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 Friday 11:54am

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

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

Finally, a Novel That Truly Captures the Intensity of Gaming

Wolf in White Van is a disturbing character study of Sean, a teenager who invents a role playing game that almost destroys him and the people who play it. But it's also about how gaming is a form of salvation. There's a dark ambiguity at the heart of this mystery, making it one of the most intense reads of the year. » 9/05/14 7:36pm 9/05/14 7:36pm

Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button. » 8/23/14 4:41pm 8/23/14 4:41pm