What's great about puzzle games is that there's no real commitment and no story line. But beware of the addictive nature of handheld puzzle games that you can take anywhere -- it's easy to jump in, but getting back out is another story. Here's a look at two of the latest:
A button worn by picketing actors at last week's E3 video games trade show suggested they might pull the plug if they don't get a bigger share of the industry's huge profits. It read "Game Over."
One of the top sci-fi shooters, Quake, is getting a new lease of life as a next-generation console game. It was one of the titles announced for Microsoft's Xbox 360 during last week's E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The date has not been set for the release of Quake 4 yet, which is also being made for the PC.
Exec portrays the console as a home media and entertainment supercomputer, says that gaming will be only one of its many functions.
Videogame idol Lara Croft has been given a smaller bust as part of a makeover gaming company Eidos hopes revives the once-hot tomb-raiding heroine.
A team of British game makers, who lost their jobs just over six months ago, has landed a major deal with one of the biggest names in entertainment.
The product placement - benign, interactive and sometimes aggressive - belongs to a growing push by advertisers to reach big-spending males from 18 to 34 who log long hours playing video games.
Quake 4 Preview
This is no Doom III. There's no brooding tension. It immediately struck us as a brutal fusion of linear Call Of Duty wargame intensity set against the frenzied brown-tinged Quake backdrop that we all know and love. Now you actually have a name - Matthew Kane. All members of your squad have a personality as well," he adds. Quake. Fleshed out. Up to date. Brutal.
E3 organizer talks about the trials and tribulations of putting on the world's greatest game expo.
We've been going down a road where games have become very complicated and complex and people have been missing that fun factor.
Want to enjoy the full experience of a next generation console game? It could cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,710.
Video games have to change if they are to become mainstream, a leading figure in the gaming industry has warned.
Jamdat Mobile announced at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles that it has acquired the rights to a wireless version of the popular videogame Doom from game maker id Software. The company will develop and release the game to coincide with the release of a motion picture version of Doom.
Outclassed? Undoubtedly. Sony's hardware, its software, and even its simple display of confidence in its own product have completely outclassed Microsoft today.
Will the spiritual and gaming worlds transcend their realms? So far, games such as "Spiritual Warfare" and "Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land" have drawn a loyal following by combining biblical themes with mild action.
With the Xbox 360 hardware now laid bare for the whole world to see, attention is turning to the question of games.
Microsoft is once again locked in a battle of wills with hackers determined to find and exploit security holes in the company's software. But this time the buggy code isn't endangering users' PCs -- just their otherworldly alien fortresses.
The big names in the video games business are gearing up to do battle in Los Angeles at one of the most spectacular trade shows in the world.
You say potato, I say "poTAHto." You say the Xbox 360 is smokin', I say, it's okay, but nothing special.