Overwolf Adds Facebook, YouTube, and More to Your Favorite Games

Windows: If you've ever played a full-screen game and wished you could open a browser or respond to an IM without tabbing out, Overwolf is the utility for you. The app adds useful tools so you can look up strategies, chat with friends, control your music, and more, all without leaving the game. » 5/31/13 9:28am 5/31/13 9:28am

Feed Starving Children and Build Them a Place to Play in Safari…

Launched this week by Desert River Games, Safari Challenge is an example of the sort of Facebook games I admire the most, one that harnesses the actions of gamers sitting at computers in their comfortable homes to create a living charity engine. I feel much better building a virtual village when I know my lazy… » 1/22/13 5:55pm 1/22/13 5:55pm

Legends: Rise of a Hero is the Perfect Example of a Mid-Core Action RPG

"Mid-core" is a term being bandied about quite a lot lately, indicating the evolution of social games from passive clicking affairs to experiences that flirt with hardcore gameplay while remaining accessible to casual players. Need an example? Play Mob Science's newly-launched Legends: Rise of a Hero. » 11/12/12 2:55pm 11/12/12 2:55pm

This Store Was Killed by Mobile Games, Says Owner

For the last few years, I have been a frequent customer at a local mom-and-pop video game store here in Japan. Today I walked in to see the shelves with empty spaces and the games majorly discounted. After 21 years of selling games, the store is going out of business.

Surprised and saddened by this, I asked the… » 9/11/12 6:00am 9/11/12 6:00am

EA Pulling Dragon Age: Legends from Facebook and Google+ on June 18th

EA hasn't been shy about blatantly saying that they're going to extend their big games across as many platforms as possible. The recent example Mass Effect Infiltrator on iOS—which links back to the console game via the mega-publisher's Origin online service—shows how EA probably wants this kind of thing to work in… » 5/21/12 11:00am 5/21/12 11:00am

The PS Vita is a Social Beast That Will Entangle Us All in Its Loving…

What the latest Inside PS Vita is trying to say is that by purchasing a Vita you're becoming a member of a global gaming community connected by glowing threads of gaming-infused light, wrapping about you like a brilliant cocoon in which you'll never feel lonely ever again. I might be reading a bit much into it. » 2/06/12 8:30am 2/06/12 8:30am