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Why some of today's hottest video games are coming from small, independent studios

Affectionately known as "indies," these developers and their eccentric games are now sought after by the biggest names in the industry.

By June 17, 2015


Despite the odds, indie games and the mainstream meld at E3

Even with other avenues for attention, indie developers need gaming's most mainstream summit to earn mass market exposure and time under the spotlight.

By June 12, 2014


At E3 2014, Microsoft's Xbox One focus is all about games

Microsoft dedicated its Xbox One press conference to assuring players that it's not the company that trotted out a controversial console last year. This time, games come first.

By June 9, 2014


The game I'm playing all week: Indie favorite Limbo (iOS)

This dazzling, sometimes disturbing adventure loses little in the translation to small(er) screens, and it's a bargain at $4.99.

By July 8, 2013


Friday App Wrap

We cut through the dross to find you the most useful, new and updated apps each week.

By November 29, 2012


Apple announces 2012 Design Award winners

What were some of the best looking apps made in the past year? Apple's published the winners of its annual Design Awards show.

By June 11, 2012


Humble Indie Bundle adds Lone Survivor, Braid, Super Meat Boy

The current Humble Indie Bundle has added three more primo games to its line-up.

By June 8, 2012


CNET's summer gaming guide

With the summer gaming drought in full swing, CNET's gaming expert points out the few hidden gems begging to be played this summer.

By July 26, 2011


Are video games art? 2010 edition

A collection of some of the more interesting (and perhaps self-indulgent at times) excerpts of my yearlong attempt to discern the artistic and cultural value, if any, of the games of 2010.

By December 6, 2010


Happily getting stuck in Limbo

Limbo is a unique take on the 2D scrolling platform game, where the player must solve puzzles and outsmart terrifying enemies to survive.

By July 19, 2010