Don't-Miss Game Stories


This iOS game cartridge could satisfy Game Boy nostalgia (if it’s not vaporware)

Pico Cassettes mimic the look and feel of handheld gaming cartridges, but are still just a conduit to the App Store.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent, one of the scariest PC games ever, is free for 24 hours

Lock the doors, turn out the lights, put on some headphones, and keep a spare pair of pants nearby. Frictional's giving away the game that launched a thousand YouTube channels.



Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.

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Catch 'em all in real life: An augmented reality Pokemon game is coming to phones

Niantic, the developer behind Ingress, is bringing Pokemon to phones next year—and, with some augmented reality trickery, into the real world. Sort of.

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Minecraft: Story Mode hands-on: This one's for the fans

Telltale's new game is more for Minecraft addicts than it is for fans of The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us.



Inside The Flock, the Mac game that slowly dies as its players do (online)

It's a multiplayer horror game with a twist: It will only be around for a limited amount of time.

Google's Niantic Labs to become independent company

The developer of Google's mobile game Ingress will go solo as it aims to reach bigger audiences.

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Blizzard unveils Legion, World of Warcraft's sixth expansion

It's basically Burning Crusade 2.0. Time travel stories are weird. Beta is coming later this year.


Angry Birds 2 is the 'sequel' you've been waiting for

Can't get enough of smashing those green piggies? Good, neither can Rovio.

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You Should Play: Meet Capitals, your new favorite word game

Capitals mixes vocab and strategy in a way that will appeal to everyone – not just word-nerds.

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You Should Play: Explore dungeons and power-up your character in new RPG classic Spirit Lords

The mobile-exclusive Spirit Lords balances action, skill, and depth into an RPG that's perfect for casual players.

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Freemium Field Test: Angry Birds Fight is a truly puzzling turn for the series

Match-three meets combat—meets frustration and unclear design. The once-great Angry Birds franchise misfires again.


The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2015

Her Story, LEGO Jurassic World, and You Must Build a Boat lead the month in gaming.


YouTube's Android, iOS apps now stream buttery-smooth 60 frames per second videos

Now you can watch 60fps YouTube videos on your mobile device, as well as your PC.

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Fallout Shelter stays true to Fallout's spirit, but the gameplay is too slow

We had high hopes for Fallout’s first foray into iOS gaming, but this resource management game suffers for its repetitive gameplay and slow pacing.