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 work. » 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

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

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

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