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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 1:55pm

Video Game Lets You Drive From Miami To L.A. In 40 Minutes, Seamlessly

We've seen games that let you run from one end of a huge, real city to another. But Ubisoft's The Crew promises an altogether more impressive spectacle: one smooth drive from Miami Beach to the beaches of Los Angeles. Take a look. » 7/25/14 1:29pm Today 1:29pm

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 Today 12:00pm