Why Five Nights at Freddy's Is So Popular

It's been called the "scariest game in years." It's at the top of iOS and Android app stores, it has torn up the Steam charts on PC. It has racked up millions and millions of views (and screams) on YouTube. It has hundreds of earnest fan games, and dozens of rabid fan theories. The Five Nights at Freddy's hype train… » 2/06/15 3:35pm 2/06/15 3:35pm

The First Video Game I'll Let My Four-Year-Old Kid Play All By Herself

I play with my four-year-old daughter a lot. I’m the parent that sets up playdates, sits down with puzzles and board games, and takes her to the playground for a few hours. But I’ve never let her venture into a video game on her lonesome. That all changed this weekend. » 1/12/15 1:55pm 1/12/15 1:55pm

The Steam Achievement That Nobody Unlocked

Some achievements are too easy, at times only requiring players to do mundane things like pressing start. Some achievements pose an actual challenge to players, requiring people to earn their digital trophies. And some achievements? Some achievements just aren't possible, no matter what a game might say. » 7/28/14 5:55pm 7/28/14 5:55pm

Valve Pulls Controversial Game From Steam For False Marketing

Well, that didn't take long. After drawing overwhelming criticism from disenchanted players for its shoddy quality and misleading marketing, Earth: 2066 has been dealt a final blow by Valve. The company is pulling the game from its early access program and offering customers who paid $19.99 for the poorly received… » 5/06/14 2:23pm 5/06/14 2:23pm

​The Creators of Rock Band Are Making A Musical First-Person Shooter

Are you in the mood for a very different kind of multiplayer first-person shooter? How about one in which the arena you're in morphs to the music that's playing, where your machine gun makes music, where your grenades only blow up on the downbeats and the missiles you fire will keep stalking your enemy as long as you… » 2/17/14 2:00pm 2/17/14 2:00pm