Reminder: Kickstarter Still Has Cool Stuff

If you've been shying away from backing Kickstarters for the past few weeks, I don't blame you. Between the half-a-million-dollar Yogventures fiasco and Areal's increasingly confusing saga, I've been hesitant to commit coins to my daily coffee without concrete proof I'll get a finished product. That said, Kickstarter… » 7/23/14 6:30pm 26 minutes ago

Suspended Kickstarter Says They're In An 'Information War' With Russia

With barely two days left in its controversial Kickstarter campaign to bring "a definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R." into the world, Areal developer West Games had the rug pulled out from underneath it yesterday when its project was suddenly suspended. But that hasn't stopped the Ukrainian… » 7/23/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

'Quake Is Good For You'

Nowadays many video game ads are loud, in-your-face, and teeth-grittingly serious. Back in the day, though, developer id Software made the original Quake—an unabashedly gore-spattered first-person shooter—look like the perfect Christmas present for grandma and the whole (weirdly creepy) family. » 7/23/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

A Pokémon-Style Game For Those of You Without A Nintendo System

It's easy to blame nostalgia for the special place in our hearts that the original Pokémon games occupy, but Red and Blue genuinely have a lot of great elements that the modern games in the franchise don't really offer anymore. Enter Collectems, a new game that blends what made Pokémon Red and Blue so great, with… » 7/23/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

Where to Buy Great Video Game Artwork

I have a rule for my house: no more than a third of the artwork on my walls is allowed to be gaming-related. This rule fell apart pretty quickly when it became clear just how much beautiful video game artwork there is out there. Once, all you could really get was posters designed for the walls of kids' bedrooms; now… » 7/23/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Deals: PSN Play 2014, Humble Square-Enix Bundle, PC Parts Gold Box

This summer's PSN Play promo begins next week with four big titles making (mostly) debuts across Sony's three consoles in an ultra combo of Playstation Plus pre-order discounts, 3-way cross-buy, and a PSN credit reward for buying two games or more. Rogue Legacy and The Swapper are basically insta-buys if you don't… » 7/23/14 11:45am Today 11:45am