Somewhere between the fancier notebooks at your local big box store and high-powered desktop replacements is the “budget” gaming laptop, a modestly-priced portable system built to play games well enough. Origin PC’s latest Eon15-S is the perfect example.
I first played Half-Life in 1998 and played it again over the last month for a series of livestreams on Twitch. It’s been 19 years since the game was released, and what I experienced in 2017 made me reassess the game. It’s a chaotic, if sometimes sloppy, masterpiece.
It’s 5:30, and I realize in half an hour I’ll be slammed with customers. Before they all get here I need to unclog the toilets, take out the trash, refill the drink machine, and prep the hot dogs, corndogs and pretzels. Before I get a chance, someone orders some fucking nachos. Cook Serve Delicious 2 barely leaves me…
Despite grand promises at E3 this year, Bethesda’s conceptual sequel to paid mods, the Creation Club, recently debuted in Fallout 4 with milquetoast fare like a ten-years-too-late horse armor gag. Skeptical fans weren’t thrilled. Now modders have taken matters into their own hands.
Just like I didn’t really think Homestuck would return after its first year-long break, I never really believed that Hiveswap, the game Kickstarted by the Homestuck team, would ever see the light of day. Today, Hiveswap: Act 1 has been released. It’s incredible that it exists, but more than that, it is a phenomenal,…
Imagine your hands typing on a standard keyboard. Now relax your shoulders and unbend your wrists so your hands line up with your forearms. That’s why the new X-Bows keyboard is so oddly shaped.
In Battlegrounds’ bombed-out hospital, I can’t tell whether my footsteps are my own. Every few meters, I duck into a room and stop to listen to my own movement, taking a few test steps to match them with their corresponding sounds. If there’s silence, I keep moving. That way, I can amass a dozen items I may never use…
Klei has announced Don’t Starve Hamlet, a new expansion for Don’t Starve. According to the description to this trailer, Hamlet will take Wilson to a city, with “pig shops, houses, new items, biomes and more.” While it won’t come out until early next year, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam.
A few days ago, the developers of the physics-based battle game Beast Battle Simulator introduced a new beast: sharks. These sharks don’t need any water—they skitter across the land at a slow pace, and launch themselves at their opponents. Like their real life counterparts, they fight with their teeth and jaws.…
Rodents roar across the plains. Ferrets launch mortars into farms. In the distance, cobras slither closer, ready to tear down a freshly-built bunker. Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game that puts you in the commander’s chair of a gunpowder-era Redwall war while trying to avoid pitfalls that keep newcomers from…
I’m fighting a losing battle. Again. One of the last steps between me and freedom from a magical prison island, a weird flesh-obsessed magister named Kniles the Flenser, has me woefully outgunned. Divinity: Original Sin 2's combat ruthlessly punishes the unprepared, and I basically went into the game blind.
Playing as a young man, I run up verdant hills to a church. I’m told of this person’s disdain for local conflict-heavy politics and his love for his community. Then I step on a mine and die. No respawn. That was just the game’s opening.
As part of the game’s September update, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds placed a new town on its large, murderous island. Kameshki’s remote location might leave you scrambling to run to the playzone but the collection of loot you can find makes it a tempting detour.
GTA Online’s newest addition, Motor Wars, combines high player counts with dozens of vehicles. The result is a hectic match that is more intense than any other mode in GTA Online.
Have you ever seen a zombie and thought, “Look at those squishy rotting cheeks. I just want to pinch them!” Well you’re in luck, because in Raise the Dead, you can keep adorable (but vicious) zombies and perform experiments with them.
Copyright, free speech, and entertainment lawyers have mixed opinions on the legality of game developer Campo Santo’s decision to fight hate speech with a copyright strike after reaching a breaking point with YouTube celebrity Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg.
Geralt’s trip from the pages of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels to the games we know today was not an easy one.
If you ask many PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players (or PlayersUnknown, if you want to use the grammatically correct plural form) what their biggest problem with the game is, they’ll probably say AFK farmers. Now, after weeks of complaints, PUBG’s developers have made it much harder to sit around and earn currency.