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Table Tennis Touch Review

Table Tennis is part of videogaming lore. From helping to popularise gaming with Pong back in 1972, to Rockstar's <i>Table Tennis</i> for the Xbox 360, the …

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Touch Review

I'm pretty sure I'm developing a sports injury from playing too much <i>Table Tennis Touch</i>. The tip of the index finger on my right hand has the early …

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Touch captures all of the fun of ping-pong with none of the humiliation

Table Tennis

Jenova Chen: Social games should be about an exchange of emotions, not numbers

A truly social game involves players exchanging emotions, not just helping each other boost stats, according to thatgamecompany's co-founder Jenova Chen.<p>Speaking at the Games for Change Festival in New York this week, Chen said he takes issue with many games that market themselves as being social …

BBC Radio 3 - Sound of Cinema, Live at Southbank Centre: Silent Movies

Matthew Sweet is live at Southbank Centre and this week he focuses on music for the Silent Movies. The Classic Score of the Week is Chaplin's music for "City Lights".<br>The programme also features music by Shostakovich - part of his score for the 1929 Russian film, "New Babylon" which never actually …

Tiny Clean-Up Crew Attacks Urban Litter! - PAPER

Too bad these miniature vehicles aren't real. The tiny trio aren't working for the NYC Sanitation Department, they're from the brilliant minds of a UK visual effects/post-production company called Rushes. Watch them work hard to pick up old chewing gum, cigarette butts and matches -- stuff we …

Yahoo Launches Games Network Platform and Classic Games Site

Yahoo today announced a renewed push into games with the launch of its Yahoo Games Network platform and its Yahoo Classic Games site. The company says it already has more improvements and new features on the way, but for now it is happy to show off its cross-platform network for developers and “a …

Why Firewatch is One of Our Most Anticipated Games of 2015

18 Mar 2014<p>Mitch and Marty discuss Campo Santo's incredibly ambitious first-person adventure game.

Massive new influx of Chinese gamers predicted in next few years

A Chinese mobile gaming growth explosion is expected in the next few years, according to media giant Tencent, with core genres like RPGs, shooters and strategy likely to benefit.<p>Addressing an audience of developers at GDC today, Tencent Games' executive in charge of production Steve Gray urged …

Monument Valley: the quest for a game everyone can finish

<i>Monument Valley</i> will be hitting iOS devices some time in April, and if executive producer Dan Gray has his way, it will be one of those rare mobile games that people actually play to completion.<p>Developer ustwo has been working on <i>Monument Valley</i> for 10 months. The team of 8 has a wide breadth of …

Amazon opens up its service for streaming games and mobile apps from the cloud

The little chips and pieces of memory inside your cell phone are only so powerful.<p>Amazon Web Services, the biggest public cloud out there, is now letting all developers tap its vast infrastructure to stream applications and games and render graphics, enabling more computationally intensive …

Enjoy the Greatest Silent Films Ever Made in Our Collection of 101 Free Silent Films Online

We all know the stages of cinema's early development: first came the pictures, second came the motion, and third came the sound. But many of us, even …

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 …

Why you don't want an online mode in TowerFall

Along with the incoming wave of indie multiplayer games like <i>TowerFall</i>, <i>Nidhogg</i> and <i>Samurai Gunn</i>, there comes an undercurrent of disgruntlement.<p>In the comments at the bottom of every review of <i>TowerFall</i>, there's someone complaining about the absence of an online multiplayer mode. From the comments on …

Publishing games on Facebook leads to future mobile success, says EU head

Half of the top 30 most successful apps on mobile devices began on Facebook, while more than half of the top 100 utilize the social media platform's app ads for growth, according to Facebook Europe's head of platform Julien Codorniou.<p>The Telegraph reports that Facebook's recent success in the …

App Store Update: March 11

Renegade Kid's excellent Mutant Mudds leads a pack of five new free games today.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and …

Super Mario Bros. on Four Monitors

You don't need to scroll. Just move your eyes. Twitter user <b>Morikuma_Works</b>, an engineer in Japan, made good use of extra monitors by showing the …

The Perils Of Old London Bridge

Medieval London Bridge is a thing of legend. For centuries it was the only crossing point for the Thames that didn't involve stepping into a boat, …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

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