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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CityVille: Tips & Tricks (Facebook)
Here are six tips to help you get the most out of your CityVille city, the latest game from Facebook developer Zynga, covering everything from storing crops to erecting buildings.
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.
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.
camper
A definition of the word camper as used in video game culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gaming for Money - There's Money in Those Swords
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.
RTS - real-time strategy
Internet Games Glossary - RTS - real-time strategy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Star Trek Online Screenshots
Screenshots of the video game Star Trek Online.
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 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.
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Screenshots
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.
Top Free Online Soccer Games
I'm not sure if Soccer, or perhaps more accurately, Football, is the world's most popular sport, but if it isn't, it certainly comes close. Naturally, there have been vast numbers of soccer simulations and fantasy soccer games released over the years. Free online soccer games have also been growing in number, and they've come to offer a mixture of team management and action on the field. These are some of the better free online soccer games currently available.
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.
War Thunder Beta Impressions
War Thunder is an aerial combat game based on the planes of World War II. These are my beta impressions of this new title from Gaijin Entertainment.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Multiplayer...
A breakdown of the new units added to StarCraft 2 multiplayer with the first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, as well as a look at some of the changes made to Battle.net.
PlanetSide 2 Wish List
SOE's free-to-play MMOFPS has a lot of cool stuff in it, but we all have dreams of things we'd like to see in our favorite games. This is my wish list of changes and additions I'd like to see made to PlanetSide 2.
Lord of the Rings Online Screenshots
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online.
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.
gone gold
Internet Games Glossary - gone gold
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neverwinter Primer
An introduction to the upcoming MMORPG, Neverwinter, from Cryptic Studios, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, and Perfect World.
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.
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.
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.
DPS - damage per second
Internet Games Glossary - DPS - damage per second
World of Warplanes Beta Impressions
A preview of the multiplayer online game World of Warplanes from Wargaming.
The Elder Scrolls Online Primer
An introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online, an upcoming MMORPG from ZeniMax Online Studios.
CityVille Review (Facebook)
It's only been a few weeks since Zynga announced its next game, CityVille. And now it's finally here. In a lot of ways CityVille feels like a melting pot of other games all mixed together. Games like Sim City and FarmVille and FrontierVille. It's also one of the biggest and deepest games on Facebook. By borrowing liberally from so many other games, CityVille manages to create a unique experience that will keep you playing for quite some time.
Top Casual Mac App Store Games
Mac owners have long had it pretty rough when it comes to gaming. And while PCs still boast a much bigger library of titles to play, slowly but surely Macs are catching up. Especially when it comes to casual games. The newly launched Mac App Store features plenty of great games that are short, sweet, and easy to pick up and play. Here are some of our favorites.
BF 1942: Road to Rome
This is a short review of the Road to Rome expansion for the game Battlefield 1942.
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.
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.
WoW and the Future of PC Gaming
There's been quite a bit of discussion lately about the effect of World of Warcraft, and MMORPGs in general, on the PC game industry. Could the game's remarkable success actually result in lower PC game sales? Here's a closer look at why WoW might be having a negative impact on the PC game market.
Fighting a Revenant 2
Screenshots of Funcom's MMORPG The Secret World. Page 5.
Wrath of the Lich King Reputation Guide
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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.
Counter-Strike Tips
General strategies for competing more successfully in Counter-Strike and other multiplayer FPS games. The basics can make a big difference when there's a bullet coming your way hard and fast. (Page 1)
FrontierVille Review (Facebook)
FrontierVille is the spiritual successor to FarmVille, far and away the most popular game to ever grace Facebook. But while at first glance FrontierVille looks nearly identical to its predecessor, both in terms of how it looks and how it plays, there's quite a bit more content to the game. It's not quite the evolution you might be expecting, but there's certainly a lot more to do that will help keep you engaged for much longer.
Guild Wars 2: Thoughts on World vs. World
ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel, Guild Wars 2, has a large-scale World vs. World PvP system which has attracted a lot of attention. Here are some thoughts on how it's working out so far.
Black War Bear - Horde
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 2.
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.
A Brief History of EverQuest
EverQuest has been around for over a decade and I can't think of any MMORPG that has had more expansions. Here is a brief history of the game and a chronological list of all the expansions released for it so far.
Game Launches: Best Avoided?
When servers are overloaded from the initial rush, game launches can be a frustrating affair. Some MMORPG fans are resigned to waiting a week or two before plunging into a new release. These are some thoughts on game launches and the issues associated with them.
Facebook Face-off: FrontierVille vs. FarmVille
With its newest release, FrontierVille, it seems that developer Zynga is looking to build on the success of the wildly popular FarmVille. And while FrontierVille is definitely the better game, for those who have dedicated a lot of time to FarmVille making the switch is a big decision. Here are some of the biggest differences between the two Facebook games to help you decide whether or not to abandon life on the farm to go explore the wild frontier.
DC Universe Online First Impressions
My first impressions of DC Universe Online, a superhero MMORPG from SOE featuring iconic characters from DC Comics.
Tera Online Screenshots
Screenshots of the MMORPG, Tera Online.
ToonTown Online Review
There aren't a lot of massively multiplayer games designed for young kids. Along with the obvious safety concerns, many MMORPGs take a considerable effort to learn to play and they often feature violent content that isn't appropriate for children. Disney has taken a different approach with ToonTown, resulting in an online game that isn't just squeaky clean, it's easy to learn and entertaining enough that the adults in the family will likely want to play along.
MechWarrior Online Beta Impressions
A preview of MechWarrior Online, an upcoming online mech shooter from Piranha Games.
Star Trek Online Review (PC)
Publisher's Site Review Date : Feb 16 2010 Publisher : Atari Developer : Cryptic Studios ESRB Rating
In Close
Screenshots of the MMOG Tabula Rasa. Page 8.
Wizard101 Review (PC)
Wizard101 is an online kids game with adult MMORPG features built around a unique card-based combat system. Learn about combat, mini-games and more here.
Kodo Mount (White)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts. Page 9.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Screenshots
Screenshots of Bioware's Star Wars themed online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic.
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.
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.
Venomhide Ravasaur
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 15.
World of Tanks Revisited
We go back to World of Tanks, an online tank game from Wargaming, for a second look now that the game has a couple years of updates under its belt.
Turbo Turbo Turbo Review (Browser)
As the name implies, Turbo Turbo Turbo is all about going fast. Well, going fast and smashing into other cars. And getting into the occasional bar fight. And maybe even getting your thumbs broken along the way. As with all of Adult Swim's games, TTT is absolutely crazy, but it's also fun, addictive, and holds an incredible amount of nostalgic charm.
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.
Mines of Moria 1
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online.
Paying to Play: Is It Worth the Money?
Although the number of people subscribed to games that charge monthly fees for access continues to grow, we've all heard protests from those that refuse to pay any kind of regular fees to play a video game. Many are accustomed to the traditional retail offerings: buy the box, take it home, and play it forever, or until you get bored. By comparison, the $10-$15 per month a lot of MMOGs charge may look rather steep, but are they a rip-off, or are they good value for your entertainment dollars?
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).
TERA Rising Review
A review of TERA Rising, the relaunched free-to-play MMORPG from Bluehole Studio and En Masse Entertainment.
Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 21.
Grand Ice Mammoth - Horde
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 10.
Soldier
Screenshots of the MMOG Tabula Rasa. Page 16.
Great Kodo Mount (Brown)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts. Page 10.
Evasive Maneuvers
Screenshots of the online game Hellgate: London. Page 16.
Interior
Screenshots of the MMOG Tabula Rasa. Page 4.
World of Warcraft Outland Maps
Maps of the Outland from the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade expansion.
The Tarot's Misfortune Review (PC)
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.
Wolf Mount (Brown)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts.
clan
Internet Games Glossary - clan
Anti-air Gun
Screenshots of the shooter Battlefield 2142 from DICE and EA Games. Page 11.
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.
Monsters
Screenshots of the MMOG Tabula Rasa. Page 17.
Skeletal Horse Mount (Black)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts. Page 19.
Equipment
Screenshots of the MMOG Tabula Rasa. Page 11.
World Map
Screenshots of the MMORPG Auto Assault. Page 9.
Rivendare's Deathcharger
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 14.
Lightsaber Duel
Screenshots of Bioware's Star Wars themed online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Page 11.
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 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.
DOT - damage over time
Internet Games Glossary - DOT - damage over time
What Makes a Game "Massively" Multiplayer?
Massively multiplayer is a term being applied to an ever-increasing number of online games, but some them don't actually support a massive number of players. Although there's no gold standard for what makes a game massively multiplayer, I think the proper use of the term MMOG deserves further examination.
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.
Dragonspyre
Screenshots of the online game Wizard101 from KingsIsle Entertainment. Page 12.
Top Free Online Shooters (PC)
Free alternatives for 3D shooter fans have grown rapidly in recent years, driven in part by micro-transaction revenue models. Military settings are among the most popular, but other popular and more casual themes are finding their way into these games as well. While the graphics are often a generation or two behind retail games, the price is definitely hard to beat. These are some of our favorite free online shooters for the PC.
Ravenwood Fair: Tips & Tricks
Building up a fun fair with lots of customers isn't easy, so here are six helpful tips to make your time in Ravenwood Fair as efficient as possible.
Rift Screenshots
Screenshots of the MMORPG Rift: Planes of Telara.
Snark Busters: Welcome to the Club Review (PC)
If there's one setting that's woefully underused in gaming, it's steampunk. And this is especially true for hidden object games. But Snark Busters: Welcome to the Club, the latest HOG from Alawar, bucks this trend, presenting a world filled with steam engines and airships. Not to mention a little bit of magic. It also happens to be an excellent game, with challenging puzzles and a lengthy campaign.
BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII
A full review of the Secret Weapons of World War II expansion pack for the game Battlefield 1942. Page 2 of 2.
Facebook Tips & Tricks: My Empire
As a full-blown city building simulation crammed onto Facebook, there's quite a lot of complexity to My Empire. Balancing the needs of your citizens while simultaneously expanding your empire is no easy task. You'll have to build homes, markets, and mines, all while making sure your town is beautiful and its inhabitants are happy.
ping
Internet Games Glossary - ping
White Polar Bear
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 13.
Anarchy Online Alien Invasion Screenshot Index
Screenshots of the Alien Invasion expansion pack for Anarchy Online.
Mekgineer's Chopper
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts. Page 18.
Black War Bear - Alliance
Screenshots of World of Warcraft mounts.
Cooking Mama: Friends' Cafe Review (Facebook)
Mama sure does get around. After numerous releases across game consoles, handhelds, and even mobile phones, the Cooking Mama series has finally landed on Facebook. And nothing has been lost in the translation. The game sports the same bright and happy style coupled with great mini-game-based gameplay that has made the series so popular.
Firefall Screenshots
Screenshots of the online shooter Firefall.
Raptor Mount (Emerald)
Screenshots of World of Warcraft racial mounts. Page 17.
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.
Eve Online Review
Eve Online gives you a chance to build an empire in space and rise to the pinnacle of galactic domination. Almost 2 years old, the game continues to grow. The recent free Exodus expansion added a long list of new features, and shortly after its release Eve set records with over 12,000 concurrent players in a single online world.
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.
Book 12: Epic Quest
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 24.
Mines of Moria 4
Screenshots of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. Page 4.
Resist
Screenshots of the online game Wizard101 from KingsIsle Entertainment. Page 11.
Jedi Knight
Screenshots of Bioware's Star Wars themed online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Page 5.
Awakening: The Dreamless Castle Review (PC)
From the opening scene, it's pretty clear that Awakening: The Dreamless Castle is doing its best to evoke classic fairytales: and it succeeds. Though the tale it tells is fairly cliche, it's done well enough to keep you engaged, and it serves as great window dressing for the actual game. And with a gorgeous, story book style presentation and some solid puzzles, there's more than enough here to keep hidden object fans happy.
The Secret World Screenshots
Screenshots of Funcom's MMORPG The Secret World.
Family Feud Review (Facebook)
Family Feud, the long running TV game show, is best known as a group experience. Two families compete against one another, taking turns asking questions. But the Facebook version of the trivia show is a mostly solitary experience. It gets the basic experience right, but without much in the way of a social or multiplayer component, it misses a lot of what has made the Feud such a long running institution.
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?
Top Casual Cooking Games
For some reason, cooking translates really well to the world of videogames. That's probably why there are so many great cooking themed casual games out there. From the time management play of the Diner Dash series to the slicing and dicing mini-games of Cooking Mama, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the best games that are all about making and serving food.
Grey Riding Camel
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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Screenshots
Screenshots of the Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft.
Guild Wars 2 Primer
The Guild Wars series has been highly-praised since it launched back in 2005. This is a preview of Arenanet's upcoming MMORPG, Guild Wars 2, which is currently under development.
City of Khemi
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 20.
Roleplaying and Massively Multiplayer Games 101
One of the most remarkable trends in online gaming in recent years is the rise in popularity of highly graphical 3D roleplaying games. Some roleplaying games are ideally suited to small groups of players who want exclusive encounters, while others feature large persistent online worlds with hundreds of players running around. If you're new to playing online RPGs, these basics may help.
Tortage
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 2.
Aquilonian Fullplate
Screenshots of the online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Page 9.
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