Posts made in November, 2011

Most Offensive Video Games Ever

Most Offensive Video Games Ever

When you express yourself, you stand a good chance of cheesing off at least one person who’s listening. Count on it. Oftentimes, when we pick up a paintbrush or sit down at our keyboards, the things we do and say unintentionally offend others. Other times, we know that what we have to say is going to turn the civilized population on its head, but we do it anyway because we feel it’s vital to foster change and challenge old boundaries. And, of course,...

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Best Free iPad Games: Racing, Sports, Kids

Best Free iPad Games: Racing, Sports, Kids

The iPad comes off as a serious little piece of machinery. After all, it’s a tablet computer, and most people who carry one are business-like themselves, with seemingly little time for fun outside of the hours they spend on the go, answering emails and pecking out reports. But the iPad is in fact an excellent gaming machine. While it’s not as portable as the iPhone, its screen is much bigger and affords lots more room to accurately control on-screen...

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Best Free iPad Games: Action, RPG, Adventure

Best Free iPad Games: Action, RPG, Adventure

The iPad (and iPad 2) comes off as a serious little piece of machinery. After all, it’s a tablet computer, and most people who carry one are business-like themselves, with seemingly little time for fun outside of the hours they spend on the go, answering emails and pecking out reports. But the iPad is in fact an excellent gaming machine. While it’s not as portable as the iPhone, its screen is much bigger and affords lots more room to accurately control...

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Why This is a Good Time for Niche Gamers

Why This is a Good Time for Niche Gamers

These are strange days for video games, and the folks who play them. More people than ever – including moms, dads and kids of all ages – are playing games, but at the same time, we’re segregating ourselves. We bluster constantly about “core games,” “social games,” and embrace or dismiss Facebook’s crop of offerings. Interestingly, smart developers and publishers are taking advantage of the current...

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Can the Kinect Find Alternate Uses in the Commercial World?

Can the Kinect Find Alternate Uses in the Commercial World?

Microsoft’s Kinect has made a very decent showing at retail since its initial release in November 2011. As of March 2011, Microsoft has shipped 10 million Kinect units, and 8 million of those flew off the shelves within the first two months of the peripheral’s retail debut. Good stuff, but Microsoft thinks big, and it would like to see the Kinect’s influence touch every Xbox 360 owner on the planet. That probably won’t happen, at least not...

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Best Free iPhone Games: Top 5 Hits – Pt 2

Best Free iPhone Games: Top 5 Hits – Pt 2

Free iPhone games are good. Free iPhone games that are worth playing are much, much better. Rooting out the worthwhile free-to-play iPhone games on the busy app market can be a heck of a chore, but the search is far easier when you have some good recommendations behind you. Here’s part two of our guide to the best free iPhone games according to genre: Racing, Sports, Simulation, Kids and Family. TOP 5 FREE IPHONE SPORTS/RACING GAMES Soccer Stealers 2012...

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Best Free iPhone Games: Top 5 Hits

Best Free iPhone Games: Top 5 Hits

Free iPhone games are good. Free iPhone games that are worth playing are much, much better. Rooting out the worthwhile free-to-play iPhone games on the busy app market can be a heck of a chore, but the search is far easier when you have some good recommendations behind you. Here’s part one of our guide to the best free iPhone games according to genre: Arcade/Action, Role-Playing, and Board/Card Games. TOP 5 FREE IPHONE ARCADE/ACTION GAMES Paper Toss —...

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Best Free MMOs: Action, Role-Playing, Card

Best Free MMOs: Action, Role-Playing, Card

If you enjoy traveling but you’re on a strict budget, you can immerse yourself in one of hundreds of free games on the Internet. Free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games are often as deep and engaging as full-priced retail games, and they come in all kinds of flavors. Part one of our guide to MMO games offers recommendations for enjoyable titles in the action, arcade, adventure, role-playing and classic card and board game genres. TOP 5 FREE...

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Steve Jobs: The Most Influential Person in Gaming?

Steve Jobs: The Most Influential Person in Gaming?

If you were given a trophy and instructed to award it to the Most Influential Person in Video Game Development, who would get the honor? You can probably grab a few names off the top of your head: Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright, Carol Shaw, Gunpei Yokoi, Richard “Lord British” Garriott, Toru Iwatani–the list goes on and on. After all, games have evolved at such a remarkable pace that men and women are always making industry-changing contributions...

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