Drowning Simulator Is The Worst Game I Have Ever Played

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. » 4/23/14 9:30pm 4/23/14 9:30pm

A Game For Salty Fighters

Based on a recent act of fight stick destruction, Stick Chucker doesn't care if you win or lose a game of Street Fighter. It only cares how far, and how hard, you can throw your stick once you lose. » 4/08/14 11:30pm 4/08/14 11:30pm

Putin Becomes "Gay Friendly" Figure Skater In Protest Game

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. » 2/09/14 6:30pm 2/09/14 6:30pm

Candy Crush Makers Remove a Game Accused of Being a Blatant Copy

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… » 1/25/14 2:00pm 1/25/14 2:00pm

The Halo-on-Atari-2600 Game is Going Into the Smithsonian

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. » 12/18/13 1:30pm 12/18/13 1:30pm

Absurd Performance Art Flash Game Gets Highly Unanticipated Sequel

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. » 10/27/13 3:30pm 10/27/13 3:30pm

The sequel to Candy Box—the surreal, text-based flash game that grabbed attention back in the spring—will release tomorrow morning. Completing Candy Box 2 will give players "access to a special area featuring quests written by the players." More details here. » 10/23/13 7:30pm 10/23/13 7:30pm

The Simplest Strategy Games Are Often The Best

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. » 10/17/13 11:30pm 10/17/13 11:30pm

Kim & Kanye Must Be Destroyed, At All Costs

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. » 9/16/13 1:00am 9/16/13 1:00am

The Perfect Cat Simulator Has You Smash Nintendos

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. » 8/27/13 12:30am 8/27/13 12:30am

Third Update to Super Mario Bros. Crossover Pays Tribute to Rare Port

The third update of fan-favorite flash game Super Mario Bros. Crossover has just released. This is the one that incorporates perhaps the rarest port of the series, a Japan-only version that gave Mario the hammer from Donkey Kong. » 8/03/13 11:00am 8/03/13 11:00am

Aaron Hernandez might not make it back in time for the next Madden, but if you want to play a topical video game (not about a crack-smoking mayor), try Snowden's Leaks: The Game. It was made by Dutch developers in 72 hours. No, it won't report your high scores to the NSA. » 6/29/13 1:00pm 6/29/13 1:00pm

If You Liked the Text-Only Flash Game Candy Box, Check Out A Dark Room

Candy Box, the quirky, text-only flash game that got a lot of attention last month, now has a rival: A Dark Room, which begins just as simply before unfolding into a much larger game of commerce and intrigue. » 6/18/13 10:00am 6/18/13 10:00am

Watergate: The Game: What a Long, Strange National Nightmare It's Been

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. » 5/06/13 5:30pm 5/06/13 5:30pm

Candy Box: A Game That's Simple, Sweet, and Strangely Compelling

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. » 5/05/13 2:00pm 5/05/13 2:00pm

Flash-Game Hit Super Mario Bros. Crossover Resurrects an Obscure Port

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. » 4/27/13 2:00pm 4/27/13 2:00pm

Celebrate Paying Your Taxes By Shooting At People Who Don't

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. » 4/12/13 1:30am 4/12/13 1:30am

Shark vs Mermaid Death Squad Is A Free Game With A Rad Name

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. » 3/29/13 1:00am 3/29/13 1:00am

Tim Schafer: The Game: Part Deux

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. » 3/27/13 6:00am 3/27/13 6:00am