I hate being in the ocean. Shallow beaches, I can handle, but the deep sea terrifies me more than spiders, snakes and birds who can talk put together. So a game where you do nothing but drown in open water is not my Game Of The Year candidate.
Thanks to his "anti-gay propaganda" laws, and stuff like the imprisonment of Pussy Riot members, now that the Winter Olympics are on it's the perfect time to play a game where Russian President/Dictator Vladimir Putin is a figure skater.
In the world of flash games, derivatives vastly outnumber original concepts, so the charge someone copied a game is quite common. But the makers of a Pac-Man-style game in 2009 say they have an email proving that King, the outfit trademarking words like "candy" and "saga," ordered a developer to directly copy their…
This is Forklift Balancer. It's a game on - wait for it - Geocities. And I'll be damned if it's not keeping me from working/eating today.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum yesterday acquired two games for its permanent collection. One of them seems right at home—Flower, the independent title almost universally praised by critics for its artistic flourishes. The other is, basically, Halo if it was made for the Atari 2600.
If colossally boring performance art that leaves you with a vague sense of being trolled is your bag, then have I got the video game for you. Marina Abramovic—star of 2011's The Artist is Present—returns in another low-res homage to her work. Just remember to keep that shift key pressed.
I have spent hours today playing a strategy game on my PC. Hours. It wasn't Civ V. It wasn't Rome II. It wasn't even Company of Heroes 2. It was a tiny little game called Kingdoms.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's union, and subsequent procreation, is the subject of this video game, in which the pair have taken to space, and you have to shoot their faces until the world is saved.
Catlateral Damage is as accurate a cat simulator as you'll ever play. Firstly because it lets you jump way higher than you think you should be able to, and secondly because the game only asks you to do one thing. Be a dick.
I'm about as old as Watergate and it has had a constant and vaguely Oedipal influence on me. Dad was a newsman; I'm a newsman. Dad hates Nixon; I hate Nixon. Newsmen took down a president; my Dad's badder than the president. So I came to Watergate: The Game confident I could win with solid knowledge of the scandal.
When I got the link from a friend on Twitter, I thought Candy Box was some kind of a test or a joke. Candies started accumulating, and the only button I could click was "eat all the candies." Gulp. Glump. OK. If eating sweets was a management sim, this would be the game.
Super Mario Bros. Crossover, the flash game in which you play through the levels of Super Mario Bros. as Samus, Link, Ryu Hayabusa and other heroes from the Nintendo Entertainment System's glory days, is readying a 3.0 update with even more obscure nostalgia and retro goodness.
A flash game called Tax Evaders, designed with the help of Molleindustria's Paolo Pedercini, is probably the most educational Space Invaders game you'll play today.
Unlike their fellow activists at PETA, whose efforts at employing video games for their cause usually just cause palms to smack against foreheads, Greenpeace's new game gets it. It's smart. And pretty good to boot.
You're Tim Schafer. You're hosting the Game Developers Choice Awards. But, since you've shaved your beard, put on a tux instead of a t-shirt, and left all your jokes at home, the bouncer thinks you're an impostor and refuses to let you in. That's the premise of Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity.