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Andrew Prokhorov is one of Ukraine's most influential game designers. He is the head of 4A Games, best known for its well-regarded shooting game Metro: Last Light. For the last few days, Prokhorov (pictured with 4A colleagues earlier today, he is second from left) has been among the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev's Independence Square, seeking to defy…

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I used to drink. And then I played a video game called Papo & Yo by Minority Media. And it saved me. Kiva Bay is a cartoonist and wannabe journalist with a very long name who has a website and is currently married to a Kickstarter. If you want to give her money, she enjoys housing and food. If you…

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Wii U has been a huge disappointment for Nintendo. And although the company's boss Satoru Iwata has been talking up post-Mario Kart 8 sales, it continues to lag behind expectations. Nintendo is the most venerable name in gaming and yet Wii U has not sold nearly as many units as the company hoped, planned and budgeted. It points to percentage…

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In 1984, Jim Walls, a California highway patrol officer, was injured in a gunfight while working his beat. It was an injury that would push him out of that career and into one in the games industry; a career he is trying to rekindle with the recently launched Kickstarter campaign for a police procedural game titled Precinct. Walls, along with…

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Capcom is developing another entry in the mainline Ace Attorney series, according to a report from Famitsu. Ace Attorney 6, which is coming to Nintendo 3DS, is also making its way to the West, according to a tweet from the franchise's official Twitter account. According to Famitsu, Ace Attorney 6 will include an option for quicker gameplay. Director Takeshi Yamazaki and producer Motohide Eshiro…

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Video games have a plot problem. That’s not a new observation, but a month ago I heard some new research on the subject at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Microsoft’s Deborah Hendersen works in user research, and she shared some interviews that she conducted with a series of gamers who were asked how well they could remember the…

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