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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with Tsum Tsum, Disney's Japanese Plush-Inspired Mobile Game

    Disney's merchandising prowess has been honed over decades of successful tie-ins to movies and television shows alike, but it's when the Mouse House thinks outside the box that it produces some of its most compelling goods. Perhaps the best example in recent years is the collectible Vinylmation figure line, which took its cues from designer vinyl toys without losing its cool in the commercialization.

  • Opinion: Missing Pieces: Rock Simulator, Diablo III's auction houses die, and more games news

    Somebody is making a game about rocks. Not rock stars. Not the Hard Rock Cafe. Not the Jack Black film School of Rock.

  • Opinion: YouTube's (finally) adding 60fps video support, tip jar

    If you play a lot of PC games, chances are you can see the difference between a game running at 30 frames per second and one running at 60. Or, if you can't, you've likely at least heard the arguments about this thorny subject. (You can always check out this site to get an idea of what games look like running at different framerates.)

  • Opinion: Valiant Hearts: The Great War review: A war game to end all war games

    Back when the world was saturated with World War II first-person shooters, I remember more than one person clamoring for a game set during World War I. Instead we all moved onto modern military shooters, and that was honestly for the better.

  • Opinion: Free game(s) alert: GOG.com's giving several PC games away for free today

    Valve's massive Steam Summer Sale may be the one garnering headlines and threatening the financial well-being of gamers around the globe, but it's not the only games store celebrating the fine weather with deep discounts on a slew of titles. GOG.com kicked off its Summer Sale long before Steam's got underway, and today, the site's demanding more attention with a "24 hour Adrenaline Rush"--a full day dedicated to Flash Sales where games sell at steep discounts for short bursts of time.

  • Opinion: Steam's massive Summer Sale kicks off today: How to get the most bang for your buck

    "Hm, it's 10 A.M.. I'd better go check the Steam front page and see what the weekend deals are." Refresh. Nothing. Refresh. Nothing. Refresh. Nothing. Refresh. Nothing.

  • Opinion: Playstation 4 adds pre-loading for pre-ordered games

    Playstation 4 owners will no longer have to wait for hours to download a new game on release day if they order in advance.

  • Opinion: Lego Fusion lets kids build a videogame world with real-life Lego bricks

    Lego bricks never get old, but that doesn't mean we don't want new ways to play with them. I love the Lego videogames too (especially Lego Batman and Lego Indiana Jones), because it's so fun to run around the fully built Lego worlds, smashing everything you see--but you don't get to build anything new or creative.

  • Opinion: Pillars of Eternity: Spiritual successor to RPG classics turns promise into game

    When I saw Pillars of Eternity back in November, it was a promise. I looked at a lot of concept art, I saw some environments early in development, I watched characters walk around a mostly empty field--and even then, I saw the promise underneath in this spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment and other Infinity Engine CRPGs of yesteryear.

  • Opinion: Rainbow Six: Siege: Hands-on with the most exciting game of E3 2014

    "Okay, so uh, let go of the button and you'll place a breaching charge." I dutifully do what I'm told by the watching-over-my-shoulder developer, lurking during my E3 hands-on with Rainbox Six: Siege. The breaching charge takes about five seconds to affix--an eternity as I hang from a grappling hook on the side of the house, completely exposed.

  • Opinion: GOG.com kicks off the game deals season with massive DRM-Free Summer Sale

    E3 and all of its shiny new game launches may be winding down, but the gaming goodness is just getting started. Friday morning, games site GOG.com launched its summer games sale, unloading a slew of games at dirt-cheap prices, with deals being swapped out day-by-day and even hour-by-hour.

  • Opinion: Left behind: The sad state of portable gaming devices at E3

    With the latest gaming consoles out in the wild, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo is all about big games--and there's a vast selection of them for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Heck, there's even a solid array of Wii U titles, albeit mostly at Nintendo's own booth.

  • Opinion: Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel stick to what Borderlands is all about

    I'm walking around E3 looking for boxes with little green lights on them. This fever dream is what I get for daring to take on both of the new Borderlands games back-to-back during E3. Both 2K's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Telltale Game's story-centric Tales from the Borderlands are on display at the show, and both launch by the end of this year.

  • Opinion: R.B.I. Baseball expands rosters with new players, old timers

    Some new faces--and more than a few old familiar ones--will be coming to your R.B.I. Baseball team, thanks to the latest update to MLB.com's mobile baseball game.

  • Opinion: Forget entertainment, Microsoft keeps the focus on games during E3 opener

    I hope you've stocked up on Doritos and Mountain Dew--it's going to be a long day for gamers.

  • Opinion: Homefront The Revolution preview: Overthrow American occupiers with open-world guerilla warfare

    I'll be honest: I'd sort of forgotten that THQ ever contracted Crytek for a Homefront sequel. I'd definitely forgotten that Crytek then purchased those rights when THQ went bankrupt just so they could finish creating said sequel.

  • Opinion: Metro Redux hands-on: Nuclear winter has never looked so appealing

    Metro 2033, rough as it is around the edges, is one of my favorite games of all time. Metro: Last Light is also a darn fine game. Despite some odd story quirks, both games ooze atmosphere. "Immersion" is an oft-bandied term that has become progressively meaningless, but few other shooters would urge you to stop and watch a fifteen-minute vaudeville act in the middle of the story. Few games would employ a system where your most powerful bullets are also currency, forcing you to make a choice between stopping power and wealth.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Wayward Souls

    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: You Should Play: Another Case Solved

    I downloaded Another Case Solved on a whim, after seeing an ad in Mikey Shorts. (Both titles were produced by Noodlecake Studios, which partnered with Chillingo for this release. In fact, we've been giving a lot of love to Noodlecake Studios' collection lately--Flappy Golf is another game on our list.) I literally downloaded it because I accidentally clicked on an in-game ad, and because it was free. So you can understand how surprised I am to find that, two months later, I'm still playing Another Case Solved--enthusiastically.

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