The Moon Sneezes Its Way into Your Heart in This Little-Kid Version of the Universe

My two-year-old daughter doesn't think of stars as huge bodies of flaming gas millions of miles away. She thinks of them as little five-pointed symbols that live inside books and on top of Christmas trees. In similar fashion, she knows that there's a moon in the sky but also thinks the glowing circles formed by domed… »1/09/13 11:30am1/09/13 11:30am

As Time Runs Out on the Xbox 360, Look For a Conservative Gameplan from Sports Video Games

Army, Navy, Air Force, I haven't played with or against a service academy in years in NCAA Football »10/21/12 4:30pm10/21/12 4:30pm. This year, the game added parachutists to deliver the ball to the 50-yard line at Michie Stadium—and I'm told play-by-play man Brad Nessler now pronounces Michie Stadium correctly (it's MIKE-ey, not "Mitchie"). All…

Sideways Bust-a-Move is the Secret to This Magical Gaming App's Success

Take the bubble-bursting puzzle gameplay of the popular Bust-a-Move series, turn it on its side and toss in some magical spells and memory matching puzzles and sharp cartoon visuals and you've got Supermagical, an award-winning iOS game from Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team, a developer with an obvious… »9/10/12 11:30am9/10/12 11:30am

To Show Off Epic Mickey 2, Warren Spector Brought His Rare Disney Collectibles to E3

It's impossible to miss the huge amount of Disney love that Warren Spector brings to bear on the Epic Mickey games. The celebrated game designer has been talking about how much he cherishes the world Walt Disney engineered ever since the run-up to the first Epic Mickey game. But this year he did more than talk. »6/05/12 9:30pm6/05/12 9:30pm

The Games that Got Me Through the Worst Year of My Life: Playboy: The Mansion

My worst year on earth may well have been 2005. I had gone from a blood-and-guts newspaper writer to headcount hire sitting in a cubicle with nothing to do for weeks on end. I'd once been the coolest guy at the cocktail party, now I was just another stiff with a badge around his neck in the cafeteria. I'd moved from a… »5/18/12 9:00pm5/18/12 9:00pm

Bastion, Skyrim, Portal 2 Lead Nominations for the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards

The nominees for the 2012 Game Developers Choice awards have been announced. The awards, which will be held at March's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, are one (if not the) most prestigious awards ceremonies in gaming. They occur the same night and location as the Independent Games Festival (IGF) awards. »1/05/12 9:30pm1/05/12 9:30pm