A Nest of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans

You eventually tune it out, but the constant whir of a desktop computer's cooling fans can take a toll on your psyche. It's like a buzzing mosquito that never strikes, and never stops. So the folks at a German company called Silent Power have created a compact desktop PC that trades noisy fans for a block of exposed… » 7/30/14 3:19pm Wednesday 3:19pm

The 7th Guest Takes Another Stab At Crowdfunding A Sequel

Back in the early days of CD-ROM technology, there were two games everybody had to have — Myst and The 7th Guest. Myst's legacy lives on, but the horror puzzles of The 7th Guest and it's sequel, The 11th Hour, haven't gotten the same love. Perhaps The 7th Guest 3 can help, if its second crowdfunding campaign works out. » 5/07/14 5:04pm 5/07/14 5:04pm

Next-Gen Historical RPG Gets "Surprise" Kickstarter Campaign

For the past week or so, Warhorse Studios has been teasing some new information about their upcoming historically-inclined RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, on their website. There was a big countdown clock and everything. And now, the cat's out of the bag: Kingdom Come will be crowdfunded! Surprise! » 1/22/14 6:00am 1/22/14 6:00am

Square Enix Gets Into Crowd-Funded Gaming, With a Tantalizing Twist

Square Enix, international conglomerate behind everything from Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider would like to help your best game ideas get some crowd-funding. Oh, and they might let your game star some of their characters. Whoa. Slow down there. Eidos characters. You ain't going to be remaking Final Fantasy VII. » 10/08/13 1:00pm 10/08/13 1:00pm

Wing Commander’s Spiritual Sequel Sets a New $5.7 Million Video Game…

Want proof that people want to soar through the cosmos in video games again? The people who've helped Chris Roberts' upcoming space sim Star Citizen smash through more than $5.7 million of crowdfunding pledges are giving doubters all the evidence they might need. That's more than any other video game project has… » 11/19/12 9:30am 11/19/12 9:30am

EA Offers Crowdfunded Games Three Months of Free Distribution on Origin

So, you've successfully rallied hundreds of strangers to pay for your brilliant game idea on Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or some other crowdfunding site. Now you need to make the damn thing. But an even bigger problem looms after you develop and test Amazing Game X: getting it to everyone who wants it, including backers. » 5/18/12 3:30pm 5/18/12 3:30pm

People Like You—Yes, You—Gave $9 Million to Kickstarter Video Game…

After the monstrous success of the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter campaign, it's impossible to escape talk of video game development powered by the internet's largest crowdfunding destination. Part of all the buzz comes from the perception that there's a lot of money out there that people want to contribute to… » 4/19/12 11:00am 4/19/12 11:00am