Archive for May, 2012

  • Countdown

    British Game Shows: Countdown

    The most British game show of them all.

  • Scrabble

    Scrabble Skulduggery

    Highlights from the week’s comment threads.

  • Tales Of The Renegade Sector: Castle Of The Insect King

    Captain’s Log, Supplemental

    Castle Of The Insect King creates a sense of space in only a few short screens.

  • Meredith Scardino

    Meredith Scardino, TV writer

    The Colbert Report writer talks about playing Scramble With Friends in meetings and using games to get in shape (or not).

  • Plink

    Play On

    Even the tone-deaf can improvise a beautiful melody in Plink.

  • MacGuffin's Curse

    Ready To Werewolf

    The lupine puzzler MacGuffin’s Curse has plenty of charm but not enough variety.

  • Alternate Soundtrack: Professor Layton and Yann Tiersen

    Professor Layton And The Curious Village & Yann Tiersen’s Le Phare

    The gentleman detective gets the orchestration he deserves.

  • Bloop For iPad

    Everybody Bloops

    Bloop For iPad has players competing to tap the iPad screen. Fisticuffs optional.

  • Scrabble For Cheaters

    Scrabble For Cheaters

    Can a game still function when players can buy their way out of the rules?

  • Max Payne 3

    Pair Of Threes

    The heavily hyped sequels Max Payne 3 and Diablo III hit stores.

  • Ski Safari

    Snow Day

    A descendant of the old Windows game SkiFree, Ski Safari brings the infinite-sprint formula back to the slopes.

  • Starhawk

    License To Build

    The third-person shooter Starhawk is a bit like an outer-space Lego set.

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert

    Mario goes to the Kremlin: 14 games that stoke Cold War fears

    In Soviet Russia, games reinforce binary geopolitical worldview of you.