We’re divided on The Sims 3. We partly see the dollhouse-style people
simulator as a fun way to vicariously experience parts of life that are
far removed from our everyday monotony--and monogamy. On this level,
The Sims excels. You can become a master thief, buy a mansion, or wreck
marriages without any real-world consequences.
Even if it’s been a few decades since you wore a towel as a cape and
declared the family dachshund to be your loyal sidekick, who doesn’t
want to be a superhero? Four years after its initial release on the
Windows platform, the superhero MMORPG City of Heroes has landed on
Who says you need guns and tanks—or even arms and legs that bend—to
wage war? Real-time strategy game Multiwinia puts you in command of an
army of 2D stick figures called Multiwinians, hell-bent on destroying
enemy factions in six multiplayer-style game modes (which can also be
played alone) across a unique vector-graphics landscape.
When Finals start to creep up on me, I immediately go into my
pseudo-rebellious version of the fetal position, a combination of junk
food and video games. Of course, as a fairly resourceful student, I
manage to find the most time-intensive and least-productive games on
the Internet. The concept of educational games like Brain Age (for the
Nintendo DS) or even things like online poker, which could raise my
earning potential, fall too close to studying for me.
Don’t be disappointed when we say that Prince of Persia is all about
movement; this isn’t Woz dancing with stars. (Oh wait, he was the
star.) Prince of Persia makes wall-running parkour look like toddlers
at a playground. Your characters stick vaults more cleanly than Russian
gymnasts and free-climb like geckos.
Behind the clever name lies well-designed, Risk-like turn-based strategy you can play alone or against humans in a pass-the-phone style multiplayer. Check out Strategery Lite (free) if you're not convinced, but the full version is worth the $2. More after the jump..
Feral ports PC games to the Mac, and the company's new download site makes it easy for you to try them out before you buy. Seven games have demos available now, ready to grab by BitTorrent. More after the jump...
Four years ago, Blizzard Entertainment released World of Warcraft, one of the most absorbing, in-depth massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to ever hit the market—it currently boasts a subscriber base of more than 9 million players. Now the company is casting more magic with Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion pack for the ever-growing fantasy universe.