In Dungeons & Dragons, every character has certain strengths and weaknesses, determined by their ability scores: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. Your real-life self is made up of those abilities too, and you can level them up just like you do in-game.
A Star Trek strategy role-playing game that allows fans to build their dream crew out of characters from every generation of the television series? You have my attention, Disruptor Beam.
Chinese action star Jackie Chan has appeared hawking a number of things in his life. He's even had a very popular children's cartoon show named after himself. This cartoon even spawn a video game—but today, we're here to talk about one of the lesser known Jackie Chan titles, Jackie Chan Martial Arts Legend.
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.
There was one feature—should Sony actually deliver on their lofty promises with the PS4—that left me feeling rather excited. It wasn't the games, or the hardware.
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…
"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.
This past weekend, I took a trip out of town. I went outdoors, I sat in the sun. I drove through Northern California, past vinyards and polo fields, plots of land with a strip of earth out front for growing tomatoes and corn. I didn't really have my computer with me.
Surprised and saddened by this, I asked the…
The screenshot you're looking at is for the video game adaptation of Donald X. Vaccarino's wildly popular card game Dominion running on iOS. And Android. And Facebook, Google+, Chrome, Safari — anywhere HTML 5 can be used, this game can be played, online and off.
In case there was any doubt in your mind that EA's SimCity Social has it out for Zynga's pretender to the city building social game throne, CityVille, this rousing rendition of "More City, Less 'Ville" should put it to rest.
This week Zynga released its The Sims Social clone The Ville on Facebook. This morning I started up the game with the intention of doing some quick impressions. I logged into Facebook, got to the character creation screen...
What has always fascinated me about the colorful kid-focused card game Yu-Gi-Oh! has been the way the card statistics morph with each new skill and spell introduced to the play field. Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM captures the essence of that numerical dance in a fast paced Facebook game.
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…
Breaking with a long tradition of creating Sony-exclusive console titles, the studio behind Ratchet & Clank and Resistance brings the full weight of its wit and style to bear in Outernauts, a quirky new adventure role-playing game... for Facebook.
"In a freemium game it's not a rational decision to pay; it's an emotional one." Wednesday at the East Coast Games Conference in North Carolina, former BioWare design manager Ethan Levy explained how free-to-play games can harness to emotions of their players in order to profit.
Cyclops! Black Cat! Invisible Woman! Facebook Avengers Assemble! Facebook's Marvel: Avengers Alliance cares not for comic book continuity, focusing instead on giving players some sweet choices, and then making them pay for them.
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.
The city-state of Neverwinter has never been quite as social as it is in Atari's new turn-based tactical Facebook role-playing game, Heroes of Neverwinter.