An imagined future is supposed to tell us something about the world to come, but how we imagine it usually ends up telling us a lot more about our present than our future. Here, several different science fiction writers explain how to create videogame worlds that feel timeless. »
Authors Daniel H. Wilson, Chris Kluwe, Rhianna Pratchett, Austin Grossman, Chris Avellone, and John Joseph Adams are all here to answer your questions about the future of videogames, gaming in science fiction, and their new short story collection, Press Start to Play.
If you’re the sort of person who huffs paint and gives yourself mild concussions for fun, then you’ll enjoy the heck out of Hitman: Agent 47, in theaters today. Actually, anybody who enjoys incredibly dumb movies will get a kick out of this cinematic gem. »
What happens when you mash up The Legend of Zelda with Clint Eastwood? You get Hang Em Hyrule, a short fan film of a standoff between Zelda, Link and Ganon. It’s wonderfully shot, and features some pretty fantastic costumes. »
The D23 Expo, which takes place this weekend in Anaheim, California, is like Comic Con for Disney fans. But it’s more than a place to buy the latest Mickey Mouse t-shirt. Disney now uses the convention to break news on their big properties like Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more. »
The Big Daddies of Bioshock and the word “cute” rarely go hand in hand... until now, apparently. Yes, not even the warped weirdness and Randian politics of the hit Bioshock video games. No gods or kings, only Pops. »
Bungie’s sci-fi shooter Destiny isn’t without its faults. In fact, it has many faults. But one thing you can rarely knock about it is the game’s awesome armor designs. Now those lovely armors are going to be turned into a line of incredible Destiny 1/6th scale action figures by the fine folks at 3A. »
Warcraft made a splash at Comic-Con this year—both on the floor and in Hall H, and fans have been waiting ages for news. But if you’re not familiar with the series, you may be confused as to what all the fuss is for. Don’t know your Gul’dans from your Durotans? Here’s our complete guide to the Warcraft film.
For nearly 11 years, World of Warcraft gamers have soared over the Alliance Capital of Stormwind on their flying steeds, but now you can get a sneak peek of a similar scenario for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie for yourself, as well as a fantastic first look at the location re-imagined for the big screen. »
We’ve known Doctor Who Lego was coming for a while, and that it would be coming to Lego Dimensions, Lego’s new mash-up video game, which brings together a bunch of pop culture properties through Lego bricks. But now we can see in action, and it looks wonderful. The Doctor and Batman together? Yes please.
Poor magic users. In the world of the Dragon Age video games, they’re relentlessly persecuted because of their talents, to the point of captivity or even death. Now the latest Dragon Age comic is basically all about Mages being hunted down and killed. They can never catch a break, these mages! »
At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come… »
Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… »
Studios are always looking for new ways to get people into movie theaters — 3D, 4D, upgraded sound, bigger screens and now the next iteration: multi-player online gaming. Yes, select theaters showing Terminator Genisys in IMAX will allow theater patrons to compete against each other in a video game. »
One of the particularly fun trends we’ve seen popping up around the internet is the 8-bit makeover, where an artist takes a popular TV or movie and reimagines it as a retro video game. The only problem is that now we’re sad these aren’t real games. »
Now that Batman: Arkham Knight, the latest Batman game from Rocksteady, is nearly here, everyone is showing off their gaming-inspired merchandise. Leading the charge is this fantastic 1/4 scale Batman from NECA, who looks immensely detailed, right down to his delicately sculpted Bat-butt. Wait, what? »
Ahead of an extensive set of books covering the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens coming out this year, our first “official” look at what happened to the Star Wars galaxy after the Death Star II blew up will be... a mobile game? Man, this “everything matters” canon is getting weird really quickly. »
Nostalgia is a powerful feeling: it can bring back happy memories, but it can also make us overlook some pretty egregious flaws in the things we have loved. Case in point: Here are eight games that were fairly lousy — but people insist on loving them anyway. »