NetherRealm’s hit DC Comics fighting game uses the conceit of the multiverse to explain the countless different versions of characters. Apparently, the Right Hand of Doom exists on one of those infinite earths, because Hellboy is part of a crop of new fighters coming to Injustice 2.
Have you ever looked directly at the Sun only to find it wasn’t there? That’s the question asked by The 2017 Solar Eclipse, the ultimate can’t-miss entertainment experience of the year. Unless you missed it.
Announced during Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom briefing, Jurassic World Evolution will let players build their very own deadly theme parks.
The first look at the game’s Starfighter Assault mode has the Millennium Falcon, bright lens flares, and yes, Yoda manning a laser turret.
Game capture hardware maker Elgato made streaming a little bit fancier this week with the release of Cam Link, a $129 USB device that allows users to use any camera with an HDMI output as a webcam. Plus it also does game capture. It’s pretty nifty.
Gaming chat client Discord has banned servers and several users linked to white supremacist and Nazi ideologies, according to a tweet sent out from the official Discord account. “Discord’s mission is to bring people together around gaming,” their statement on Twitter read. “We will continue to take action against…
Pokémon games area all about players collecting small creatures and commanding them in battle, but in the end-game section of Pokémon Emerald called the Battle Frontier it’s the Pokémon who call the shots. Always up for a mind-bending challenge, one speedrunner decided to speedrun it.
OpenAI used the action at this year’s Dota 2 championships as an opportunity to show off its work by having top players lose repeatedly to its in-game bot.
There’s no such thing as a happy ending—at least, not for everybody.
Six people from Santa Clara, California have been arrested and charged with selling arcade cabinets full of “counterfeit games”, which they are alleged to have been profiting off to live like rock stars.
No Man’s Sky’s Atlas Rising Update is adding a lot of stuff to the game to mark its one-year anniversary. There will be streamlined travel, 30 hours of new story, new aliens, new ships, better graphics and even some rudimentary multiplayer.
That game you bought last month isn’t the same game today. It’s almost certainly been patched, updated, rebalanced, and tweaked. The original version is shrinking from view as it washes downriver. But is it better now? Truer? Should you have played more of it back when you bought it, or waited?
Like Ghost in the Shell, I’m willing to take temporary breaks on Fine Art to celebrate the work that went into good-looking movies, instead of just good-looking games. And so here we are, with the art of Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Before I played Final Fantasy VII, I didn’t think it was going to be very good. I don’t remember how I was introduced to the game—maybe it was a store ad, or a magazine, or that wild 1997 TV commercial—but I do remember hating it.
The Evolution of Trust is an interactive presentation by Nicky Case that explores cheating and cooperation. The short narrative experience attempts to explain the rise of mistrust and suspicion in today’s society through the lens of game theory. It’s fascinating, and it’s this week’s Indie Pick.
It’s been over eight years since BattleStar Galactica ended in almost the worst way imaginable, and in that time we haven’t got a single good (official) game based on the series. We now have one. Kinda.
The Switch’s battery indicator has been faulty for some since launch. Some users’ battery will appear to drop to 1% rapidly, even though the battery itself works just fine. With the Switch’s most recent update Nintendo has offered a fix, but it’s a little tedious.
This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, BLOOD, SWEAT, AND PIXELS, which comes out on September 5 and tells the stories behind 10 different games including Diablo III, Uncharted 4, and Star Wars 1313. You can pre-order the book at your favorite bookstore.