Games That Make You Think

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 5, 2012
Games That Make You Think

Oftentimes we play games because they are an escape. However, games can be a great way to keep your brain active and force us to really think. This is especially true for games that involve critical thinking skills. While many games have elements that can be challenging, games such as Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan …Read more

Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 4, 2012
Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

There has been a large debate over the effect playing violent video games has on gamers. The jury is still out on whether video games have any effect at all on aggressive behavior, but we think people have been asking the wrong question.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

Video games can tell the best stories

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 27, 2012
Video games can tell the best stories

Did you read "Choose Your Own Adventure Books when you were younger? Did you enjoy them or were you frustrated by limited choices?Read more

Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 24, 2012
Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

With the 2012 Olympics coming to a close, many of you may be thinking about tremendous physical prowess and skill. But more than a few people have a different kind of competition in mind - one that pits the best video gamers in the world against each other.Read more

Series Spotlight: Awakening

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 21, 2012
Series Spotlight: Awakening

In today’s “Series Spotlight,” we take a look at the 4th game in the Awakening series, Awakening: The Skyward Castle. I was able to speak at length with Awakening developer “Ran” Si Yuan Wong to talk about the artistic & creative process behind this fantastic series of games. Also, make sure to keep an eye …Read more

Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 20, 2012
Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Working in the gaming industry, I field questions daily from people interested in what we do and how they can get a foot in the door. Without question, the most common question is, “How can I get a job in gaming?” First off, a career in gaming is a great way to earn a living. …Read more

Week in Review: August 12 – 18

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 18, 2012
Week in Review: August 12 – 18

Variety is the spice of life – and of video games. Whether you’ve got an insatiable craving for murder mysteries or an appetite for explosions, this week’s list of new titles will have something to enjoy. Are your favorite crime dramas between seasons? Or maybe you simply can’t get enough mystery-solving adventure in one week? …Read more

Play Poker with Phil Gordon!

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 17, 2012
Play Poker with Phil Gordon!

Want to learn to play poker like a true pro?  Enter to win a trip to Seattle and the chance to play with World Series of Poker finalist Phil Gordon in a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament! Test your skills against one of the best players in the world! Here’s how to enter: Link your …Read more

Big Fish Casino Announced!

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 16, 2012
Big Fish Casino Announced!

Today we are proud to announce the immediate availability of Big Fish Casino, the launch of a rebranded and improved version of the #1 hit mobile-social casino game, Card Ace: Casino. This casino app is the flagship product of Self Aware Studios; a leading free-to-play game studio recently acquired by Big Fish. The roughly one-million …Read more

Series Spotlight: Echoes of the Past

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 15, 2012
Series Spotlight: Echoes of the Past

In our second “Series Spotlight” we take a deeper look at the newest addition to the Echoes of the Past series, Echoes of the Past: The Revenge of the Witch. I recently sat down with Game Producer Sergey Bigas to talk about the creative inspiration behind this extremely imaginative series of games. Make sure to …Read more