In 2008, I brought my laptop over to my friend Amanda’s house to pirate Spore. Her boyfriend Nate, who worked at the local GameStop, told me to. It’s the shit, he said, and everyone’s downloading it for free. I connected my laptop to her internet and opened Limewire, 2008’s file-sharing software du jour. It was my…
Growing up, one of my favorite CD-ROM games was called The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield. As games go, it wasn’t that advanced, but it let me take a virtual, interactive tour through my favorite television show. The game had in-jokes from the show, voices from the cast, and perfect attention to detail. It was awesome.
Why waste energy moving a mouse around when you can control everything by placing your hand atop a large glowing sphere like some sort of techno wizard? The world needs more trackballs.
Polygons, sprites, they’re good and all, but Late Shift has real people* punching other real people in the face. Welcome to the wonderful world of Full Motion Video.
While enthusiasts eagerly await to coming of the next-generation of high-end Radeon cards, AMD shores up its starting lineup with the RX 500 series, featuring small but significant improvements over last year’s RX 470 and RX 480 graphics cards.
Last weekend I recorded this cover of my favorite song from Undertale. It was a fun process that gave me a new appreciation for people who make videos like this. Hope you like it! If I ever make another one, I promise it’ll have better lighting.
Warning: If you haven’t played Deus Ex, but have maybe bought it in a Steam Sale as something you’re absolutely going to play one day, this article will drive a twelve-car train of spoilers through that dream like you’re Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception.
Just going by the title “Mr Shifty,” you might expect something cute. Little Mr. Shifty. He sounds adorable, right? He isn’t. He’s a thief, he can teleport through walls, and he beats the hell out of a lot of dudes.
Bayonetta is on Steam, and Steam users have absolutely no chill about it.
Steam has some damn good games. It also has some extremely bad ones. Which ones, though, have the lowest ratings on the whole service?
Today on Highlight Reel we have skinless astonishment, shrine skips, Battlegrounds shenanigans, and much more!
Yooka-Laylee recaptures some of the best aspects of platforming. You run, jump, and climb your way around dazzling levels. But it also tries too hard to recreate the past without building upon the lessons old games taught us. We take a closer look in this critical video.
Last week, Paradox released two big expansions, both for games that I love, but I ended up playing neither. Instead, I was messing around with a third title of theirs that was released a bit more quietly: a beta for Steel Division: Normandy 44, an upcoming real-time strategy game.
If you’ve never experienced Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, now is a great time to jump in: the 2012 shooter is now backward compatible with Xbox One, meaning that the player base will probably jump up significantly. Good thing, because it’s one of the best Call of Duty entries in years.
After years of anticipating their release, it’s hard for me to believe that AMD’s Zen-based Ryzen CPUs only arrived a month ago. Frankly, I’ve never seen so much drama unfold so quickly in the tech community — what an exciting time to be a PC enthusiast!
If you’re one of the many JRPG fans upset that Sega gave up on proper Phantasy Star games after the Genesis, here is a game for you: Cosmic Star Heroine, a new RPG that channels all sorts of beloved classics, from Chrono Trigger to Suikoden.
You’ve spent a handful of hours scurrying around thick jungles, frozen snow fields, and gloopy swamps to find enough shiny gold book pages to complete Yooka-Laylee. But wait! The game wants you to collect even more. Thankfully, with some out of bounds trickery, you can ignore that and skip to the final boss.
I’m laying down to recover health by bathing my photosynthetic skin in the sun when my evil twin leaps from a portal and starts firing a laser pistol at me. I’m about to conjure a couple of fireballs before my narcolepsy kicks in at the worst time. Just another day in Caves of Qud. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.
I don’t think anybody would call GTA firefighters “competent,” but even so, their chaos can reach hilarious new heights under the right conditions.