Games

Karateka Classic brings legendary beat-em-up to iOS

Legendary game designer Jordan Mechner went back to his roots in 2012 with a reimagined Karateka, a brand new game based on his original 1984 Apple II hit (it would eventually make its way to just about every other common home computer platform of the day). Now the original has returned in all its eight-bit glory.

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Google takes on Game Center with Google Play game services

A significant announcement for game developers emerged from the Google I/O keynote in San Francisco this morning: Google officially launched Google Play game services, a framework to help facilitate social play, cloud-based storage of saved games and multiplayer gameplay. What's more, they're taking it to iOS - a challenge to Apple's own Game Kit frameworks, the technology that enables iOS games to tap into Apple's Game Center app.

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EA's Frostbite game engine promises cool new games for iOS

Digital Illusions CE (DICE), the Swedish developer owned by EA, recently launched a Web site to tout its Frostbite game engine, the underpinning that powers the popular Battlefield franchise and other games. The company has revealed that plans are afoot to bring Frostbite to mobile platforms including iOS and Android, according to "Nirolak" at the NeoGAF video game discussion forum.

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Start your engines! Asphalt 7 - Heat the App Store free app of the week

The App Store free app of the week often throws up some great apps, and this week is no exception. Gameloft's Asphalt 7 - Heat is this weeks selection to be had for no outlay, and fans of racing games should definitely go take a look.

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Say the Same Thing for iPhone review: Try to guess the same word as your friends in this hilarious word game

Say the Same Thing is a fun turn-by-turn word game by the band OK Go where you must try to guess the same word as your friend, a random stranger, or a member of the band. It's refreshingly fun and is sure to get those creative juices flowing.

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Six awesome first person shooters for the Mac you should play right now

The weekend's here and if you're worried about being bored, here are some games you can play on your Mac. This time around I'm focusing on some of my favorite first person shooters (FPSs) that are currently available for the Mac platform, ranging in price from free to not free. Locked and loaded? Good. Here we go...

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Space Ace brings old school arcade gaming to the Mac

One of the breakout video games of the mid-1980s is back on the Mac, in all of its original glory. Space Ace, the game featuring cel animation created by former Disney animator Don Bluth, is now available for download from the Mac App Store. If you're a child of the 80s, it's a fun trip down memory lane.

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Rovio Account will finally let you sync your Angry Birds progress across all your devices!

Thrilled at having completed the first 120 levels of Angry Birds, with three stars, on your iPhone, but rage-frustrated at having to start all over again to play it on your iPad? Your feelings are shared by many, and Rovio is finally coming to the rescue with Rovio Accounts.

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The Sims 4 headed to Mac, PC in 2014

Electronic Arts announced Monday that The Sims 4 is currently in development and will be released in 2014. It's coming to both OS X and Windows.

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Popcap finally, kinda announces when Plants vs. Zombies 2 will ship!

Popcap, makers of Plants vs. Zombies among a dizzying array of other amazing mobile games, has started narrowing down the launch window for the highly anticipated sequel to PvZ. According to the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page, we're looking at:

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