Category Archive: Yahoo! Games

Here, kitty kitty: Monopoly rolls out its new token

(Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Yahoo! Games in Sept. 2013. The site has since been dismantled, but I’ve had numerous requests from teachers to republish it, as it’s used as a… Continue reading

9 Upcoming Movies Based on Games

Hollywood has produced tons of stellar adaptations. The Godfather was translated beautifully from Mario Puzo’s novel. Driving Miss Daisy hit no speedbumps in its move from stage to screen. The Avengers turned the… Continue reading

Review: ‘Skylanders Trap Team’ offers great fun at a not-so-great price

It might be considered a family game, but Skylanders Trap Team is something of a homewrecker. My daughter is completely in love with it and gets upset if I play without her, which… Continue reading

Gaming’s ESRB turns 20

For the past two decades, if you’ve wanted to get a video game into Wal-Mart, Target or any other brick and mortar retailer, you’ve had to go through the Entertainment Software Ratings Board… Continue reading

Happy 15th birthday, Sega Dreamcast!

Few stars have burned as brightly — and burned out as quickly — as Sega’s Dreamcast console. Adored by players from the moment it was announced in 1998, the system was truly ahead… Continue reading

How to become a game tester — and why you may not want to

Despite what your parents and teachers might have told you, you can make a living playing video games – and you don’t have to be a professional-level player to do so. Quality assurance… Continue reading

Nintendo losses continue, despite Mario Kart 8

Nintendo, earlier this year, said it was hoping games like Mario Kart 8 would spur people to buy the Wii U – and help it return to profitability. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to… Continue reading

Final Fantasy Cafe set to open in Japan

Generally, when the video game world meets the real world, the results are either corny or fanboy-focused. But Square Enix’s latest venture is a different story altogether. The Final Fantasy XIV-themed Eorzea Cafe,… Continue reading

The Last of Us live performance may be better than the game

The numerous Game of the Year honors that Sony’s post-apocalyptic adventure The Last of Us took home in 2013 (including one from us) weren’t just because of the game’s tense gameplay. The story… Continue reading

Telltale: More Walking Dead is on the way

The Walking Dead, the critically acclaimed adventure game version of the multimedia zombie franchise, is shambling towards a third season. Telltale Games made the announcement at Comic-Con this weekend, delighting fans of the series,… Continue reading