Thank The Maker, Dragon Age Is Finally Getting The 1/6 Scale Treatment

Bioware's fantasy video game franchise Dragon Age is no stranger to the figure world — there's been a few in various sizes. But it's about time that someone got round to bringing the series to ultra-detailed, 1/6th scale glory it deserves. Step up Alistair, from ThreeZero! » 3/30/15 5:30am Yesterday 5:30am

How to Finally Beat the Unfinished Games In Your Never-Ending Backlog

In a world of regular Steam sales and cheap used games, it's easy to build up a massive stockpile of games it feels like you'll never have time to get to. Well there actually is time, but you have to approach your backlog the right way. Here's how to do it. » 3/17/15 9:32am 3/17/15 9:32am

The Power User's Guide to Steam's Most Useful Extra Features

Steam is a gaming juggernaut on the PC. While everyone knows it's great for managing your game library and getting sweet deals, there are a ton of powerful tools hidden beneath the surface. Here are some of the best. » 2/24/15 11:59am 2/24/15 11:59am

The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started)

When you hear about role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, you probably picture a dimly-lit basement filled with people in silly robes rolling dice, but there's much more to it than that. Not only are role-playing games incredibly fun, but they can actually teach you skills you'll use in the real world. » 2/09/15 11:42am 2/09/15 11:42am

How to Set Up Triple Monitors for Super-Widescreen Gaming (and Work)

Using more than two monitors used to be a luxury for those with the biggest PC building budgets. These days, large, high-resolution displays are affordable, and graphics cards are more powerful than ever. If the thought of gaming (or working) on three displays at once entices you, here's how to make it happen. » 1/21/15 11:57am 1/21/15 11:57am

One Man Recreated The Blizzcon Warcraft Trailer With Gorgeous Art

Last November, Blizzcon attendees were treated to a very special surprise - a trailer for Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie, that no one but them got to see. Harumph. Good job artist Yanmo Zhang was there though, because he decided to recreate the whole thing shot for shot with some incredible art. » 1/07/15 7:30am 1/07/15 7:30am

How Pokémon Is One Of The Creepiest Dystopian Societies Ever

Pokémon might have the reputation of a kid-friendly franchise, but under the veneer of Ash and co.'s light-hearted adventures there lies the beating heart of one of the most sinister dystopias around. Here's a few reasons as to why the Pokénation is a lot more terrifyingly dystopian than you may have thought. » 1/06/15 7:15pm 1/06/15 7:15pm

Here's How I'd Change The Witcher Board Game To Make It Not Suck

In the board game version of the popular Witcher video game series, you and your friends travel around a war-torn realm, completing quests for victory points. Though it has some very clever elements, the game is crippled by poor design decisions. Here's how I'd fix it. » 12/19/14 12:35pm 12/19/14 12:35pm

One Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor Bundle to Rule Them All

During Black Friday week, one simply gets everything Middle-Earth for lowest ever prices. » 11/25/14 11:17am 11/25/14 11:17am

The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not… » 11/21/14 11:54am 11/21/14 11:54am

Sweden Invests $36,672 in Gender Equality for Video Games

Sweden's government has turned its eyes to the portrayal of women in games and gender issues. Swedish news site, The Local, reports that the Nordic country has issued a $36,672 (272,000 kronor) grant to research gender issues in Swedish games. » 11/17/14 12:32pm 11/17/14 12:32pm

17 Things The World Saw Since Blizzard's Last New Franchise 17 Years Ago

Blizzard announced Overwatch today, it's first new franchise in more than 17 years. Children born when Starcraft came out (yeah Starcraft was their last new game) will graduating high school soon. If that wasn't enough for you, here are 17 big things in the world/gaming that have happened since 1997. » 11/07/14 5:27pm 11/07/14 5:27pm

The Perfect Lineup of Tabletop Horror Games for a Scary Game Night

Halloween is a great excuse to get together with friends and do some gaming. These horror-themed board and card games are perfect for playing in a single crisp autumn evening, and you might even prevent (or cause) the apocalypse. » 10/30/14 2:27pm 10/30/14 2:27pm

12 Games from Science Fiction and Fantasy we'd love Real versions of

Over the weekend there was news that Tall Card, the fictional poker-esque card game played by the Serenity Crew in Firefly was becoming a real-word product. Here's 12 awesome card and board games from across Sci-Fi and Fantasy that we'd love to get real versions of too. » 10/28/14 4:00am 10/28/14 4:00am

Funko's new Warcraft toys include the cutest Lil' Earth-Shatterer

Pop! Vinyl's slow war of attrition with my wallet continues with a second run of figures based on World of Warcraft - and this time, the legends of Azeroth come backed by the cutest fallen Aspect of Earth you ever did see. D'aaaw! » 10/25/14 12:59pm 10/25/14 12:59pm

Research shows Portal 2 is better for you than 'Brain training' software

Now you're thinking with Portals. Or rather, you should be - according to research from Florida State University, which has shown that playing Portal 2 is apparently better for your thinking skills than your average 'brain training' software. » 10/20/14 3:24pm 10/20/14 3:24pm

​Phew, Ex-WipEout Devs' New Racing Game Looks Just Like WipEout

WipEout games have been synonymous with PlayStation platforms ever since the PS1. When Sony closed the studio responsible for the futuristic racing series in 2012, it looked like the PS4 wouldn't be getting a WipEout game. But it—and the Xbox One—might be. Sort of. » 9/26/14 10:40am 9/26/14 10:40am

Five Best Places to Buy Used Games and Consoles

If you're looking to save some money on video games, you have plenty of options, from local stores to huge online retailers, all offering gently used games for all platforms, as well as consoles and handhelds as big discounts. This week we're looking at five of the best spots to grab good deals on used gaming gear,… » 9/24/14 7:16pm 9/24/14 7:16pm