The time has come once again for the ghosts and goblins to roam the streets for sweets. But if trick-or-treating is no longer your thing and you'd rather stay in, Download.com has got you covered with some freebie games for creating your own scarefest -- without leaving the house. In 2012, our editors scoured our extensive catalog and collected the most unusual games they could find to scare you. This time around, we dug even deeper, saw things that nightmares are made of, and brought them back to share with you. These creepy finds are listed in no … Read more
A Cyberpunk world, in a post apocalyptic wasteland being infested by a zombie army? C-Wars seems to hit all of the major buzzwords that would set off any gamer's alarm. Onipunks' brainchild might turn off many players who have been jaded by the promises of many so so and eh-inducing games released this year, the ones that seemed to be the products of some assembly-line design model created to separate us from our money. But after playing the Demo, it would be a lie to say I'm anything less than ecstatic that this game has been successfully funded … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A single-serving Tumblr dedicated to the worst Kickstarter campaigns ever.
- Wait, what? Yahoo tops Google in US traffic.
- NYC programmer turns homeless man into startup experiment.
- SXSW in a nutshell: homeless people as hot spots.
Among the many groups initially turned off by the first wave of Xbox One details were indie game developers and publishers. Despite creating critical and commercial hits for the Xbox 360 (and being major players in Android, iOS, and PC gaming), the indie game community was troubled by new rules that would require all games on the upcoming console to come through a game publisher, rather than being uploaded and self-published by the developers themselves.
The issue was second only to the confusing and shifting rules for used and downloaded games in sowing discontent among gamers, and Microsoft eventually backtracked … Read more
A lot of game bundles let you name your own price for a smattering of titles, but reserve the really good stuff for those who meet or beat the average price. And they hold a few bonus titles hostage for days or even weeks.
The Bundle Stars Superfly Indie bundle puts everything on the table: 10 games, five bucks, end of story. And some pretty good games they are, too.
I'm not going to list them all here (you can see screenshots and game details on the bundle page), but I will point out a few highlights. Air Conflicts: … Read more
Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee on Monday launched a campaign on the Kickstarter crowdfunding site in hopes of raising $1.5 million for his next feature flick about people who are "addicted to blood."
"Filmmaking is what I do. Filmmaking is what I love. And you guys help me keep it going. This is a mother******* tough business, and I'm going to keep fighting the powers that be," Lee said in a video on the Kickstarter site (and embedded below) as he explained his plea.
For now, Lee is only calling his next project the "… Read more
If you've never played it, cancel your plans. If you have, you'll be glad to know it's just as engrossing and exhilarating as the versions that preceded it on consoles, PC, and Mac. Best of all, it's priced at just $4.99, half what you'll pay for it on Steam and one-third the Xbox price.
It's not quite apt to describe Limbo as a side-scrolling adventure, though that's precisely what is. The game's gorgeous black-silhouette visuals may … Read more
The 3DS hits its stride We have a rule: if a game platform has 10 good games, it's worth getting if it's affordable. That "rule of 10" means the Nintendo 3DS is finally worth investing in, if you care about great portable Nintendo games. The game library's filled out at last, and it's now, without a doubt, the best Nintendo platform of the moment. Game for game, it might even be the most impressive platform so far in 2013.… Read more