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The Best Achievements And Trophies Of 2013

Whether you love them, hate them, or forget they exist until they pop on your screen and interrupt your game, achievements and trophies have become a …

Play practically every game for five vintage consoles in your web browser

The Internet Archive is on a mission to ensure that decades-old software isn't lost to the vicissitudes of time — and that anyone can use it on the web for free. In October, that meant releasing a Javascript port of the extremely nimble MESS computer emulator, and 25 choice apps and games. This …

Replay, Restart, and Try Again: Video Game Wisdom For The New Year

It is New Year’s resolution time. Time to re-evaluate and restart for the coming year. Video games can be your guide.<p>Video games are like scripture for a new generation: part entertainment, part interactive experience, part persuasive storytelling. They are complex simulations that employ what …

Best and Worst of 2013: The biggest surprises

<i>Check here for more from GamesBeat’s 12 Days of the Best and Worst of 2013</i><p>2013 was a year littered with pockets of genuine and hard-felt surprise. Between living up to our bittersweet expectations of layoffs and canceled game projects, a long-standing studio was shuttered — not for lack of funds …

Reality Check - Do you game better when you're 'Merry' - Reality Check

Airs Thursdays at 12pm PT<p>Flex those mental muscles and join Lucy James on a journey of discovery in Reality Check, the show that investigates the science behind your favourite games, and spawns a few wild theories of its own.

Play classic games from your browser

<b>Haven't got a brand new Xbox One or PS4 yet? Never fear. Here's how you can play classic games from five vintage consoles straight from your …