Never the same experience One of the great things about this 2D adventure game on any platform is that when you start a … Read more
Playing 40 hours or Starcraft, the real-time strategy game pitting humans and two alien species against each other, can make people think more flexibly.
So concludes a study this month that compared groups of people who played The Sims, StarCraft with easier conditions, and StarCraft with harder conditions that required players to keep track of a more complicated scenario.
"Real-time strategy gaming selectively promotes cognitive flexibility, particularly under conditions in which players must rapidly switch between contexts while maintaining memory for both contexts," concluded authors Brian D. Glass of the University of London, W. Todd Maddox of the … Read more
Minecraft for Mac is a time-sucking, mind-bending, and sleep-depriving experience. It hits the right tune on the subject of creation: it really does provide building blocks for your imagination.
Minecraft has no real direction, anchoring plot, or specific guidelines. Players are dropped into a world with only the ability to carve out resources from the surrounding land.
The game's outdated graphics won't really distract you from the game's core focus on building. Soon you'll find out that as it gets dark, lounging around with a pickaxe probably won't do you any good against the pixelated … Read more
Puzzle Craft is a game that uses two of mobile gaming's most popular genres to create an immediately compelling experience that is addictive and entertaining for a wide audience of players. It is easy to pick up, but hard to master. All of these combined make it one of the best games to hit the App Store in the last few months.
The goal of Puzzle Craft is to build a city. You do this by farming things like wheat, chickens, and pigs, and mining for ore, or cutting down wood. As you build up resources (gathered by completing … Read more
Minecraft is to my 25-year-old self as Legos were to my 5-year-old self: a time-sucking, mind-bending, and sleep-depriving experience in the simplest of activities. It hits the right tune on the subject of creation: it really does provide building blocks for your imagination.
Minecraft has no real direction, anchoring plot, or specific guidelines. Players are dropped into a world with only the ability to carve out resources from the surrounding land; you're a miner (duh!).
The game's graphics won't impress, but leaves you with one direction and focus: to build. Soon you'll find out that as … Read more
Do you love "Game of Thrones"? Do you eat, sleep, and breathe to the tune of the epic HBO television series based on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels?
I know times are tough, especially since the new season doesn't start until March 31. But we might have something to tide you over until then. … Read more
Pedestal-style sound bars are the latest evolution in the simplification of home audio. Instead of placing a long sound bar in front of your TV, pedestal sound bars are designed to sit under your TV, for a cleaner look with considerably less clutter. It's by far the easiest way to improve on the sound of your TV with the least intrusion on your living room decor.
The trade-off is that these systems generally don't sound quite as good as traditional sound bars, largely because they lack a separate subwoofer to handle the low end. It's yet another … Read more
Anyone who's ever shopped for a piece of art to hang behind the living room sofa knows that big art typically comes at a big price. Even if you pick up some mass-produced Ikea canvas, you still have to contend with fitting it in the car, or paying someone to deliver it to your doorstep.
If you have more time on your hands than money, there are some easy solutions for printing infinitely large posters from even the most modest printer.
The first step is the image. Whether you're going to print in black and white or full … Read more
Outdoor speakers are a little out of my area of expertise, and most of the ones I've seen at shows look like plastic rocks. Leon Speakers' Boundary B404 is definitely a big step up from those sorts of things.
Pagano mostly makes his living repairing … Read more