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Old School Meets New School in Locomalito's 'Viriax'

This week we're showing love to the latest games from some of our favorite designers. These are creators that we've come to expect the best from - and this week's picks certainly live up our expectations. Designer Locomalito can always be trusted to deliver the goods when it comes to games that are as retro as they are forward-thinking. His latest, 'Viriax,' is a great example of this,...

Teacher Adapts 'Minecraft' for the Classroom

The cult hit 'Minecraft' stands out from the current crop of video games as perhaps the most malleable, and its latest adaptation is as a classroom aid. Computer teacher Joel Levin at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School has adapted the game to teach an entire unit to his first and second grade students. Lessons start with Levin explaining the day's goals, but quickly move into the world of...

Dive Into the Depths With 'Beneath the Waves'

Spring's barely arrived, yet we're already looking ahead to summer and the prospect of lounging on the beach with a trashy paperback in hand. In the meantime, we've picked a few of our favorite nautically themed games to satisfy our longing for the sea. 'Beneath the Waves' is a seafaring adventure that takes you to the bottom of the ocean floor and back again in search of eight stone idols....

'Get Home' Merges Music, Gaming, and a Message

We've been feeling homesick, with nothing but these games to soothe our longing. Our picks this week will leave you yearning for a mom-cooked meal, or joyously reliving the day you left the nest. 'Get Home' is an ingenious bit of marketing, made in conjunction with the song 'Weathervanes and Chemicals' by the band 'Team Me.' While the game fits the song's lyrics more aptly than its indie pop...

Read This: The Depressing Loneliness of a Video Game Addict

It was a world I could fully understand and control, in marked contrast to the chaos of being a teenager, with a home life ripe with conflicts I could neither escape nor resolve. In the case of my teenage self, and, I suspect, in the cases of many addicts, the world of the game was a private and unassailable refuge from a seemingly hostile world. The Guardian's own Tom Meltzer reflects on his...

'URL Hunter' Browser Game Lets You Pursue Prey in Your Address Bar

'URL Hunter' is thoroughly modern, in that the coding to create it (namely HTML5) didn't exist until recently. But its design is positively archaic. You control the letter 'O' as it prowls your address bar in search of 'a's to kill. You use the left and right arrows to move and the space bar to attack. Check it out here....

Breaking Up is Fun to Do in 'Interlocked'

This week, we're offering up a bevy of puzzlers that promise to leave you scratching your head. From 2-D platformer puzzlers to 3-D variations on 'Jenga,' these games will test the limits of your brain power. Make sure you've got your thinking cap on. 'Interlocked' is 3-D puzzler that reminds us of both 'Jenga' and 'Picross 3D. Like those games, it's both simple and hopelessly...

Vietnam Institutes Video Game Curfew

In April of last year, South Korea instituted a ban on teenagers' late-night gaming in an effort to combat the growing problem of video game addiction. But that country's six-hour blackout periods pale in comparison to the 10-hour blockage that will go into effect in Vietnam on March 3rd. On that day, ISPs in the Southeast Asian country will begin disconnecting gamers every night at 10 p.m.,...

'The Wii Plays' Takes Gameplay to the Live Stage

The Ars Nova theater in New York's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood hopes to translate a collection of eminent, famous fables to the live stage. The series of stories may surprise some avid playgoers, though, because the playwrights actually sought inspiration from the Nintendo Wii. 'The Wii Plays,' devised by the theater's Play Group, includes an assortment of legendary Nintendo titles, including 'Wii...

'Zogan's Log' Mixes Space-y Graphics and Unique Gameplay

Forget last year's obsession with spasmodic flailings as a way to control video games. It's far more interesting for developers to subvert the classic D-pad and buttons that we've been tapping away at for years. The one-button game perfectly realizes this by forcing both developers and players to think laterally without resorting to fancy new technology. Play 'Canabalt,' and then check out our...

Swedish Neighbor Mistakes Kinect Boxing Match For Abuse, Calls Cops

Over the weekend, Swedish police responded to a report of domestic abuse and discovered the only violence happening was of the pixelated variety. According to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, cops stormed Robert Johansson's home after a nosy neighbor claimed to see five people inside beating up a woman. Turns out, Johansson and his friends were just playing a round of boxing on the Xbox 360's 'Kinect...

Man Tunnels into GameStop, Swipes $5K in Games, Gets Arrested

Most video game addicts would do just about anything to get their hands on a free copy of their favorite game. But few would go as far as to pull off a bank robbery-style heist of their local retailer. Why? Because it's illegal, it's stupid, and, in the age of rampant online piracy, it's not even slightly necessary. Steven Archer, however, apparently thought it was worth a shot. The 33-year-old...

Light Your Own Path in 'Closure,' An Indie Game That'd Make 'Braid' Proud

No, your monitor isn't broken. While this week's crop of games have been drained of color, they're just as ingenious as their more vibrant brethren. Inspired by doodles, noir cinema and silent films, this batch's stark graphics present curious mechanics and clever adventures. Their addictiveness is as simple as black and white. One of the things we love about indie games is that their...

Timewaster 'Black & White' Sends Two Opposing Forces To Bend Your Brain

No, your monitor isn't broken. While this week's crop of games have been drained of color, they're just as ingenious as their more vibrant brethren. Inspired by doodles, noir cinema and silent films, this batch's stark graphics present curious mechanics and clever adventures. Their addictiveness is as simple as black and white. Controlling one character in a game can be tricky, but as we've...

'Grayscale' Gears You Up For an A-maze-ing Flash Puzzler

No, your monitor isn't broken. While this week's crop of games have been drained of color, they're just as ingenious as their more vibrant brethren. Inspired by doodles, noir cinema and silent films, this batch's stark graphics present curious mechanics and clever adventures. Their addictiveness is as simple as black and white. 'Grayscale' may lack color, but its addictive, brain-teasing...