Uh-oh, Game Of Thrones Might Be Omitting A Very Important Character

A new Game of Thrones season means heaps of new characters, so I can't blame people for getting excited when new cast members are revealed—even with season five almost a year out. One very important book character was conspicuously absent from the announcement, however, and I'm worried. It's not just me, either. » 7/25/14 10:45pm Yesterday 10:45pm

New Adventure Time Game Looks Great, But I'm Still Worried

What time is it? If you said, "Comic-Con," you'd be technically correct, but also missing my reference entirely. Good job, reference misser. The convention's firing news on all cylinders, though, including a new Adventure Time game that wears its Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past influences on its sleeve. » 7/25/14 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

Creators of The Legend of Korra Explain the Show's Not-Cancellation

The news came yesterday that Book 3 of The Legend of Korra was being pulled from Nickelodeon to air online. So of course the creators of the show had to address it at this morning's Comic-Con panel — which they did, before moving on to celebrate the show. » 7/25/14 7:15pm Yesterday 7:15pm

Freedom Planet Is Basically A Classic Sonic Game, Except When It's Not

If Freedom Planet were sitting at a bar with its back turned to you, you'd almost certainly mistake it for your old pal Sonic The Hedgehog. And I mean old. Classic, 2D, pudgier than today's model, who inspires body image issues in hedgehogs the world over. This is a love letter to classic Sonic, except when it's not. » 7/25/14 5:37pm Yesterday 5:37pm

Lucy Tells the Greatest Superhero Origin Story Ever

Set five minutes into the future, Lucy is about the birth of a new kind of superhero. With Scarlett Johansson playing our eponymous ninja with mental superpowers, there's a lot of fantastic action here. But sadly, the movie makes some major mistakes, too. » 7/25/14 5:13pm Yesterday 5:13pm

The Surprising Messages In A 'Sexist' Game

When Hyperdimension Neptunia first made its way West from Japan in 2011, folks weren't too happy with it. "Worthless" and "sexist" and "stereotypical" were the sentiments thrown around, because we were seeing cute anime girls being silly and wearing short skirts. But the stated purpose of the series is to make fun of… » 7/25/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

In the Galaxy of Star Wars: Rebels, Some View the Empire as Good Guys

While Star Wars: Rebels centers around a spaceship crew doing their best to stick it to the Galactic Empire, it will be a while before we see a full Rebel Alliance form. That's because, as the show's producers explained at yesterday's Comic-Con panel, a lot of people feel that the Empire has brought stability to… » 7/25/14 4:23pm Yesterday 4:23pm

​A Lovely Look Back at America's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament

EVO 2014 is gone but not forgotten. And it was filled with amazing happenings like Louffy's improbable winstreak with Rose and Justin Wong's insane Marvel vs. Capcom comeback. Here's how it looked to the people who were lucky enough to go to see the best duke it out in Las Vegas. » 7/25/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

The Best Games Convention I've Been To May Soon Be No More

We're in San Francisco club called Stud, and there are people in fur suits everywhere. Colored lights and crashing beats flash like fireworks in a thunderstorm. Everyone is sweaty and drunk, but most of all they're happy. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you GaymerX, my favorite game convention—and also maybe the last… » 7/25/14 2:08pm Yesterday 2:08pm

Crytek UK Has Finally Been Paid, Sources Say

After months of missed paychecks and walk-outs, the staff of Homefront developer Crytek UK were finally paid this week, according to two people familiar with the company. It's a welcome bit of news for employees who were worried they might never see what they were owed in full. » 7/25/14 1:55pm Yesterday 1:55pm

Fight Your Summer Bummer With a $150 GameStop Gift Card

Late July: that point in the summer when you retreat to your AC and snuggle up with your gaming system because it's. Just. Too. Hot. Video games don't require SPF, and won't necessitate the excavation of tiny granules of sand from your nether regions, thank goodness. But you don't want to play the same old boring… » 7/25/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm