January video game sales jump 13 percent

Japan’s Nintendo Co. drove the U.S. video game market in January, with industry sales of gaming systems, software and accessories growing 13 percent to $1.33 billion.

Free Download Wonderland Adventures: Mysteries of Fire Island Game

The safety of Wonderland is threatened once more, but the quest to save this world goes terribly wrong. Shipwrecked and marooned on the shores of the mysterious Fire Island, you are cast into an epic puzzle adventure filled with new discoveries, ancient secrets, and a surprising conclusion. Can you uncover the mysteries of Fire Island?

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Game Designer Profile: John Carmack [Article]

John Carmack may have sparked a revolution when he and his fellow id Software co-founders released Doom in 1994, but he’s been the driving force behind so much more, from the lighthearted Commander Keen series to the Orcs & Elves cell phone games. Along the way, he’s helped advance videogame technology with innovative engines and has championed the cause of open source software.

Free Download Loco Mogul Game

In Loco Mogul you play a seasoned railroader turned entrepreneur as you attempt to build a railroad empire. Search for hidden towns, mines and other customers in your territory then build a fully functional railroad, complete with train stations, junctions, bridges, and mountain tunnels. After you`ve built your railroad lines you get to run your trains and maximize profits by delivering materials to their destinations before your fuel runs out.

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iPod Games: Chinese Checkers [(iPod) Article]

It originated in Germany, not China, but Chinese Checkers will easily find a home on your iPod, where you’ll get to relive those halcyon days of childhood, when playing a board game might be the most strenuous thing you’d do all weekend. Play against one to five live opponents or computer-controlled ones at one of three difficulty levels. Choose from five types of boards and track your vital statistics between games.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King [(universal) Demo]

The Lich King Arthas has set in motion events that could lead to the extinction of all life on Azeroth. With the armies of the undead and the necromantic power of the plague threatening to sweep across the land, only the mightiest heroes can oppose the Lich King’s will and end his reign of terror for all time.