The announcement of the NBA 2K league was huge—17 NBA teams will be investing in esports teams which will be contracted to compete in a regular season running concurrent with the NBA season. It was enough to pique many people’s curiosity, including our own, but when we went looking for references to any existing 2K…
It’s become clear, a week after the launch of No Man’s Sky, that the much-hyped space game has not lived up to many players’ lofty expectations. But whose fault is that? Does it matter? And how could the backlash have been avoided?
Picture this. You spend years putting together a massive, ambitious RPG. After countless hours of hard work, you release your baby out into the public. Curious to see what people think, you start looking around the internet...only to see a small but vocal chunk of your fanbase wishing someone else had made your game.
Nothing beats the adrenaline high of watching a close call in a competitive match—and that’s especially true with Smash Bros., a chaotic game where unexpected things happen all the time.
R. Mika really knows how to get people pumped, let me tell you.
In the fall of 2006, the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine published dueling Spore previews in the span of four weeks. John Seabrook, writing in the New Yorker, said that the game was “anticipated with something like the interest with which writers in Paris in the early twenties awaited Joyce’s Ulysses.”…
Last weekend, things didn’t look so great for Smash Bros.’ top player, Gonzalo “Zer0” Barrios. For a moment, it seemed like reigning champ might actually lose a tournament.
Zombie-killing fans have been hearing a lot about the purportedly very large expansion pack for this year’s surprisingly excellent game Dying Light. But we haven’t actually seen that much of it yet. Developer Techland put out a 15 minute gameplay video for the DLC today, and it looks, well, game-changing.
I am so excited about Genei Ibun Roku, the upcoming Wii U JRPG that mashes together Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. Everything Nintendo has shown off for it so far has been EXCELLENT.
Ubisoft showed a very pretty-looking trailer for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yesterday at its E3 presentation, which is all well and good. But what about the actual gameplay? That looks nice, too!
For years now, scientists, journalists, and other truth-seekers have dedicated their waking hours to answering one single question: Is the video game No Man's Sky gonna be big? If so, how big will it be?
The Smash Bros. community has seen a lot of hype in the last year, culminating in a lot of excellent plays. Now that 2014 is over, let's look back at some of the best moments in competitive Smash Bros. plays.
Not gonna lie: watching this compilation video of amazing Captain Falcon plays made my pulse quicken. It's just so hype!
Last weekend, a Smash Bros. event called Shockwave 11 went down. And during a Grand Final match with two impressive players, we saw what is probably a master class in swagger.
Six years ago, a clip of a Smash Bros. match titled "WOMBO COMBO!!!!" was uploaded to YouTube. It showed three Fox characters and one Captain Falcon in Melee—nothing that sounds out of the ordinary. Except the clip has been watched over five million times.
A lot of the Smash Bros. roster might've leaked ahead of time, but that didn't stop anyone from getting hyped on the secret characters found last night via Japanese streams.
Truthfully, I'm not the biggest Metroid fan. Still, all the the hype around the possibility that maybe, just maaaaybe, Ridley will be included as a playable character in the upcoming Smash is starting to infect me, too.
Before we ever get to play most video games, we see ads for them. Usually they'll get us excited about the next chapter in a favorite franchise, or even a brand new one. But sometimes they take things too far. We've seen loads of ads that are meaningless or, worse, in bad taste. Ill-advised. Offensive, even.