Why You Will Never Be Safe from Spoilers on the Internet

A couple years ago, I wanted to find out the name of the actor who played my favorite character on House of Cards, so I googled the character. Big mistake. The very first Google search result was the character’s House of Cards Wikia page—including date of death. I didn’t even have to click on the link. Spoiled. »11/12/15 3:15pm11/12/15 3:15pm

Blizzard's New Video Game Series Overwatch Is Coming To Comics In A Big Way

Overwatch, the new shooter game from Blizzard, has already dazzled us not with its actual gameplay, but with its lavish announcement trailer that had us excited for an animated series about these kooky scientists and heroes saving the day. But we’ll take the next best thing: a bunch of comic books! »11/09/15 5:00pm11/09/15 5:00pm

Let's Break Down The Fantastic Spectacle That is the Warcraft Trailer

At last, after years of teasing, the first trailer for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie is here. If you’re familiar with the smash hit video game franchise, it’s packed with secrets, hints and Easter eggs. And if you’ve got absolutely no idea what’s going on? Well, we have you covered to as we take a deep dive into the… »11/06/15 5:45pm11/06/15 5:45pm

I Can't Get Over How Goddamn Amazing The Warcraft Movie's Stormwind City Looks

Following the briefest of glimpses earlier, it looks like we’re going to get a lot of teases for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie between now and Friday’s trailer. Although we’ve had the chance to already fly over the film’s recreation of the Human capital Stormwind City, this latest look at it is simply remarkable. »11/03/15 2:15pm11/03/15 2:15pm

This Star Wars Game Trailer Is Everything We Want From Life

EA just released a new trailer for their upcoming Star Wars game, and it looks amazing. Well, we already thought it did—but if you didn’t know Battlefront was a video game, this just looks like a crazy Star Wars trailer. Boba Fett! Leia! The Emperor! Oh, this looks fun. Battlefront will be out November 17th. »10/27/15 1:58pm10/27/15 1:58pm

The Exact Moment Star Wars: Battlefront Made Me Feel Like I Was Inside the Movies

Outside of my work here on io9, I tend to live and breathe two things: video games and Star Wars. Naturally, Star Wars games are right up my alley, and I was excited to try out the beta for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront this past week. I wasn’t expecting, however, for it to make me feel like I was actually part… »10/13/15 5:00pm10/13/15 5:00pm

The Heroes and Villains of The Force Awakens Are Coming To Disney Infinity

The new Star Wars toys are already hankering for your money in various shapes and sizes following Force Friday in September—but they’d still like just a little more of it. The Disney Infinity videogame is all Star Wars themed this year, and naturally that means they’re bringing some of their newest stars to figure… »10/12/15 10:40am10/12/15 10:40am

We're Finally Getting Some Incredible-Looking Fallout Figures

The brilliant designs of the post-apocalyptic Fallout series have long been yearning to get turned into awesome toys. And while we’re getting some cutesy Funko Pops based on the series, a new line of figures from the folks over at Threezero is giving us a much more faithful—and pricier—batch of figures. »8/31/15 7:30pm8/31/15 7:30pm

Metal Gear Solid Is One Of The Most Fascinating Science Fiction Stories in Any Medium

Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just… »8/31/15 1:24pm8/31/15 1:24pm

Read Over The Entire History of Gaming In A Brief History Of Video Games

I’ve been fascinated by all things ‘Geek History’ in the last couple of years, and recently, I’ve been trying to read up a bit more on the history of gaming. If that’s something that you’d like to read up on a bit more, Richard Stanton’s A Brief History of Video Games: The Evolution Of A Global Industry is probably… »8/29/15 5:30pm8/29/15 5:30pm