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Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist Deray McKesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has...Show More Summary

MIT's Robot Cheetah Can Hurdle Obstacles Now

Cheetahs are among the most badass cats, which is no small honor. Not only are they the fastest land animals in the world, they are also endowed with incredible agility and quick reflexes. Naturally, this combination of traits is too...Show More Summary

'Queen: Play the Game' is Out, Promises a Kind of Magic

One of the best rock bands in history (if not the best) has just hit the App Store (unfortunately with a pretty plain and not very Freddy Mercury-looking app icon). Queen: Play the Game [$2.99] has just dropped on the App Store like a shooting star promising its players a kind of magic unlike that

'Oraia Rift: Oracle of Oraia' is a Promising Zelda-like Game Coming in 2015

I remember spending countless hours on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my Nintendo 64, so when a developer promises a Zelda-inspired title, I sit up and listen. While most developer attempts at capturing Zelda's magic end up in disappointment or in games that maybe try too hard to copy Zelda (Oceanhorn could

'Dynamix' Review - Briefly Brilliant

This game almost completely slipped under my radar. It released last week to virtually no hype or buzz at all. I downloaded it along with a bunch of other weekly releases and nearly forgot about it entirely. Man am I glad that I decided to boot it up while cleaning my phone's storage instead of

Noodlecake is Publishing Roguelike Shoot 'em Up 'Shooting Stars' This Summer

Not long ago, we wrote about Shooting Stars, the impressive-looking shoot 'em up with roguelike elements from Bloodirony Games. We thought it looked pretty great. Well, Noodlecake Games apparently thought so, too, and have announced that they're picking the game up for publication and will be helping out with the game's development. Noodlecake says they'll

Every Action Movie Trailer Sounds Like a Thousand Computers Powering Down

Have you noticed that nearly every recent action movie trailer includes the same dramatic sound—one that can only be described as the combination of a thousand computer servers shutting down? One YouTube user has compiled clips fromShow More Summary

(VIDEO) Programmatic Audio Ads Get '100% Attention': Xaxis' Bidon

So far, the discussion of so-called "programmatic", automated digital advertising trading has centered on online display and video advertising. But what about advertising in content that no-one can see? Last month, GroupM's Xaxis programmatic...Show More Summary

'Drylands' Review - A Great RPG/Platformer that's Anything But Dry

It's one thing for a game to promise players the moon and the stars, and it's another for it to actually come close to delivering what it promised. Angry Bugs' Drylands [$2.99] has managed to both promise and deliver a great iOS game that manages to artfully blend RPG and platformer. A few weeks ago, I

'Vainglory' 1.5 Update is Out, Bringing a New Hero and Some Big Changes

Vainglory [Free], the superb mobile MOBA, has just been updated, and it has introduced a new hero and made the App Universal. The Fortress Update, as the developers are calling it, added a new hero called, surprisingly, Fortress. Fortress will be unlockable only with ICE for the first 7 days, and then you'll be able to

'Jenny LeClue - Playable Teaser' is a Rarely-Allowed Demo on the App Store

The console side of gaming has been abuzz about P.T., short for "Playable Teaser", which was a taste of the upcoming Silent Hills being headed up by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. Well, that was before Konami canceled the game under mysterious circumstances and pulled said teaser. Well, P.T. may be dead, but the

SMS Exploit Messages

There's an iOS vulnerability affecting iPhone, iPad, and even Apple Watch that allows for a denial of service.Crashing a phone with an SMS? That's so 2008.S60 SMS Exploit MessagesUnlike 2008, this time kids are reportedly using the vulnerability to harass others.Apple is working on a security update. Show More Summary

'Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions' for iOS is Out Now

Heads up! It's later than the rest of the weekly releases, but Activision and Lucid Games' Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions [] has just hit the App Store. It might not be live for you yet, but it will be at this link. As promised, it's $4.99, without IAP, and available worldwide. It's a faithful adaptation

"Core" Gamers and F2P Energy Systems Don't Mix Says Developer of 'Midnight Star'

F2P or Premium? And if F2P, then what kind of F2P? These are questions often asked and answered in many of our articles and in the comment sections. Despite the tons of metaphorical ink spilled, there still are important voices in these debates we don't often get to hear from, for example the voice of

Apple Watch Game 'Runeblade' Gets "The Desolation" Content Update

Everywear Games was part of the huge wave of Apple Watch launch games with their RPG Runeblade [Free] that released last month. Now, they're ready to expand on it with the first expansion to the game, "The Desolation." Promising to double the amount of content in Runeblade, there are 200 new levels, dynamic map events,

Tender = Tinder and the Modern Dating Scene in a Nutshell [Video]

To comment on the current dating “market,” four students from Leiden University created “Tender,” an art installation that uses a piece of meat to “swipe right” automatically on a simulated version of the Tinder dating app. Yep, it seems that this is what the “meat market” is all about these days. Show More Summary

The Daily WTF: Live: Meeting Halfway

On April 10th, I hosted The Daily WTF: Live! in Pittsburgh. It was a blast. We had a great crowd, and some great performances. John Lange attended the storytelling workshop I co-taught with Kevin Allison, of The Story Studio. His story-...Show More Summary

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