The best young adult literature from 1967

For the past couple of years, I've been making the case, at HILOBROW and in the UNBORED books I've co-authored, that the Sixties (1964–1973, according to my non-calendrical schema) were a golden age for YA and YYA adventures.

In no particular order, here's my list of the Best YA and YYA Lit of 1967. Happy 50th anniversary! Read the rest

Are these the five best end credits of all time?

CineFix makes their arbitrary choice of the best movie end credits in five different styles. Along the way, it's a pretty good survey of the history and styles of end credits. Lots of honorable mentions, though a few good ones inevitably got left out. Read the rest

Offworld Monday reflection: What's good, Tinder Renaissance zombies?

Last week on Offworld saw us interrogate the millennial tech panic, play games about the Renaissance, watch a couple documentaries and collect Nicki Minaj fanart.

Monday reflection: Do-it-yourselfing, monsters and sad subways

Last week on Offworld, we chatted about creation tools, jam games where you're a monster, and we wandered around a dreamy subway full of alien shapes.

Weird dinosaurs, haberdashery and second-kills

Last week we pastiched some nightmare dinosaurs, learned some Chinese vocabulary, and had a serious chat about piracy and poverty. Make Monday less dreary with wonderful memories of last week.

Offworld Monday reflection: Now with one hundred percent more digital plants

This week's reflection: Is it just us, or have we been virtually gardening, like, a lot? Also, our friends get up to some amazing things.

Offworld Monday reflection: Chimes, specimens and Tinder

Our latest special satellite transmission looks back on the highlights of last week, from women in pinball to color challenges for the eye, and scoops up our favorite conversations from elsewhere on the web.

Offworld Monday Reflection: Living card games, white whales and digital bonsai trees

Monday returns with yet another a satellite transmission from Offworld, highlighting our favorite features and games from last week, as well as the stories throughout the galaxy that got us talking

Offworld Monday Reflection: Desert wars, desert horror, and Encarta on acid

I've had an exceptionally good time of games the past week or so. It's been like crawling around inside other people's imaginations. Come along and hear about our best stuff lately!

Offworld Monday roundup: Empathy, criticism and being filthy in the shower

One thing that's really important to us is to be able to critique things we love, and to embrace the idea that sometimes a conversation is more important than a right answer

Mobile game of the week: Alphabear

A dangerously-captivating and adorable word game provides depth and simplicity at the same time.

The 5 best uses of a cell phone in video games

Plenty of games have cell phones in them, but the best is when we're made to think about our relationships to those devices and what we use them for.

7 games you can play with Google Maps

Explore the many trivia, hidden object, shooting and driving games created around Google Maps, from Streetview Zombie Apocalypse to Google Sheep View.

Our favorite posts of 2012

Here are our top posts of 2012. Now you can enjoy them all over again!