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Peter Molyneux Wants You to Play with 50 Million Friends - IGN Video

Godus isn't just a different god game; it's a different way to play with millions of people.

Galactic Civilizations 3 unveils gameplay, enters Steam Early Access March 27

The first gameplay footage of <i>Galactic Civilizations 3</i> offers players a two minute playthrough of Stardock's turn-based 4X's alpha gameplay, which will enter Steam Early Access on March 27.<p>Stardock's Adam Biessener narrates the two-minute narrated video playthrough. According to the developer, the …

Unarmed Self-Defense from the Mad Men Era | The Art of Manliness

As I was browsing through some old magazines the other day, I came across a fantastic issue of <i>Popular Science</i> from 1962 that contained a feature on …

Best free Windows Phone indie games for January 2014

New year, new list of great games from our expanding universe of independent developers. This month I’m spotlighting five free titles (for those who …

Tips to help get your app promoted in the Windows Phone Store

Our colleagues here in the Windows Phone merchandising team have the awesome job of selecting the apps we promote every day in the Windows Phone …

Hill Climb Racing – A Monetization Success

Apps and games that are successful rarely get there by accident: developers carefully design and implement a monetization strategy and incorporate …

We MUST Tell Young Women: Math Is Cool. Here's Why...

I love math. I’ve always loved math.<p>I’ve loved math since before it was cool, when being a girl and liking math was not just uncool, it was downright dorky. Despite this awkward social positioning, I loved math because it’s so powerful.<p>With data, analytics, and statistics you’ve got the keys to …

Nick Lidstrom on All-Time Toughest Opponents

How to Connect Your Old School Video Game Consoles to a New TV

If you've just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you've gotten into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you've …

Retrogaming

'Doom' at 20: John Carmack's hellspawn changed gaming forever

Two decades ago a demon infestation changed the way we play games. <i>Doom</i> was first launched 20 years ago today, and while it wasn't the first game to let you play from a first-person perspective, it was the game that ushered the FPS genre into the mass consciousness. Today the likes of <i>Halo</i> and <i>Call of</i> …

Almost every NES 'Press Start' screen compiled into one great video

Video game developers didn't have a lot to work with on the Nintendo Entertainment System; the 8-bit console didn't have much power to throw around compared to today's 3D extravaganzas, and something as basic as animating a character would eat up resources quickly. That's why the static title …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Someone Spent Nine Months Cross-Stitching The Map From "The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past"

It's the Light World in all its glory, via this talented redditor.

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Retrogaming

Watch us play Strider, Titanfall and Earth Defense Force 2025 on Polygon Live

We've stuffed today's Polygon Live with action, action and action.<p>The beat sheet reads like my teenage dream game: Swordfights? Check! Mechs? Check! Robots the size of the Empire State Building? Check!<p>Sure, Strider and <i>Titanfall</i> are exciting games to have on the show, but I'm most jazzed to …

Wurm Online dev offers reward to track DDoS attack

Following a DDoS attack on massively multiplayer online role-playing game <i>Wurm Online</i>, developer Rolf Jansson is offering a €10,000 reward to track down the party responsible.<p><i>Wurm Online</i> was targeted shortly after its most recent update, which added new maps, trees, ship transporters and more. …

The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

You’ve got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store—it’s a jungle, full of …

Valve's 'Free To Play' Dota 2 documentary hits March 19

<i>Free to Play</i>, Valve's documentary about three <i>Dota 2</i> players, will arrive on Steam March 19, the company announced today.<p><i>Free to Play</i> will also be screened publicly March 18 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, and tickets are available at Eventbrite. Press play above to see a new trailer for the …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Running Zork in DOS on Chrome while offline? Yup, you can do that

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Each week we recommend either a Chrome(s goog) app or extension on our Chrome Show podcast and this week harkens back to well …