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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Freemium Field Test: Just pay for Pac-Man 256's unlimited credits and get it over with

Pac meets Crossy Road with a multifaceted free-to-play model in the middle.

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Help bonsai trees bloom in the delightful iOS puzzler Prune

While you may hesitate to download a game that is seemingly a shallow exercise in pruning tree branches, Prune will actually be the most refreshing puzzle game you’ll play all month.

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Podcast 474: A new iOS update is now available

Glenn and Susie are joined by Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat, who gives us some real talk about developing games for the next Apple TV. Elsewhere, we talk iOS 9 and the new iPhone 6s.

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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.


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80 Days' twisting, globetrotting adventure will be even wilder on Mac

We chat with Inkle about bringing the iOS narrative game to desktops this month.


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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Meet your new (old) favorite endless runner for iOS, Race the Sun

A simple, stunning, and ultra-smooth endless runner.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from August 2015

Our latest picks from the wide world of Mac gaming.

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Get the League of Legends spinoff game Blitzcrank’s Poro Roundup before it disappears

Riot’s second game is a hit—and only available until September 21.

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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.



Pac-Man Championship Edition DX evolves the classic formula—and puts it into overdrive

It's maze madness all over again, only with a fresh look and feel.


Freemium Field Test: Monsters Ate My Metropolis can eat up your cash in a hurry

Adult Swim's silly series takes a new approach—but does the freemium design bite?

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Are this summer's blockbuster movie games any good?

Every big movie has a freemium game these days. Not all of them are worth your time.