Week in Review: June 24 – 30

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 30, 2012
Week in Review: June 24 – 30

We’ve got another marvelous batch of new releases for you this week! If you love history, we’ve got games set in two entirely different eras. Visit Jane Austen’s Victorian England in Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Anthologies. If the 1800s aren’t far enough back for you, you can play Mahjong on Mount Olympus in Mahjong Mysteries: …Read more

How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

After digging into it, we found that electronic waste is a huge contributor to landfills in our country. Fortunately through downloading, you can still enjoy all your favorite games without contributing to all the waste. Click on the picture below to more about the dirty stats:Read more

A Sneak Peek at Big Fish’s New Universal Cloud Gaming Service

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
A Sneak Peek at Big Fish’s New Universal Cloud Gaming Service

You may have been hearing about Big Fish’s new universal cloud gaming service. Well, later this summer you will be able to try it out for yourself. Big Fish’s new universal cloud gaming service will give you access to more than 100 of your favorite Big Fish games via the Cloud. What does that mean?  It means …Read more

The Art of Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 26, 2012
The Art of Video Games

A debate has cropped up over the past couple years over whether video games should be considered art. We can look to a Sun-Times blog post written by film critic Roger Ebert, who said "no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience the medium as an art form"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

Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 18, 2012
Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

We were a little surprised to discover there is an apparent rift between two sections of gamers - casual and hardcore - and even more surprised to read some of the comments the two have left for one another, but that doesn't mean the two gaming groups can't get along.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

Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 13, 2012
Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

Kids are sponges for knowledge. We’ve all seen this. How many times have you marveled at how quickly young children pick up new skills? Walking, talking, writing, playing a musical instrument…all highly complex activities kids pick up in stride. This ability to learn quickly and permanently makes a child’s early years an ideal opportunity for …Read more

Why Casual Gaming is Better than Golf

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 11, 2012
Why Casual Gaming is Better than Golf

Ok, maybe ‘better’ isn’t the proper word. We’re not trying to prove casual gaming is better than golf…just more casual. With summer now upon us, we thought it would be fun to do a little compare / contrast between gaming and golf – two highly regarding means of relaxation. For some people, a relaxing afternoon …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

Fun Game Stats: Is Full Freemium on the Horizon?

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 6, 2012
Fun Game Stats: Is Full Freemium on the Horizon?

We sure get emotionally invested when it comes to big shifts in the gaming market, but we also like to taper our video game-born excitement with some cold, hard facts from time to time.Read more