Greg Baker

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Independent Games Festival Awards Nominees Announced

The Independent Games Festival has announced its nominees for this year's awards, with critically-acclaimed indie games like Night in the Woods and Baba is You topping the list with multiple nominations.<p>In total, 35 games have been nominated for the awards, which will be given out in March at the …

Indie Gaming

39 Awesome Games to Keep on Your Radar in 2018

There are plenty of great games to look forward to in 2018, but with all the big-name titles to anticipate, it can be easy to let some of the smaller …

The best games you might have missed in 2017

A quick confession: I do not play a ton of indie games. Well, I do, but I don’t play them all the time. Like most people, the siren call of …

'No boyfriend? Don't call me Mum': Ikea pulls 'sexist' ad in China

Young Chinese women have in recent years fought back against such discrimination.<p>"The TV ad has been withdrawn from all channels by Ikea China," the …

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

13 Awesome Games You Missed at E3 2017

RPG/racing hybrids, monster-battling farming sims, complex fighting games, and more.<p>E3 2017 has come and gone, leaving us with a lot of awesome games …

The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017

The independent game scene has exploded in recent years, with hundreds of amazing titles to discover and appreciate. Lots of prospective releases …

10 Things Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto Told Us About Switch and More

Nintendo Creative Fellow and game design luminary Shigeru Miyamoto is renowned for his work on foundational franchises like <i>Donkey Kong</i>, <i>Super Mario</i> …

Gaming

Video Games Most People Won't Ask For This Holiday Season, But That You Should Give Them

If you are giving a video game gift later this year, there’s a chance you’ll be wrapping up a copy of <i>Call of Duty</i> or Nintendo’s NES Classic. You may …

digitalonly

How video games helped me in my battle with anxiety - BBC Three

Josh Pappenheim8 May 2017<p>Having anxiety sometimes feels like being in a Resident Evil set piece. You’re walking down a normal corridor, happily minding your own business, when a rabid dog bursts through the window and shatters your world. Well, at least that’s how it seems to me.<p>My last major …

9 indie tabletop games that will make game night fun again

If you haven’t played a board game in a while, you’re probably thinking “Board games? Like <i>Monopoly</i>?” That’s a classic for sure, but the indie board …

Life after prison: one man's story

Samson (whose name has been changed, at his request, along with others in this story), was arrested three days later at his sister's house in …

Crime

Kubo and the Two Strings: An absurdly beautiful, hand-made hero’s tale.

<i>Kubo and the Two Strings:</i> <b>An absurdly beautiful, hand-made hero’s tale.</b><p><b>What it is:</b> The latest from the stop-motion wizards at Laika, whose other films …

Animation

Playdead's Inside is fiercely intelligent, exquisitely grotesque - and one of the best video games of the year

From the moment your red-shirted avatar emerges from a thicket on the left of the screen, you know what your task is: flee. The young boy lopes through the dank monochromatic wood, the thick trees slicing prison bars in the foreground. In the background, masked figures pile bodies into a van. The …

What Are the Best PlayStation 1 Classics on PlayStation 3, Vita, and PSP?

Jump to: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3<p>While its current flow of releases has all but slowed to a trickle, there's no denying the Sony Entertainment Network …

Retrogaming

Why games nostalgia at Christmas just isn't what it used to be

Christmas and the New Year are always a time for reflection and nostalgia and more importantly, eating so much Quality Street that chocolate bubbles …

Retrogaming

The Nintendo Console From The 80s Made For Recording Gameplay Footage

These days, if you want to record direct video footage of a video game, all you need to do is press a button. But back in the 1980s, this was a …

Retrogaming

Words Can Hurt Far More Than Sticks and Stones

<i>Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day</i> is one of the most depressing and yet ultimately uplifting anime series out there. And now its creators are back …

Anime

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Sleep

What It’s Like To Use North Korea’s Internet

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>Yesterday we investigated what little is known about the country’s totalitarian Red Star operating system. But what …

North Korea

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

How to Optimize Your PC for Gaming

Gaming PCs are complex beasts that occasionally need to be tamed into submission before they're capable of performing their greatest feats. With a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your hardware and see better in-game performance as a result, and you don't have to be a tech enthusiast …

Sesame Street Says Take Off Your Oculus Rift And Go Outside

In this video from Mashable, the Sesame Street crew, along with Zachary Levi sing about the wonders of putting down your technology and going …

Virtual Reality

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Video Gamers' Aggression Born From Frustration, Not Violence: Study

If you've ever screamed in rage or thrown down a controller after missing a jump in a video game or getting shot from across the level, new research exonerates your behavior. It's not violent games that make people angry and aggressive — it's <i>difficult</i> ones.<p>The research, from the University of …

Oxford University

Meet Comic Neue, a Comic Sans-like Typeface Without a Comic Sans-like Reputation

Once upon a time — it was back in October of 1994 — a Microsoft type engineer named Vincent Connare got a sneak peek at an upcoming product called …

Typography

30 Minutes Of Being Trapped In A Nightmare

What happens when your crazy backwards music game is a commercial failure? For Matt Gilgenbach, the answer was depression and nightmares. So like any …

Game Development

Here's How To Play Tetris And Asteroids On Lab Equipment

Reddit user IAmAHiggsBoson stumbled onto a little easter egg on his oscilloscope: apparently if you press the right series of buttons, you can play</i> …

Retrogaming