StoryBundle, the DRM-free eBook bundle service from former Gizmodo maven Jason Chen, is offering its first ever video game themed book bundle.
The original version of Karateka launched on an Apple II two decades ago and helped show that video game design could deliver idiosyncratic, narrative experiences. Back then, both Apple and video games were in their toddler stage, stumbling around trying to figure out what they could do.
Gamers of a certain age remember the dramatic opening to Jordan Mechner's classic fighting adventure. But what happened before our hero stormed Akuma's castle? How'd he learn how to fight? The video—which hypes up today's release of a Karateka re-make— above answers some of those questions in really funny fashion.…
Microsoft's official site for their game console has been known to let things slip out before they've been publically announced. Like that one time it outed Halo 4 before last year's E3.
Jordan Mechner jumped and kicked his way into gamers' hearts with Prince of Persia and Karateka, two seminal releases that expanded the possibilities of what games could be and how they could tell stories. But it was The Last Express that proved to be the most ambitious title of Mechner's game-making career. The…
Before John Romero co-created Doom he was just a kid. A very smart kid. When he was a teenager, he wrote a letter to Jordan Mechner, a very smart man who made a game young John Romero liked very much.
Maybe the Mario bit wasn't in the original game. Everything else was, more or less. Kaharat (which means bald…
It's pronounced "cara-take-a." And the hit Apple II game is coming back this year.
Not only can you now relive this year's Game Developers Conference keynote from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who spoke about the creation of Kirby and the devaluation of games in "Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future," you can experience the best part of GDC 2011: the classic…
The Prince of Persia movie, which was great by virtue of not sucking, could have been a little better had the production team stuck to the original script handed in by the game's original creator, Jordan Mechner.
RoboCop director Paul Verhoeven is having a go at the video game movie business, working on an "Indiana Jones-ish" but also "Hitchcockian" video game set in the year 1914. Could it be anything other than Jordan Mechner's The Last Express?
Earlier this week, Disney and OnePR treated games journalists to the first ever screening of the Prince of Persia film trailer.
At China's Game Developers Conference, Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner talked about the evolution of the series and about the sequel potential for that upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal flick.