Dreamfall Chapters: Book One Builds A World and Little Else

I am a huge fan of The Longest Journey franchise, so you can bet the moment the Kickstarter for Dreamfall Chapters went online I threw my money at it. And now that the first chapter is out, let me say that it's not the most exciting opening, but it does do some serious world building. » 10/24/14 8:00am 10/24/14 8:00am

Flix Plus Customizes Netflix to Your Heart's Desire

Chrome: Flix Plus, a new extension from us at Lifehacker, adds new features and tweaks to Netflix.com, letting you filter its recommendations, remove spoilers, use keyboard shortcuts, and a whole lot more. » 10/01/14 9:37am 10/01/14 9:37am

Joystick Mapper Makes Your Favorite Mac Gamepad Work with Any App

OS X: Some games have gamepad and joystick controls functional out of the box. Some don't. For the latter, a little app called Joystick Mapper can allow you to use any compatible controller with any game—whether it supports your gamepad/joystick or not. » 12/13/13 6:14pm 12/13/13 6:14pm

How to Optimize Your Mac for Gaming

You may not immediately think "gaming" when you think "Mac," but there are tons of games for the Mac these days, and some of the most popular PC games are also available for OS X. Let's take a look at a few ways to make those games run as smoothly as possible. » 10/25/13 8:07pm 10/25/13 8:07pm

The Fables Game Comes Out Tomorrow! What The Hell Is Fables?

The folks behind the astounding The Walking Dead games kick-off a new serialized adventure tomorrow with The Wolf Among Us, based on an award-winning comic book about fairy tale characters. If that sounds childish and prosaic to you, you've been reading the wrong fairy tales. » 10/10/13 9:00am 10/10/13 9:00am

Our WWDC 2013 Liveblog Kicks Off Right Now

Welcome friends! In less than an hour, Apple's going to take the wrapping off of the all-new, Jony Ive-powered iOS 7, and we'll be covering it all live, right here. What else are we expecting out of WWDC 2013? New MacBooks, OS X improvements, better iCloud, and maybe even a surprise or two. » 6/10/13 12:52pm 6/10/13 12:52pm

My 13-Year-Old Baldur's Gate Review, Enhanced Edition

When PC role-playing classic Baldur's Gate was released in 1998, I was writing for a small gaming news site called Videogamers.com. BioWare's masterpiece was my first official PC game review. While Videogamers.com is long gone, the magical Internet Wayback Machine houses an archived version of the review, at least… » 11/28/12 8:30pm 11/28/12 8:30pm

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition: Everything You Should Know

On November 30, 1998, a little-known company called BioWare released a strangely-titled game named Baldur's Gate for personal computers. It was critically and commercially acclaimed, an excellent RPG with a gigantic world, interesting characters, and a ton of little details to discover and enjoy. » 11/28/12 12:00pm 11/28/12 12:00pm

Game Center Coming to iMacs and MacBooks With Apple’s Mountain Lion OS…

Apple's game-centric social network will be extending to the manufacturer's desktops and laptop when the latest update to its operating system rolls out later this year. See more about Mountain Lion at Gizmodo. » 2/16/12 11:15am 2/16/12 11:15am

Fund Last Class HeroesBecause You Think the World Needs Another JRPG

Last Class Heroes is a 2D action role-playing game that at first might look a bit generic, but the more you dig into it's art and combat system the more you're going to want to play it. » 10/05/11 12:00am 10/05/11 12:00am

Stardrift Empires, the Sequel to the Best Facebook Game You Never Played

There's only been one Facebook game I've ever set an alarm for in real life: Starfleet Commander made me get up in the middle of the night to check my fleets and send out new attacks. What made the space fleet combat game—sort of a combination of EVE Online and Trade Wars 2002—so compelling? For me, it was the chance… » 8/10/11 12:00pm 8/10/11 12:00pm

Watch the World's Coolest Math Teacher Troubleshoot a Haunted PC

This man is unarguably the greatest math teacher in the history of math teachers. Or at least the greatest at pulling off large-scale video projector pranks that leave you laughing, stunned, and a little bit awed. » 11/01/10 1:01pm 11/01/10 1:01pm

Meet Portal 2's Wheatley, The Eye Who's A Guy

Today Valve releases the first in a series of videos covering the E3 demo for Portal 2. In the first portion we meet Wheatley, the personality sphere that's cuddlier than a companion cube, if that's even possible. » 6/28/10 5:20pm 6/28/10 5:20pm

Galcon - The First Must-Have iPhone Game?

The iPhone as the ultimate portable gaming platform - discuss. There have been a few minor gems since the iPhone 3G arrived and Steve Jobs made his bold claim » 10/09/08 5:20pm 10/09/08 5:20pm, but the Boing Boing Gadgets crew seem rather taken with action/strategy title . The game is a conversion of the for Windows, OSX and Linux and offers…

Football Manager 2009 PSP & Mac Screens

Sports Interactive/SEGA's management sim Football Manager 2009 is out - confusingly - in November. The latest iteration has even more stats to juggle and features an overhauled 'more realistic' transfer system with transfer rumors now playing a role in negotiations. No word on illegal The PC and Mac versions come with… » 9/05/08 3:20pm 9/05/08 3:20pm