Multiwinia is a frantic, fast-paced real-time strategy game in which armies of "bloodthirsty little stick men" duke it out in epic battles across a Tron-like landscape. The game shares the same retro, silly aesthetic as its solo-campaign predecessor Darwinia--with graphics and sound effects that are simultaneously savage and whimsical--but the gameplay is definitely geared toward multiple players (AIs or online opponents), with over 40 different maps and six game types that will feel familiar to multiplayer fans: Domination, King of the Hill, Capture the Statue, Assault, Rocket Riot, and Blitzkrieg. Veterans of the RTS genre may find the game's strategic complexity a little lacking, but its straightforward gameplay, short match lengths, and simple controls--click-based, with few commands and no menus to navigate--make Multiwinia fun and rewarding, especially for quick online games.
Yahoo revives Flickr with photo-centric redesign, 1TB free storage
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer unveils an update to the company's Flickr photo-sharing site. Among the changes are a redesign with larger images, the ability for users to upload full-resolution photos, and 1TB of free storage for everyone.