A good video game menu is like a good roadie: It stays out of the way. But still, far too many menus waste far too much of our time. People want to play games, not mess around in menus!
Ark: Survival Evolved just got a big new update that added snow and swamp biomes. It’s awesome. Except for, well... one pretty big thing.
That’s some serious teamwork.
Some players are rooting for the bad guy as humanity’s last hope, but why?
Davey Wreden, co-creator of The Stanley Parable, has announced his new game, The Beginner’s Guide. While we don’t know much about The Beginner’s Guide yet, chances are it’s pretty weird. We won’t have to wait long to play it, either, as game’s website says it’s launching on October 1 for PC and Mac.
If you’re a horde of undead looking to devour the living, maybe don’t do it in a 1920s city run by the Mafia.
Yesterday I played one of Jotun’s boss battles over and over for 6, 7, 8 hours. I died dozens (hundreds?) of times. I should hate it, right? Nope, I loved every agonizing second of it.
That’s not Skyrim. It’s Ark: Survival Evolved. The megalodon of Steam survival games is getting two new biomes today: snow and swamp. There are new creatures populating each, including dire wolves and giant devil frogs. More details here.
So that we’re all on the same page, I will crudely reduce the excellent card game Concrete Jungle down to this: it’s SimCity vs Tetris vs Scrabble. Which sounds weird, I know, but trust me, it works.
Mods are great. I love them. They made Skyrim feel relevant for like a million years. I’m excited about Fallout 4 and mods being available on console. That feels like a game-changer to me.
Undertale is an RPG where you can talk your way out of every battle. It’s amazing. And yet, that might be the least remarkable thing about it.
My admiration for FarmerGnome’s epic multiplayer Spaghetti Western is rivaled only my my lack of dedication to a fake Southern accent during the first five minutes of A Fistful of Gun.
Hey Gordon, long time no see! When’s Half-Life 3 coming ou— oh. Yikes.
SOMA players have discovered—and solved—something weird. If you shove a plastic toy into the toilet and flush, a set of numbers appear on the screen. If you find enough of these numbers and use them as the password for a file called _supersecrets.rar in SOMA’s installation directory, you’ll find something special.
Valve’s homicidal disk operating system doesn’t do “cameo” or “guest star.” The moment GLaDOS arrives in LEGO Dimensions it’s her game, from her face-off with one of science fiction’s greatest villains to the bittersweet ending. I feel like I just finished a new Portal game.
What in the hell is “Steam WebHelper” and why is it always running on my PC? That is a damn good question.
Vault dwellers are not born. They are made—by you. And judging from what Bethesda has shared so far, it looks like Fallout’s character creation is getting a major facelift.
As I write this, Venom Snake is waiting in a Porta Potty north of Kabul during a sandstorm. I feel a little bad about it, to be honest.
New Steam game The Flame in the Flood just gave me one of my most brutal video game deaths ever.