Act IV of Cardboard Computer’s Kentucky Route Zero arrived by surprise last week. You may have heard people talking about this game in hushed, reverent tones. You may have seen it on our list of the best PC games, a rarified honor amid hundreds of worthy contenders. It’s just a simple point and click adventure game,…
The re-release of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and PC debut of its sequel should be a happy occasion, but wonky controller mapping, horrible sound issues and other problems have folks calling it the worst PC port of the year.
We Happy Few is a survival game set in an alternate 1960s Britain. Citizens of Wellington Wells take a drug called Joy to forget, to function. The game wears its BioShock influences on its puke-encrusted sleeve, but in its current state, it’s still got a ways to go before it can live up to its lofty potential.
I’m over Fat Chocobo, the bloated bird that has enraptured Final Fantasy fans for two decades. In Final Fantasy XIV, the gluttonous avian became a popular mount and meme when it was released as a part of 2014’s A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition.
Crypt of the Necrodancer is already tough, but what speedrunner SpootyBiscuit recently pulled off is remarkable. No one has done it, and not even the developers can really believe it happened.
Headlander is a wild new Metroidvania for PS4 and PC from the folks at Double Fine Productions and Adult Swim Games. It is a disco fever dream mix of shooting, puzzles, and exploration. It’s pretty damn swell to play as a floating head! Join me as I talk about director Lee Petty’s approach to design, shoot the heads…
Lovely Planet Arcade’s bright world and cheery soundtrack are a trick. They’re simply delightful bells and whistles to lure you into the unforgiving, hardcore PC shooter that lurks within.
RimWorld is a phenomenal little game capable of generating stories equal parts hilarious and fucked up. The sci-fi colony sim is meant to be more accessible than inspirations like Dwarf Fortress, but it can still be kinda... obtuse. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Quadrilateral Cowboy is a hacker heist game from the developer of Thirty Flights of Loving, and though I haven’t finished it yet, it’s excellent. I hope to have more to say about it this week, but if you’re on the fence, don’t be!
It’s funny how much more important defending your base is when you’re standing in the middle of it. Cosmic Trip for the HTC Vive uses virtual reality to deliver a intimate perspective on real-time strategy.
Forget workarounds using a horse, here’s a proper mod that lets you play The Witcher 3 (well, most of it, at least) in first-person.
Necropolis, a Souls-inspired dungeon romp that I didn’t love, is getting overhauled. In the next couple weeks, the developers plan to make the game more intuitive, and in the coming months they’re gonna add more enemy and level variety and make the game more challenging. Fingers crossed that the game becomes, you…
Half-Life 2 has my favorite moment in any game. It’s this:
Didn’t Nvidia just release the GTX 1080? Not sure why they felt the need to go topping it already, but hey, they just did.
Asemblance and Inside are wonderfully haunting games that love to confuse the player. While this might be annoying to some, I think it’s pretty great. In this video, we’ll take a look at how games can design for confusion and how that can radically change the experience.
Brigador took five years to create. It’s a mech game with a great retro-chic look, a standout soundtrack, and fully desctructible everything. The developers jokingly call it a “Kool-Aid Man simulator.” On Steam, it has a 94 percent positive rating. Despite all that, it flopped.
I watched a man tearfully avenge his dear old dog, freshly murdered by a dastardly raider, and then cook and eat it immediately afterward. What the fuck, RimWorld? What the fuck?
Counter-Strike gambling sites may not be long for this world, as Valve has sent a letter demanding they change practices in the next 10 days or the company will “pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.”