Dark Manor Update has More Payouts, More Gold,
and Better Social Features!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 3, 2013
Dark Manor Update has More Payouts, More Gold, <br />and Better Social Features!

You asked, we listened! The newest Dark Manor update brings more payouts, more gold, and better social features! More achievements & more quests = more opportunities to earn rewards! Increased rewards for all the chapter quests, now including the opportunity to earn Gold! Walker-triggered attractions – like the Tesla Coil – will sometimes surprise you …Read more

Best Games to Play with Your Kids

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 1, 2013
Best Games to Play with Your Kids

When considering new games to play, sometimes the best choices aren’t all that new. In fact, there are likely quite a few hidden treasures to be found that are at least a few years old. We compiled this list of the best games of the last few years to revisit and play with your kids. …Read more

The Future of Hidden Object Games
An Interview with Patrick Wylie, Part 2

Posted by Big Fish Games on September 30, 2013
The Future of Hidden Object Games <br /> An Interview with Patrick Wylie, Part 2

We sat down with Patrick Wylie, VP of the Big Fish Studios, makers of the Mystery Case Files series, to talk about the hidden object games genre and how the new formats and platforms like F2P and streaming will impact the genre. How do you see the future of hidden object games with all the …Read more

Behind the Curtain: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 26, 2013
Behind the Curtain: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’

A couple weeks back I sat down with two developers from Boomzap Entertainment to talk about their newest game Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’! After reading about the amazing effort that went into making Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’ below, make sure to give it a try today! Please introduce yourself & your development team… Boomzap …Read more

Video Games and Health: How to be a Healthier Gamer

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on September 24, 2013
Video Games and Health: How to be a Healthier Gamer

Gaming is a lot of fun, and there are a lot of positive things which it brings to the table. It can tell great stories, bring people together, and really improve a day. However, it is an activity which can lead to some pretty unhealthy lifestyles. Hardcore gamers may find themselves especially vulnerable to some …Read more

My Other Self is a Butt-kicking Supermodel

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 23, 2013
My Other Self is a Butt-kicking Supermodel

I swear, I need this bumper sticker. It seems like just about every time I get together with female gamer friends, the topic of conversation inevitably (and much to my chagrin) turns to the cuteness of avatars and our frustration with the limited options we are usually given to control their attractiveness. I had a …Read more

Hidden Designs Make Latest DC Bombshells Shine

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on September 20, 2013
Hidden Designs Make Latest DC Bombshells Shine

Whether you’re a comic book fan or model collector, there’s been buzz around the announcement of the D.C. Bombshells. Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Poison Ivy were given a World War II makeover in Ant Lucia’s take on bomber plane pinups.   The wait is almost over for the first three models in the series. Supergirl …Read more

Virtual Worlds to Explore & Play With Your Kids

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 17, 2013
Virtual Worlds to Explore & Play With Your Kids

My kid is a ten year old girl gamer who readily keeps me up to date on the most appealing games and virtual worlds, as I regularly shell out my credit card for the latest must-have membership or bit of digital bling. In this article I interview her about her favorite games and what she …Read more

The History of Hidden Object Games
– An Interview with Patrick Wylie, VP of Big Fish Studios

Posted by Big Fish Games on September 16, 2013
The History of Hidden Object Games <br />– An Interview with Patrick Wylie, VP of Big Fish Studios

Hidden object games are a big part of the success that the casual games industry is seeing today. The genre has especially been defined and moved forward by the series of Mystery Case Files games that has seen over 100 million downloads worldwide. We sat down with Patrick Wylie, VP of Big Fish Studios, the …Read more

Behind the Curtain: The Making of Cooking Academy

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 13, 2013
Behind the Curtain: The Making of Cooking Academy

A few weeks ago I was able to sit down with Cooking Academy developer Fugazo and learn about the creative direction that led to their newest title — Cooking Academy – Restaurant Royale! Check it out here after you read the interview below: Please introduce yourself & your development team… Andrew: I’m the CEO and …Read more

Pinterest for Gamers

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 11, 2013
Pinterest for Gamers

Pinterest is essentially a curated catalog/gallery for anything graphical on the Web, and one of my favorite online services. Pinterest allows a curator to curate/edit/expert filter available options, which are typically graphical images found all over the Web (they also support video). People can follow others based on shared interests and aesthetics and like or repin …Read more

A Serious Discussion on Violence in Games

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 10, 2013

In the news this week, a panel of 200 academics are asking researchers to help put to rest once and for all the question of whether violent video games cause violent behavior in those who play them.  And yet again, a mass shooting (this time, the Navy Yard incident) is being blamed on video game …Read more