This is the best thing. The best. Imagine if GLaDOS from Portal had amnesia and went to work for NASA with a pair of...well, idiots, and this is what you might get.
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If you're a casual gamer or even -- gasp! -- a non-gamer, that security camera in the mall is nothing more than a surveillance device designed to keep people from stealing sugar packets from the food court. If you're an "excessive" gamer, however, that very same camera is the eye of the evil overlord and it must be avoided at all costs.
Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection, a service the company hoped would improve its standing among online gamers, will soon be wiped out.
The company on Wednesday announced that on May 20, certain online features in Wi-Fi Connection will be removed, chiefly online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards for many Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo DSi games. Nintendo was quick to point out, however, that offline play will still be available.
Online play is not being affected on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. However, Wii mode, which allows users to play older titles on the Wii U, as well as playable DS … Read more
Skateboarding 3D Free Games isn't a bad skating game by any means; it's just not better than the free skateboarding games you could play. It's too limited by a lack of moves and somewhat blocky graphics. The lack of missions and objectives severely limits the game's replay value, as well.
This game drops you into one of several environments, so you can skate around freely. If you don't buy the full version of the game, you can only use one player in one environment for 30 seconds before the game shuts you down. You can … Read more
Microsoft is making a strong push to attract new gamers with help from Titanfall, the highly anticipated first-person shooter.
The company on Monday announced that starting March 11, it will sell an Xbox One Titanfall Special Edition Bundle for $499. According to Microsoft's Larry Hryb (better known as "Major Nelson"), the offering will only be available in "limited quantities."
The bundle includes the Xbox One and Kinect, along with a single wireless controller and chat headset. However, unlike many bundles, which include a physical copy of the game, the Titanfall bundle will include a download … Read more
Independent developer Riley Testut released on Wednesday a long awaited update to his polished Game Boy emulator, GBA4iOS, and it's far and away the easiest and best looking way to power up your childhood nostalgia and do some classic Nintendo gaming on the iPhone. The emulator now supports Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and original Game Boy games.
Beyond its game playing capabilities, the 2.0 update contains all new features, a refreshed design, and, as was the case with Testut's previous effort and the primary source of its notoriety, it can be downloaded on any iPhone … Read more
No one was quite expecting "Twitch Plays Pokemon," the massively-multiplayer Pokemon game being streamed on Twitch.tv for more than 150 hours straight, to virally erupt within a week of going live, let alone accomplish anything by way of in-game progress. Yet the channel has ballooned to mind-boggling popularity as the group of tens of thousands of Twitch users have managed to make surprising advancements in tandem with hilarious missteps.
In the process, a community unlike anything the Internet has ever seen has sprouted up, the strangest aspect of which is the disturbingly elaborate religious narrative crafted by thousands of meme-hungry participants. It would be an understatement to say it's one of the weirder things to happen on the Internet lately.… Read more
What are the two most popular things in the world? You have 5 seconds to answer.
No, it's not Candy Crush and Kim Kardashian. But you're close. It's Flappy Bird and Miley Cyrus.
So some very enterprising people thought to themselves: "What if we put the two together?"
Please welcome, then, the joy that is Flying Cyrus - Wrecking Ball. This is something of an homage to Flappy Bird, the game many are finding they just can't live without.
It is also a large homage to the Cyrus tongue, which has served as a … Read more
Amazon customers in the US, the UK, and Germany can now earn, buy, and spend Amazon Coins via their Android phones and tablets.
Previously available just for Kindle users, Amazon Coins were minted last year as another form of virtual currency but one good only on Amazon. The retail giant introduced the online coins as a way to coax customers to buy apps, games, and in-app items from the Amazon Appstore. Shoppers can get discounts when they buy the coins in bulk and earn coins through certain apps.
Android users who want to check out Amazon Coins need to download the latest version of the Amazon Appstore onto their mobile device. … Read more