The Next Homefront Game Is Set In A Future Philadelphia

Crytek has finally revealed what it's doing with Homefront, THQ's last stab at a big-budget shooter: it's turning it into a free-roaming guerilla warfare FPS. On first impressions, it's like Homefront meets Far Cry, set in a future Philadelphia dotted with encampments of Korean occupying forces to be photographed with… » 6/02/14 9:00am 6/02/14 9:00am

My First 40 Turns With Civilization: Beyond Earth

We've probably all theorized about fictional situations and how we'd deal with them. The zombie apocalypse, any end-of-the-world narrative, or maybe even less far-reaching scenarios like exploring and colonizing new planets in space. Well, just last week I got to put my hypothetical space adventure decisions to the… » 5/20/14 9:00am 5/20/14 9:00am

The 7th Guest Takes Another Stab At Crowdfunding A Sequel

Back in the early days of CD-ROM technology, there were two games everybody had to have — Myst and The 7th Guest. Myst's legacy lives on, but the horror puzzles of The 7th Guest and it's sequel, The 11th Hour, haven't gotten the same love. Perhaps The 7th Guest 3 can help, if its second crowdfunding campaign works out. » 5/07/14 5:04pm 5/07/14 5:04pm

The Making Of A Very Different Kind of War Video Game

"The pattern is always the same," video game designer Pawel Miechowski told me recently. "People struggle for food, soap and medicine. They trade liquor or any alcohol for bullets or any weapons. That's what happened in Sarajevo." That's what happens in cities wracked by war. That's what will happen in Pawel… » 4/08/14 10:00am 4/08/14 10:00am

The War Video Game That We Need May Finally Be On Its Way

Video games about war are always about the people with guns or tanks or planes. They're about the people who put on a uniform and fight or the people who order them to do so. They can be interesting, but they're usually a whitewash. At last, someone is making a game about war's victims: regular people just like you. » 3/12/14 4:00pm 3/12/14 4:00pm