As the underground cult of indie development surges to the surface and crowdfunding allows vague ideas to transform into products, the scope of gaming bubbles and changes. Games now span spectrums of physical input and emotional amplitude, and our perspectives change with them.
Faster than you can repeat a surname, the James Bond games have disappeared from Steam and Activision’s own download store .
by Jason Schreier “Oh no!” you are almost certainly thinking. “Gawker Media is underwater, desperately clinging to Tumblr like that guy in that movie where the cruise ship sank
DAMN. After a short three days of deliberation, a California court has found that Samsung infringed on six of the seven Apple patents originally brought to the case. The result
American McGee’s Spicy Horse studio is shrugging off the madness of console development to create free-to-play, browser- and cloud-based games such as Kongregate’s Big Head Bash .
The Escapist : Jimquisition : The Definition of Art Games There’s nothing like a debate about art games to ensure that everybody has a fun, enlightening, and not-at-all-aggravating time! Let’s discuss the assertion that “art game” as a descriptor doesn’t work, that it’s a broken term and people ought to call “art games” something else. Let’s fight that assertion in order to continue a petty little argument Jim might have had on a podcast.
This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on “Western” role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. BioWare’s free response to the Mass Effect 3 ending hoopla, the “Extended Cut” add-on , was released this week. In many ways, it acts as a direct response to the most common criticisms of the ending.