'Dr. Mario World' Is a Great Game for Two Hours. Then It Wants Money
‘Dr. Mario’ is the perfect fit for mobile, but it can’t escape the revenue streams that define the market.
'Motorsport Manager 3' Runs a Good Race, But Is Too Scared of Losing
A good racing strategy game is let down by a management layer that makes it too tough to fail.
PC Master Race Invades 'PUBG Mobile' With Dishonorable Keyboards and Mice
Playing with a keyboard and mouse feels like cheating, and it's going to ruin the game.
Religion and games
In Thailand, Buddhist Monks Grapple with the Meaning of Video Games
Discussing games and reincarnation with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
'Cooking Craze' Offers a Fleeting Escape To a Tastier World
On finding comfort from the world inside a hectic freemium cooking game.
We Talk About Impossible Challenges and Forever Games on Waypoint Radio
From 'No Man's Sky' to Rob's explorations in 'Thief,' these are the games that just keep drawing us back.
The World Needs This Frog Friendship Sim from the Makers of ‘Neko Atsume’
Have fun storming the castle!
One Player's 21,000 Hole Quest to Beat the Seemingly Endless 'Desert Golf'
For two years, a glitch halted Luke Yagnow's progress. Then, everything changed.
'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Has Microtransactions and I'm Not Even Mad
If there was ever a Nintendo game that was perfect for 'free-to-play,' it's this one.
How 'Words With Friends' Became a Game About the Language of Everyday Life
The successor-apparent to 'Scrabble' does more than just transport the board game classic to your phone. It embraces the words of today.
The Localization of the New Professor Layton Game Has a Brexit Joke In It
Which is far from crass or anything—it’s the sign of a great job being done.
Nintendo’s ‘Ever Oasis’ Is Caught Between High Adventure and Headache
'Secret of Mana' director Koichi Ishii's new game never finds a sweet spot, however cute its looks and sublime its music.