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LiquidSky 2.0 beta puts any video game on any Android device

The LiquidSky 2.0 beta is live today in the Google Play Store, promising to let you play any game on any Android device via the magic of cloud streaming. Want to cruise around <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> on your Pixel XL? Or maybe you'd rather wreck some fools in <i>Overwatch</i> on your Galaxy Tab S2? That's what …

Once upon a time, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap was my Zelda

West One still works with the new version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. I was expecting as much, but it was a relief anyway. This most loving of …

E3 2017: Will Fortnite Be the Game Minecraft Players Graduate To?

The long-gestating crafting game has evolved, and it’s finally about to release.<p>The end of the world is at hand in the free-to-play survival game …

Frank Lloyd Wright

NZXT wants to custom-build your next gaming PC

Building your own gaming PC is the preferred route for many serious gamers but as I’ve stated previously, not everyone is a hardware enthusiast. With …

Computer Hardware

'Skyrim’ Embershard Mine Location: Where to find the elusive mine in Whiterun

<i>Skyrim</i> is a large game — even after all these years, it's still the game that other open world games are compared to. It's no surprise then that …

The Elder Scrolls

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three promising businesses could be poised to offer life-changing gains for investors.<p>There are few stocks that have created fortunes as …

Biotechnology

'Smash Bros.' Champion Hungrybox Was Told by His Father, 'You'll Never Be the Best'

Hungrybox, one of the mightiest 'Smash' players, was forged through grit, doggedness, and family drama<p>Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma is probably not the …

Google Play

Steam’s upcoming pay structure won’t help devs or players

The issue of paying for inclusion<p>The Steam Greenlight system, where players vote on which games make it onto Steam, is going away. The replacement involves a more straightforward method of paying for inclusion.<p>The new system — Steam Direct — is simple: You pay Valve money — between $100 and $5,000, …

Pwned and almost game over, Nintendo fights back again and again

JAPAN: Isao Yamazaki is no ordinary Nintendo fan.<p>His apartment in Tokyo is packed with over 7,000 Nintendo products ranging from playing cards to …

New Details Revealed for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Dungeons

While <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is now less than three weeks away from release, there’s still a lot we don’t know about it. Nintendo has …

Mobile games lose their luster faster than ever

The recent launch of Super Mario Run by Nintendo set a new record, with over 40 million downloads during its first four days on the App Store. While these numbers portray a very rosy picture of the mobile gaming industry, it doesn’t necessarily reflect reality.<p>Over the years, retention has become a …

Nine years later, one feature in GTA4 has never been bettered - here's its story

Charting the phenomenal progress of video games these past few decades is easy enough. You've probably seen an image of PlayStation-era Lara Croft in …

Grand Theft Auto

How Hatch aims to transform the way you play mobile games

Angry Birds mobile game publisher Rovio spun out an innovative startup named Hatch in November, and now that company has collected 50 partners with 90 games for a monthly subscription service called Hatch. The service promises to come with a lot of benefits for mobile game players when it debuts …

This Might Be Why Valve Stopped Making Console Games

Valve has released some notable console games for last-generation systems, including Portal 2, The Orange Box, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the Left 4 Dead series. However, the developer has focused more on PC in recent years. Now we may know why.<p>Valve founder Gabe Newell said during a …

Major Nelson Hints at Xbox’s Vision for a Digital-Only Future

In the Executive Lounge at the Hilton, high above the show floor of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, sat Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, the energetic and long-serving public face of Xbox. Hryb was in town to deliver the Story Time keynote at PAX Australia 2016, and took some time out of …

Nearly Half of All Xbox One Owners Use Backwards Compatibility, Exec Says

With the addition of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite today, there are now more than 300 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. That wasn't the only notable milestone that came to light today. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now revealed that almost half of all Xbox …

7 Craziest Video Game Fails of 2016

2016 was a great year for video game releases. It was the year that games trapped in development hell would finally be set free from this longtime …

Mega Man

Here's When Nintendo Switch's Price Will Finally Be Revealed

An alternative codename for Nintendo’s upcoming tablet-console games platform might be “Nintendo Drip.” We first learned its codename, “NX,” back in …

Nintendo Switch
Government

Entrepreneur shares how to make millions from mobile games

Douglas Hare, co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, bid farewell to a successful career in the US to launch a games studio that registered turnover of £6.3m in 2015.<p>Douglas Hare, co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, isn’t worried about seeing the “game over” screen any time soon. The games company, …

Shigeru Miyamoto: Apple and Nintendo See Eye to Eye on Simplicity

Ahead of the launch of Super Mario Run on iOS later this week, Nintendo video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with video game site <i>Glixel</i> to share some thoughts on what it was like working with Apple.<p>According to Miyamoto, amid discussions about entering the mobile space, his team set out to …