The Many Literary Ventures of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Code name: S.T.E.A.M. is an interesting game. The art style is something reminiscent of the Silver Age of Comic Books mixed with Victorian undertones. Gameplay wise it takes mechanics from two popular, yet very distinct genres. Regardless of how the game looks or plays, one aspect that really baffled me when the game… » 3/24/15 2:51pm 3/24/15 2:51pm

The Secret Douglas Adams RPG People Have Been Playing for 15 Years

Douglas Adams dreamt up the Starship Titanic in 1982 as a half-page gag in Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy in five parts.' » 1/27/15 6:30am 1/27/15 6:30am

A Novel About the Time All the Space Invaders Machines Went Away

If you remember the heyday of giant arcade halls filled with stand-up coin-op machines, then you’ll also remember that one day they seemingly all disappeared. What was it like to live through that bygone era? The Final Day at Westfield Arcade—a new novel by Andy Hunt—explores what it felt like to have a digital… » 8/13/13 4:00pm 8/13/13 4:00pm

The New Novel by One of the Guys Behind Dishonored Is Dark, But Not How…

Harvey Smith—who you probably know as a chief architect of Deus Ex and of last year’s hit stealth/action hybrid Dishonored—has made games about secret alien UFO labs and supernatural steampunk assassins. So you might expect a novel from the co-founder of Arkane Studios to be heavy with genre trappings and filled with… » 4/10/13 4:00pm 4/10/13 4:00pm

Dear Mr. Bradbury, Thank You for the Christmas Wishes

When I was young, I spent my money on video games and baseball cards like so many kids. But perhaps, unlike other kids, I spent it on something else: stamps. » 6/07/12 3:59am 6/07/12 3:59am

Sniper Voice Actor's Book Picks Up Plugs from Team Fortress 2

You may not be familiar with the name "John Patrick Lowrie." You probably are familiar with the name "Sniper," whom Lowrie voices in Team Fortress 2. He's just published the novel Dancing With Eternity and, well, his friends are giving it some kind reviews on Amazon. » 9/22/11 11:00pm 9/22/11 11:00pm

The New Great Gatsby Video Game Does Not Disappoint

Last year, we shared in the disappointment that a video game based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby turned out to be not so great. This year, we're enjoying a new, 8-bit take on one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. » 2/14/11 6:30pm 2/14/11 6:30pm

Mega Man History Book Cancelled

Mega Man fans might have been looking forward to "Mega Man: Complete History," which Barnes & Noble had listed for pre-order earlier this year. Publisher Chronicle Books told Go Nintendo the project has been scrapped. » 9/18/09 10:00pm 9/18/09 10:00pm

Speaking of Loot: the Ancient Roots

Yesterday, we mentioned the fact that game designers often walk a fine line when figuring out how best to dangle a nice, looty carrot in front of their audience » 9/14/08 1:30pm 9/14/08 1:30pm; somewhat on the same subject (loot!), Roger Travis goes back to the and even further to illustrate some ancient roots of the same thing we see in modern…