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Surprise! It's Friday! Now let's get down to some geeky business. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming...

October 24th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The PlayStation Network Store is hosting a flash sale for dozens of games this weekend, each discounted to 99 cents. The sale spans PS3, Vita and PSP games as well as both PS2 and PSOne Classics, such as the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon series. The sale features standout gems like PopCap's...

April 18th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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As long as you don't have a hankering for The Walking Dead, pretty much every other Telltale Games series is available now on the App Store for 99 cents an episode. That includes all of Back to the Future, Tales of Monkey Island and Jurassic Park. If you're not looking for an adventure game and ju...

July 5th 2013 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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The current Humble Weekly Sale spotlights developer Telltale Games in a pay-what-you-want collection featuring multiple episodic adventure games. Bundle buyers will receive all episodes of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, Back to the Future: The Game, Hector: Badge of Carnage, and Wallace &am...

May 30th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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A new Indie Royale bundle, called the Lunar Bundle, gathers several "out-of-this-world" indie gems, with an initial offering of four games and spots for three more to be added throughout the next six days of the promotion.Pid is first on the list, the puzzle-platformer about a lost boy stranded on...

April 26th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Digital distribution chain GOG is making a push to crowd your hard drive this week. If you choose any five from this list, you can get 80% off the entire batch – the highest price for any one game is $5, the lowest being $2.Pid, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, Legend of Grimrock, Alan Wake, Ba...

March 13th 2013 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Is the MMO genre poised to go back to its emergent future? It's very possible, particularly given recent big-budget disappointments. Funcom producer Craig Morrison tackles the subject head-on in a new interview at Gamasutra. Morrison cites system-driven games as the way forward, though he bristl...

October 15th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Arcane Brilliance for arcane, fire and frost mages. This week, we're going to jump into the not-so-distant future -- specifically, the day we hit level 87 in Mists of Pandaria. We're going to need 1% of our base mana, some plutonium, and 1.21 gigawatts, and we'r...

May 19th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We're practically knee deep in 2012 at this point, and yet 2011 still refuses to give up the limelight, dropping financial data and sales reports on its way out the door in a desperate final attempt at relevance. So here we are, with a list of 2011's top sellers on the PlayStation Network ... and w...

January 24th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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As we inch closer to the biggest commercial showcase NFL game of the year, fans of pigskin ovals can whet their appetites for the big day with NFL Blitz, which brings nostalgic arcade goodness to PSN. Last year's cartoonish, over-the-top XBLA racer TNT Racers also makes its PlayStation debut toda...

January 3rd 2012 at 7:15pm 0 Comments