A Look at Characters with Disabilities in Video Games

Recently there has been a lot of discussions about the need for diversity in video games. There has been a lot of attention given to the call for inclusion of more female characters, of more gay and lesbian characters, and more characters of racial minorities. Today I'm here to talk about another group that is often… » 3/27/14 11:32am 3/27/14 11:32am

The Most Disappointing Final Battles in All Science Fiction and Fantasy

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It's all been leading up to this. Hundreds of pages, or hours, of buildup, leading up to the final confrontation between the forces of excellent and the forces of not-excellent. And then... it's kind of a bust. The bad guys kind of fold. Or the fight lasts 30 seconds. Or it's just thumb-wrestling. Here are the most… » 2/27/14 3:35pm 2/27/14 3:35pm

Joystick Mapper Makes Your Favorite Mac Gamepad Work with Any App

OS X: Some games have gamepad and joystick controls functional out of the box. Some don't. For the latter, a little app called Joystick Mapper can allow you to use any compatible controller with any game—whether it supports your gamepad/joystick or not. » 12/13/13 6:14pm 12/13/13 6:14pm

Keep Flyin': An Exclusive First Look at Firefly Online

Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more. » 12/12/13 2:18pm 12/12/13 2:18pm

What was the most memorable game you ever played?

The best role playing game campaigns create stories you’ll be telling around the gaming table decades later. But what's that magic ingredient that takes a game from great to once-in-a-lifetime? We talked to gamers, game designers, and authors to find out what makes a campaign truly memorable. » 10/28/13 5:01pm 10/28/13 5:01pm

The Greatest Out-of-Print Tabletop RPGs That We Still Love

A lot of our love for tabletop games comes down to nostalgia. A game we played in the 80s might have terrible rules and a hackneyed game world, but we love it all the same. Sadly, many of those classic RPGs are long out of print. Here’s a look at the best of these lost games. » 9/24/13 5:39pm 9/24/13 5:39pm

How to Keep Your Overflowing Steam Library Neatly Organized

If you play more than a few games, you know the pain of a cluttered Steam library—whether you've spent a ton of money during Steam Sales or you just really love video games. Here are some tips to keep your library neatly organized so you can find what you want to play right away. » 9/20/13 10:58am 9/20/13 10:58am

Ten Life Lessons You Learn While Playing the Dots Game on Your iPhone

I'm addicted to Dots, the oddly simple iPhone game that's like an interactive Damien Hirst painting. You have sixty seconds to clear as many dots from the screen as you can; there are no bells or whistles, just dots. Still, Dots has lessons to teach. Here are ten. » 8/12/13 6:28pm 8/12/13 6:28pm

Today's Super Addictive iPhone Game Might Be Tomorrow's Disaster IPO

Zynga went public over the popularity of a few hit Facebook games, and is now in the process of collapsing into a mush pit. Now the makers of Candy Crush Saga, the jellybean puzzle game gripping the brains of America, are plotting an IPO, the Wall Street Journal reports. First as tragedy, then as farce. » 6/18/13 11:59am 6/18/13 11:59am