Casual Friday

Senior Writer Darren Gladstone geeks out over gadgets, games, and odd uses for humdrum tech. In other words, he’s a nerd – and he’s okay with that.

Casual Friday

Apple iPhone 3GS vs. Palm Pre: In Real Life

What's it like using the Apple iPhone 3Gs and Palm Pre after a two week test drive under everyday use? Read a head-to-head review that tries to keep it real.
12 years ago
Casual Friday

Sexy iPhone App Funds a Startup

The true story of how one goofball iPhone app saved a company and funded a new MMO game.
12 years ago
Casual Friday

The Goofiest Game Gear Ever Made

Take a walk down memory lane with some of the odder game controllers ever conceived.
12 years ago
Casual Friday

The E3 Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt

Place your orders for random things you'd like to see photos of at E3. Our intrepid reporter will see how many of them he can snag.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Wii Workout Games vs. a Personal Trainer

A professional personal trainer takes on four Wii Workout games to see what works, what doesn't--and who needs to go back to the gym.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Attack of the Zombie Games

There's a pandemic! Zombie games are everywhere! Are there enough good ones to play or has yet another meme jumped the shark? Find out in this week's Casual Friday.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

9 Lego Games You’ll Never See

Lego: harmless fun, creative and kid-friendly. But when happens when those blocks go horribly awry? Here are a couple Lego-ish videogames that you’ll never see—but wish you did.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Rhythm Heaven Review

Nintendo creates another great music game for the its DS Handheld. It's quirky, fun and filled with catchy tunes. The only question left: How much rhythm you have?
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Galactica Star Finds Geek Love

Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch is helping geeks find love--and hopefully a place to create new content.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Confessions of an iPhone Game Maker

Want to make $10,000 a day with iPhone apps? Learn the tricks of the trade from a hobbyist who made good.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Bejeweling for Dollars

Play Bejeweled? Win some cash while doing it.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Games Are Not Art, Are They?

Is there more to life than blowing things up? Get in touch with your artistic side, playing a game about...flowers? PC World Interviews Jenova Chen.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Play Games With Your Resume

Use games to hone marketable skills while blowing off some steam.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Four Freaky Half-Life 2 Mods

Video games based on Bollywood, mimes, dishwashing, and…corn? This week, play some incredibly odd--and creative--student-made mods for Half-Life 2.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

The Social Gaming Guide

Want to play a quick online game and maybe make a new friend in the process? Discover fantastic shooting games, multiplayer desktop tower defense, and other cool casual games--all in your browser.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

The Best New War Games

Ready to become an armchair general? This week, get a tour of several virtual warfronts. We'll help you pick the right battlegrounds for the holidays.
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero, Round 2

With Rock Band 2 and now Guitar Hero World Tour now on store shelves, it's high time for a music videogame jam session. What should you buy?
13 years ago
Casual Friday

The Nintendo DS’s Dirty Little ‘Secret’

Over 70 million Nintendo DS portables sit in gamers' hands. It's an awesome success, with tons of great games--but what is it that Nintendo doesn't want you to know about the best-selling handheld?
13 years ago
Casual Friday

Casual Friday: Geek Gadgets

Kick back, relax, and check out some geeky gadgetry that you might actually consider buying--if you had the extra cash.
13 years ago