Articles in the category Social Gaming

Gaming Instagram Accounts To Follow

While Instagram is primarily an image sharing site, it hasn’t stopped brands from riding on the wave of its popularity. According to Universum Global, 67% of the world’s biggest brands are on Instagram. This visual social media platform has allowed businesses to increase their reach to their target audience and leave a more lasting online […]

Cards Against Humanity Launches ‘Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa’

Yesterday, the creators of irreverent party game Cards Against Humanity launched ‘Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa’, this year’s follow-up to the well-received holiday promotion that they ran back in 2013, ‘Twelve Days of Holiday Bullshit’. Fans of the dark humor that makes the card game special will be treated to ten mystery gifts over […]

‘Destiny’ Game Developer Gets Swatted In Washington

Police rushed to a home in Sammanish, Washington at 4 am this morning after receiving a fake 911 call about a hostage situation. The owner of the home has not been identified but Komo News reports that it was a “high-up executive” at Bungie, the company behind games like Halo and Destiny.  A neighbor said that a helicopter […]

New ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Trailer Shows First Person Mode

Fans of Grand Theft Auto V have probably heard rumors that the new game will feature a first-person shooter mode. Well, the rumors are true. Rockstar released a trailer today, giving a good look at how first person perspective will play into the new game. First person isn’t exactly a new experience for video games but […]

Anita Sarkeesian Talks Gamergate On ‘Colbert,’ Stirs Up More Outrage

Anita Sarkeesian appeared on The Colbert Report last night to talk about Gamergate. Sarkeesian, author of Feminist Frequency, explained how Gamergate is being framed as a discussion about ethics in journalism but that it’s really just an attack on women. Sarkeesian said: “Women are perceived as threatening because we are asking games to be more inclusive. We’re […]

Operation Game Inventor John Spinello Can’t Afford His Own Operation

John Spinello, creator of the popular game Operation, is struggling to pay his medical bills. Tim Walsh and Peggy Brown, a pair of game makers and friends of Spinello, have started an online fundraiser on Crowdrise.com in an effort to raise $25,000 for the Operation creator’s medical expenses.o A statement on Crowdrise.com reads:  “John has had a good life, but […]

Felicia Day Targeted By Trolls After Gamergate Comments

Actress Felicia Day opened up for the first time about the Gamergate controversy yesterday on her blog. A few minutes later, she was targeted by a group of internet trolls who posted her public details online. Day writes that she decided to stay quiet about Gamergate because she was afraid for her safety. Several female gamers […]

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Gets A New Trailer, Release Date

Rockstar Games released a new trailer today for Grand Theft Auto V. Kotaku reports that the new version of Grand Theft Auto V will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18. The PC version will be released in January of 2015. “Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the PlayStation 4 […]

‘Rise Of The Tomb Raider’ Will Only Be Available On Xbox One

Rise Of The Tomb Raider will hit stores during the holiday season in 2015 but you’ll need an Xbox One to play it. According to Forbes, the latest installment in the Tomb Raider series was expected to be released on several platforms like PS4. Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics, cleared that up today at […]

#LetItGoat Is The New Flappy Birds?

Since Flappy Birds went viral earlier this year before being eventually pulled by creator Dong Nguyen everyone from mobile users to app & game companies have been looking for the next Flappy Birds, the next so simple game it will make you go ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’. It looks like we may now […]

Angry Birds Transformers Game Coming Soon

An Angry Birds Transformers game is in the works. Rovio announced this morning that it would be teaming up with Hasbro to develop an Angry Birds Transformers spin-off. Details about the game aren’t available yet but we do know that Hasbro and Rovio are also working on a new line of TELEPODS toys to compliment the […]

New Zelda Game Unveiled At E3 [Video]

Nintendo unveiled a new Zelda game today at E3. The new game, which was designed specifically for the Wii U, is all about exploration. Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma said that he wanted to remove all boundaries in the new Zelda game, allowing players to explore the realm without restrictions. Aonuma said: “As far as what you […]

Mortal Kombat X Gets A Trailer [Video]

Mortal Kombat X has officially been announced. Rumors about the new Mortal Kombat game have been circulating for months but Ed Boon, the co-creator of the series, made it official today with one simple message on Twitter. The name of the game is “Mortal Kombat X” — Ed Boon (@noobde) June 2, 2014 Boone let the excitement build […]

You Can Now Play Games On YouTube

Rumors of YouTube’s purchase of Twitch.tv continues to be big news, but it isn’t the video streaming giant’s only forray into gaming. Kabam’s newest game, Blades of Excalibur is making its debut in demo form on YouTube itself. The game is embedded into Kabam’s YouTube channel, and is played with keyboard controls. Kabam is known for […]

Kim Jong-Un Video Game ‘Glorious Leader’ Features Flaming Unicorns, Dennis Rodman

Kim Jong-Un is getting his own video game. MonkeyHorse Games released a trailer for “Glorious Leader” today and it’s pretty awesome. I mean, how can a game that involves propaganda, machine guns, and flaming unicorns not be awesome? GeekoSystem reports that “Glorious Leader” is a “run-and-gun” Contra style video game. Players will control Kim Jong-Un as he […]

Xbox Live Dropping Gold Requirement For Netflix, Hulu And YouTube

Xbox Live’s biggest criticism is that it not only requires a premium subscription in order to enjoy online games, but also to enjoy video streaming services that users already pay for in many circumstances. Netflix, Hulu and even YouTube are all currently hidden behind Xbox Live’s Gold subscription paywall. That will soon change however, today […]

Is Ouch Couch The New Flappy Bird? Obsession Grows On Twitter

Is there a new Flappy Bird in town? Ouch Couch may not have the sales just yet but the new mobile game could is building a pretty obsessive fan base. Yes, hours were wasted today as people discovered the magical world of Ouch Couch. Twistory writes: “Ouch Couch brings a gaming experience to the mobile devices […]

Social Media Looks Back At The Game Boy On Its 25th Birthday

The Nintendo Game Boy was released on April 21, 1989 in Japan, and today marks the iconic handheld video game console’s 25th birthday. One of the first devices of its kind, the now clunky machine allowed anyone to play video games on the go, and it sold around 25 million units by 1992. Years later, Nintendo would […]

Oculus Rift Now Lets You Ride The ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard

Are you a fan of Back To The Future II and Marty McFly’s hoverboard? Thanks to the Oculus Rift and the Nintendo Wii Balance Board, you may soon be allowed to ride the hoverboard from the comfort of your own living room. Developer Kieran Lord, aka Cratesmith, tells Redditors: “The way I’m imagining the hoverboard […]