All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Games’

Bill Nye’s New Kickstarter Project Wants to Teach the Physics of Flight via iPad Game

Lift! Drag! Weight! Thrust! Bill Nye the Science Guy wants you to know your main flight principles. And in order to do that, he’s thrown his celebrity behind a new educational flight simulation game designed for the iPad. It’s called AERO, and its Kickstarter page was just launched today. Bill Nye has partnered with educational game developers GameDesk to produce …

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Here’s What Happens When You Edit All the LEGO Lord of the Rings Cutscenes Together

Gamers have had a few weeks (or a few days, if they’re in Europe) to enjoy the latest LEGO game. LEGO Lord of the Rings marks the second time that the series has featured voice acting (LEGO Batman 2), which gives the game a more cinematic feel. Sure, some may argue that the voice acting causes the games to lose …

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Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition Deck

Here’s a hit of nostalgia for your Monday afternoon: Fans of card games, computing history, and modern art will find a reason to love this set of limited edition playing cards. Based on the classic game of the same name, Solitaire.exe recreates that wonderful pixelated look of the over-a-decade-old default Windows game on a deck of real-life cards. Created by …

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Apple Bans “Memory” from App Store, Cites German Trademark [REPORT]

If you’re currently developing an app for Apple’s App Store, you may want to refrain from including the word “memory” in the title. It may save you a major headache down the road. According to a report from Gamasutra, Apple is sending out notices to some app developers that let them know that their games or apps with the word …

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Halo 4 Breaks Records, Sees $220 Million in Sales in First 24 Hours

Everyone knew that Halo 4 was going to have a huge launch, and now Microsoft is conforming that with some fresh sales figures. According to the company, Halo 4 topped $220 million in sales worldwide in its first 24 hours on the market. They compare that to some other big opening day launches from the world of cinema: “Halo 4 …

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Niantic Project Guy’s Apartment Gets Broken Into [Video]

I’m not going to rehash all of the backstory to this here. If you don’t know about The Niantic Project, just read this, this and this. If you’ve been following along, you may be interested to know that another video has been released: Hat tip: Brandon Badger of Niantic Labs (Google).

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Google’s Niantic Project Appears To Be More Game Than Viral Campaign

Google’s Niantic Project (which we first reported on here) is now starting to generate a little more attention. On Wednesday, we published “Google, This Is Getting Pretty Weird [The Niantic Project]” looking at some of the latest pieces of the mystery. The article is generating some discussion in the comments section, as well as on reddit. For more background read …

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Amazon Unveils Air Patriots, the First Mobile Game to Come Out of Amazon Game Studios

Today, Amazon has just launched their first-ever venture into mobile game development. It’s called “Air Patriots” and it is available today on Kindle Fire, Android, and iOS. Air Patriots is the second product from the newly-launched Amazon Game Studios, the company’s foray into making games. The company finally began making their own games in August after years and years of …

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Romney’s Binders Full of Women Remark Gives Birth to Crappy Flash Game

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this election is weird, and it’s being made weird by the internet. And I’m not saying this is a bad thing – at all. All I’m saying is that it’s hard to imagine having social networks like Twitter and Facebook around with their current reach during Bush v. Gore or Clinton’s …

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The Walking Dead Facebook Game Gets New Chapter, Features

In August, AMC launched a Walking Dead Facebook game in beta. The beta status still applies, but now, a new chapter and some new features have been added. These include fullscreen mode and improved weapons. “Chapter 2 lets fans battle walkers and fight for survival in downtown Atlanta alongside Glenn, Daryl and more characters from the show,” explains AMC in …

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Zynga, Hasbro Launching FarmVille, CityVille, & Words with Friends-Themed Board Games

If you are looking for a new type of board game to play over the course of the holiday season, Zynga and Hasbro hope that you’ll give their new offerings a chance. Social gaming company Zynga and longtime physical game maker Hasbro have teamed up to produce a line of board games inspired by the online Zynga games played by …

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Facebook Promotes App Center, Top Games on News Feed

If you log on to Facebook today, you may see a new info box at the top of your news feed. Facebook is taking the time to promote the top games in their newly launched App Center. Facebook’s App Center, their giant hub for apps and games that connect via Facebook, officially launched in the U.S. on June 8th. About …

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