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Twitch Plays Pokemon moves on to Pokemon Crystal

Having conquered <i>Pokémon Red</i> in just under 16 and one-third days, Twitch Plays Pokémon moved on to <i>Pokémon Crystal</i> today.<p><i>Pokemon Crystal</i> was originally released in Japan on the Game Boy Color in December 2000, and came to North America in July 2001. It is an updated version of the second set of …

Is Assassin’s Creed V Set In Russia?

The official channel for Assassin’s Creed: Initiates Twitter account has recently been posting hexadecimal points that point to the next game in the …

Don't shoot! You're not in a video game anymore

Young hard-core gamers transfer virtual behaviors into actual ones, according to a new study.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This story has been substantially revised. See the correction note at bottom for details.</i><p>If you're a casual gamer or even -- gasp! -- a non-gamer, that security camera in the mall is nothing …

Warner Bros. developing film based on hit video game 'Minecraft'

On the heels of the massive success of<p>"The Lego Movie,"Warner Bros.is working to erect another block-themed blockbuster, this time based on the popular video game "Minecraft," which boasts more than 100 million registered users.<p>The news was broken by Markus "Notch" Persson, the Swedish programmer …

How To Think Critically About Video Games

My kids and I have been playing Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for last few days.<p>I downloaded it to the WiiU and I told my kids that I needed them to help me review a new game. This is not a review. Forbes already did a review of the new Donkey Kong game. Bottom line: great graphics, good …

11 Video Games From The 1980s That Are Better Than Games Today

You remember it all too well. Dusting off those much-used cartridges and plugging them into that box that sat just below your TV.<p>We combed through the best video games of the '80s, and discovered that those old games still have a ton of life left in them.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> …

10 Literary Characters and Their Favorite Video Games

Where would these fake characters escape to?<p>Characters in books don't play very many video games, do they? The classic literary figures get a pass …

Eve: The most thrilling boring game in the universe

"All of it surprises me."<p>Alex "The Mittani" Gianturco is a long-time <i>Eve Online</i> player. In real life, he's a retired DC attorney. In <i>Eve</i>, he's a ruthless space dictator. Thinking about his journey from fresh-faced player to being arguably the most powerful person in the game, he tells me none of it …

The Unusual Origin Of Iconic Dungeons And Dragons Monsters

When gamers first got their hands on the Monster Manuals for the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game they went crazy for the far out menagerie of …

Twitch beat Pokémon (watch it here)

It started as an experiment, but more than two weeks later, Twitch Plays Pokémon beat the game.<p>More than 16 days ago, a new livestreaming channel called Twitch Plays Pokémon started broadcasting on the video site. It enables thousands of gamers to control a single instance of the 1996 Nintendo …

'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' review: perfectly prunable

These days, big-budget shooting games like <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Battlefield</i> are designed to be objects of obsession. They feature incredibly tight feedback loops: nearly every time you kill a enemy or achieve an objective, you get points towards new weapons that kill more efficiently and spectacularly …

23-year-old designer creates a way to play the Nintendo 64 over HDMI (interview)

Some of the best games ever made might look better soon thanks to this upcoming creation.<p>Marshall H, who declined to share his last name for privacy reasons, has almost completed a converter that lets the Nintendo 64 display video through HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections. He is a college graduate who …