Gary Numan is well aware that most Americans know him only for his "Cars" single. It's his only US hit, charting at No. 9 back in 1980. But when people call the electro pioneer a one-hit wonder, it drives me crazy. If "Down in the Park," "Are 'Friends' Electric?" "Me! I Disconnect From You," and "You Are in My Vision" (with Tubeway Army), "I Die: You Die," and "We Take Mystery (To Bed)" didn't chart in the US, it's not for lack of … Read more
As a general rule I don't do back-to-back deals, especially from the same vendor, but this one was too good to pass up.
Yep, it's another game bundle. Another Humble Bundle game bundle. But this one's not just for Android users. Oh, no.
The Humble Weekly Sale lets you name your own price for a PopCap game bundle (PC/Mac). It's not unusual to see an individual PopCap title on sale, but a whole collection of them is rare. Even better, PopCap owner EA is donating 100 percent of its proceeds to a pair of charities: … Read more
Regular Cheapskate readers are no stranger to game bundles. When I sees one I likes, I share.
If you're an Android user, you're sure to like this one: The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 includes six Android games for whatever price you want to pay. Well, sort of.
Pony up at least a buck and you get these four excellent games:Catan: The app edition of the immensely popular (and immensely awesome) strategy boardgame Settlers of Catan. Riptide GP2: High-speed river races on souped-up WaveRunner-style hydro jets? Yes, please. Vector: A parkour-inspired endless runner set in a dystopian future. (… Read more
As the debris settled from the explosive "Mob Wives: New Blood" season finale, which aired on VH1 February 27, viewers were left wondering who'd return next season. But if this photo on the show's Facebook page is any indication, all five wives, including series peacekeeper Big Ang will be back for season five. Angela Raiola is Brooklyn born, a single mother of two, and a former Mafia moll, and she also appears on spin-off "Miami Monkey." Bing Ang talked to me about the shows, the drama, representing Italians, glorifying the Mob, and her favorite … Read more
PC gaming may be on life support, but it's definitely not dead. Indeed, plenty of the top game releases of 2013 -- BioShock: Infinite, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Saints Row IV, Tomb Raider -- were not merely for consoles.
What's more, if you're looking for good gaming on the cheap, you really have to look to the PC. Although a decent desktop (one with a reasonably powerful discrete graphics card) will probably cost you a bit more than a console, you stand to save a bundle when it comes to stocking it with games. All you have … Read more
Jamo is a Wii-style dance game that uses your iPhone as the controller.
Of course, as everyone famously knows, it's all too easy for a handheld controller to get a little, er, out of hand.
That's why developer Vimo Labs has put together this special offer, exclusively for CNET readers: You can get a free iPhone 5 wrist-strap case when you try Jamo. Normally it would run you $10 plus shipping, but here you're getting it delivered to your door without spending a penny.
The case offers plastic protection for your phone and the added benefit of … Read more
Actor Jonathan Kite is a far cry from Oleg, the bawdy Ukrainian cook he plays on CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls." He's US-born, more travel-crazed than sex-crazed, and doesn't deliver bawdy one-liners in his daily life. Kite also lends his voice to animated series "Black Dynamite" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and after making stand-up comedy a weekend hobby, has become sought after for his impressions of Vince Vaughn, Tom Hanks, Seth Rogen, Liam Neeson, and Robert Downey Jr.
How do you account for the success of "2 Broke Girls"? I … Read more
Sometimes a game comes along that urges you to take your time -- to soak up the gorgeous atmosphere, explore the world, and solve puzzles at a leisurely pace. It's about the journey, not the finish line.
And yet, Tengami isn't quite like any game we've seen. It's based on the idea of a pop-up book and set in a sort of mythical feudal Japan. You control a young Japanese man -- although the actual details of the plot remain to be unfolded as the story progresses, with very minimal exposition and even fewer directions. … Read more
King Digital Entertainment, a digital-gaming provider perhaps best known for its Candy Crush Saga title, has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public.
King's statement with the SEC is exceedingly short on details, due mainly to the company still needing to decide how many shares will be offered, who will be offering those shares, and when it will go public. However, the filing statement does indicate that nearly 120 million shares were outstanding as of 2013. It's not clear how many of those will be offered to the public. If King follows through … Read more
The gaming concept for Flappy Bird couldn't be more simple. You simply tap your screen to flap as you guide your bird through the spaces between pipes to get a high score. Though it sounds simple, the game is surprisingly difficult, which is what got so many people addicted to trying to break their high scores. The graphics are not impressive, but the game has solid physics and just enough polish that you don't mind.
Unfortunately, if … Read more