Assassin's Creed Rogue is Actually Pretty Different

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My problem with the Assassin's Creed games is that I always try to play them like stealth games, and Assassin's Creed is not a very good stealth game. It's a great action game, when it wants to be, but it's just not built for stealth as anything other than a side-mechanic. It's not adaptive enough; stray from the… » 8/20/14 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

Surprise! That Mysterious New Dragon Ball Character Is You

What a dirty trick to play, Bandai Namco. Introducing a never-before-seen character for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, leaving fans to wildly speculate for months before revealing it as the first Dragon Ball game that allows players to inject their own creations into the series' greatest battles. So sneaky. So good. » 8/13/14 3:55pm 8/13/14 3:55pm

The 2013 Survey That Foretold The Future Of Assassin's Creed

Late last year, Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft sent a survey to me and other players of their long-running top franchise. They were asking for our reactions to Assassin's Creed IV and oh, uh, just wondering what we might want to see in future games. Well. They weren't really just wondering. » 8/08/14 12:56pm 8/08/14 12:56pm

Lost Akira Game Spotted, But It's Not Pretty

It's a shame. For such an awesome manga/film as Akira is, its games have been pretty shoddy. One, however, was so shoddy it was never even released. The story of this missing game is one that's eluded folks for some time, but today, we've finally got some footage of it (well, the Genesis version at least). » 8/07/14 4:01am 8/07/14 4:01am

​Good News: Online Games Are Getting Less Obnoxious

Don't play games online, they say. If you have to play games online, turn off chat. If you have to turn on chat, limit it to your friends list. In the past, if you've wanted to avoid the toxic jerks of online gaming, those have been your guidelines. It feels like that's finally changing. » 7/31/14 5:54pm 7/31/14 5:54pm

Dishonored's Party Level Rewrote The Rules Of Stealth Games


The mission seems to be going well enough; it's been tough, but you've persevered, making your way through some tense situations by avoiding the gaze of patrolling guards. You've just infiltrated the enemy base—now it's time to assassinate someone. You're hiding, maybe in the bushes or around a corner, and wham,… » 7/30/14 2:08pm 7/30/14 2:08pm

Reminder: There's Going To Be a Mad Max Game, Too

One of the biggest hits at this year's Comic-Con International was the fresh look at Mad Max: Fury Road, the new take on George Miller's classic dystopian opus. With all the buzz around the new trailer, it's a good time to remind ourselves that there's going to be a game set in the same grungy future wasteland. » 7/29/14 5:18pm 7/29/14 5:18pm

What I Learned Turning The Israel-Palestine Conflict Into A Video Game

In February 2007, one of Israel's renowned major generals had been invited to play a new simulation game of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on prime time Israeli TV. It seemed like a good idea at the time, as he was running for prime minister on behalf of the Labor Party. » 7/28/14 4:15pm 7/28/14 4:15pm