Is There A Valve-Related Alternate Reality Game Going On? [UPDATE: Nope.]

And so the speculation continues! The other day, we wrote about a Half-Life 2 update that featured Korean audio. It was a mistake according to Valve, and they fixed it—but that didn't stop fans from freaking out. Now fans found something else that looks suspicious in a different game, Surgeon Simulator 2013. »6/27/13 8:30pm6/27/13 8:30pm

Developer Behind Creepy Alternate-Reality Adventure Games Now Making a Creepy Alternate-Reality Transmedia Game

Many years ago, the creepy alternate-reality adventure game Missing: Since January (called In Memoriam outside of the US) tried to blur the lines between its fiction and our world. In pursuing the trail of the fictional Jack Lorski and Karen Volker, players wind through real-world history and geography, as well as… »9/27/12 1:00pm9/27/12 1:00pm

Team Fortress 2's Gray Mann Surfaces as Signs Point to All-Robot Faction [Update]

Diehard Team Fortress 2 fans have spent all weekend sleuthing out Friday's tease, in which a "Gray Mann" is revealed to be the brother of Redmond and Blutarch Mann, owners of the game's RED and BLU teams. Tons of evidence suggest this is going to mean the introduction of a robot faction, which Valve itself all but… »8/12/12 9:30am8/12/12 9:30am

Disney is Rewriting Your Childhood With Nostalgia For a Game That Didn't Exist

Sega recently announced that their upcoming game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will feature the titular hero of Disney's November film Wreck-it Ralph as a playable character. The movie's director, Rich Moore, calls it a "dream come true" that we can see "Wreck-It Ralph in a real video game alongside Sonic and… »7/16/12 12:00pm7/16/12 12:00pm

The Complicated Alternate Reality of The Secret World and its Secret Seals

The Secret World officially launches next week, on July 3. It's a somewhat unconventional approach to the MMORPG genre, set in the sinister, secret underbelly of the real world, the 21st century Earth we all inhabit. And while developers Funcom have been running the standard closed beta and public beta weekends,… »6/27/12 3:00pm6/27/12 3:00pm