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Productivity may be our main focus here at Lifehacker, but that doesn't mean we don't like to kick back with a good video game once in a while (after all, they're more than just an entertaining time sink ). This weekend, take a break and de-stress with some of your favorite games (and some tweaks to make them better). Break Out the Ol' Console Okay, it doesn't necessarily have to be old , but the quickest way to get up and running (or shooting, or slaying, or portal gunning) is with a good old fashioned console and controller. Of course, there are any number of things that could get in your way.
When you first start playing Evoland , it doesn't look all that impressive. The pixelated visuals are lacking in color, and there isn't even any sound — it's like an original GameBoy game blown up to the size of your monitor. But as you play, you'll not only unlock new items and abilities like in most games, but also new features that bring Evoland closer to the present. Essentially you're playing through the modern history of games, going from an 8-bit black-and-white world all the way to detailed 3D — you'll even have to unlock modern conveniences like the ability to save. Evoland started its life at the Ludum Dare game jam, an online contest where developers attempt to build a game around a particular theme in just 48 hours. For Ludum Dare 24 that theme was evolution.
We just added game streaming through OnLive ! Final Fantasy will be on OUYA...and we have an exclusive game ! And VEVO has agreed to put their music videos on OUYA, XBMC adds a streaming media app, with TuneIn and iHeartRadio adding music! We're honored by all of you who are backing us -- THANK YOU.
After raking in numerous Game of the Year awards and exceptional holiday sales last year, developer and publisher Bethesda is releasing new content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the form of organized user mods. On the off chance you missed it last year, Skyrim is an immersive RPG in which you assume the role of the Dragonborn and must save the realm while traveling the world and completing countless quests. Bethesda announced their creation kit for Skyrim months as a way for players to create their own game mods store and distribute them freely through the Steam digital distribution service. Since we’re as excited about this as you are, here’s a breakdown of the upcoming Skyrim goodies. Skyrim Workshop
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You or someone you know is probably one of those fickle gamer types. While the regular masses would be awed by a freshly minted copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 , you're searching for something deeper and more refined than the average franchise from your big box store. Whether you want to be the "cool indie guy" who passes out sweet games to your friends, or you're looking to snag some new and interesting games to get you through that lull between Christmas and New Years, here are 10 indie games worth picking up.
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Choice of Kung Fu Become the greatest fighter the world has ever known, harnessing the power of chi to manipulate the energies of the universe. Defeat rivals, find romance, and rise to become the Imperial Champion. Win the right to question the immortal Dragon Sage, who speaks just once every hundred years! To the City of the Clouds
The NERF has been dropped, but Hasbro's Lazer Tag system is still the same awesome toy we got a taste of in February. The difference is, now they're retail ready. Individual blasters, complete with iDevice dock, will hit shelves in just over a week, while packages of two are scheduled for October 1st. The companion iOS app is already available through iTunes, but a rep from Hasbro still describes it as being in beta form (an update is on its way that will remove that tag and simplify the initial set-up).
Neal Stephenson, right, discusses his fiction writing and his sword-fighting Kickstarter project with journalist Brian Krebs at Black Hat 2012. (Credit: Seth Rosenblatt/CNET) LAS VEGAS -- It's been a double-whammy of stardom for the attendees of the 15th annual Black Hat USA conference. Many people here suffered a line more commonly associated with Comic-Con or CES to get into an exclusive performance by electronica and trance legend Paul Oakenfeld at Club PURE last night.
Square Enix is bringing the big guns of late when it comes to Android. In recent weeks we've seen the release of the mighty Final Fantasy III , and the original Final Fantasy that sneaked out just last week. It doesn't stop there though, as the prominent game developer is headed to Gamescom, in Germany, to show off their next Final Fantasy title for Android, Final Fantasy Dimensions.
I enjoy all of the LEGO video games, but I’m genuinely excited about LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for an entirely different reason. For the first time ever, a LEGO game will feature an open world that you can explore and play through however you like. Gotham City has never been so gloriously blocky as in LEGO Batman 2 , but I can’t help wondering if the designers over at TT Games saw all the fun that Rocksteady Games was having crafting a huge, open world for Arkham City , and thought, “Hey, why can’t we do that?” From this brand new trailer and screenshots, it sure looks like a marriage of Arkham City and LEGO — with a cast of playable superheroes ripped out of DC Comics’ most popular titles. You and a co-op Robin will be able to explore Gotham on foot or using the ever-reliable Batmobile, and other Bat-themed vehicles.
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RPG Maker , known in Japan as RPG Tsukūru ( RPGツクール ? , sometimes romanized as RPG Tkool ) , is the name of an expansive series of programs for the development of role-playing games (RPGs), first created by the Japanese group ASCII , then succeeded by Enterbrain . The Japanese name, Tsukūru , is a pun mixing the Japanese word tsukuru (作る), which means "make" or "create", with tsūru (ツール), the Japanese transcription of the English word "tool". [ 1 ]
Gameloft's free fantasy hack-and-slash game, Dungeon Hunter 3, now lets players team up or duke it out online with new co-op and competitive multiplayer modes. As usual, you chose one of multiple standard classes, and defend against waves of monsters for as long as your weapons, armor, and powers will allow you. As with most of Gameloft's free titles, this one's rife with in-app purchases, but I never found them particularly intrusive in the time that I put into Dungeon Hunter 3. To start slaying some dragons with buddies, hit up the download link below. Download: Dungeon Hunter 3 (Free) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Gameloft has announced that they will be expanding their Let's Play brand with five more games launching this summer on Google Play. Let's Play is geared towards casual mobile gamers in a free-to-play (read IAP-heavy) format. The new games will be: