Presented for your consideration: the world’s easiest question. Would school-age children be more interested in their education if video games were involved? Yes or yes? Earlier in September, Valve made its world-famous puzzle game, Portal, free to download for a limited amount of time. It’s Valve’s hope that the game will see widespread use in classrooms. After all, Portal‘s brain teasers revolve primarily around physics, and students tend...read more
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It’s finally here! Four years in the making, we’re proud to announce the release of our latest free video game book, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming’s Greatest Hits of All Time. Downloadable free at www.MusicGamesRock.com, the book is a complete guide to the music and rhythm gaming genre’s past, present and future, and explains the meteoric rise and fall of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Charting hundreds of the field’s biggest...read more
“Good gameplay matters more than good graphics.” We keep saying it, and it’s true, for the most part: The simple, angular shapes that build Tetris are universally recognized and loved, whereas even the most wonderfully built character model probably wouldn’t garner a second look from the mainstream. But while in our heart of hearts we understand that gameplay matters more than graphics, we can’t help but steal a very intense look at...read more
The “10 Great Games for Women” article we posted some time ago here on Game Theory went over like a brick on Jupiter, and perhaps rightfully so. Though the purpose of the list was not to suggest that female gamers don’t enjoy shooters and other genres that are typically perceived as “Manly!”, the exclusion of the genre in our list of examples didn’t help our case. Moreover, it’s sort of impossible to define a...read more
*SPONSORED POST* Interested in learning more about how cloud gaming, cloud computing and online streaming will change the future of the video games business? Consider attending the first Cloud Gaming USA conference, which our very own industry insider Scott Steinberg will be hosting September 7-8 in San Jose, CA. Featuring keynote speeches, panels and workshops by games industry legends such as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Gaikai CEO David Perry, GameStop...read more