​The Best Video Game Music Of The Last Generation

There may be no one part of a game that connects to our memories as immediately or intensely as music. Of course we remember a game's music: Those were the melodies that accompanied us on adventures in other worlds, through trials and triumphs, through victory and defeat. A musical score exists outside of visuals and… » 11/12/13 7:00pm 11/12/13 7:00pm

One Map Ensured A "Battlefield Moment" Every Match

I've been playing the Battlefield series since the original game, Battlefield 1942. Any long-time Battlefield player will tell you what makes the series great are the random moments where something happens that you didn't know was possible. But in Battlefield 3, one map let you re-create that moment every match. » 11/08/13 6:00pm 11/08/13 6:00pm

The One Real "Next-Gen" Game Of The Last Generation

Every time a new hardware generation comes around, we hear the same old boasts. More polygons! More effects! Higher resolution! Well, you know what, I don't care about any of that. I want new hardware to improve the way I have to play games, or approach them, and no single game this generation did that more than Dead… » 11/07/13 11:30pm 11/07/13 11:30pm

Too ​Many Choices Of The Past Gaming Era Weren't Choices At All

Great characters are usually at their best when they're surprising us. A villain who is purely evil is never as interesting as a villain who sometimes expresses kindness. A killer with a code; a monster with a soft spot for kittens. Yet some video games this past generation just didn't seem to get that—they pushed us… » 11/04/13 5:57pm 11/04/13 5:57pm

Come On Guys. The DualShock 3 Sucked.

The original PlayStation controller debuted in 1994. The more familiar DualShock was released in 1997. The PlayStation 3 controller you're using today, well into the 21st century, is almost identical to that 1997 design. Let's think about that for a second. It's now 2013, and if you've got a PS3, you're still using a… » 10/29/13 11:00pm 10/29/13 11:00pm