Fable Legends' Four Versus One is a Lot of Fun

Fable Legends is one of those games that doesn't quite make sense until you get your hands on it. Fable is such an intrinsically single-player experience for a lot of us that imagining it as a co-op action game requires some mental gymnastics. Once I had a controller in my hands and four other people around me,… » 6/09/14 4:30pm 6/09/14 4:30pm

Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. » 4/02/14 2:57pm 4/02/14 2:57pm

The Next Big Adventure Time Game Is Missing Something

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! allows up to four players to step into the booties of their favorite characters, taking on 100 randomly-generated dungeon levels filled with monsters, treasures, and all sorts of Gauntlet-style coolness. It would be the perfect online multiplayer dungeon crawl… » 7/26/13 12:30pm 7/26/13 12:30pm

NVIDIA Project Shield Hands On: A Little Less Weird Than It Looks

Nvidia's Project Shield is a curious little device, attempting to toss its hat into a bunch of rings at once. It's taking shots at handheld gaming, console gaming, tablets, and phones. For the most part, it's holding under the strain, but it's hard to imagine going out of your way to use it versus any of those… » 1/08/13 3:40pm 1/08/13 3:40pm

I'm Liking Tekken Tag Tournament 2's Old-Favorite Feel and Neat New…

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 feels a bit like a best-of album. Almost everything likeable about Namco's fighting game franchise is on prominent display in the sequel. Dancing pandas, overdone intra-family fisticuffs and deep, varied movesets all unfold beautifully animated backdrops. There's a huge cast of playable… » 8/20/12 1:00pm 8/20/12 1:00pm

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Lets You Steal The World’s Fastest Cars.…

Maybe you've had that moment on the highway where you pull up next to a fancy sportscar. You might think that the person driving it is probably some rich jerk, but still wonder how that Porsche or Lambo handles. Need For Speed: Most Wanted lets you take explore that fantasy in a different way. All the cars in the… » 8/06/12 7:30pm 8/06/12 7:30pm

Dust: An Elysian Tail Makes Me Proud of My Right Forearm

Earlier this year a visit to Epic Games in North Carolina inspired me to forever etch a combat-ready green rabbit on my person. The art I used as reference for the vibrant tattoo was created by independent animator turned game developer Don Dodrill, the man behind the unbelievable 2009 XNA Dream Build Play competition… » 7/17/12 9:30am 7/17/12 9:30am

Wonder What Your First Wii U Experience Might Be Like? This Was Mine.

The Wii U console and its distinctive GamePad control device have been floating around convention floors and meeting rooms since its unveiling at last year's E3. But, for one reason or five others, I hadn't gotten my hands on one myself. At least not until yesterday, when Stephen Totilo and I wandered around… » 6/27/12 6:00pm 6/27/12 6:00pm

This Acid-Trip Game Looks Amazing, Even When I'm Playing It Wrong

I've never experimented acid or done any kind of psychedelics. People say it's great, except for all the flashbacks and stuff. From my never-tripped point-of-view, Dyad looks like it simulates an chemically altered mindstate pretty damn well. It's got a lot more going for it than just that, though. » 4/16/12 10:00pm 4/16/12 10:00pm

Square's Scarygirl is Anything But Scary, All Sorts of Fun

What if I told you Square Enix and Tik games were coming out with a game based on the celebrated and psychedelic characters of Nathan Jurevicious next week? What if I told you I've played it and it was a ton of fun? What if I told you it reminded me of one of my favorite PS1 platformers of all time? Would you be as… » 1/15/12 4:00pm 1/15/12 4:00pm