If you regularly download apps for your smartphone or tablet, you have definitely experienced it: that moment when you find out the game you downloaded for free suddenly isn't. Welcome to the world of Freemium, where your initial download is only to get you interested, but where the real money is spent once you're already hooked on the game.Freemium explained The word freemium is a portmanteau of the words free and premium, implying you're getting a premium experience without paying a premium price. For users, it seems like the best of all worlds to get an … Read more
Razer Game Booster doesn't just increase your computer's performance; it improves the way you play by adding cool features to any game. It even works, in a limited capacity, on programs that have nothing to do with gaming. If you need to crank out a little extra performance from an older computer, this program helps make it happen.
Razer Game Booster helps you manage your computer's resources so you have more memory or processing power allocated to your game of choice. The program scans your computer automatically to find any games you play and then lets you … Read more
Xbox 360 owners will get more from Microsoft for the holidays than a lump of coal.
A new promotion dubbed Countdown to 2014 slashes the prices of Xbox 360 games, add-ons, avatars and other content downloaded from the Xbox Game Store. Launching Tuesday and lasting until the end of the year, the sale will offer a different title each day and only for that day.
The promotion kicks off Tuesday with 75 percent off Borderlands 2, bringing the price down to $7.49. A season pass to Borderlands 2 is 33 percent less, while the prices for add-ons to Vault … Read more
Android smartphone owners can add some gaming savvy to their device via a new controller from Samsung.
Dubbed the GamePad, the steel-framed controller grasps your phone as you work the knobs and buttons to play your favorite games. The GamePad can hold Android devices ranging in screen size from 4 inches to 6.3 inches, so it's geared more for phones but can certainly squeeze in a phablet.
The controller is compatible with any device of the right size running Android 4.1 or higher. But Samsung says it's also optimized for Galaxy devices outfitted with Android 4.… Read more
What do you give the gamer who plays Call of Duty with diamond-encrusted guns? How about a 24-karat gold-plated Xbox One? For a mere 6,000 British pounds -- that's approximately $9,785 -- you can get your hands on this decadent console for the holidays.
Spotted at the British luxury department store Harrods by Reddit user SirSyhn, this gold-plated Xbox One is the real deal and not a gamer urban legend.
When Trip Hawkins left Apple to start Electronic Arts in 1982, he wanted to make the type of games that he and other young adult males liked to play. Thirty-one years and four children later, Hawkins interests have changed. He still wants to build games, but he's aiming them at young children in the hopes of helping them develop social and emotional skills.
In an interview (scroll down to listen), Hawkins said he learned about social emotional learning (SEL) from his own children. "I learned about it because almost two decades ago my oldest child stared attending on … Read more
Strange pieces of video fly around the Web like seagulls over a beach.
This work of art, however, landed upon me and forced me to put down my lunch, as my breakfast decided to stage a rebellion. Of laughter, that is.
As I understand it, this is a real scene from Major League Gaming. This is a real person participating in spirited competition.
And this is, to my eyes, one of the more peculiar exhibitions of commitment that I have witnessed in some years. … Read more
The current king of Westeros, Joffrey Baratheon, is not only hated in his fictional kingdom, but also loathed by real-world "Game of Thrones" fans who wish someone would give the young tyrant a good spanking, or even better -- a quick shove off a cliff.
While fans can't determine his fate on the show, they can still offer up their best stabs at the short-tempered king thanks to #RoastJoffrey, a two-day interactive slap in the royal brat's face.
Next-gen means more than just flashier graphics and better performance. It also means new and innovative features that fall in line with what's popular in gaming culture. Right now, there's nothing bigger than videogame spectating.
What started as a DIY phenomenon is now a worldwide spectacle, where millions of viewers spend time broadcasting, watching, and commenting on live and recorded video game action. To catch up with that trend, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both have game DVR functionality built right into their framework, making it easier for gamers to participate.
In this latest episode of … Read more