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What Game Handled Weather Changes the Best?

Whipping rain that dots your screen in a firefight. Fog that hides lingering zombies. Sheets of ice that cause you car to spin out of control. Weather can be an important part of video games. More »

Every Day is a Struggle to Survive with Zombie Tools

Nuclear apocalypse? Zombie apocalypse? Whichever you think is more likely, the makers of August's PipClock have you covered with a new suite of iPhone tools sure to come in handy when society completely disintegrates, yet again. More »

Battlefield 3 Tanks Invade London's Rush Hour

A line of commuter-transporting, 16-ton tranks took to the streets of London earlier today to carry commuters to work and celebrate the release of Battlefield 3 in the UK.
The "tanksis" didn't charge any fares for navigating the packed streets around Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, and... More »

'Free+' Does Seem A Little More Honest Than Free-to-Play

People who are fans of words that mean what they're supposed to mean are probably not fans of the rhetorical loophole exploited by the term "free-to-play". More »

Kerrigan Shrute, StarCraft's Drag-Queen of Blades

I thought I was the most hideous Queen of Blades in StarCraft history during my session with Blizzard DOTA at BlizCon 2011 last weekend. Last night Dwight from The Office proved me wrong. More »

If a Woman was the Lead Character in Grand Theft Auto...

Women in Grand Theft Auto games have had many roles. Mom. Girlfriend. Nightclub manager. Criminal.
Lots of roles. Just never the main one.
On the eve of the release of the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, and with no inside knowledge about who will be the star of this new game, I find myself... More »

How DUST 514 and EVE Online Bridge the Gap Between PC and PlayStation 3

In CCP's DUST 514 for the PlayStation 3, battles are initiated by corporations in the PC-based space MMO EVE Online. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, CCP server architect Lin Luo talks about how much fun making that work is. More »

The Best Gaming Pumpkins of the Season!

With Halloween just around the corner, what better time is there to take a look at some of the best gaming-related pumpkins out there this year?
I'm sure by now most of you have gotten a chance to cut into a defenseless pumpkin, if you're into such things, and so I bring you the cream of the... More »

"It's a Lie!": Republican Presidential Front-Runner Herman Cain denies SimCity Inspired to His Tax Plan

According to the latest polls, businessman Herman Cain's currently the Republican most likely to get the GOP presidential nomination. (And, yes, it's early.) One of the reasons that Cain's appeared attractive to the electorate has been his easy-to-understand 9-9-9 proposal to overhaul taxes. More »

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Has Ten Days

With Skyrim-lust whipping fantasy role-playing game fans into a frothy puddle, perhaps November 1 is the best possible time for Warner Bros. to release The Lord of the Rings: More »

Things Get Epic in This New Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Trailer

Could Skyward Sword be the best Zelda game of all time? Well, it'd be nice if that was the case, since it's the franchise's anniversary year and all. More »

The Dust, Danger and Despair of I Am Alive

There's a moment near the start of Cormac McCarthy's gripping post-apocalyptic novel The Road when a father holds up a gun to protect his son. Their lives hang by a thread-their assailant is alone, but his friends are near, and if the man pulls the trigger, he and his son will doubtless be... More »

In Under 10 Minutes, I'll Show You the Good and Bad of Kirby's Return to Dreamland

I recently recommended that people skip the new Kirby game for the Wii, Kirby's Return to Dreamland. I don't hate the game. I just think you have better options. More »

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