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.
Ways to view March Madness
It's a fact: Productivity drops in March as millions of people put down their work and pick up their remotes to tune into the annual NCAA basketball tournament. If you'd like in on the action, CNET's Kara Tsuboi tells us how to view the games on your TV, computer, or mobile device so you never miss a minute.