Maybe next time?
First impression in a room full of people playing virtual reality games: these people look goofy, and the games they’re playing look dull. Then you put on the headset.
Tonight at GDC, independent developer Obsidian announced Tyranny, a brand new isometric role-playing game coming later this year for PC, Mac, and Linux. It’ll be published by Paradox, who also helped get Pillars of Eternity out the door.
CryEngine is adopting “pay what you want” model, allowing users access to the engine and source code without dishing out any money, the game company Crytek announced today.
Today is the Ides of March, the day when Brutus and a bunch of other Romans stood around bragging after they stabbed Caesar to death in front of a big crowd. You know who would never do that? Agent 47.
While playing through the Vive VR demo for Budget Cuts, the guys over at Tested came face to floor with one of the many ways virtual reality makes my head hurt.
As someone that primarily gamed on consoles for most of her life, there’s nothing quite like watching your old gaming rig die a slow, agonizing death.
Trials on Tatooine is an upcoming “virtual reality experience” for the Valve/HTC Vive. If ever a tech demo was going to sell expensive VR units, it may well be this one.
It’s 2016. Bearing this in mind, go play a shooter from 2010. Or a sports game. Or, well, anything else from 2010. Look how (relatively) basic it is! Notice how advances in game design and technology have rendered so many of these former classics obsolete. Now go and play Civilization V. I’ll see you in six months. If…
The new online shooter The Division is meant to be played for months if not years. Just days after release, however, it’s drawing heated criticism for how its endgame works, and the developers are already making changes.
If people remember 1997's overhead shooter Postal for anything, it’s the controversies that always seemed to surrounded it.
I was on a much-needed staycation last week, a chance to recharge my batteries. What I didn’t anticipate was spending half a day trying to figure out how Windows 10 got installed on my PC and why it broke everything.
For your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure, a Counter-Strike bomb defusal so tense that I recommend consuming it alongside your Friday afternoon whiskey.
The Steam Controller just got a much-needed new feature. As part of a big new beta update, you can now create multiple control sets within the same configuration and have them switch automatically. So, for instance, in GTA V you can get into an in-game car and have gyroscope steering turn on. Handy!
You’re supposed to play Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes with other human beings. In a typical game, people get sweaty and flustered as the timer on the detonation device winds down. But, when you have a life-or-death session with an AI bot that listens and responds, the experience is anything but typical.
I’ve often noticed a conflict between the way games tell me I’m a master assassin/spy/soldier and the more bumbling, experimental way that I play. One moment I’m panicking and shooting the wrong person in the face, the next I’m coolly walking away as a chandelier drops on a target behind me.
Sometimes I try random Steam Early Access games on a whim. Often, it’s a very bad idea. Kona is a big exception to that rule.
While we’ve already taken a look at some of the concept art behind XCOM 2, a number of the game’s artists have—with the game now out—been able to share a lot more of they stuff they worked on.
Block’hood is a city-building game for people who don’t want to build entire cities.