Imagineering Ouya: The People’s $99 Console

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 11, 2013
Imagineering Ouya:  The People’s $99 Console

There is big launch news out concerning a new gaming console that will soon be available for just $99, which is a big difference in price from the $499 and $599 Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles on the horizon. The console is called Ouya and became a media darling a few month’s back when …Read more

Games for the International Fashionista

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 5, 2013
Games for the International Fashionista

A recession economy might mean a smaller wallet for actual fashion shopping, but with these (mostly) free to play fashion games you can shop and adorn yourself till you drop.  Not only that, but some are great practice arenas for the aspiring fashion designer or business entrepreneur, allowing you to flex your fashion management muscle.  …Read more

What’s the Deal with Free-To-Play Games?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 31, 2013
What’s the Deal with Free-To-Play Games?

In a time before the Internet, you could play a digital game only if: 1. You hauled your pocket of quarters to the arcade so you could make progress on that one impossibly difficult game. 2. Your parents took you to the video game store and dropped $50 on a console version of that impossibly …Read more

A Day Made from Legos

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 29, 2013
A Day Made from Legos

Remember when you were a kid and you’d recreate cool objects using Legos? It was your imagination’s shortcut to owning whatever you wanted: swords, moon rovers, reptiles your parents wouldn’t let you keep as pets, and other adult things that kids can’t (or shouldn’t) own. Now that you’re an adult, you’re all about practical stuff. …Read more

Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! for iPad is Here!!

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on October 24, 2013
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! for iPad is Here!!

The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us!  Big Fish’s Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! HD (or Zx3 for short) is now available on iPad worldwide.  In Zx3, you and your small team of survivors are fighting off waves and waves of zombie hordes, battling valiantly to survive the mob of undead.  Zombies feel no fear, will never retreat, …Read more

Adorable (and Smart!) Baby Gamers

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on October 23, 2013
Adorable (and Smart!) Baby Gamers

Conor Murphy’s recent post on dogs and cats that love iPads got me thinking about babies:  how they play, what they play, how they learn to play, and how their digital play affects their developing view of the world.  These early life forays into digital worlds are more than just examples of funny play by …Read more

How to Become a Successful Game Artist
- Interview with Brian Thompson, Big Fish Studios Art Director

Posted by Big Fish Games on October 18, 2013
How to Become a Successful Game Artist<br />- Interview with Brian Thompson, Big Fish Studios Art Director

In this interview Brian Thompson talks about his own career, about traits of a successful game artist, and some advice and tips on producing quality work when creating game art. Brian Thompson works as Art Director at Big Fish Studios and has been in the lead role for adventure games such as the Drawn series …Read more

Brian Thompson’s Tips for How to Be a Better Game Artist

Posted by Big Fish Games on October 17, 2013
Brian Thompson’s Tips for How to Be a Better Game Artist

In the interview with Brian Thompson on how he got to become a game artist and later an Art Director he provided us with a very specific list of tips to follow. We list them here below for anybody that should be interested out there. Do you have any ninja skills or secret tips that …Read more

Games-inspired Halloween Fun

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on October 15, 2013
Games-inspired Halloween Fun

Halloween is a great time of year for declaring your gaming passions to the world. Not only can you purchase or create the perfect costume, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to decorate your abode and throw a Halloween-themed gamer party.  In this article I’ll offer tips for Halloween decor, costuming and make-up, party themes …Read more

Behind The Curtain: Testing MCF Shadow Lake for iOS

Posted by Mac QA Team on October 14, 2013
Behind The Curtain: Testing MCF Shadow Lake for iOS

How do you test a game that you’ve already played approximately 102 times?  This was the challenge for Mac QA when Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition was ported to iOS, and they decided to revisit their most beloved game. Leia, Jason and Mark tell the story behind the scenes of their summer with …Read more

Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 10, 2013
Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

You don’t need to be a natural-born artist to carve amazing Halloween pumpkins! Here are 10 geeky video game pumpkin stencils and instructions on how to carve them like an expert. How to carve a pumpkin Step 1: Gut your pumpkin and collect your supplies The most beautiful pumpkin carving photos in the world were …Read more

Chew on This: Analyzing 200 Dogs & Cats Playing with iPads

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 7, 2013
Chew on This: Analyzing 200 Dogs & Cats Playing with iPads

In the age old battle of dogs vs. cats, the arena has taken many stages: Conquering the corner of the couch. Battling for food dish dominance. And settling sleeping quarters supremacy in deciding which animal ousts their human caregivers from their beds. Now, technology has become a factor in the war between dogs and cats …Read more