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Dinos and Trenches in '1916 - The War You Never Knew'

This week's batch of games take its inspiration from real life, but twists your expectations in weird and wonderful ways. Consider it an alchemical transformation that results in gaming gold. We're no history buffs, but we're fairly certain that World War I did not involve ferocious velociraptors stalking hapless soldiers through the trenches. (But who knows? Maybe we were absent the day it...

Play the Incredible 'Iconoclasts', Then Help Finish It

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, leaving us fiending for what's next. Anyone who's played designer Konjak's previous works -- particularly 'Legend of Princess' -- knows the level of artistry he attains with pixels. His...

Avoid the Rising Tide in 'Submerged - LaSol'

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. It's tough being the protagonist of 'Submerged - LaSol,' janitor Stan Winston. (Nice one, guys.) Sure, he gets to work on the man-made,...

A Brief, Claustrophobic Adventure in 'Beacon'

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. 'Beacon' is a brief adventure game with one of the most original and eerie settings we've had the pleasure to explore. A Russian space...

13th Century Platformer 'L'Abbaye des Morts' is as Retro as You Can Get

Some say that the only certainties in the world are death and taxes, but if anyone's made a compelling game about the latter, well, we want to play it. Death, on the other hand, is everywhere in games. This week, we'll take a look at a few games about The End, from the poignant to the hilarious. And no zombie games, we promise. 'L'Abbaye des Morts' is a creepy platformer that uses both 13th...

'Technobabylon Part II' Mixes Futuristic Murder and Terrorism

Some say that the only certainties in the world are death and taxes, but if anyone's made a compelling game about the latter, well, we want to play it. Death, on the other hand, is everywhere in games. This week, we'll take a look at a few games about The End, from the poignant to the hilarious. And no zombie games, we promise. 'Technobabylon Part II' is a robust improvement on its...

'Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles' Is an Indie Puzzler With Depth

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. At its core, 'Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles' is a fun, tile-based puzzler, but it's the extra layers that surround that core that truly...

Prey Turns Laptop and Phone Thieves Into the Hunted, For Free

It may not be top-secret or espionage-worthy, but the information we keep on laptops and smartphones is still something we all would like protected. Saved passwords, addresses, bank balances, friends' contact info -- all sorts of information could have potentially devastating effects in the hands of a crook. Large companies have long had the technology to remotely lock-down and wipe mobile...

'The Journey Down: Over the Edge' Evokes Classic Adventure Gaming

As Method Man will readily tell you, cash rules everything around us. While we don't yet live in a world where breaking bricks with our heads yields precious gold coins, we can still indulge in rampant greed in the gaming world. This week we'll be looking at games that revolve around dollar bills, gold medallions, and all manner of monetary excitement. Following (closely) in the footsteps of...

'Beacon' Is a Platformer Lost in Space

For gamers, getting lost isn't something to fear, as the thrill of discovering and escaping from unknown lands is integral to some of our most cherished gaming experiences. ('Myst,' anyone?) This week, we'll lose ourselves in five games that delve fearlessly into the unfamiliar. Rock-solid platformer 'Beacon' is perfect for speed running, and manages to capture both the excitement and...

Escape the Horrors of the Daily Grind in 'Mr. Jones' Dream'

Dreams are often only interesting to the parties concerned. No one wants to hear about the "crazy dream" in which you forgot to wear pants to school. But dreams can also provide fertile ground for imaginative gaming experiences that we can all share. This week, we'll delve into dream-inspired games that would have made Freud proud -- and we'll do it all without any 'Inception' jokes. Oh,...

New Internet Explorer Flaw Affects All Versions, Every User

Share On Friday, Microsoft announced it had discovered a security flaw in Internet Explorer, used by over 900 million people, that could potentially affect every single user of the browser, regardless of version, on Windows XP, Vista and 7. The flaw rests with how the browser handles MHTML files. Microsoft said an attacker could use a simple HTML link to launch malicious code that could collect...

'Disquiet' Is a Brief Sojourn Into Lynchian Gaming Territory

One room -- that's all. This week's gaming picks limit you to the claustrophobic confines of four-walled spaces, but don't shy away from these enclosed experiences. Although being stuck in one room may seem limiting, it's the perfect setting for some quick, bite-sized gaming to get you through your lunch break. Any game with lofty artistic goals faces the challenge of supplying satisfying...

Bust Out the Booze With 'Snakes of Avalon,' an Alcohol-Fueled Adventure Game

One room -- that's all. This week's gaming picks limit you to the claustrophobic confines of four-walled spaces, but don't shy away from these enclosed experiences. Although being stuck in one room may seem limiting, it's the perfect setting for some quick, bite-sized gaming to get you through your lunch break. A lot can happen in a bar. Once the booze starts flowing, fights break out, hearts...

Your Complete Guide to Windows Security

We want to make one thing clear: we're not picking on Windows. But, the truth is, for a number of different reasons, keeping Microsoft's OS safe requires more thought and effort than other systems. Entailing more than hackers and viruses, being secure means protecting your privacy, securing your data, and ensuring that your account passwords are as robust as possible (and not written down on...