What Games Are: The Multiplayer Singularity

There's a tendency in game design circles to think of the potential of games as being wrapped up in some great leap. When we have the breakthrough technology that somehow tells stories for example, or

What Games Are: Here Come “Local” Mobile Games

While the single- and parallel-game types have streaked ahead on mobile platforms, multiplayer games has been more tentative. Particular "local" multiplayer games, of the kind that you play with frien

Nextpeer Lets Mobile Developers Turn Single-Player Games Into Multi-Player Games

<a href="">Nextpeer</a> is a newly launched mobile developer toolkit that lets game developers quickly and easily add multi-player gaming to their single-player games. With Nextpee

Unreal Tournament co-developer will develop BioShock 2 multiplayer mode (multiplayer mode?!)

<img src="" />Did any of you say to yourself, “You know, <i>BioShock</i> is great and all, but I could really used a tacked-on multiplayer

PSP gettin' new online features

The current generation of console hardware ushered in a major shift in online gaming – especially the PS3 and 360. Though the rabids will argue to death on which offers a better online experienc

GTAIV will be multiplayer on every platform

[photopress:gtaiv.jpg,full,center] GTAIV is one of the most anticipated games of 2008, no doubt, so any news is important, but this is just rad on so many levels. According to Rockstar, ya know, the g

Skype To Offer Gaming Connectivity

Skype has announced that it will be offering a software developer’s kit (SDK) for its new GameXN framework. The plan is for Skype users to be able to invite one another into online games. No wor

Quake III: Team Arena Coming To XBL?

According to, a quick query on the ESRB website reveals that Quake III: Team Arena is listed as an Xbox 360 title. Most of us know that Q3TA was originally released years ago on the

Wii Multiplayer In Q2 2007

Nintendo of America’s top guy Reggie Fils-Aime stated in an interview that online Wii gaming won’t be available until Q2 2007. He implied that the first of the multiplayer enabled games wi