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Top Hidden Object Games
One of the most popular and ubiquitous casual gaming genres is the hidden object game (or HOG for short). These titles have players scouring scenery looking for all manner of unseen items. The problem is, because there are so many of these games, they can start to look very similar. This makes it tough to pick out the good from the bad. But whether you're new to the genre or have already found your fair share of hidden objects, these games represent some of the best that HOGs have to offer.
How to Play FarmVille Outside of Facebook
FarmVille may be the biggest game on Facebook, with over 75 million active users, but you don't necessarily have to be on the social network to play anymore. Utilizing Facebook Connect, developer Zynga has made the farming phenomenon accessible both from its own website and MSN.com. You still need a Facebook account to play, but these options let you experience FarmVille without having to be on Facebook, perfect for computers where the social network might be blocked. Here's how to do it.
Playing Literati or Scrabble Online
Having trouble finding a decent Scrabble partner? You might enjoy playing Literati on the Web, where there is always someone up for a game.
The History of Online Gaming 1969 - 1990
This is a timeline of key events in the history of Internet gaming. It includes significant developments in computer games, console games, and Internet technology.
These Are the Top 15 RTS Multiplayer Games for PC
Many real-time strategy games for the PC now have multiplayer options that allow you to wage war over the Internet. In most cases you are required to gather resources, research new technology, build up an army, and use it to vanquish your enemy. The player limit is typically between 6 and 12.
Top Match-3 Puzzle Games
If you're into casual puzzle games, chances are you've come across one or two match-3 games throughout your journey. The fact is, the sheer number of match-3 titles available makes it hard to separate the good from the bad. What follows is a list of some of the best that the genre has to offer, from fresh and inventive games to ones that simply take a good thing and make it better. If you're looking to waste a whole lot of time, these games will be more than happy to help.
The Best Free Online Pinball Games
They will never be quite like the old arcade pinball machines with roll digits, but online pinball simulations are getting incredibly realistic and there are no quarters required. Free pinball has become a way for companies to promote their brand and encourage people to visit their Web sites.
How to Normalize Volumes in Ventrilo
One of the most common complaints I hear about using voice chat is that some people can barely be heard, while others are so loud that they blow your ear drums out. And we all know what it's like when someone gets excited in the heat of battle and starts screaming into the microphone, or decides to share that special rap song they're listening to with everyone else on the channel at high volume. Here's how to quickly set up the compressor in Ventrilo for a less painful voice chat experience.
Gaming for Money: Online Games of Skill
A lot of people dream of turning their gaming habit into a full-time job. There are a number of ways to put your game skills to the test for a wager online.
Fly High With these Special World of Warcraft...
There are a large number of mounts available in World of Warcraft, and more are added to the game on a regular basis. The total is currently around 200, although that includes different color variations on the same mount model. Mounts speed up travel through the world and are highly coveted possessions within Azeroth. This guide covers most of the mounts you can currently acquire in the game. Page 2.
PC vs. Console
The second page to the PC/console debate describes the pros and cons of PC hardware for online gaming. See which genre is good for PCs and final thoughts. Page 2.
Top Multiplayer FPS Action Games
First-person shooters have long been a dominant force in online gaming, especailly on the PC. If you need some fast multiplayer FPS action, these are some of the top games currently available.
The Top 15 PC Video Graphics Cards for Gaming
Every experienced gamer is familiar with constantly escalating hardware demands of the latest games. These PC graphics cards will help get your frame rate back up to tolerable levels whether you're upgrading or building a new system.
Where to Play PopCap Games For Free
Over the years, PopCap Games has created some of the most addictive and well known casual games on the market. Titles like Bejeweled and Peggle have stolen countless hours of our time due to being just so hard to put down. But if you haven't yet experienced the joy of a PopCap game, there are plenty of ways you can test them out without dropping a dime. Here are a few ways to enjoy four of the developer's best games for free.
Top Free Art Games
One of the great things about games is the sheer variety. There are games you play for fun, games you play for challenge, and games you play socially with friends. But there are also games that try to do more. This new wave of artistic games attempts to use the medium as a way of expressing something unique and thought provoking.
Hidden Object Games 101
If you've ever wondered just what hidden object games are all about, well you've come to the right place. Here's a run down of the basics of HOGs, as well as the many different variations on the genre. It's everything you need to get yourself started finding those objects that don't want to be found.
3 Tips for Earning Certification Points in...
Tips for maximizing your Certification gain in SOE's new MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2. Learn about support roles and Sunderer certification to accumulate points.
Onyxia Key Quest Walkthrough for Horde
If you've reached level 60 in World of Warcraft, odds are your guild wants you to get your Onyxia key (Drakefire Amulet) so you can join them on raids to Onyxia's Lair. You need to complete a long chain of quests to get this item, and they differ depending on whether you're playing Alliance or Horde. This is a walkthrough for the Horde side.
How to Install World of Warcraft Addons
Installing World of Warcraft addons are simple, useful and best of all condoned by Blizzard. Here's a guide on downloading and installing a WoW addon.
RTS - real-time strategy
Internet Games Glossary - RTS - real-time strategy
Gaming for Money: Trading Game Assets
A lot of money is changing hands these days for characters and items that exist only in the virtual worlds of massively multiplayer online games. Remarkably, some people have turned this activity into big business, creating auctions and stores that cater specifically to the needs of online adventurers. Here's a closer look at this new economic phenomenon.
Before You Buy a PC Graphics Card for Gaming
Whether you are considering an upgrade to your current system, or you want your new system to be able the latest games, here are some things you should know before buying a video card for gaming.
Top Free Online Mahjong Games
Mahjong (or Mah-jongg) is a tile-matching game that originated in China over a century ago. Today it is played all over the world, and like many other traditional games, there are now a multitude of free online variations of Mahjong you can play in a Web browser. These are some of the better free Mahjong games I've come across so far.
Top Free Online Action Puzzle Games
Puzzle games don't have to entail tremendous amounts of logic and deliberation. Adding arcade-like action or physics to a puzzle game can bring some luck and reflexes to the exercise. These are puzzle games that keep up the pace and often have you shooting your way out of difficult situations.
Using Voice Chat in Games
While there are still some die-hard speed typers among us, the keyboard is giving way to headsets and microphones as voice becomes the preferred way to communicate in online games. These software and hardware options can take team play to the next level.
Top Free Online Match-3 Puzzle Games
Match-3 games have become a staple of the casual game genre over the years, and you'll now find them adapted to countless different themes and seasons. The central mechanic they all share is that the player must find or create sets of similar items, typically three or more, to complete the game's objectives. Here are some of the most popular free match-3 puzzle games available online.
Using Steam to Download and Play Games
Launched admist great controversy back in 2003, Steam is Valve Software's digital distribution system for games. It is a free stand-alone program which provides a wide range of game-related services including game downloads, server browsing, instant messaging, friend lists, automatic game patching, and more. Here is a quick explanation of what Steam is, what it does, and how it came to reside on some 20 million computers worldwide.
8 Places To Find Casual Games
There are plenty of casual games out there, but sometimes actually finding something to play can be a chore. After all, unlike traditional games, you can't simply go out to a store and pick the latest hidden object game off the shelf. Thankfully there are plenty of online casual game portals that do all of the work for you, leaving you with just one decision: what should I play? Here are eight of our favorites.
Roleplaying and Romance
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to take a quick look at sex and romance inside massively multiplayer online games, where players celebrate everything from birthdays to weddings. Although it may not fit the stereotype, gamers are not immune to love, and gamer couples are becoming more common all the time. Most games do their best to keep it clean, but those seeking something more risque have a few virtual worlds to choose from as well.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer Tips
The Battlefield series has long been a popular source of multiplayer mayhem on the PC, and in recent years it has become a hit on consoles as well. Bad Company 2 has revived interest in the franchise, well-known for its team-based combat and player-controlled vehicles. While many of the shooter skills learned in other games carry over nicely into Bad Company 2, there are some differences which can affect your performance. Here are some tips to help you and your cohorts get the upper-hand in BC2 matches.
Buying a Keyboard for Gaming
The keyboard is a vital part of any PC gaming system and options for gamers have grown rapidly over the years. Here are some things to consider if you're looking to buy a keyboard for gaming.
Top Online Game Trends of the Decade
Looking back over the last ten years of online gaming, there's no doubt that it has been an astounding decade. To say that the hobby has seen explosive growth is an understatement, and it has taken some interesting twists and turns along the way. Here's a quick look at what I would consider the most significant trends that have impacted online gaming in the last decade.
The History of Hidden Object Games
HOGs are one of the most popular genres of casual games. And leading the way is Big Fish Games. Not only is the company leading the way with its very popular game portal, but its internal development studios are also making some of the best HOGs out there, including the pioneering Mystery Case Files series and, more recently, the very well received Drawn games. I had the chance to speak with BFG's Adrian Woods about the history of the genre and just where it might be going in the future.
Top 7 Multiplayer RPGs
Highly graphical multiplayer RPGs have become a large online gaming trend in recent years. See the top seven with a variety of Internet play options.
Top Free Online Tower Defense Games
Tower defense games have been growing in popularity at a rapid rate ever since the success of Flash Element Tower Defense and Desktop Tower Defense in 2007. Essentially, you have to destroy multiple waves of oncoming hostiles (creeps) by placing defensive towers on the map. These towers can typically be upgraded and in some games, used to force the enemy to take a longer path. Here are my favorite free browser-based tower defense games.
Online Gaming Etiquette
When you log on to an online game, you shouldn't have to put up with all sorts of behavior that isn't befitting a 7-year-old, and yet as often as not, that's exactly what you can expect. To some extent we're probably already getting desensitized to it, but I decided to assemble some tips on good online gaming etiquette, just in case anyone out there still cares.
Top 10 Fantasy MMORPGs
In these fantasy-themed MMORPGs games you create a character, don a sword or a spellbook, and venture off into a persistent online world in search of experience points. An Internet connection is required and they typically charge a monthly subscription fee for access.
Why I Love My Desktop PC
Mobile computing has become very popular in the last decade, but I'm still a diehard desktop PC user. These are the reasons they'll have to pry my desktop from my cold, dead hands.
Multiplayer Online Shooters 101
First-person shooters have come a long way since Quake demonstrated the potential for online play in a 3D action game. Today multiplayer shooters are played on consoles as well as PCs, and they encompass everything from realistic counter-terrorist settings to extreme science fiction. This is a quick summary of how most FPSes are played online.
Lord of the Rings Online Screenshots
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online.
Fun Facebook Farming Games That Aren't FarmVille
Zynga's FarmVille is possibly the biggest game of all time, with an astounding 80 million people playing it every single month. But it's not the only farming game in town. In fact, Facebook is full of plenty of agricultural simulators that are just as fun and addictive as FarmVille. So, if FarmVille isn't your thing, or you're simply looking for something new in a farming game, here are five titles you need to play.
The Biggest Heists in Eve Online
Eve Online is a unique game with a deep economic component, and player perpetrated scams are all part of the action. This is a brief history of the game's largest and most famous swindles.
gone gold
Internet Games Glossary - gone gold
DPS - damage per second
Internet Games Glossary - DPS - damage per second
Top Keyboards for Gaming
There are a wide variety of keyboards on the market designed for gaming. This list has some suggestions for people considering an upgrade to a gaming keyboard.
World of Warcraft Compared to EverQuest II
It's not often that two blockbuster MMORPGs hit store shelves within weeks of each other, and it presents people who don't have unlimited time and money for online games with a tough decision. Both World of Warcraft and EverQuest II promise to be exceptional games, so here is a quick comparison between the two that might make it easier to figure out which one is for you. Page 2.
Crowdfunding and the Future of Game Publishing
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding may change the way video games are developed and funding in the upcoming years. Here's a look at how the publishing model is being affected by these recent trends.
Cheating in Online Games
It takes an great effort to keep an online game cheat-free. Read about online game cheating history, how it's done, who to trust and fair play initiatives.
White Polar Bear
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 13.
World of Tanks Review (PC)
It seems that the most inventive games often come from independent developers that have little to lose and everything to gain from trying something different. World of Tanks is an inspired mixture of simulation game and shooter with a viral quality that leaves you wondering why no one has done this before. Here's a closer look a this new F2P online tank game from Wargaming.net.
Zuma Blitz Review (Facebook)
When Popcap released Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, it stumbled across the perfect formula for creating a perfect arcade experience on the platform. And now the developer has done it again, only this time with the Zuma franchise. Zuma Blitz transforms the marble slinging series into a series of short, addictive bursts that will soon become the enemy of all your free time.
PlanetSide 2 Review
PlanetSide 2 is a massively multiplayer shooter from Sony Online Entertainment. It's set in the sci-fi world of Auraxis and offers battles on a scale that few games can match.
Grand Ice Mammoth - Alliance
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 9.
Wrath of the Lich King Reputation Guide
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Rivendare's Deathcharger
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 14.
aggro
Internet Games Glossary - aggro
Raven Lord
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 17.
Bejeweled Blitz Review (PC)
With the success of the Facebook version of Bejeweled Blitz, it's a bit of a curious move for PopCap Games to release a $20, downloadable version of what is essentially the same game. The port is a solid and addictive experience, with updated graphics and a few new features. But is it enough to make it worth the $20 price tag?
World of Warplanes Beta Impressions
A preview of the multiplayer online game World of Warplanes from Wargaming.
MechWarrior Online Beta Impressions
A preview of MechWarrior Online, an upcoming online mech shooter from Piranha Games.
Skeletal Horse Mount (Black)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts. Page 19.
MMORPGs: Sandbox vs. Themepark
Games are typically a blend of different and sometimes exclusive design principles. This has led to use of descriptive terms like sandbox and themepark. Here is a definition of these terms for the uninitiated.
Grand Ice Mammoth - Horde
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 10.
The Pros and Cons of F2P
Thanks in part to MMORPGs like EverQuest and World of Warcraft, gamers in North America and Europe have grown increasingly comfortable with monthly game subscriptions. Alternative revenue models have been around for a long time, but they're only beginning to catch on here the way they have in foreign markets. Turbine moved two of their titles to a free-to-play (F2P) system in recent years with considerable success, and a number of other games have followed their lead. Here's a closer look at the F2P trend.
A Tale of Two Kickstarters
Richard Garriott and Mark Jacobs have both taken to Kickstarter in an effort to fund their latest games. This is a quick comparison of the proposed projects, Shroud of the Avatar and Camelot Unchained (working title).
Black War Bear - Alliance
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts.
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Screenshots
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.
Shemite One-handed Blunt Weapon
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 15.
HTML 5: The Future of Video Gaming?
Game technology is always evolving, and HTML 5 is shaping up to be the next big step for browser-based gaming. It seems destined to supplant a number of current browser plugins, and it will likely herald a new generation of graphics and audio on the Web.
EA Origin Beta Impressions
Origin in a digital distribution service from EA that will be used for their downloadable games going forward. These are my first impressions of Origin.
Traveler's Tundra Mammoth - Alliance
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 7.
World of Warcraft Flying Mount Screenshots
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts.
World of Warcraft: Wintergrasp Guide
Wintergrasp is a large PvP zone added to World of Warcraft with The Wrath of the Lich King expansion. It's a fairly straightforward siege scenario, but there are still frequent questions in chat about the Towers and Goblin Workshops. This is a quick explanation of how the zone works and what the rewards are for participating in the massive battles over Wintergrasp Fortress.
Proto-Dragon (Blue)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 24.
Top PC Game Accessories
Peripherals, gizmos, gadgets and accessories for video gamers, including game controllers and 3D glasses.
Age of Empires Online Review (PC)
A review of the free-to-play RTS game Age of Empires Online from Microsoft and Gas Powered Games.
CSI: Crime City Review (Facebook)
Licensed video games, whether they're on Facebook or not, have a terrible track record. But CSI: Crime City bucks this trend with fun and accessible gameplay that makes great use of the CSI license. It also features some solid production values and a great, cinematic presentation. There are a few issues that keep the game from being perfect, but problems aside this is a game that CSI fans will definitely want to play.
Gaming for Money - Trading Game Assets
A lot of money is changing hands these days for characters and items that exist only in the virtual worlds of massively multiplayer online games. Remarkably, some people have turned this activity into big business, creating auctions and stores that cater specifically to the needs of online adventurers. Here's a closer look at this new economic phenomenon. Page 2.
Swift White Hawkstrider
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 16.
Black War Bear - Horde
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 2.
Grey Riding Camel
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 22.
Love & Death: Bitten Review (PC/Mac)
With the success of films like the Twilight saga and TV series like True Blood, it seems that vampire/human romance stories are at an all time high in terms of popularity. Capitalizing on this trend is Love & Death: Bitten, a new hidden object game from PlayFirst. But instead of being simply yet another vampire love tale, Love & Death is actually a very solid and entertaining experience for the brief while it lasts.
Azure Netherwing Drake
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 22.
6 Tricks for Better CSI 'Crime City' Gaming on...
Having trouble on the mean streets of Las Vegas? We're here to help. Here are six useful tips to make your time in the Facebook game CSI: Crime City go by much easier.
Pros and Cons of Digital Distribution for PC...
The digital distribution of games has really come of age in the last few years, and it now seems inevitable that disks and boxes are on their way out and downloads are the way of the future. Not everyone is happy about it, because a lot of people still expect to get a physical object when they buy a game, but a growing number of game sales are taking place through online services. Here's a quick look at the pros and cons of digital distribution. Page 2.
Red Proto-Drake Mount
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 25.
Book 12: Cosmetic Clothing
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 20.
Cimmerian Bandedmail
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 14.
DOT - damage over time
Internet Games Glossary - DOT - damage over time
Rusted Proto-Drake
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 27.
Fossilized Raptor
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 20.
Gaming With Xfire
How many of you still use the phone to find out what games your friends are playing or which server they're on? Ever find that it takes four or five phone calls to get everyone into the same game? A program like Xfire can simplify this process and eliminate the need for phone calls completely. Not only does it make it easy to hook up with your friends, it has a long list of other useful features, including voice chat.
Mines of Moria 19
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 19.
Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal Review (PC)
Hidden object games, by their nature, tend to be very similar. If you play a lot of them it's easy to get the games confused with one another. Which is what makes Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal so special. The tale it weaves will keep you engaged from start to finish and when combined with some lovely visuals and polished gameplay, the result is simply magical.
frag
Internet Games Glossary - frag
Neverwinter Primer
An introduction to the upcoming MMORPG, Neverwinter, from Cryptic Studios, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, and Perfect World.
Venomhide Ravasaur
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 15.
EverQuest 2 Review (PC)
Although the first EverQuest went a long way toward putting MMORPGs on the map, EverQuest 2 faced some serious competition when it launched. Since then there have been adventure packs, expansions, and an assortment of other significant changes, not least of which has been the addition of PvP servers. The prospect of an all-out war between Qeynos and Freeport was tempting enough to draw me in for a better look.
Albino Drake Mount
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 21.
TERA Rising Review
A review of TERA Rising, the relaunched free-to-play MMORPG from Bluehole Studio and En Masse Entertainment.
Onyxia Key Quest Walkthrough for Alliance
If you've reached level 60 in World of Warcraft, odds are your guild wants you to get your Onyxia key (Drakefire Amulet) so you can join them on raids to Onyxia's Lair. You need to complete a long chain of quests to get this item, and they differ depending on whether you're playing Alliance or Horde, so I've put together walkthroughs of Onyxia key quests for both factions.
Violet Proto-Drake Mount
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 26.
Tavern
Pirates of the Burning Sea Screenshots. Page 12.
newbie - noob
Internet Games Glossary - newbie - noob
Book 12: Epic Quest
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 25.
Book 12: Delving of Frór
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 21.
SimCity 5: The Always Online Dilemma
Meeting demand for the online components of games when they launch can be a challenge, as demonstrated by the recent release of SimCity 5. We return to the once-again-revived debate about always-on DRM.
Traveler's Tundra Mammoth - Horde
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 8.
Heavy and Medic in Action
Screenshots of the multiplayer online FPS game Team Fortress 2. Page 5.
Swift Ram Mount (Brown)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts. Page 14.
Top Casual Zombie Games
Zombies are everywhere. The undead have shambled their way into our movies, books, comics, and even television shows. And casual games are not safe from the onslaught either. There are plenty of great games starring brain hungry zombies that will appeal to casual players. They're on Facebook, in browsers, and on download portals. And these are our favorites.
Bat Demon (DX10)
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 24.
Pheonix Mount
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 14.
Fishdom 2 Review (PC)
With all of the match-three puzzle games out there, it can be hard to make a game stand out from the pack. Developer Playrix managed to do this with the first Fishdom by letting players earn cash in the puzzle game, which could then be used for decorating and populating a virtual aquarium. Fishdom 2 offers more of the same, and while it may not be all that original, it's still one of the best match-three games around.
Thoughts on Character Levels
Some people love leveling their character in an RPG, while others despise it. Most games in the genre employ character levels, but it's not the only way. Here are some thoughts on the use of character levels in game design.
City of Khemi
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 21.
Nemedian Polearm
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 13.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King FAQ
Wrath of the Lich King is the second expansion for World of Warcraft, which raises the level cap to 80 and introduces the continent of Northrend. Here are answers to a lot of the common questions about the expansion to get you on your way to a smooth start in Wrath of the Lich King.
Wooly Mammoth - Horde
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 6.
DC Universe Online First Impressions
My first impressions of DC Universe Online, a superhero MMORPG from SOE featuring iconic characters from DC Comics.
Skeletons
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 47.
Protecting Your Game Passwords
Your MMORPG characters may not seem that valuable, but game accounts are becoming a favorite target of trojans and phishing scams. A high-level character's equipment can be turned into real cash quickly, and given that the legal status of virtual property is still a grey area, it's a relatively low-risk crime. Here is a breakdown of the major threats and some tips on how you can best protect yourself.
Web Games and Text-based Games 101
Casual board, card, arcade, and puzzle games have become extremely popular on the Internet. Many text-based games are also now playable in any major Web browser. Most of these games are easy to learn and don't require the latest computer hardware.
DDO: The Thirteenth Eclipse Screenshots
Screenshots of Dungeons & Dragons Online: The Thirteenth Eclipse.
World of Tanks 4
Screenshots of the online game World of Tanks. Page 4.
Top Time Management Games
If you're in the mood for something fun and fast paced, there's nothing better than a time management games. These titles have you juggling a heap of different tasks as quickly as possible, and will have you doing everything from cleaning tables and seating customers to building skating rinks and saving fallen skiers. They're fun, challenging, and perfect for both quick spurts of gameplay, as well as more prolonged sessions. Here are some of the best titles that the genre has to offer.
Bear Fight
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 41.
Command and Conquer: Generals
This is a short review of the game Command and Conquer Generals for the PC.
The Game of Sex and Violence
Bloodletting and large-breasted babes are nothing new to the video game industry, but with the war on terrorism fueling sales of war-themed game titles, both sides of the content controversy seem to be hunkering down for a decisive battle.
The Dark Side of MMORPGs
Massively multiplayer online games are certainly the flavor of the day, but as experiments in this genre mature, some people are discovering that virtual worlds aren't always as enjoyable as the hype makes them out to be. This is a look at some of the problems that have plagued MMORPGs over the years.
A Gypsy's Tale: The Tower of Secrets Review (PC)
The most common complaint when it comes to hidden object games is they're all so similar. Aside from story and visuals, it's often hard to tell one from the next since they feature nearly identical gameplay. And that's A Gypsy's Tale's biggest strength. While most of the game is fairly generic, it puts a new twist on the way you actually find objects. It also doesn't hurt that it's just plain gorgeous to look at.
Firefall Primer
Firefall is an online shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world being developed by Red 5 Studios. This is a primer on what we currently know about this upcoming game.
pwn - own
Internet Games Glossary - pwn - own
Antique Road Trip USA Review (PC)
If you're in the mood for a hidden object game with some down home, country flavor, look no further than Antique Road Trip USA. While it doesn't do much new that HOG fans haven't already seen before, it's a solid experience that, if nothing else, provides a new setting that hasn't been explored much by the genre.
DKP - dragon kill points
Internet Games Glossary - DKP - dragon kill points
Northrend Bear Mount - Alliance
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 11.
Steam Hardware: Could It Change the Game?
Valve appears set to get into the hardware business. This is a summary of what we know so far and some of the potential pitfalls such a project may face.
Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 21.
Wooly Mammoth - Alliance
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 5.
Halo: Combat Evolved
A review of the multiplayer action game Halo for the PC.
Mines of Moria 1
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online.
Bronze Drake
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 20.
Onyxian Drake
Screenshots of World of Warcraft flying mounts. Page 10.
Lego Ninja
Screenshots of the online game Lego Universe.
Pirates of the Caribbean Online Review
Disney isn't just about movies and theme parks anymore, they've become a serious contender in the online games market, with a variety of titles aimed at youngsters. Pirates of the Caribbean Online is their latest effort, based on the famous movie series, and it lets you skirmish with scurvy dogs and plunder ships on the high seas.
Tan War Talbuk
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 3.
Dungeons & Dragons Online Review (PC)
Given the success of pen-and-paper D&D and the numerous video games that have since worn the title, it was only a matter of time before someone turned Dungeons & Dragons into a massively multiplayer game. Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is Turbine's virtual recreation of the Eberron campaign, with a heavy emphasis on the dungeon crawls that made this franchise famous. Will it be able to hold it's own in a very competitive MMORPG market? Let's see what DDO has to offer.
Game Launches: Best Avoided?
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There's something to be said for a game that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, but instead polishes it to a fine sheen. The Tarot's Misfortune is such a game. While it doesn't do anything new with the well-worn hidden object game formula, what it does it does so well that it's easy to overlook the lack of innovation.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - Free Game Profile
Developed by SplashDamage, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is an excellent WWII first-person shooter that you can enjoy for free. Get the details and download locations in this profile.
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