Not Every "Fantasy" World Has To Be European

Remember, not every "fantasy" world has to have knights and castles. Aurion, legacy of the Kori-Odan is a new game from a developer based in Cameroon that explores "a wonderful African Fantasy world". » 2/10/15 10:00pm 2/10/15 10:00pm

Hearing "Ebola" After Eating Bat Meat Can't Be Good

On August 4, one of Japan's largest newspapers, the Asahi Shimbun, published a story on eating bat meat. You know what happened that same day? Another Japanese site warned that bat meat could be spreading Ebola. That's unfortunate timing. » 8/07/14 4:40am 8/07/14 4:40am

News Station Uses Metal Gear Solid V Pic For Report On Child Soldiers

Metal Gear Solid V might take place in the 80s, but apparently it looked good enough to illustrate a topic on recent events in Africa. Child soldier turned hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal talks about war in South Sudan and his tragic childhood on Russia Today when, out of the blue, the FOX Engine and MGSV appear. » 7/18/14 7:40am 7/18/14 7:40am

Diplomat Accused of Embassy Arson Looks Dumb in Body Paint

Thirty-year-old Japanese diplomat Shinya Yamada is accused of embezzling US$260,000 and torching the Japanese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Serious allegations. Leave it to the Japanese media to use a stupid pic. » 12/03/13 6:30am 12/03/13 6:30am

Flash Game Says Nintendo's Console Manufacturing Supports Slave Labor

Nintendo is again being chastised by activists for not ensuring that minerals mined by slave labor in African conflict areas are not used in the manufacture of their electronics. Nintendo is criticized annually for this, but this time the activists have made a Super Mario game to underscore their point. » 6/19/13 2:30pm 6/19/13 2:30pm

Feed Starving Children and Build Them a Place to Play in Safari…

Launched this week by Desert River Games, Safari Challenge is an example of the sort of Facebook games I admire the most, one that harnesses the actions of gamers sitting at computers in their comfortable homes to create a living charity engine. I feel much better building a virtual village when I know my lazy… » 1/22/13 5:55pm 1/22/13 5:55pm

You Can't Escape the Vuvuzela, Even on the Wii

Quieting the obnoxious plastic horn in the Wii version of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa requires that you first win a game. In the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, vuvuzela volume is an audio menu option. Seen on Reddit. » 6/30/10 9:30pm 6/30/10 9:30pm

Urgent Evoke: The Game That Seeks to Do Good, in Real Life

Jane McGonigal believes in gamers, because they're trained to believe they can win. She's built an alternate-reality game to tap that confidence and channel it into good works benefiting gamers' communities, with the larger goal of fostering empowerment in Africa. » 3/01/10 7:20pm 3/01/10 7:20pm

An Informed Expert Speaks Out On RE5 Racism (UPDATE) played through the first three levels of Capcom's latest with one of the UK's top experts on racism to get the final word - is Resident Evil 5 racist? » 3/06/09 1:20pm 3/06/09 1:20pm