Will There Ever Be Strong Women in the Nintendo Canon?

Ever noticed how often Princess Peach needs rescuing? When Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of the massively popular Super Mario Bros. franchise) designed the 1981 classic game Donkey Kong, he designed it for a...Read More

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Nintendo Suspends Swapnote to Cut Down on Minors' Misuse

Nintendo, whose primary demographic is younger kids, has suspended its Swapnote service for 3DS as of October 31.Read More

Why the Problem With Shooters Isn't Shooting

Shooters are fun, engaging players in a loop of adrenaline-fueled gameplay that occupies them for hours. Take a trip to GameStop and you’ll notice that everyone has figured that out—most...Read More

Costume Quest

The Best Halloween Games Out There, On Sale Now

Looking for some Halloween-themed games to play with your family? Here are some appropriate choices. The good news: most of these games are on sale on Steam till November 1st....Read More

Assassin's Creed IV

New Release: Assassin's Creed IV

The fourth main game of the Assassin’s Creed franchise was released today for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and next-gen consoles. AC IV explores the life of Edward Kenway,...Read More


New Release: Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4, a 21st century warfare FPS, was released earlier today. Critics have called its large-scale multiplayer mode fantastic—64 individuals can play on one battlefield, at least on PC versions....Read More

Game Music Bundle

Grab These Halloween Treats Before Time Runs Out!

Looking for some spooky sounds to round off your Halloween evening this Thursday? The Game Music Bundle of the Damned includes some of our favorite soundtracks. Whether you’re a fan...Read More

Everquest II

How Anonymous Gamers Are Making the World a Better Place

It was March 2012, and the cancer of six-year-old John Hoover had just been deemed terminal. Various medical conditions limited John’s mobility his whole life, and his mother Carri—a longtime...Read More

Tomb Raider

How Tomb Raider Saved a Life

Independent game developers are increasingly exploring ways that games could positively affect players’ emotions. Popular “AAA” games are also becoming more emotionally driven. This trend has had a huge impact on teens...Read More