Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren’t what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can.
After keeping fans waiting ages for a comeback, Sweden’s Ninjas in Pyjamas team upset expectations on Sunday to win the DreamHack Masters Malmö Counter-Strike tournament, in front of a fanatically loyal home audience.
I’ve played through Stories: The Path of Destinies a dozen times over the past few days, and I won’t stop until I’ve explored every narrative branch of this choose your own action-adventure. The power of choice compels me.
Games have applied survival mechanics to everything from dinosaurs to zombies to aliens. Once relegated to childhood sandboxes, we can now explore these topics in... video game sandboxes! But there have been more grounded takes on survival as well. This War of Mine kicked off the trend, and HomeBehind looks to…
For your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure, watch me go to IKEA.
Base-building in single-player games can be a lonely job. You deck out a massive palace only to wander its empty halls admiring your own handiwork. Personally I enjoy exploring for materials in crafting games more than building, but Early Access underwater survival game Subnautica might just change my mind.
Time flies. Skyrim has been out for nearly five years, giving its mod scene time to grow and change and then change again. It’s a culture unto itself, one that’s weathered identity crises and that whole money fiasco. So, all these years later, where does it stand?
Three weeks ago, the future arrived. A week later, the future arrived again. Two hotly anticipated virtual reality headsets came out in the space of seven days. That’s a lot of future!
Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard came to a settlement agreement this week with Trendy Entertainment, putting an end to an ugly legal battle that had been raging for months.
Everything moves faster in Vegas, baby.
These days, Steam is a boundless ocean of visual novels, with dating sims as far as the anime eye can see. In most of them, you’re a guy (or occasionally gal) romancing strapping young lads/ladies/pigeons. Not so in Pub Encounter.
Last week I posted about an XCOM 2 mod that let squadmates gain stat buffs by bonding with each other over time, ala Fire Emblem. I concluded my post with the question on everyone’s mind: “When can my XCOM 2 soldiers start smooching and get married?” The answer: now.
Following its recent mobile release, the ninth Final Fantasy, originally released on PlayStation nearly sixteen years ago, has finally popped up on Steam.
This was once a bustling Cities: Skylines metropolis of 200,000 people. Now everyone is dead.
Counter-Strike is a game of hair-trigger reflexes, twine-thin seconds that stretch like eons. Fallout’s VATS system actually is that. Time literally slows down, and you get to pick shots to maximize strategic potential and/or head-exploding-ness.
Any game you play on the HTC Vive will work with the Oculus Rift. But the Rift has some games that are supposed to only run on Facebook’s VR headset. Or, should I say, had.
Marcy Long is a standoffish asshole who immediately tells the player how much he or she sucks. This probably explains why all the top Google results for her name are some variation of “fuck Marcy Long” or “what the fuck is up with Marcy, man?” And now, with the release of Fallout 4's new DLC, some players are trying…