MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2019
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Developers Tim and Chris Stamper would later go on to found Rare video game studios and develop the classic platformer "Donkey Kong Country" for the Super Nintendo, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2019
Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
Prolific macabre illustrator Gahan Wilson, who drew for Playboy magazine, the New Yorker and the Matthew Looney series of sci-fi books, died last week at the age of 89. In the early 1990s, he provided the artwork for a quirky horror adventure game that rivaled the brilliance of LucasArt's finest entries to the genre.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2019
Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Tuesday marks the release of a game many thought would never come: Shenmue 3. Before he created vibrant open worlds, series creator Yu Suzuki, of SEGA, cut his teeth on arcade driving title "Out Run."
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2019
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Hideo Kojima's latest epic, "Death Stranding," may have just released and divided fans of the longtime game designer. But you can play a chunk of arguably his greatest work to date, 1998's "Metal Gear Solid," for free online!
Continue reading this post » WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2019
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2019
Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
The first game in the classic dungeon-crawling series is available to play, in a shareware version, in your browser. Give it a try as you await the release of Diablo IV, announced by Blizzard last week!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2019
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
The indie stealth horror title has taken the Twitch and streaming world by storm. You can try it for free directly from developer Dynamic Pixels!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2019
MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2019
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Free games are back on the Tech Deck! And this week, it's "Destiny: New Light," the free-to-play version of Bungie's sci-fi shooter.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
Mon., July 10, 2017
Arkane Studios, makers of the Dishonored series, have lovingly created a world that gives players the freedom to tackle obstacles how they wish. But the narrative payoff just isn't as great as in the games it's trying to emulate, and portions of the gameplay feel unpolished.
Continue reading this post » TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
Tue., April 18, 2017
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
Mon., April 10, 2017
While it's fun to walk through the publisher's version of Gotham City, the story and gameplay do little that hasn't been done before, and in many cases much better, by other titles.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
Mon., March 13, 2017
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
No, not the raunchy 1980s teenage comedy. Hop in your convertible and hit the road with this 1985 game from Shinkai, Inc.!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
The second game in Bioware's smash space opera RPG is available for free, just in time to play before the release of Andromeda in March.
Continue reading this post » THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
Budbo, a play on the magical guide owl Bubo from the "Clash of the Titans" films, is a new smartphone application that uses familiar mechanics to show you where to buy a certain strain of marijuana.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Since the dawn of video games, conflict has been used as a motivation for the player. 1977's Combat, from Atari, offered unbridled conflict for home console owners.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Unlike his superhero counterparts, Batman has actually featured in several good games, even before the most recent Arkham series by Rocksteady. Here's an Atari arcade classic, free online!
Continue reading this post » THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
There were a ton of great, short adventures in gaming this year highlighted by the "free" game giveaway services of Sony and Microsoft. But this year still belonged to AAA titles, in my mind.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Yep. Ubisoft saved the best for last and released perhaps the most ambitious title of their 30th anniversary free game giveaway last week.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
ASCII's 1986 platformer ushered in what would become known as the "Metroidvania" genre for the classic titles that would follow.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Relive the glory days of the first-person shooter with a remake of the classic "Shadow Warrior" for your modern rig, free from the folks at Great Old Games!
Continue reading this post » WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Tired of dealing with your family? Escape to a 1980s-inspired sci-fi action playground with Ubisoft's "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon" standalone expansion game, free for your PC!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
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