New Civilization: Beyond Earth Expansion Lets You Colonize Alien Oceans

Civilization: Beyond Earth—The Rising Tide expands, revises, and refines the original Civ: BE with new biomes, a brand new diplomacy system, and oceans full of resources and aliens that can be exploited and colonized. We talked with the lead designer to find out what this expansion has in store for Civ fans. » 5/19/15 9:40am 5/19/15 9:40am

Lego Dimensions instruction manuals reveal Portal and Doctor Who sets

Although Lego Dimensions won’t be out until September, we’ve already had a pretty good look at some of the game’s extra expansion packs. But an instruction manual uploaded to Lego’s website has given us even more news: our first look at Lego Doctor Who, and confirmation of Lego Portal!
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit video game style is fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. » 5/06/15 3:05am 5/06/15 3:05am

With Sincerity: I Want This Mass Effect Talking Elcor Plush Toy

Uncontrollable Glee: This is the best. Mass Effect fans are already fond of the alien Elcor, a race of massive creatures that preface all of their sentences with an emotion to convey tone (they also make great Shakespearean actors) — but I can almost guarantee they’ll be even fonder of this adorable plush version. » 4/20/15 5:11pm 4/20/15 5:11pm

Closer Look At Play Arts Kai's New Batman Reveals The Swishiest Bat-Cape

Last week we got a few teaser images for Play Arts Kai's latest Batman figure, and while it wasn't up to the usual craziness levels we've come to expect from Square-Enix, it looks great. However, new pictures reveals there is one, slightly kooky and fun aspect to the toy: a rotatable cape for maximum swooshiness. » 3/23/15 2:30pm 3/23/15 2:30pm

The Latest Play Arts Kai Batman Might Not Be Crazy, But He Looks Great

Part of what makes Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai line great is its willingness to go completely insane when it comes to creating a variant for a figure — especially for their Batman figures. But sometimes they don't need to rely on batshit insanity for a good figure. Sometimes it just needs to look fantastic. » 3/18/15 5:57pm 3/18/15 5:57pm

Aliens Send Retro Videogame Characters To Attack Earth In Pixels Trailer

Here it is, the first trailer for Chris Columbus' latest film Pixels. When aliens misinterpret footage of video games as an act of war, they send giant versions of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and other video game characters to attack the Earth. Naturally, our only hope is a crew of former arcade game champions. UPDATE:… » 3/17/15 4:42pm 3/17/15 4:42pm

The Exact Moment When I Realized Final Fantasy VII Was A Masterpiece

Long before I became a professional nerd, I was an amateur nerd — reading comics, watching anime, playing videogames, etc. I assumed I'd grow out of these "childish" pursuits at some point. But I also assumed I'd never be as moved by a "nerdy" work of art as a "serious" work of art — until I played Final Fantasy VII. » 3/13/15 2:20pm 3/13/15 2:20pm