Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series has always contained a wealth of history, with real-world people like Edward “Blackbeard” Thatch taking part in the action and real-world events like the Boston Massacre unfolding in front of your eyes. But the n…
Video game based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to get a sequel.
Ask anyone who’s ever played Grand Theft Auto IV and not killed a pimp in real life: We say videogames don’t lead to violent behavior. But many studies, written by people who have more degrees than me, suggest they do. Ph.D candidate Paul Adachi, who co-authored an upcoming paper in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, “Demolishing the Competition: The Longitudinal Link Between Competitive Video Games, Competitive Gambling, and Aggression,” offers more proof that aggressive behavior doesn’t stem from videogames: It stems from competition.
Do you like Temple Run but would rather use the iPad’s touch screen rather than the motion-detecting accelerometer? Do you like the secret agents and wry graphics in the vein of the 2004 RTS game, Evil Genius? Do you like your martinis shaken, not stirred? If the answer is yes, then you need to download Agent Dash, the latest variant on the “classic” (and only in the App Store is a one-year-old game considered a classic) running game, Temple Run.
If you’ve been to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, a.k.a. the Planetarium in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, you know just how impressive it is. (Really, really impressive.) But thanks to a group of independent game developers, Babycastles, it’s about to become even more awesome than that.