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  • Bubsy3D

    Indie developer revives Bubsy for bizarre, introspective art museum adventure

    Arcane Kids, the developers behind Perfect Stride and Sawbuck fave Room Of 1000 Snakes, are celebrating the 18th birthday of Bubsy, the cartoon cat who starred in a string of maligned games in the ’90s and who has actually been around for longer than 18 years, by reviving him for a new browser-based adventure. In […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Here’s 30 minutes of Dragon Age: Inquisition filmed off a screen

    Some brave soul pulled out a camera and filmed 30 minutes of a Dragon Age: Inquisition demo at Digiexpo, a games convention in Finland. It turned out surprisingly sharp, given the circumstances, and it’s the best extended look we’ve gotten so far at the game, which is expected to be released next fall. The biggest […]

  • Worlds Of Power books

    Possibly deranged writer seeking volunteers to revive series of terrible NES adaptations

    Near the peak of the NES era in the early 1990s, very few video games were allowed to simply exist in game form. Instead, unspoken rules dictated that every video game had to be adapted and repurposed to within an inch of its life—as a crappy TV cartoon, a crappy breakfast cereal, a crappy comic […]

  • Candy Box 2

    Candy Box 2 is out, nom nom

    Earlier this year, everybody at Gameological HQ was enchanted by Candy Box, a curious browser game rendered in nothing but ASCII text. It was good and sweet and surprisingly deep, like an everlasting gobstopper. Then the maker of Candy Box released a game for the McSweeney’s food magazine, Lucky Peach, and it was a bit […]

  • Pikachu

    Video of new Pokémon game hints at freaky Pikachu motion capture

    The CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, had previously let it slip that the organization will focus on series mascot Pikachu and a boy who, according to a Siliconera report on the statement, uses “playfulness” as a weapon. That last part’s a little weird, but okay, no real surprises there. Today, however, the folks […]

  • Clicking Bad

    Here, get pointlessly addicted to this empire-building browser game based on Breaking Bad

    A couple of weeks ago, Steve Heisler reviewed Cookie Clicker—a game in which you ramp up large-scale production of cookies by clicking on things—and compared its empire-building dynamic to Walter White’s rise to greatness in Breaking Bad. Indeed, the show’s narrative thread of ruthless, exponential growth is a good fit for these “clicky-click and watch […]

  • Nintendo Roboband

    Someone got an NES to play its sounds through real instruments

    People have been pumping out recordings of themselves performing video game music since the dawn of internet video. (Remember this guy?) But this might be the first time we’ve come across a video of a video game console performing its own music (and sound effects). First published in August, the above video from a YouTube […]

  • Sony PS Vita ad penguins

    A Japanese PlayStation Vita ad promises better living through apparent penguin murder

    Since its launch, the Vita has often given the impression that it’s doomed to suffer the same slide into irrelevance that befell its predecessor, the PSP. But after filling out its library with an influx of cool indie games and a bunch of “Cross-Buy” titles—games like Guacamelee! (emphasis original) that give you both a Vita […]

  • Hover

    Microsoft takes us back to the multimedia era with a browser version of the Windows 95 pack-in game Hover!

    Here’s what you’ve got to understand about working with computers in 1995: All we wanted was “multimedia.” Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that all we were supposed to want was “multimedia.” Every television commercial, tech magazine columnist, and Compaq PC brochure told us that the new capabilities of multimedia functionality paradigms […]

  • Super Mario 3D World

    This trailer for the new Mario game is better than most new Mario games

    The undeniable star of this morning’s Nintendo Direct, the awkward monthly-ish internet show from the Big N, was the new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario 3D World. Only time will tell if this promise makes it to the actual game, which will come to the Wii U in November, but this clip has all […]

  • Troy Baker

    Sony shares a goofy alternate take on the ending of The Last Of Us

    The Last Of Us is pretty bleak. Except for a few moments of comedic relief from Ellie, the spunky teen girl at the heart of its story, it’s constantly bearing down on players with either grave danger or depressing revelations. It’s nice to see that things weren’t so serious behind the scenes, though. Today, Sony […]

  • Rock Band 3

    Our own Anthony John Agnello went on the radio to talk about Rock Band

    Perhaps you just finished watching our Grand Theft Auto V Review Check-In and you found yourself with a hankering for even more Anthony John Agnello. We aim to please, so here’s a segment from last night’s episode of Soundcheck—a show about music from New York’s leading public radio station, WNYC—that featured Anthony as a guest. […]

  • Pikachu

    Nintendo continues its campaign against children with new Pokémon music video

    Nintendo released the first Pokémon games in Japan 17 years ago, but with each new generation of battling critters, the formula has remained largely unchanged. While the series hasn’t ever risen again to the mass child hysteria that surrounded the release of those first titles, it has always been hugely popular with the kids. Considering […]