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Welcome to the beautiful, electric future of 'Transistor'

There’s something to be said for any game that can spin a story about a struck-dumb singer with a talking sword and provoke an emotional reaction. <i>Transistor</i>, the second title from San Jose’s Supergiant Games, is exactly that; it’s a gorgeous cyberpunk adventure that will confuse, charm, and addict …

'Transistor' Review: Combat Evolved

In any entertainment medium, the most stirring and indelible narratives are those which evoke multiple interpretations. And so it is with <i>Transistor</i> from SuperGiant Games, a title which not only substantially elevates the medium of video game storytelling, but commands placement near the top of …

Waking Up A City With Transistor From Supergiant Games

<i>By Etienne Dubuc</i><p>In 2011, <b>Supergiant Games</b> granted us <i>Bastion</i>, a game that was acclaimed by critics and public alike. Last May, the company launched its …

Can gaming's great women characters be written by men?

When <i>Life is Strange</i> is released on Jan. 30, publisher Square Enix will also make a free playable demo available.<p>It's a taster of the first 20-minutes or so of this Telltale-style episodic adventure. <i>Life is Strange</i> is the story of a high school student who returns to her hometown after a five-year …

Game Design Deep Dive: The Functions of Transistor

<i>Game Design Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design features or mechanics within a video game, in</i> …

Hearthstone review: a compelling, if simple, card game

Since the phenomenally successful World of Warcraft was released 10 years ago this November, Blizzard has only put out two full games: Starcraft II in 2010, and Diablo III in 2012. So the company's third project this decade comes with no small amount of baggage – which is why it's somewhat odd that …

Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids

Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.<p>All video games are not created equal.<p>I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game. I doubt transferable skills are learned by repeatedly flapping a bird into a drainage tube. The best educational interventions are …

Why should game stories make sense?

Video games have a plot problem.<p>That’s not a new observation, but a month ago I heard some new research on the subject at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Microsoft’s Deborah Hendersen works in user research, and she shared some interviews that she conducted with a series of gamers …

Don't Fear the Reaper (unless you roll a 1): Talisman Digital Edition Due Next Week

The Talisman experience: Roll a 6, hurray! Roll a 1? Go home.<p>It has been over a year since the release of Talisman: Prologue from Nomad Games. …

The Great Ace Attorney will be the start of a new series

Capcom's recently announced addition to the Ace Attorney series, <i>The Great Ace Attorney</i>, will be the start of a new series, according to game producer Shintaro Kojima in a statement to <i>Famitsu m</i>agazine (via Siliconera).<p>The new interview, which also features comments from series creator Shu Takumi, …

SpaceIL Academy wins $25K at the Games for Change festival

<i>SpaceIL Academy</i>, developer Theorify's massively multiplayer adventure game that puts players in the role of spaceflight trainees, won the grand prize and $25,000 in the Shoot for the Moon game design challenge at the Games for Change festival, organizers announced this week.<p>Revealed in February, …

Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a class-based, card-collecting MOBA

<i>Orcs Must Die! Unchained</i> is the latest entry in Robot Entertainment's well-regarded Orcs Must Die! franchise, and you could be forgiven for taking one look at the game's announcement earlier this month and characterizing it as a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title. It's a free-to-play game …

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The follow-up to 'Punch Quest' will get more expensive over time

'Wayward Souls' increases in price with every update<p><i>Wayward Souls</i> feels a lot like a two dimensional, mobile-optimized take on the infamously difficult role playing game series <i>Dark Souls</i>. You control one of several different heroes, from a sword-swinging warrior to a magic-flinging mage, as you …

Start building: The Minecraft Realms server service is online in North America

You don’t have to run your own Minecraft server any longer.<p>Developer Mojang revealed today that it has unleashed Realms on North American players. This service enables fans of the open-world block builder to easily create and maintain an online world that they and their friends can access from …

Even Hearthstone runs on Unity — and that’s why it’s already on iPad

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has been out on iPad for a week, and already it’s one of the top-downloaded apps in Apple’s App Store.<p>The digital collectible card battler has already impressed on PCs and Macs, becoming a new free-to-play bonanza for publisher BIizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of …

Minecraft Realms now available in North America

Minecraft Realms, Mojang's private-server service for <i>Minecraft</i>, is now available in North America, the studio announced today.<p>The service gives <i>Minecraft</i> players the opportunity to pay a subscription fee for Mojang to host a private server for a small group of people, like family and friends — as …

How video games can change the world, one child at a time

GlassLab: where game designers and teachers come together to fix the way we teach our kids.<p>By any reasonable measure, Michael John made it big.<p>Mention the name of the character John helped create and almost anyone who's held a video game controller will remember it: Spyro, the purple dragon that …

Gaming's maddest mad doctors

The mad scientist has been an archetypal breed of character for years. Centuries, in fact. From Doctor Moreau to Doctor Giggles, the worlds of …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Renegade Kid shares details on Moon Chronicles, Mudds and more

Developer Renegade Kid has a number of projects in the pipeline, including updates and a sequel to <i>Mutant Mudds</i>, multiplayer for <i>Moon Chronicles</i> and more, according to co-founder and director Jools Watsham's Ask.fm page.<p>Watsham revealed the studio is currently working on an update to the Nintendo 3DS …

Strider review: running man

Strider takes the best parts of its lineage to heart<p>Strider manages to balance a sense of its history with the push for modernization.<p>Capcom released a pair of <i>Strider</i> games in 1989. The first was a more traditional arcade beat-em-up, a linear but beautiful bit of hardcore action tooled to eat as …

How the makers of Tearaway tapped their creativity to make a world built from paper (interview)

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule is known for its quirky games, and Tearaway for the PlayStation Vita is one of the quirkiest.<p>You play two characters in a 3D world made out of paper. It is an imaginative game where you can insert your own picture and add your own creations into the world. …

A Character Like Me: the lead writer of Dragon Age on inclusive games

"I am a lesbian, and <i>Dragon Age</i> is still a beacon to me, when it first came out, so did I, and a lot of people alienated me, and I didn’t have many friends, and there was only my Xbox. Origins was magical, I could have a character that looked like me! And romance a woman! It was life line I …

WayForward Give Insight Into Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Level Design

WayForward Give Insight Into Shantae: Half-Genie Hero’s Level Design<p><b>By Ishaan</b> . February 18, 2014 . 10:31am<p>WayForward have posted a brief update on</i> …

New Screens And Details For Conception II's Many Classes

by Josef Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 03:17 PM<p>I want this game to be my first PS vita game but I want to buy the Slim PS vita and this game comes …

Friday Flash

<b>Got the Fridays? Here's a collection of three web-based games that'll help liven up your afternoon.</b><p>Maverick Bird by Terry Cavanagh<p>This take on Flappy …

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Review: Toast Time

"The Persistence of Margarine," --Salivate Daíly<p>Some—and this could depend on the day of the week—consider the sight and sound of two fresh slices of …

Top 5 Relationships In The Legend of Zelda

Well my fellow Nintendo fans, it’s Valentine’s Day again and you know what that means? Cheap candy, cheesy cards and for some, just another day. …

Leah B. Jackson's Favorite Games of All Time

A quirky little list.<p>One thing that I've always loved about video games is how easy they allow you to escape from whatever you may be going through …