Elder Scrolls Online Impressions from an MMO Hater/Skyrim Player

I finally got the opportunity to participate in the Elder Scrolls Online Beta. If you've spoken with me on TAY, you'll know that the only MMO I've spent time in is the recent Defiance, which is a wholely different beast, and honestly plays like a quest-driven singleplayer with the lack of players on the servers. This… » 3/06/14 10:01am 3/06/14 10:01am

Dragonfall Is The Shadowrun I Know And Love

Meet Blitz, Glory, Dietrich and Eiger. They're my crew. There are no other runners I'd rather have at my back as I make my way through the stable anarchy of 2054 Berlin. So what if they're not real? In Shadowrun Returns' upcoming Dragonfall expansion, they're better than life. » 2/18/14 10:00pm 2/18/14 10:00pm

The Order: 1886 Is 30 Frames Per Second And Darn Proud Of It

The Order: 1886 does what it wants. Zeppelins, elevated trains and automatic rifles? It might not fit the history it's based on, but hey, why not? Toss them in. Developers Ready at Dawn are telling a story about men and women fighting half-bred monster people that never existed in their own vision of 19th century… » 2/18/14 8:56am 2/18/14 8:56am

The Next Infamous Wants To See Just How Evil You'll Get

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inFamous: Second Son on the Playstation 4 is not quite the same animal as what we're used to on the PS3. Cole's glower has been swapped out for Delsin's laid-back wisecracks. Second Son's Seattle is more high-definition-er than was possible on the PS3, and appealing neon lights fly around the screen instead of the… » 2/12/14 10:00am 2/12/14 10:00am

The Logitech PowerShell Sure Beats Crappy iPhone Touch Controls

Fingers in the way. Missed or misunderstood inputs. Imprecise control. The problems with trying to play games on an iPhone are well-documented. But the iOS 7 era has ushered in controllers. Glorious plastic housings that will make oily, greasy screens of frustrations a thing of the past. I touched one of them this… » 11/20/13 4:00am 11/20/13 4:00am

The PS4 Makes Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K Better, But Not Essential

Heading into this console transition my opinion was that, of all the genres that could possibly sell a new Xbox or PlayStation, sports would come in last. Despite the richer visuals and refined experiences I've seen so far, that opinion still stands. » 11/17/13 5:00pm 11/17/13 5:00pm

BioShock Infinite's New Expansion Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

What to make of Burial at Sea? Planned as a two-part episodic expansion for BioShock Infinite, it takes us back to where the series began: The majestic underwater city of Rapture. One part BioShock nostalgia trip and one part extraneous BioShock Infinite epilogue, Burial at Sea's first episode falls unfortunately short … » 11/11/13 8:00am 11/11/13 8:00am

Becoming a Demigod: Tencent's Asura Online Ascends Chinese MMOs

Journey to the West is a classic Chinese tale that has been retold millions of times. It's been referenced by a variety of media, from the movie the Forbidden Kingdom to even Dragon Ball. But despite all the awesome adaptations of the main subject, Tencent's Asura Online might just be the coolest one yet. » 11/04/13 6:30am 11/04/13 6:30am

GTA Online, Log #3: In Search of a Big Score

Getting into the game? Finally, no longer a problem. Hooking up with friends for jobs and random open-world hijinks? Happening on a regular basis. But, now that the yearning for GTA Online to fulfill a basic set of expectations has been met, I find myself craving something else. Something bigger, made up of… » 10/18/13 4:30pm 10/18/13 4:30pm