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Father Hires “Assassins” to Take Out His Son

A man in China hired virtual “assassins” to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar, according to local media. The man, named by the Kotaku East blog as Mr. Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online. He hoped his actions would deter his son…

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Serj Tankian–Video Game Composer

Serj Tankian has announced that he has written the full musical score for the upcoming video game Morning Star. Industrial Toys, the studio producing the game, is set to release Morning Star in Spring of 2013, initially for iOS devices. “I’m really enjoying working on Morning Star because it gives me the ability to create new…

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Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

A game to fight for control of the minds of everyone on earth. Meet Ingress, a new free mobile app and alternate reality game made by Google launching this week (on Android first, available as soon as it makes it through the Google Play release process). How does one play? Users can generate virtual energy needed…

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GTA Five Strong Sales Expected

Rockstar Games’ upcoming open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V is the company’s most ambitious project to date, and according to one analyst, that deep investment will be rewarded with strong first-year sales. Jesse Divnich, analyst for Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, explained that though the current high-definition game market is “softening” as the existing console cycle comes to a…

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Video Game Urban Legends

Resurrected just in time for Halloween, Cracked.com has identified eight video game urban legends. The frightening thing is the claim that they are TRUE. Are we looking for deeper meaning in these findings, or is it a dark, sinister, subliminal circumstance to implant the abnormal into our brains while we THINK we are entertaining ourselves?…

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GTA 5

CG studio Technicolor has announced the formation of a game art and animation studio that will work exclusively on future Rockstar Games projects. The team is made up of “highly experienced” artists and animators who will work out of the company’s Bangalore, India production studio. Technicolor has previously worked with Rockstar, contributing to high-profile projects like Max…

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Flow Free Fun

It’s not rocket science, but it’s still a blast! One of the simplest puzzle games in all the app store, Flow Free is a devious little game that challenges you to connect dots of the same color by connecting lines in a grid without crossing. It’s one part connect the dots and one part mensa test. The premise…

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Review of Endless Space

This is a 4X strategy game. The four ‘X’s stand for the classic principles that underpin this particular offshoot of the genre: explore, exploit, expand, and everyone’s favorite – exterminate! Endless Space focuses on macro-management rather than down-and-dirty detail-fiddling. It makes galactic control streamlined, helped enormously by the slickest interface this type of game has…

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