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Try the “Tetris” and “Super Smash Bros.” Lovechild: “Slam Bolt Scrappers” (photo)

Try the “Tetris” and “Super Smash Bros.” Lovechild: “Slam Bolt Scrappers”

A small developer out of Cambridge, MA has mashed puzzle, fighting and tower-defense genres into a downloadable game for PlayStation 3 titled “Slam Bolt Scrappers.” The trailer is busy with walls of boxes, swarms of missiles and frantic broad-shouldered avatars. Don’t let that intimidate you. This is a fantastic, anybody-can-play party game.

How “MTV Music Generator” and Jim Guthrie Inspired the Next Big Mobile Game, “Sword and Sworcery EP” (photo)

How “MTV Music Generator” and Jim Guthrie Inspired the Next Big Mobile Game, “Sword and Sworcery EP”

It’s no secret that we’re enamored Capy Games‘ latest title, “Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP,” a downloadable game that will release on the iPad and iPad 2 sometime around the vernal equinox. We had a chance to catch up with one of the developers, Craig Adams, at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference. He updated us […]

Wes Anderson Meets Nintendo in “The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox” (photo)

Wes Anderson Meets Nintendo in “The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox”

If you haven’t played Nintendo’s “Star Fox” and watched Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” this mash-up might fall a bit flat. The clips creators at College Humor — in some ways like “Family Guy” writer Seth MacFarlane — aren’t afraid to leave half the audience grounded during their nostalgic flights of fancy. But if […]

How Video Games Might Look in the Future (photo)

How Video Games Might Look in the Future

Video game console manufacturers generally wait half a decade before they begin to abandon their old wares, hustle a shiny new product and empty your bank account. There were 5 years between Nintendo 64’s launch in 1996 and Gamecube in 2001. 4 between Xbox in 2001 and Xbox 360 in 2005. However, a bum economy […]

The Lost Wu-Tang Clan Super Game Boy Commercial Has Been Found (photo)

The Lost Wu-Tang Clan Super Game Boy Commercial Has Been Found

What sounds like an urban legend is real: the Wu-Tang Clan created a Super Game Boy advertisement. According to Vimeo user WEN1COD, who posted the 40 second commercial, Prince Paul created the beat, RZA and ODB provided voice-over and the COD crew, of which Wen’s a member, graffitied the slab. The collaboration created something incredible, […]

Friend and Play “Angry Birds” on Facebook (photo)

Friend and Play “Angry Birds” on Facebook

By the end of 2011, the iPhone/iPad/Android/PC/Mac physics puzzle game “Angry Birds” will fly onto yet another platform: Facebook. According to Wired UK, the updated title will be “collaborative,” and is one of many new adventures for the mega famous cartoon critters.

What Makes a Game Indie? “Rochard” Blurs the Line (photo)

What Makes a Game Indie? “Rochard” Blurs the Line

In 2008, the new European developer Recoil Games was creating an ambitious first-person shooter called “Earth No More.” The team was large and the product was larger. In 2009, the financial crisis struck, and the project was postponed indefinitely. Yesterday, we met with a smaller, but equally hopeful Recoil team to discuss their new game, […]

Indie Game Developers Discuss Their Failures (photo)

Indie Game Developers Discuss Their Failures

Prototype. Don’t get comfortable. Keep your head up. That was the message at yesterday afternoon’s “Failure Workshop” at the Game Developers Conference. 6 different independent developers, responsible for titles like “World of Goo,” “Off-Road Velociraptor Safari,” and Plants vs. Zombies,” shared their development horror stories to help an audience of hundreds. Here’s what we learned […]

In San Francisco, a Battle Between Nintendo and Apple (photo)

In San Francisco, a Battle Between Nintendo and Apple

At 9 a.m. this morning, Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO of Nintendo, stepped onto the stage in the South Hall of San Francisco’s Moscone Center to deliver the keynote speech for the annual Game Developer’s Conference. Separated by a street and an hour, Steve Jobs sat on a couch on another Moscone Center stage […]

Will a “Devil May Cry” Movie Make “Resident Evil” Money? (photo)

Will a “Devil May Cry” Movie Make “Resident Evil” Money?

The “Devil May Cry” series, a handful of hack and slash games about a vengeful, but chicly groomed demon hunter, hasn’t seen a major release since “Devil Mary Cry 4” hit Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2008. Their absence from the spotlight hasn’t dissuaded film studio Screen Gems from acquiring the rights, according to Variety. […]