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2013 Year in Review - PC

Whether you’re a traditionalist or all about the avante-garde, the PC had what you needed--and then some.

Crazy race tests whether virtual driving skills carry over to real life

Does being good at driving simulator games translate very well to real-life racing? Swedish digital games store Viagame decided to find out with an unusual test: strapping a real race car driver into the same vehicle as a decorated video gamer to go head-to-head in both the real and virtual worlds. …

Five Video Games That Need To Be Ported To Next-Gen Consoles

A bevy of current-gen video games were released on Xbox One and PS4 at the launch of those consoles, from <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> to <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>Even some older games, like the 2013 <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot, are releasing on next-gen consoles in 2014.<p>But there are a handful of games that …

Christmas for Mojang — Minecraft: Pocket Edition made $1M on iOS App Store yesterday

Minecraft hasn’t dominated all of the world yet, but it’s well on its way.<p>Mojang business manager Daniel Kaplan revealed that the $1 million in revenue was only enough to get Minecraft up to No. 3 on the iOS App Store’s top-grossing apps. Free-to-play titles Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga …

To get the girl, game designer crafts his own playable wedding proposal

Like in football, wedding proposals often involve taking a knee. But 3D designer Robert Fink had a completely different kind of game in mind when it came to his own proposal — a video game. To propose to his girlfriend of nearly three years, Fink and two of his friends created a fake platformer and …

Growing up gamer: should your child play classic games?

Why parenting might be the key to preservation<p>When Owen Goss was young, he and his brother would often head up to the local public library to borrow some of the classics — but not of the literary variety. Instead, the two would take the opportunity to check out older films, the kinds starring the …

PlayStation Plus gets three of 2013's best games for free in January, including 'Bioshock Infinite'

Sony is kicking off 2014 by giving some of this year's best games to PlayStation Plus subscribers. <i>Bioshock Infinite</i>, <i>DmC: Devil May Cry</i>, and <i>Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons</i> will be added to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection throughout the month of January. That's on the PS3 side; <i>Don't Starve</i> …