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  • Opinion: I spent $0 playing Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and I have 7.9 million fake Twitter followers

    Now that Glu Mobile's latest game--Kim Kardashian: Hollywood--has been dubbed by the New York Times an "unlikely mobile video game hit" (it rakes in $700,000 a day), I can finally play it without feeling judged.

  • Opinion: It's baaaack: Flappy Bird flies again on the Amazon Appstore

    Does anyone still care about Flappy Bird? It's been nearly six months since creator Dong Nguyen unceremoniously yanked the simplistic game, saying it was for people's own good.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Broken Age

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: EA announces $5/mo. games subscription plan for Xbox One

    With its free game giveaway program On the House only a few months old, on Tuesday EA announced yet another way it plans to disrupt traditional game sales--EA Access.

  • Opinion: Watch Doom being played on a hacked ATM

    It's hard to make ATMs more thrilling then they already are, seeing as how they're designed to spit money at you. But a team of tinkering Australians has done just that by modifying an ATM to play Doom. Yes, that Doom, the demon-blasting game that gave the world a taste for first-person shooters.

  • Opinion: Cast of Firefly reunites for Firefly: Online game

    We may never see another episode of Firefly, Joss Whedon's cult classic space-western show that Fox aired 11 episodes of before unceremoniously canceling the whole thing because Men In Suits Just Don't Understand. Put it up there next to Party Down, Freaks And Geeks, and Dead Like Me on the list of everlasting injustices. But now, Firefly fanatics are being tossed a might big bone: Firefly Online--a video game based on the series.

  • Opinion: Report: Google seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion

    It's been nearly two months since Variety and The Wall Street Journal reported Google was "in talks" to purchase popular games streaming site Twitch.tv for a billion dollars. According to VentureBeat, we can now upgrade the status from "in talks" to "sealed deal."

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Steampunk Tower

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Super Smash Flash 2 brings 16-bit Smash Bros. straight to your browser

    Every console generation, it's the same thing. 1) Nintendo releases a console. 2) Nintendo's console isn't doing too well. 3) Nintendo releases a new version of Smash Bros. 4) Nintendo's console sells a lot of units.

  • Opinion: Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives: We go hands-on with this mobile-friendly shooter

    Last year's Call of Duty: Strike Team finally brought a non-Zombies version of the series' trademark first-person shooting action to phones and tablets, adding the cool twist of swapping to an overhead view for strategic movement. While generally nailing the familiar look and feel of Call of Duty campaign action, it lacked one key component: online multiplayer, easily the most popular part of the console and PC entries.

  • Opinion: Why you should download the Disney Infinity: Toy Box app ahead of Infinity 2.0

    Until E3 2014, I had no idea what Disney Infinity really was--probably because I'm not exactly Disney's target demographic. So when I wandered over to the Disney Interactive booth during last month's gaming trade show, I was completely in the dark about how the company is helping along the whole video-game-toy-mash-up thing with its play sets, interactive figurines, and platform-agnostic gameplay.

  • Opinion: Missing Pieces: Doom is back, so is the Apple IIe, and other must-know gaming news

    My sides are so sore from laughing. The video game industry lost its collective minds this week and decided to deliver unto you the most ridiculous set of news possible. Seriously, we've got an infamous dictator suing over misuse of his image, Flappy Bird running on an Apple IIe, and Fred Durst streaming video games on Twitch in between recording vocal tracks for a new Limp Bizkit album. Surely this is the end of days--as evidenced by the reveal of a new Doom game.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Doug Dug

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: ESPN to stream The International, Valve's massive Dota 2 e-sports tournament

    Valve announced today that The International, the annual e-sports tournament for its blockbuster Dota 2 MOBA game, will be shown live on ESPN3--a pretty big coup, since it seemingly legitimizes e-sports as "real sports." There will also be a show on ESPN2 at 8:30pm Pacific this Sunday previewing The International's final match, featuring interviews with players and Valve managing director Gabe Newell.

  • Opinion: Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

    When I was a kid, lengthy road trips meant my parents would fling one of those invisible ink travel activity books toward the back seat of the car and hope that the puzzles would keep me occupied until we reached our final destination. Microsoft thinks today's kids need dragons to keep them at bay when it's time to get from Point A to Point B.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Sky Force 2014

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Grim Fandango remaster confirmed for PC (of course)

    One month to the day since Sony stood onstage at its E3 press conference and announced Grim Fandango would be available legally for the first time in almost fifteen years, we get confirmation that oh thank goodness it's coming to PC also.

  • Opinion: Blockbusters: Games for Tetris lovers

    I'm a huge Tetris fan. There's just something about the pure adrenaline that rushes through your veins when you've lined up the perfect Tetris combo, and your next piece is a straight polyomino. You know what I'm talking about. Heck, my mobile ringtone is an electronica version of the Tetris theme song.

  • Opinion: Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

    Geography fans take note: Google has laid down the cartographical gauntlet. The company recently introduced a Google Maps-based game called Smarty Pins that pits your knowledge of global geography against time and Google's endless pot of knowledge.

  • Opinion: Ouya console reveals $60 subscription for all-you-can-eat Android gaming

    The Ouya hit store shelves just over 12 months ago, and well, it's been an interesting year for the Android-based microconsole to say the least. There've been a few great games (Towerfall, Duck Game), the company released what's basically an Ouya 1.5, and the Ouya "platform" has been licensed out to other set top boxes rather than staying exclusive to the actual Ouya hardware.



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