Reviews & Features

Top 25 Tech Fails of the Year

From Apple’s “Antennagate” to dubious 4G marketing schemes, we had plenty of things to shake our heads at this year. Some, like Tumblr’s marathon outage, became mild annoyances, while others could change our environment forever.

More often than not, it’s a company’s inability to admit mistakes that leaves scuffmarks all …

Top 10 Arcade Games of All Time

From defending the world from invaders of the third kind to trying race down that road, arcade games have had their place in entertainment history and in our hearts.

Two Minute Video: Testing a Fireproof, Waterproof Hard Drive

The $250 ioSafe SoloPRO external hard drive promises protection against fire up to 1,550 degrees and water up to 10 feet deep. The internal hard drive is a standard one-terabyte desktop drive and the external enclosure connects via eSATA or USB 3.0.

In the event of a catastrophe, the company will either walk you through extracting the …

“World of Goo” Review: Sticky Fingers

World of Goo
Publisher: 2D Boy
Developer: 2D Boy
Systems it’s available on: iPad
ESRB rating: N/A
System reviewed on: iPad

Chances are, you’ve played World of Goo already. Since its initial 2008 release, it’s become one of indie gaming’s biggest success stories: two former EA employees build it themselves and put it out for PCs …

Techland’s Guide To Nerdy Stocking Stuffers

Today marks just twelve days to get that Christmas gift list scratched off. Saturday marks one week until we get all holly and jolly for a day, and if you’re anything like us, you’re not anywhere close to being done buying gifts. We’ve got this year’s best in headphones, movies and games – so make a little more room on your list.

“Super Mario All-Stars” 25th Anniversary Edition: For Completists Only

There’s a problem when you’re a company like Nintendo, which leans very heavily on its franchise characters year in, year out and constantly goes to its back catalogue. Eventually, you start to hit the bottom of the well and wind up re-packaging stuff that’s already been re-packaged.

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition

On the Brink, Part 2: Talking with Splash Damage

As 2010 winds down to a close, this game critic’s finding himself for all FPS’ed out. True, the genre gave us the year’s biggest-selling games in Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops. But, it’d be hard to argue that either game gives players an entirely new experience. As I wrote earlier, Brink seems poised to do that in a few ways. …

OnLive CEO: “We Want to Be the Netflix of Gaming”

OnLive’s trying to change the way people play video games. First, they launched a beta of a new streaming service that let computer users play video games that are hosted on remote servers. This means that bleeding-edge, processor-intensive titles like Crysis can still be played on a computer with average technical specifications because …

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