Gaming

The Girl Who Can See Through Time

Becca Hallstedt is a 2D artist based in Chicago who works in the video game business. You can see more of Becca’s work at her personal site and ArtStation page. To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and…

Gaming

Mortal Kombat, Ranked Worst to Best

Mortal Kombat is a series that has gone through wild ups and downs throughout its almost 24 year existence. Let’s track these peaks and valleys from worst to best. There is a lot to go through here, so let’s get right to it. A lot of people have never heard of this game, and with good reason! It is trash. Mortal Kombat struggled throughout the late 90's and early 2000's, and this is the series’ nadir. This 2000 PS1 only…

Gaming

‘Monument Valley’ Now Free on iOS

Need a moment to zen out in the midst of all the holiday craziness? We have some good news. As long as you have an iOS device, you can now get the beloved puzzle game Monument Valley, which has earned rave reviews for its minimalist 3D design and calming soundtrack, for free. Normally priced at $4, Monument Valley, which Apple named iPad Game of the Year in 2014, is now available for free in theApp Store. We've reached out to…

Gaming

screenshots of Final Fantasy’s Cloud in Smash Bros

If you can't wait to play as Cloud Strife in Super Smash Bros, perhaps the first batch of screenshots featuring the Final Fantasy VII icon will help make the wait more bearable. The new images show Cloud duking it out on his new Midgar stage against several Nintendo characters, including Mario, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Lucario and Ganondorf. Both Cloud and Midgar are set to arrive soon as downloadable content for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the fighting game. The Final Fantasy-themed DLC was…

Gaming

Green Man Gaming disclose the origin of game keys

PC gaming is rife with key resellers - retailers that snap up activation codes for games in deals, and by various other means, only to sell them on at a profit. It's commonly known as the "grey market", and people who buy the relevant games run the risk of them being deactivated by publishers. Green Man Gaming has always been seen as a legitimate seller of publisher-endorsed keys. However, the retailer has recently come under accusations of operating in the…

Gaming

Pico Cassette brings the simple joys of game cartridges to smartphones

If you're the kind of smartphone user who yearns for the days when games came on clunky cartridges, Beatrobo has just the accessory for you. The Pico Cassette is a storage device shaped like a miniature Nintendo cartridge that plugs into your handset's headphone jack. The Japanese company is planning to load the device up with retro games and sell them online, with customers able to download the games with the help of an app. Beatrobo is also aiming to…

Technology

Spacecom review: A rousing game of strategy between a bunch of triangles

Lambda Penduli is a small star system—one rocky, lifeless planet in orbit around a dying star. Here, in this typically quiet system, a dozen ships are locked in battle. Colorful beams of light arc through the cold vacuum of space, piercing through shields and cutting holes in reinforced steel. The doors blow off one of my ships, flushing the crew into space before the emergency doors can come down. Two ships crash into each other, noiselessly. A cruiser plummets through…