Apps & Games

Weird and Wacky Games

A rundown of some of the the most bizarre video and arcade games available

In the 40 some-odd years that video games have been around, some have been good, some have been bad and some have been just downright strange. Here’s a brief look at a few strange games that are worth checking out, despite their weirdness (or because of it!):



E3: Highlights from the Big Three

New game releases and new features were discussed at this year’s E3 gaming conference

Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, is the annual video game industry trade show where companies make announcements about upcoming products and games. Here’s a look at the best of what Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo had to offer.



E3: Bethesda Recap

New games were announced by gaming company Bethesda at the E3 conference in Los Angeles, CA on June 14.

Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, is currently taking place in Los Angeles, CA. For those not able to attend, videos of the conference, as well as streaming, will be available.



World Wide Developer Conference Roundup

New Times tech writer Ben Ingber reviews Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference

Apple kicked off its yearly World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 8 with its Developers keynote. The event goes until June 12 and is in its 26th year, which sees developers from 70 countries, with this year's conference including 350 student scholarship winners as well, according to the WWDC keynote presentation. Developers are offered over 100 learning sessions, along with over 150 labs. They will also have access to over 1,000 Apple Engineers who can help them with their apps and other software issues they may be having.



Bethesda Announces Fallout 4

“Fallout 4″ has finally been announced

After years of delay and uncertainty, "Fallout 4," the newest entry in the acclaimed post-apocalyptic role-playing game series, has finally been announced Wednesday.



GOG.com Unveils Galaxy: A New Content Distribution Platform

GOG announced they’re launching a public beta of ‘Galaxy’

GOG.com is familiar to many PC gamers as a platform by which computer games both old and new can be purchased, free of DRM restrictions. But today, GOG announced they’re launching a public beta of ‘Galaxy,’ a new content distribution client comparable to Valve’s Steam and EA’s Origin platform.



Valve Introduces Monetized Mods, Huge Backlash Reverses Decision

How to create modifications of games and share them with others

Valve Corporation, the company in charge of PC gaming content platform Steam, In cooperation with game developer Bethesda, introduced a new feature to the Steam Workshop: Paid Mods.



Amiibo Insanity

Amiibo figures limited quantity makes them difficult to find in stores

Nintendo’s collectible amiibo figures have become an enormous success, but perhaps they’re too successful for their own good— certain figures have had stock shortages, resulting in a huge secondary market on sites like eBay.



Mewtwo Arrives for Club Nintendo members

The software update suggest two unannounced newcomers

Rumor says music files in the software update suggest two unannounced newcomers.



The Latest Offerings from Nintendo

Nintendo Direct Recap: The latest offerings from Nintendo

In this 40-minute presentation, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata brought the press and the public up to speed on April 1 with the latest offerings from Nintendo. Announced with barely 24 hours notice, Nintendo took great care to point out this was no April Fool’s Day hoax. Here’s a recap of the major news.