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SolSuite Solitaire 2014 review

SolSuite Solitaire 2014 provides you with a huge array of solitaire games to play on your PC, with customizable cards and settings. With so many options for gameplay, you're sure to find your old favorites while also discovering some great new games along the way.

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Customization options: This game gives you plenty of opportunities to customize your experience. You can select the game you want, the card back design, select the theme, and even select the background. There are also options included that allow you to specify when, if, and how the game supplies you with hints as … Read more

Microsoft taps gamers to test next Xbox One update

Xbox One owners may be hearing from Microsoft about taking the game console's next major update for an early spin.

Due in early March, the update will add new features and fixes related to the Xbox One's party and multiplayer features. The goal is to prepare the console for the release of "Titanfall," an online, multiplayer game.

To stress-test the update, Microsoft is now inviting a number of Xbox Live members to preview the new features, according to Xbox Director of Programming Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson. Microsoft wants the testers to offer feedback on the … Read more

Xbox One to score multiplayer update, stereo headset

Xbox One owners can look forward to more software updates and a dedicated headset coming on the market in March.

Described in a Microsoft blog on Tuesday, an update gearing up for early March touts improvements to the console's multiplayer and party features. Xbox corporate Vice President Marc Whitten said that Microsoft listened to user feedback in fashioning the latest enhancements.

A list of your Xbox friends will appear on the home page of the Friends app for easier access. You then can see who's online and pick the people you want to contact. Party chat will be … Read more

Build your own starship with new 'Star Wars' combat game

Ever wanted to pilot a X-wing fighter or a TIE Interceptor? Well, you soon can with Disney Interactive's new Star Wars: Attack Squadrons online game.

The entertainment giant announced Tuesday that it's releasing a closed beta version of this new combat game in early 2014 and fans can sign up to test it.

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons will be a multiplayer battle game that will be free to play online when out of beta. Part of the idea of the game is to let players customize and make special modifications to their "Star Wars" starships.… Read more

Get some big air on your way to the finish line

Asphalt 8: Airborne (iOS|Android) is the latest sequel in Gameloft's superpopular arcade racing franchise, but this one has a new element that lets you get big air to perform tricks. The new jumping mechanic is fairly well executed and adds to the excitement, but it becomes old hat pretty quickly.

It's important to note that arcade racers like this one differ from simulations like the Real Racing franchise, so don't expect real-world physics and controls. This type of racer is meant to be much more fast-paced and entertaining than the sims, so racing purists might want … Read more

Pixlgun 3D lets you play a Minecraft-like first-person shooter

Pixlgun 3D is a Minecraft-themed (though not affiliated with Mojang in any way) first-person shooter for both iOS and Android that recently updated with multiplayer, perhaps explaining its meteoric rise to No. 1 at the App Store (at the time of this review). But be warned that multiplayer is only offered over local Wi-Fi.

If you don't have friends sharing the same Wi-Fi, this means you'll be playing the campaign survival mode. In this mode you enter a series of levels where you'll need to kill every zombie on a map in order to move on to … Read more

Riptide GP2 is a more than worthy sequel to the best water-racing game on touch screens

Riptide GP2 (a href="http://download.cnet.com/Riptide-GP2/3000-7513_4-75964445.html">iOS|Android) brings the best jet-ski racing game on smartphones back for another run, but in this sequel you get new tracks, dynamic wave physics, online multiplayer, and more cool features that make it even better.

Graphics and gameplay Riptide GP2 gets just about everything right. The worlds and tracks are amazingly detailed, with different themes that have you racing on a suspended track high in the air in some rounds, and others where you race through frozen worlds of ice and waterfalls. There are eight … Read more

Riptide GP2 is a more than worthy sequel to the best water-racing game on touch screens

Riptide GP2 (iOS|Android) brings the best jet-ski racing game on smartphones back for another run, but in this sequel you get new tracks, dynamic wave physics, online multiplayer, and more cool features that make it even better.

Graphics and gameplay Riptide GP2 gets just about everything right. The worlds and tracks are amazingly detailed, with different themes that have you racing on a suspended track high in the air in some rounds, and others where you race through frozen worlds of ice and waterfalls. There are eight worlds in all, with several races in each where you strive to … Read more

PS4 and the Vita: The multiscreen dream...again

The PlayStation 4 is Sony's last great hope in keeping control of the gaming industry. It's also the best chance at turning the PlayStation Vita into a more relevant piece of gaming hardware.

At last night's PlayStation 4 event in New York, many hew tidbits of hardware magic were discussed, and a good handful of them involved the Vita: as a remote-play device and additional controller like the Wii U's GamePad, and maybe even as a functional second screen. It's encouraging, but not surprising. I bet it would happen long before last night's event … Read more

Beat the competition in Fun Run -- Multiplayer Race

Though this game can't decide if it wants to be for kids or adults, it definitely lives up to its name. Fun Run - Multiplayer Race is a side-scrolling racer that lets you do unspeakably awful things to its cute characters to win. This game is enjoyable enough racing against the computer, but really shines once you start racing against your friends or people worldwide.

To start the Fun Run - Multiplayer Race game, you need to register. Luckily, you don't need to give the game anything more than a username and you can sync with your Facebook … Read more