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At the risk of dating myself, I must confess I grew up playing Atari 2600 — Asteroids, Centipede, Space Invaders, Breakout — I had them all. Sadly, when Nintendo debuted I packed up my trusty Atari console, along with all of its games, and marched them down the street where they were greeted by a younger boy in the neighborhood.

I sorely wish I had saved both the console and the cartridges, but what is past can not be undone. Time and game consoles continue to move forward… well, sort of.

You see, those old gaming classics never really died. They just sort of went into hiding for a few decades, only to re-emerge in all of their 1980’s glory, ready for a new generation of gamers to tackle the process of getting Pitfall Harry past his obstacles.

Over the years a number of ways to play the old classics have emerged, but Atari themselves has recognized the value in nostalgia and done something to capitalize on that feeling. (more…)

Not long ago, games were meant for hardcore gamers and were for those with high end desktops. But now, there are so many games available in so many forms, people actually have to find some time in between games to catch up with work. Every kid and their grandma is now playing one game or another, thanks largely to casual and social games.

Browser based games are immensely popular because they are real fun to play and most of them even work behind the firewall of organizations. These games might appear simple, but in fact a lot of design and coding has to be done to bring them to life. For those with cool ideas but no coding knowledge, apps like Scirra Construct are a boon. After the break, let’s dive in and see how to create our very own browser based game in HTML5.


Thanks to Adobe Flash, there is no dearth of online casual gaming apps these days. Right from growing vegetables and feeding fish to washing dishes, there is a game for everyone in the longtail. Multiplayer games with friends and family can be so much fun.

Today we’ll check out how much fun Tanki Online, a tank-based shooter, can be.


Pixza, a new really real-time multiplayer game, will likely appeal to those of you who already push pixels whether for profession or just fun. The game has a very original concept that will certainly appeal to many Facebook gamers.

We’ll take a look at Pixza and how to play this pixel loving real-time game.