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@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted

It has been a long time since we have seen or heard anything new about the classic arcade game Q*bert. Despite being such an iconic character for its time, the weird orange macaroni-nosed jumper never really rode the wave to ...   more

@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo


@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo
@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo
@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo
@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo
@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo
@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted photo



Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile

CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we...   more

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile photo

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 announced as a mobile exclusive

Civilization Revolution was an interesting thing. As it was pared down to function well on consoles, handhelds, and eventually mobile devices, many diehards considered it dumbed down from the roots of the series. Still, it so...   more

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 announced as a mobile exclusive photo

Fare warning: The new Crazy Taxi is a free-to-play mobile title

Taking beloved videogame franchises from the late 90's and early 2000's and putting new titles on mobile platforms seems to be all the rage right now. Activision's doing it with Tony Hawk, and now Sega's taking its shot with...   more

Fare warning: The new Crazy Taxi is a free-to-play mobile title photo

Don't look directly at it: Glass plays with lasers

As a scientist, it is sometimes my job to shine lasers at objects, scribble nonsense down on a clipboard, and stroke the part of my chin where a beard would be if I could grow one. "Indeed," I muse to myself, "That is the la...   more

Don't look directly at it: Glass plays with lasers photo

Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic

Shadow art is one of the cool things I've seen on the Internet and marveled at, knowing I could never come close to creating something similar. Taking three-dimensional objects and arranging them in such a way that they cast...   more

Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo


Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo
Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo
Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo
Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo
Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo
Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic photo



Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play

From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e...   more

Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo


Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo



Hello Kitty kart racer coming to Wii U this year

Mario Kart 8 doesn't come out until after the holidays, so what Wii U games are we supposed to stuff stockings with? Besides Super Mario 3D World? Well, there's Hello Kitty Kruisers, announced today for Wii U release. Android...   more

Hello Kitty kart racer coming to Wii U this year photo

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America

We learned about Lily Bergamo, a new game from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, last month when Suda51 took the stage at a Sony press conference in Japan. The team hopes to have the PS4 game playable by next TGS and relea...   more

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo


Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo



The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang

Rabbids Big Bang will see you abusing the little monsters in space. You'll launch the little suckers, then control their trajectory by using a jetpack boost along with a planets' gravity. It's a physics based puzzler basical...   more

The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo


The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo
The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo
The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo
The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo
The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo
The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang photo



Rayman Fiesta Run coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Rayman Jungle Run was fantastic, and was even Apple's Game of the Year no less. So it's no surprise that a sequel is on the way in the form of Rayman Fiesta Run, coming later this year for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows ...   more

Rayman Fiesta Run coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8 photo

Heroes of Dragon Age is a free-to-play mobile game

Okay, that's a bit too harsh. Someone will find enjoyment in Heroes of Dragon Age, EA Capital Games and BioWare's cross-platform, free-to-play spinoff title for mobile devices. As the name and first screenshots would suggest,...   more

Heroes of Dragon Age is a free-to-play mobile game photo

Uber is trying its hand at tower defense with Toy Rush

The next game from the makers of Monday Night Combat and the upcoming Planetary Annihilation is going in an altogether different direction. Toy Rush is a card-centric tower defense title built for mobile devices. If, like me...   more

Uber is trying its hand at tower defense with Toy Rush photo

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like

Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed ...   more

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like photo

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing

China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing! In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f...   more

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing photo

Donkey Kong also got ripped off for an iOS game

What was that saying again? "When it rains, it pours"? The Android developer who released a game unwittingly starring Yoshi may have been able to cover his ass -- albeit barely -- but there is no way in hell that the mastermi...   more

Donkey Kong also got ripped off for an iOS game photo

Wii FPS The Conduit is going HD for smartphones

I won't blame you for only vaguely remembering The Conduit, the Wii-exclusive first-person shooter that developer High Voltage Software claimed would be so technologically proficient that it would demonstrate just how little ...   more

Wii FPS The Conduit is going HD for smartphones photo

Yoshi shoots atomic snot in this Android rip-off

I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without an...   more

Yoshi shoots atomic snot in this Android rip-off photo

Three titles and 30,000 polygons later with Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys' Real Racing series is synonymous with mobile racing games, and the studio is poised for the worldwide release of the third installment, Real Racing 3, on iOS and Android devices later this month. Real Racing 3 wi...   more

Three titles and 30,000 polygons later with Real Racing 3 photo

Metal Slug 2 now available on iOS, Android

Metal Slug 2 is now available for download on iOS and Android devices for $3.99, SNK Playmore today announced.  SNK touts the release as a "perfect port" of the original Neo-Geo title, though there are new features inclu...   more

Metal Slug 2 now available on iOS, Android photo

Wikipad tablet returns with new form factor and price

The Wikipad was originally set to launch last year, but was pushed back indefinitely for the sake of improvements. From the looks of it, that was a wise decision -- the gaming tablet has returned in a new 7" version, down fro...   more

Wikipad tablet returns with new form factor and price photo

Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013

Our own Fraser Brown is in attendance at the Paradox Convention 2013 this week, and I've just received correspondence from him via carrier pigeon. Slower than we would have liked, but surprisingly cost-effective. He's given m...   more

Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo


Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo
Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo
Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo
Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo
Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo
Expansions for all! Recapping the Paradox Convention 2013 photo



Tekken Card Tournament uses virtual and physical cards

After the Uncharted card game, Namco Bandai's announcement of an impending North American release for Tekken Card Tournament seems all too normal to me. In the coming weeks, the card battle game will be out as a free-to-play ...   more

Tekken Card Tournament uses virtual and physical cards photo

Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great

I get what Jim was saying yesterday about new iOS title Final Fantasy: All The Bravest. Square Enix's offerings as of late are potentially good games that are hurt by their pay to play pricing structure, and this new one with...   more

Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo


Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest: Could have been great photo



CES: Full-size MOGA Pro controller announced for Android

PowerA's MOGA Mobile Gaming System for Android devices was a neat idea that must have done reasonably well for itself. The company has announced a new model at CES called the MOGA Pro which more closely resembles the standard...   more

CES: Full-size MOGA Pro controller announced for Android photo

Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details

Capcom insists on seeing this construct through to the end, so I might as well keep abreast of the latest news and developments. First up is this fan-made Rockman Xover Flash demo that recreates the TGS build Conrad played. I...   more

Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo


Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo
Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo
Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo
Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo
Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo
Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details photo



BADLAND delivers brutal, beautiful sidescrolling to iOS

Whoa. I almost missed BADLAND, an "atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure" that's being designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch by ex-RedLynx (Trials Evolution) developers Johannes Vuorinen and Juhana Myllys, but I'm ...   more

BADLAND delivers brutal, beautiful sidescrolling to iOS photo

Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire

Tablets are pretty awesome pieces of technology. They still sort of make me feel like I’m in the future -- just another step closer to Minority Report. Plus, as someone who frequently ends up lugging around a not-so-por...   more

Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo


Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo



Gamemaster Howard wants you to be a 'Know-It-All'

Former Nintendo of America spokesman Howard Phillips has been sharing tons of goodies from his personal archives lately, and now he shares a game idea. As the original Nintendo "Gamemaster," he was tasked with knowing the in...   more

Gamemaster Howard wants you to be a 'Know-It-All' photo

TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops

While at the Konami booth at Tokyo Game Show today, I made a concerted effort to play Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, a team up between Kojima Productions and mobile juggernaut GREE. It didn't go particularly well, but I can't ...   more

TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo


TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo



In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President

Keiji Inafune is a busy man. In the excitement of today's announcement of YAIBA, we failed to mention that his Comcept studio teamed up with Marvelous for another game that was actually just released. J.J. Rockets is a side-s...   more

In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo


In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo
In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo
In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo
In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo
In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo
In Keiji Inafune's J.J. Rockets, you ARE the President photo



Finally, a Pokemon-like game for mobile devices

Let me preface this by saying that I'm not 100% sure if there are already Pokemon-like games available on iOS or Android devices. I'd love to be told differently, but for now I'll tell you about ngmoco's Monster Tracker, the ...   more

Finally, a Pokemon-like game for mobile devices  photo

ngmoco announces a new Transformers mobile game

Transformers Mobile is an upcoming card battle game in the same style as ngmoco's current top hit, Rage of Bahamut. You'll be able to play as Autobots or Decepticons and take on missions where you'll be earning credits, recru...   more

ngmoco announces a new Transformers mobile game photo

Jet Set Radio will also see iOS and Android releases

Alongside the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Vita, and PC versions of Jet Set Radio due out later this summer, the beloved Dreamcast game will also be making an appearance on Android, iPhone, and iPad. I don't know th...   more

Jet Set Radio will also see iOS and Android releases photo

The Fur Fighters make their stunning return ... to iPad

Remember Fur Fighters? The PS2/Dreamcast classic was never successful, but did enjoy a lot of critical praise when it released in 2000. The chaps who made it haven't let go, with former Bizarre Creations staff -- now working ...   more

The Fur Fighters make their stunning return ... to iPad photo

E3: Outrun the coppers in NFS: Most Wanted for iOS

I know, these Need for Speed subtitles are getting a bit confusing, but the games are anything but. People seem to find something appealing about driving sexy, nasty cars that break the $100K mark, and playing chicken with th...   more

E3: Outrun the coppers in NFS: Most Wanted for iOS photo

E3: Fashion Icon, the best game of the show hands down

You can find gold in the most unlikeliest of places. That's never been more true than at E3, and this year's show is no exception. I was scoping the Gameloft booth, not expecting much, checking out the licensed The Amazing Sp...   more

E3: Fashion Icon, the best game of the show hands down photo

New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming

As we revealed last month, Namco Bandai is using its new ShiftyLook website to release comics based on "dormant" IPs. It was also hinted at, but some of these dormant IPs are being brought back as games as well! The next comi...   more

New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo


New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo



'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2

"Epic Quest" is next for Zen Studios, and it sounds effing awesome. It's an add-on table coming to Pinball FX 2 (Xbox 360) and Zen Pinball (PlayStation 3, Android, and iOS) this February complete with persistent loot and exp...   more

'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo


'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo
'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo
'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo
'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo
'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo
'Epic Quest' brings XP and loot to Pinball FX 2 photo



TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store

Rayforce is now out on the App store for iPhone and iPod users. It's the classic shoot 'em up you remember, but there are some new features like the obvious touch controls. Additionally, you can view the game in the origin...   more

TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo


TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo
TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo
TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo
TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo
TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo
TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store photo



Wow, that Mega Man X iOS game is offensive

Remember that story about the Mega Man X iOS remake? At the time, it was only confirmed for Japan, but now comes word that it will arrive in the West... today. That's right. You can buy it tonight for $3.99. But will you wan...   more

Wow, that Mega Man X iOS game is offensive photo

Mega Man X iOS remake is... umm... yeah...

Famitsu has released screens of a Mega Man X iOS remake coming later this month in Japan. Aside from touch controls, online rankings, and 80 challenges, the game also features completely redrawn graphics. By "redrawn," I mean...   more

Mega Man X iOS remake is... umm... yeah... photo

Room for more? Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies on iOS

Can it get more mainstream than zombies, Call of Duty, and iOS? We're about to find out with Activision and Ideaworks Game Studio's Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies. Launching tomorrow for third-gen-and-newer devices at $6.99,...   more

Room for more? Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies on iOS photo

Burnout CRASH! making its way to iOS, with screenshots

There's nothing quite like the sensation of causing almost cartoonish levels of destruction to other vehicles in a city devoid of pedestrians, especially when you can take those vehicular shenanigans on th...   more

Burnout CRASH! making its way to iOS, with screenshots photo

Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS

Gravity Interactive Inc. has announced a new game for the iPhone and iPad based on the popular MMORPG Ragnarok Online. The game -- named Ragnarok Violet -- will be a single-player RPG set in the same universe as the MMORPG. ...   more

Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo


Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo
Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo
Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo
Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo
Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo
Gravity Interactive announces Ragnarok Violet for iOS photo