In most dating sims, you can rest assured that if you pour time and effort into winning a character’s affections, you’ll have the option of ending up with them. In dad-tastic dating sim Dream Daddy, however, that’s not always the case—a fact that’s made some players upset. I recently spoke with creators Leighton Gray…
Street Fighter V players noticed something strange happening during their online matches on the afternoon of July 22. Instead of appearing near their real-world locations on the Capcom Fighters Network map (a platform that ensures competitors match up with opponents in their general vicinity), they were being placed…
Looking over reviews of recent Steam sandbox hit Citadel: Forged With Fire, I was struck by a repeated refrain: Finally, reviewers cheered, a game that eschews survival “busywork” like hunger, thirst, and stamina. It’s true that in many so-called survival games, survival is tedious. But survival is about more than…
The excellent PS4 samurai action game Nioh is overloaded with loot, but its developers may have solved one of their game’s few problems with a clever tweak in the game’s new 1.14 patch.
Apple is doing away with the iPod Shuffle, a gadget I’d eradicated from my mind until yesterday. And now I’m suddenly awash with emotion for a little white stick I hadn’t considered once in this decade. I’m going to miss the hell out of it. Damn you Apple, quit playing shuffle with my heart.
Alex Negrea is an artist who has done work for companies like Crytek and Volta.
Strong multiplayer maps in video games create stories. Their construction and design generate emotional reactions from frustrated defeat to jubilant victory. It is not enough to put players in a space and do battle; strong maps shift and contort in unexpected ways. They are not always fair and they are rarely…
The weekend is for going to a new laundromat for the first time. Will it be terrible? Tolerable? Also, video games.
The music industry is having a vinyl boom. While vinyl was once relegated to thrift stores and specialty shops, more and more popular musicians are releasing collector’s editions of their albums on vinyl. This boom includes big artists like Taylor Swift, and also video games soundtracks like Contra. While being able…
Blizzard has revealed a couple new cards from the upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne set, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen people this naked, this red, or this angry about something as ostensibly innocuous as card reveals from an upcoming release. Here’s what I think is happening.
Overcooked is out on Switch. It dropped yesterday, it’s $20, and if you own a Switch and haven’t had a chance to play this multiplayer cooking game, pick it up. You can play as a raccoon, which is pretty awesome, even if it is unsanitary.
I’m a multiplayer game skeptic. The idea of playing against another human both online and in real life usually doesn’t appeal to me at all. Overwatch, Splatoon 2 and Pyre are making me come around on this, kinda.
Tenkeyless keyboards lose the number pad on the right side in favor of a more compact footprint. I say, why stop there? Vortexgear’s 75 percent Race 3 features nearly all the functionality of a tenkeyless board in a smaller, sleeker package, and it’s gorgeous to boot.
Altspace, which billed itself as “the leading social platform” for VR, is shuttering on August 3rd. Investors like Comcast poured over $15 million into the project, which attracted 35,000 users per month. In a blog post, Altspace’s developers explain that funding fell through and VR market growth has been slow.
Moderators for the popular shooter Battlegrounds banned a player this week for what they said was “stream sniping,” or watching another player’s stream to identify his location. The banned player denies any wrongdoing, which raises a fascinating question: How do you prove that someone is watching someone else’s stream?
Tales From The Loop, a role-playing game, is what happens when Netflix’s Stranger Things and the Welcome to Night Vale podcast go bump in the night. Players step into the role of kids in the 1980s, trying to get by in a town where anything can happen. Only the biggest scares aren’t from aliens or killer birds, but…
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Two beloved game modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered—Prop Hunt and Slasher—may become permanent additions depending on fan votes. Prop Hunt, in which one team spawns as inanimate objects and the other team hunts them down, is in the lead! Vote for Prop Hunt or for Slasher via Twitter before August 1st.
I guess we don’t know for sure that the new 2DS XL will be supply constrained and basically impossible to find for the better part of its lifespan, but Nintendo’s given us no reason to think otherwise over the last few years. So if you think you want one, I’d buy it right now before Amazon inevitably sells out.