How Big Is No Man's Sky?

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? » 3/04/15 3:45pm 3/04/15 3:45pm

The Top 50 Smash Bros. Plays of Last Year

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. » 1/23/15 8:10pm 1/23/15 8:10pm

TAY's Most-Hyped Games of 2015

2014: A wonderful year full of fantastic titles. Everyone on TAY has been singing praises of their best of the year, and after so many great Best Of lists, so I didn't feel like I had much more to say regarding that. Instead I invite you to take a look forward to what will be another great year in gaming. With so many… » 12/30/14 4:00am 12/30/14 4:00am

Ten of Captain Falcon's Best Moments In Melee Tournaments

Not gonna lie: watching this compilation video of amazing Captain Falcon plays made my pulse quicken. It's just so hype! » 12/29/14 3:00pm 12/29/14 3:00pm

The Cockiest Way To End A Smash Bros. Match

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. » 12/23/14 3:04pm 12/23/14 3:04pm

Smash Bros.' Most Famous Moment, Explained

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. » 12/08/14 1:00pm 12/08/14 1:00pm

The Internet Reacts To Secret Super Smash Bros. Characters

Hopeful Smash Bros. Fans See Ridley Everywhere They Turn

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. » 9/09/14 3:30pm 9/09/14 3:30pm

The Worst In Video Game Marketing

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. » 8/08/14 4:00pm 8/08/14 4:00pm

Death of PC Gaming Scheduled to be Disproven on August 26

We've heard it said time and time again, PC gaming is not dead, but sometime just saying something isn't enough. This Friday, PC peripheral maker Razer plans to prove it. » 8/22/11 3:30pm 8/22/11 3:30pm

So, Just What Is "Hype"?

The word "hype", in this business at least, in most cases refers to the buzz surrounding an upcoming video game. For fighting game fans, though, it has a very different and not-so-specific meaning. » 8/04/11 5:30am 8/04/11 5:30am

NBA 2K11 Records A Dominating Performance — On Twitter

Few video games reach trending topic status on Twitter. It's the sort of thing normally accorded to disasters, celebrities, and global news. NBA 2K11 has been a trending topic every day since Monday, for 57 hours straight at one point. » 10/08/10 7:20pm 10/08/10 7:20pm

Eidos: Batman Is "As Close To Perfect As We've Ever Come"

Eidos kicks the hype engine for Batman: Arkham Asylum into overdrive, preparing a massive marketing campaign for what they are predicting will be one of the stand-out titles of the year. » 4/09/09 11:40am 4/09/09 11:40am

Hype Cycles and Dysfunction: Game Journalism

Leigh Alexander has a nice piece up on what she calls the "dysfunctional family circle of game industry, game media, and game consumer," focusing on the whys and wherefores of the 'hype cycle,' hot (sometimes misleading) headlines, and a culture of jaded consumption. There's been a lot of talk of the problems of game… » 10/26/08 1:30pm 10/26/08 1:30pm

"More" Dragon Age Revealed This Wednesday

You have plenty of time between now and the proposed release date of BioWare's role-playing game Dragon Age to stoke your enthusiasm. What might help are promised new details on the PC-bound RPG, which the official Dragon Age site says is due on July 9. That's just a mere two days from now. Normally, we'd expect to… » 7/07/08 6:40pm 7/07/08 6:40pm

Chrono Trigger Site Debuts in Japan

Hi everybody. Lots of you tipped us off to the countdown at Chrono Trigger's Japanese website. Technical difficulties over here, compounded by the short weekend, meant I couldn't get advance word out to you in time. But there's the screenshot above, with two seconds left, to prove I was watching!!! » 7/06/08 11:45am 7/06/08 11:45am

Blizzard Splashwatch: Final

What the hell, Blizzard? All of that teasing, all of those runes, and here it is, the Diablo III splash page. No fancy transition from the ice to this, just wham, bam, thank you fans. Oh well. At least we can still have fun figuring out what the penguin and Lost numbers signify. » 6/28/08 6:30am 6/28/08 6:30am

Fable 2 "Big-Ish"-Ton Next Week

If you're hankering for a hunk of Fable 2 news, you will want to carve out some internet time for yourself next week, as the official Lionhead Studios blog teases some big-like news. "A lot is happening" writes the official Lionhead dev blog, "if you are anxious to find out something new about Fable 2, I suggest you… » 5/07/08 5:20pm 5/07/08 5:20pm