Why There Are No Respawns In The Next Rainbow Six

It's always fun to see how trends wax and wane in video games. Almost every shooter that's come out in the past decade, for instance, has had to acknowledge the meteoric rise of Call of Duty and the fast-paced, twitchy sort of competitive gameplay it's popularized. Now, that influence seems to be slowly fading. » 10/14/14 3:45pm 10/14/14 3:45pm

Mario Kart 8's Online Multiplayer Is Getting Lonelier

"If you build it, they will come," the saying goes. It's never that simple when it comes to playing video games online. I love Mario Kart 8, and have been playing it consistently since it came out in May. But lately I've been running into a problem: other people aren't. Or it sure feels that way, at least. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm

And That’s Why You Don’t Taunt People In Mario Kart 8

Taunting in Mario Kart 8 is a fine art. Maybe because they can't trash talk each other online, seasoned players have resorted to waiting at the finish line to trip up incoming racers as the ultimate form of kart-based swagger. But this is hard to pull off. If you don't, you end up looking very silly. » 8/13/14 4:30pm 8/13/14 4:30pm