Holdfast: Nations at War is a multiplayer game set during the Napoleonic era. Matches are a mixture of well-disciplined line battles and lone wolf shitheads. It’s massive, chaotic, and one of the most charming games I’ve played in a long time.
Episode three of Batman: The Enemy Within delivers a compellingly sympathetic portrait of a character that we’ve been trained to immediately hate on sight.
AER Memories of Old is a game of two halves. One, clearly inspired by Zelda, is about dungeons, puzzles and platforming. It’s fine, but it’s the other half—where the player is able to transform into a bird and fly around a massive map—that I want to talk about.
The era of the door-to-door salesman might be over, but purveyors of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cheats are happy to bring their wares directly to you for a personal demonstration. Which occasionally involves owning the crap out of you.
Over the weekend, 20 top PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds teams faced off at Intel Extreme Masters in Oakland, California. From inside a series of what we might call PlayerUnknown’s BattleCubicles, squads squabbled over a $200,000 prize pool. When the smoke cleared, a team that didn’t even get invited took top honors,…
Valve has admitted that Steam reviews have a bot-brigading problem, and now it’s finally decided to do something about it.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled its plans to roll back net neutrality regulations, and if those plans are successful, we can say goodbye to the internet as we know it.
Beamdog, a studio made up of many ex-Bioware developers, are releasing an “enhanced” version of classic 2002 RPG Neverwinter Nights.
Battle Chef Brigade asks: What if you had to kill a Hydra before competing in Iron Chef? It’s a winning premise, and one that scaffolds the many-headed cooking game’s endless charms.
Streaming a game you’re working can be an awesome form of community outreach. Unfortunately, on a recent personal stream, one H1Z1 developer leapt into the game with some of their special powers still on.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an awkward game that feels a little bit like world full of Disney World animatronics. One piece of poison food highlighted the game’s silliness while also forcing players to get intimate with their targets.
Hand of Fate is a unique hybrid of deck-building card adventure and action role-playing game that came out of nowhere to become one of my favorite games of 2015. Hand of Fate 2 improves upon the original in every way.
Sometimes you’re in a relationship with someone. Sometimes that someone decides to give you a note written in cryptic dragon runes from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If that happens you should probably get to translating that note as soon as possible.
The Polish game studio tweeted earlier today that its upcoming scifi game would be “nothing less than” The Witcher 3. The statement was aimed at quelling fears Cyberpunk 2077 might include microtransactions after studio CEO Adam Kicinski said “there will be a certain online element related to Cyberpunk” in an…
Have you ever been a jerk or cheated in Counter-Strike? No? What about in other Steam games? Now, that might come back to bite you, thanks to CSGO’s “Trust Factor” matchmaking system.
Last week, I wrote about popular streamers rage-quitting Getting Over It, a game about climbing a junk mountain that represents digital content and probably also Hell. Now for the flipside of that coin: people being extremely good at the game... being watched by people who are extremely bad at it.
Call of Duty: WWII’s release on November 3 marked a welcome return from outer space and back to classic historical warfare, but the joy of returning to the trenches has been marred by a boatload of issues.
As the seconds counted down in a round of the unusual game The Darwin Project this past weekend, I was aware of three other players still involved in the match. One was my opponent, who, like me, had managed to outlast eight other players in this mix of cold-weather survival and competitive murder. Another was the…
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is about injury. From crippled heroes to resistance leaders grappling with PTSD, the game’s cast of heroes bears deep wounds that recall the all-too-real injuries of war veterans, victims, and those who would ignore them.