Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong

Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories. » 9/01/15 1:36pm Today 1:36pm

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 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

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 10:24am Yesterday 10:24am

Arena of the Planeswalkers Board Game is Part Heroscape, Part Magic: the Gathering

As you stare at the box cover for Arena of the Planeswalkers (and Jace’s leering, vacant face), one question springs to mind: why does the world need a board game based on a card game? Is it for people who like Magic but want to play a game that isn’t Magic but includes some vague themes and ideas from Magic? Is it… » 8/13/15 8:00am 8/13/15 8:00am

Tuesday Game Room: Return Of The King's Quest Edition

A sequel nearly 2 decades in the making—yes, classic adventure game Kings Quest is back this week, as an episodic adventure series (because honestly that’s basically how all adventure games exist now)! Are you going to check it out? Playing anything else this week? Tell us in the latest edition of Tuesday Game Room! » 7/28/15 9:00pm 7/28/15 9:00pm

The 15 Most Ridiculous Badasses From Warhammer 40K

Yes, Warhammer Fantasy was home to many ridiculously badass heroes and villains. But Warhammer 40k, its sci-fi sister game set in a grim darkness where there is only war? Basically, the entire universe is made up almost solely of over-the-top buttkickers. Here’s just 15 of some of its most ludicrously badass… » 7/27/15 10:00am 7/27/15 10:00am

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2015

The panels and events at San Diego Comic-Con are only part of the story. Every year, companies spend millions of dollars to market to this captive audience of fans. Some of it is pretty clever. Some of it... is horrible. Here’s the worst badvertising, and the best radvertising, of Comic-Con 2015. » 7/14/15 1:07pm 7/14/15 1:07pm

Controversial RPG Blue Rose Returns With More Intrigue, Psychic Powers

When the first edition of Blue Rose was published 10 years ago, it found a core audience of gamers that loved its unique take on romantic fantasy—and a few who pushed back against the game’s progressive push for inclusiveness. Now Blue Rose is back, and it’s found a better system and a wider audience. » 7/09/15 8:30am 7/09/15 8:30am

The 9 Most Ridiculous Badasses of the Warhammer Fantasy Game

Tabletop game maker Games Workshop has announced that the world of its long-running Warhammer Fantasy Battles game is coming to an end, to be replaced by a new setting. With its departure, we have to say goodbye to some over-the-top heroes and villains that made Warhammer so great—and here’s nine of the best. » 7/08/15 10:00am 7/08/15 10:00am

Tuesday Game Room: Summer Doldrums Edition

Ah, summer is here—and that basically means video games have decided to give it a rest for a couple of months. Now’s the time to get out there and enjoy the sunshine, or... stay in and play all those video games you’ve been meaning to catch up on? Let’s go with the latter. It’s time for Tuesday Game Room!
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