Exploring “A Slower Speed of Light”

Produced by MIT Game Lab, A Slower Speed of Light is an open-source “game prototype” that takes players on a (very) short tour of the relativistic nature of light. It’s more a demonstration than a game, though. Players are tasked with collecting floating spheres, and for each sphere they collect, the speed of light slows …

Shadowrun Returns

Confession: I play video games. Shocking, I know. But it’s true. First time I ever played was before I could read. Punch-Out!! or Pitfall!, one of those two. I also had a Commodore 64, disk drive and everything. Good times. (And I still have the Atari and Nintendo. The Commodore was…brutally murdered.) It’s not the …

A Minecraft Sunrise

Herobrine: The Phantom Doppelganger Of Minecraft

Let me tell you a story about Herobrine. If you’ve never played Minecraft, it’s a game of relatively endless possibilities. What began as nothing more than virtual LEGOs has evolved into one of the best sandboxes ever created, selling over 4.5 million copies. You can build, fight, excavate, explore. You’re limited only by your imagination, …

New MMORPG The Secret World Asks, “What If All Conspiracies Were True?”

While I’ve never found online roleplaying games entirely thrilling, I can’t help but be a little intrigued by Funcom’s upcoming hybrid MMORPG The Secret World. Set in modern day, The Secret World is an online game that supposes every conspiracy theory, every urban legend, is true. Players will work with ancient secret societies such as …