MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
Mon., July 10, 2017, 9 a.m.
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, 5:24 p.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 10:21 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, noon
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, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 6 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 1:44 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
A platformer with some pixelated charm, Mandagon is the product of a four-member UK team inspired deeply by Tibetan philosophy.
Continue reading this post » THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 6 a.m.
The Atari 2600 was one of the first home consoles to popularize game cartridges. Chopper Command built upon the popularity of the arcade game "Defender."
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Fairy tales are a somewhat untapped well of video game inspiration. 1982's "Jack the Giant-Killer," from Cinematronics, told the classic tale of Englishman Jack and his trials against a giant.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 6 a.m.
Ubisoft continues its free game promotion for 30 years of business, trotting out 2011's brilliant sidescroller "Rayman: Origins" this month.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 6 a.m.
Hack and slash games were all the rage in the late '80s and early '90s, and this Sega title showcased the power of the Master System/Genesis in the console wars with Nintendo.
Continue reading this post » FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
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