

Posted by Kelly M. on July 17, 2012
Games Aren’t Just for Fun!

You’ve probably come across the idea that video games can provide other, more “serious” benefits along with their entertainment value. There are a number of reports that games can be especially effective for stroke victims, and that those results have recently been extended to ICU patients as well.  Big Fish Games offers a number of …Read more

Week in Review: June 17 – 23

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 23, 2012
Week in Review: June 17 – 23

If you're in need of a vacation, sit back and enjoy the tropical delights of Hawaii in Big Kahuna Reef 3. If it has been a while since your brain has had a lexical workout, then Wordary could be the word game for you.Read more

Video Game Industry Breaks From Tradition, Finds New Way to Deliver Entertainment

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 21, 2012
Video Game Industry Breaks From Tradition, Finds New Way to Deliver Entertainment

The nature of traditional video games and television tends to separate the two mediums. Watching TV is usually a relaxing, low commitment activity – something you can do while cooking, cleaning or reading. Playing video games, on the other hand, typically calls on you to be more actively engaged and focused. Historically, the two entertainment …Read more

Week in Review: June 10 – 16

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 15, 2012
Week in Review: June 10 – 16

A long-dead pirate romance in Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart brings plenty of heart-pumping action and intrigue to this week's collection of new releases . If a pirate's life isn't for you, Paris Mahjong could take the edge off with a relaxing night steeped in French culture.Read more

Week in Review: June 3 – 9

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 9, 2012
Week in Review: June 3 – 9

Hidden-object mysteries lurk behind many corners this week with “Theatre of the Absurd” and “Rite of Passage: The Perfect Show!” If you’re not in the mood for dark intrigue and unscrupulous characters, we’ve also released the quirky, light-hearted “Coronation Street: Mystery of the Missing Hotpot Recipe.” Of course, we’ve got plenty of gameplay variety as …Read more