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John Carmack's 9-year-old son releases first game, Angry Face

John Carmack, arguably best known as the co-creator of Doom, has a nine-year-old son named Ryan. This week, Ryan released his first video game - a variation of Pong that substitutes the simple graphics of white bars and a square with ovals and a smiley face. Ironically, it's called Angry Face. ...

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Destiny takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Bungie donating store proceeds to ALSA

Here's something you don't see every day: a fictional character performing a meme to fight a real-world disease. Our little buddy Ghost from Destiny has been hard at work helping the Guardians protect the solar system, and as thanks for his efforts, the folks over at Bungie have made him a...

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The Witcher Battle Arena trailer gets MOBA in your action RPG

It's easy to lose hours to quests and item crafting while following The Witcher series' Geralt of Rivia, but for most adventurers, it's not an on-the-go experience. Thankfully there will soon be an alternative in The Witcher Battle Arena, due for Android, iOS and Windows Phone later this year....

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Super Time Force Ultra adds Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2 characters

Capybara Games has turned the proverbial Valve, and now three characters drawn from Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2 are pouring forth into the upcoming game, Super Time Force Ultra. Zoey from L4D uses twin pistols and propane tanks to destroy her foes, while the Pyro and Saxton Hale - both from TF2...

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EA banning FIFA Ultimate Team coin sellers from its online games

We're roughly one month away from the launch of FIFA 15, and EA Sports is reminding the series' fans that it won't tolerate cheating, especially in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), the mode that continues to earn big bucks for the publisher. In a lengthy update on the official FIFA site, the publisher...

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Number-crunching strategy game Calculords out now on Android

After carefully crunching the numbers, consulting with mathematicians and doing a third thing that is a pun on the game's premise, developer Ninja Crime has released its maths-infused mobile game Calculords to Android devices. Calculords is available via the Google Play store for $2.99. The...

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PSN Flash Sale knocks DmC, XCOM, P4A, more to $10

Surprise! There's a quick little sale happening on PSN right now that bumps the following PS3 and Vita games to $10: DmC: Devil May Cry, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Metro: Last Light, Darksiders 2, BioShock 2 and Infinite, The God of War Collection, The Sly Collection, Prototype 2, Persona 4 Arena and...

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Oakland's 80-year pinball prohibition ends

Oakland, California, has lifted its long-standing ban on pinball machines, making it legal to play pinball in the city for the first time in almost 80 years. Oakland's ban stretches back to the 1930s, when several cities in the United States adopted laws restricting the sale and public display...

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Chester Cheetah stars in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare DLC

You can't keep Chester Cheetah away from video games. The Cheetos mascot starred in a pair of 16-bit platformers in the '90s, then was MIA for several years before resurfacing in Just Dance 4 in 2012. He appears when you least expect him; his enemies know all too well that he is both too cool to...

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You Don't Know Jack dev's 'Fibbage' now on Xbox One

Jackbox Games launched its party game, Fibbage, on Xbox One this week. The You Don't Know Jack developer launched the "humor-laden trivia party game" that emphasizes bluffing by its players on Amazon Fire TV in April. Up to eight players attempt to fool one another by using their mobile devices...

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