If you want to put the finishing touches on your new BioShock cosplay outfit, of if you just think it would be awesome to charge at your friends with the favorite weapon of Big Daddys across Rapture, this is a guide for you.
Arcades, Nintendo, Sega, and 16-bit graphics ushered in a new level of gaming that was leaps and bounds ahead of the early Pong days. I remember loading quarters into the machines and playing 2D fighting games until all my money ran out. When I wasn’t in school, you could usually find me at the arcade playing Street Fighter, The King of Fighters and Marvel vs. Capcom. At home, I had my Super Nintendo and Super Mario World keeping me glued to the television until the next boss stage.
Augmented reality (AR) generally exists through the lens of our smartphones as information layered on top of what the camera sees, but it doesn't have to. Developer Jon Cheng worked with an indoor climbing facility in Somerville, Massachussetts, called Brooklyn Boulders, to turn rock climbing into a real-world video game where participants compete in a time trial to hit virtual markers on the wall.
In the wake of its 20th anniversary, the folks over at Eltechs have released Original DOOM, a full shareware version of the revolutionary first-person shooter DOOM for Android, available for free on the Google Play Store. It's unmodded and unaltered from the original FPS classic.
Practically every kid in the '80s would rush home after school to put in some time on the first-gen Nintendo before their parents got home. Games like Super Mario Bros. and Super Smash Bros. were synonymous with fun times, and to this day, call up a wave of nostalgia amongst Generation-Xers.
Gamers, anime fans, and those with an interest in Japanese culture are in for an AR treat courtesy of Google.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, right? Wrong.
Whether you've always dreamed about making your own video games for fun or a career, now you can make the dream a reality with The Unity 2D Game Developer Bundle. Not only does this complete course include a ton of content, but it's not often you get to learn such valuable skills at such a low price. Right now, this course is a huge 98% off its original price, at just $39.99 (regular price $2,189).
If smartphone video games have a weakness, it's probably their inability to emulate the riveting and immersive experience that consoles offer.
Although your friends might roll their eyes every time you talk about playing Clash of Clans, Call of Duty, or Candy Crush Saga, your excessive gaming habits might actually be making you healthier than everyone else.
I grew up on SNES. Super Mario, Final Fight, and Contra were just a few of my favorites, and most of my collection is still intact—all I have to do is reach under my bed and pull out all my old games. As proof, I present my original Donkey Kong Country cartridge: Now that I'm older, I don't have as much time to play my SNES as I used to. Hell, I barely have time to play my Xbox. Most of the games I play these days are on my Note 2, but no mobile game can compare to those classics collecting d...
It's a controversial headline, I know, but bear with me and I'll explain in due course. Disclaimer: I was once a child, and I played lots of video games. I didn't look anything like this child.
I can imagine you sitting there thinking to yourself, "I've played a lot of games! I bet he won't have any that I don't know about!" Well, that's entirely possible. I'm only drawing from my own personal experience here, so you may, in fact, know of all these games.
Hello, fellow hackers. I'm sure we've all seen it somewhere: the undying question of "How do I hack the game so-and-so?" And the answer usually is, "Come back when you actually know how to hack!" But how does one even go about "hacking" a game? What could that even mean?
If you're one of the lucky people who received the gift of terrible eyesight from your parents at a young age, chances are you ate an awful lot of carrots growing up. Though carrots are one of the top vision-boosting foods, they don't offer fast results.
Smartphone games are getting pretty good these days, but they still can't beat the retro appeal of a good emulator. I mean, who wouldn't want to have their all-time favorite console and arcade games tucked neatly in their front pocket? Classics ranging from Super Mario Bros. to Pokémon can all be played at a silky-smooth frame rate on today's devices if you can just find a good emulator to run them on.
"I want to make video games" — Is there anyone who hasn't ever thought that? It's almost universal among gamers to want to get on the other side of the screen and design the games themselves, especially those of us who have played less than impressive games and thought that we could do a better job. But it's hard to know where to start — or how — when it comes to creating our own games.
E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the 20th annual trade show for video games and gaming tech. The event takes place on Tuesday, June 10th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and you can watch a live stream of the event on Twitch.
This video will help you improve at video games in 3 easy steps.
How To: This Massive Development & Animation Program Teaches You Everything You Need to Know to Design Video Games
This year, over 2.7 billion gamers will spend nearly $160 billion dollars. That number is predicted to increase to over $200 billion in just three years. If ever an industry had growth potential, this is it.
Most days, getting through an eight-hour work shift is a struggle. There are a million places you'd rather be, and none of them include your desk. It's difficult to find the motivation to tackle the growing number of emails in your inbox when your mind is back at home, comfortable in front of your gaming system.
There was a time in my life when I could think of nothing but getting home and playing Super Smash Brothers on my Nintendo 64. It was just something about tossing Mario across the map with Donkey Kong that seriously made me feel like an OG, not to mention that it was the first fighting game to compile a bunch of popular Nintendo characters together.
There are millions of YouTube videos out there about video games. Playthroughs, reviews, commentaries, tutorials. If you want people to see and appreciate your gameplay and takes on it, watch this series of videos. It features a veteran video-game-YouTuber explaining in great detail how he sets up, shoots, and edits his YouTube videos. It covers cameras, lighting, and many other aspects of filming yourself playing a game.
Call of Duty? Nope. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs? Nah. Battlefield: Bad Company? Think again. This isn't any video game on the market, this is your own video game, well… your own video game logo - military-style.
Check out this tutorial and learn how to jump off of..nothing! This trick is the kind you see in a lot of video games and now you can learn to do it in real life. The double jump takes some practice but once you get the hang of it this illusion is sure to impress. Jump over anything like a video game hero with the double jump!
This video game is available on both the Xbox 360 (XBLA) and PlayStation 3 (PSN). But this walkthrough for Castle Crashers focuses on the Xbox Live Arcade version. This series is played with two or more players at all times. Check out all the videos for the full gameplay!
LEGO and Harry Potter unite in this extensive video game called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Each year corresponds to the years in J. K. Rowling's wizardry series, so this is like four games in one! This 80-part series will take you through the complete gameplay of LEGO Harry Potter for the Xbox 360, but it's also available for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP and Windows. For more information on this walkthrough, visit Mahalo.
Saw is no longer just a movie, it's a video game, and you can play it on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows. With this video walkthrough series from Committed Gamers, you can BEAT IT (for the Xbox 360).
Earthworm Jim is a classic SEGA video game from the early nineties that made its way to almost every conceivable gaming console known to man. Now, the Xbox 360 gets it chance. The remake is entitled Earthworm Jim HD, and has been available on the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) since June 9th, 2010.
Thirteen isn't an unlucky number for this Limbo walkthrough; it's the number of videos in this series, a series which shows you the complete process, through trial and error, life and death, and as least amount of edits as possible.
You would think that a video game involving teddy bears would be for young children, right? That is not the case with Naughty Bear. This video game isn't like those cute and cuddly Care Bears we all know about. It's about revenge. It's about "naughtiness". It's about teddy bears killing teary bears.
Disney's animated film Toy Story 3 beat all expectations at the box office, and is now the highest-grossing movie of 2010 in North America and second worldwide. Can Disney Interactive Studio's Toy Story 3: The Video Game match the success? Who knows, but no matter how successful it is, it's still a fun game full of animated delight, and this Mahalo video walkthrough series will show you the entire gameplay for the game on the Xbox 360.
Create your own spinning picture frame with just a few dust-collecting items in your home! This video from Nextraker will show you how to build this interesting three-way picture frame, consisting of 6 open photo slots. You can simply put it on a hard surface, or you can make it spin 'round and 'round with a CD spindle.
Ahh, there's nothing like old school, classic PC video games. Not only were some of them the most original, they were simple and easy to play. None of this button mashing nowadays was needed. Nope, just a good ol couple of buttons and that's all you needed. So in this tutorial, find out how to play classic PC games on your PC. Enjoy!
If you want to setup XSplit Broadcaster to stream on Justin.tv, Own3D.tv, or Ustream take a look at this guide. It will show you how to setup XSplit using advanced features and settings so that you can get the best stream for your gaming.
Sonic is back for more side-scrolling action in Sonic the Hedgehog 4, available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare and iOS. This version is reminiscent of the older Sonic games played on SEGA, and in this one, save your friends from Dr. Eggman! This video series provides a complete walkthrough for Sonic the Hedgehog 4, so shine your spiny coat and stretch— it's going to be a fast and fun ride.
Have you been yearning to join a crime syndicate? Wishing you could you mob-like skills to proper use? Want to bust heads with a thick accent? Well, you don't need to live in a crime-filled city to become a gangster in the mafia, because Mafia II lets you do it right from home, from your Xbox 360.
If you liked Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, then you'll love this video game for the Bond franchise. It's called 007: Quantum of Solace, but isn't just based off the movie "Quantum of Solace," it also mixes in the previous film, "Casino Royale." It's a first-person shooter that's full of action packed scenarios.
In Grant City, crimes has taken over, and there's only one man who can help: Jack Slate. With the help of his trusty sidekick canine, Shadow, maverick cop Jack Slate will help restore Grant City to its previous renowned existence as of one of the world's greatest cultural and financial centers, one criminal at a time. While ridding the city of its filth in Dead to Rights: Retribution, Jack and Shadow uncover a conspiracy that threatens their whole existence. And it's up to you to stop it.
In the mood to play your favorite Game Boy, SNES or Sega Genesis game? If the cartridges have been sitting around for a while, they probably need cleaning. Watch this video to learn how to properly clean a video game cartridge.