Sign of the times. As I emerged from a panel at GDC in San Francisco, I saw a huge line that wrapped around itself, easily the biggest I’ve seen at GDC so far. Curious, I decided to see which presentation it was for. The sign at the door read “Making Indie Games That Sell.”

Assassin's Creed Origins' New Expansion Goes Full Crazy, And I Love It

Assassin’s Creed tries to be a series about history, but over the last decade it hasn’t been afraid to get a little loose with that. We’ve had a tyrannical King George (Washington), and a bizarre hunt for Jack the Ripper, but it’s the series latest dalliance with fiction—Curse of the Pharoahs—that’s become my…

How to Introduce a Child With Autism to Minecraft 

It’s hard to say exactly why children with autism are some of the greatest devotees of Minecraft, the computer game in which you build endless worlds out of Lego-like blocks. Stuart Duncan, a father of two, believes it’s because it’s a perfect union of two opposites. On one hand, Minecraft offers structure—everything…


Surrender To Nostalgia With a Great Deal on the New 3DS XL SNES Edition, Complete With Super Mario Kart

If the SNES-themed paint job doesn’t get you excited about this New 3DS XL deal, the included download of the original Super Mario Kart ought to. Get it for an all-time low $166 today with promo code SAVE15, courtesy of Rakuten. Just note that you’ll need to be signed into a Rakuten account to get the deal.