Team Fortress 2 Fan Film Is The Best Action Movie I've Seen In Ages

Got 20 minutes? Cool, that's enough time to watch one of the funnest action movies I've seen in ages. And yes, it was made in Team Fortress 2. » 3/30/15 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

If You Like RPGs, You Must Play Pillars of Eternity

Back in September of 2012, when I first heard that Obsidian was launching a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, I got a little… uh... too excited. » 3/26/15 1:41pm Thursday 1:41pm

25 World of Warcraft Players Tell Their Best Stories

World of Warcraft lives up to its name in that it is a vast world of its own. There’s so much more to do than just grind your way up to the latest level cap. » 3/18/15 1:33pm 3/18/15 1:33pm

The Art of Homeworld. Enjoy.

The remastered editions of the two main Homeworld games are out today, introducing a whole new generation to one of the greatest series in modern video games. So there's no better time to appreciate one of the things people love most about them: artist Rob Cunningham's work designing Homeworld's iconic ships. » 2/26/15 9:44am 2/26/15 9:44am

Most Survival Games Have Problems That S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Solved Long Ago


Bulletstorm and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter lead Adrian Chmielarz recently confessed that he liked the idea of survival games more than any survival games he actually played. I feel similarly, but his remark got me thinking about why that might be. » 2/03/15 4:05pm 2/03/15 4:05pm

My First Few Hours With Dying Light

I wasn't sure what to expect from Dying Light, a new open-world zombie game from a studio known for making the regrettable open-world zombie series Dead Island. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when I discovered some cool ideas during my first five hours with the game. Maybe you can teach an old zombie new tricks. » 1/27/15 3:58pm 1/27/15 3:58pm

A Very Sweet Story About Life, Loss And World Of Warcraft

A Blizzard employee contacted us over the weekend to share the story of one of those rad statues that are going out to ten-year veterans of World of Warcraft. And how not all of them are necessarily going out to the living. » 1/19/15 4:50am 1/19/15 4:50am

Assassin's Creed Unity's Dead Kings DLC Is Disappointing And Glitchy

I may not have liked Assassin's Creed Unity very much, but I was still excited about its free expansion Dead Kings, which then went and failed on me twice in its first two missions. » 1/14/15 1:59pm 1/14/15 1:59pm

College Student Found The Perfect Gamer To Win $6,000 From

When 22-year-old Nate Danziger booted up Cordial Minuet, he wasn't sure what to expect. Cordial Minuet, a psychological puzzler from designer Jason Rohrer, asks people to use their own money. You only need a few dollars to start, but it's still real money! Danziger discovered Cordial Minuet because he loved The Castle… » 1/09/15 2:33pm 1/09/15 2:33pm

Game Recreates Entire Galaxy, 1,000 Players Determined To Explore It

Some people play gigantic space game Elite: Dangerous to lead humble, (relatively) ordinary space lives. They do missions, make deliveries, and decorate their cockpits with silly little bobbleheads. Then there's The Great Expedition. » 1/06/15 7:35pm 1/06/15 7:35pm

Shadow Of Mordor's New Expansion Is A Huge Letdown

Shadow of Mordor is one of the best games I played this year. I had high hopes for Lord of the Hunt, its first major expansion, as a result. "New monsters!" I thought. "More nemesis orcs to fight, some of whom ride on top of the new monsters! What could possibly go wrong?" So many things, apparently. » 12/17/14 12:38pm 12/17/14 12:38pm

When A Great Puzzle Game Comes Out Of Nowhere

Every time I've fired up Steam this week, I've been greeted by ads for a game called The Talos Principle. I'd never heard of it, but it had a picture of a robot holding a cat, so I installed it. » 12/16/14 3:47am 12/16/14 3:47am

Marvel Heroes' Latest Playable Character Is A Mass-Murderer. Yay!

Look kids, it's Max Eisenhardt, one of the most beloved villains in the Marvel universe. He may be directly responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people, but he feels really bad about it so we're giving him a second third fourth fifth chance. Oh, Marvel. » 12/06/14 4:07pm 12/06/14 4:07pm

Pro Cheating Fiasco Leads To Incredible Counter-Strike Final Match

After a huge cheating scandal that sent allegations—as opposed to Counter-Strike's normal weapon of choice, bullets—flying, this weekend's DreamHack 2014 pro finals produced one of the best matches Global Offensive has seen. It nearly didn't happen, however, thanks to, yep, more cheating. » 12/01/14 7:45pm 12/01/14 7:45pm

Tales From The Borderlands Could've Been Awful, But It's Great

I'll admit, I went into Tales from the Borderlands with pretty low expectations. Don't get me wrong: I like a lot of things about the zany world in which Gearbox's Borderlands shooter series takes place, but it's good for... shooting. Tales is an all-story adventure game. Yikes, right? » 11/25/14 3:17pm 11/25/14 3:17pm

This Is Why Players Love EVE Online

One of my biggest gaming regrets is that I've never taken the time to really dig deep into EVE Online. This latest trailer, featuring the voices of actual players, is a monument to what everyone else is missing. » 11/22/14 5:04pm 11/22/14 5:04pm

The Perfect Game Of Thrones Video Game Already Exists

Forget RPGs, action games or even the promise of a decent adventure title. The perfect Game of Thrones video game already exists, as a mod for a PC game that's not too shabby itself. » 11/21/14 10:40am 11/21/14 10:40am

​11 Things You Should Know About Dragon Age: Inquisition

Yesterday, I finished Dragon Age: Inquisition. By "finished," I mean that I played the final story mission and watched the credits roll. Getting to that point took me 85 hours, but I still don't really feel done with the game. » 11/11/14 1:10pm 11/11/14 1:10pm

Why Gandhi Is Such An Asshole In Civilization

From the very first game in the series through to today, India's supposedly-peaceful leader Gandhi has been famous for one thing: dropping nukes. And there's a very good reason for it. » 11/03/14 2:14pm 11/03/14 2:14pm