Sexy Professor Layton Is Always Right, Never Wrong

When you get puzzles right in Level-5’s brain teaser series, you get a short animation of Professor Layton thinking as a little reward. But, if the game really wanted make you feel victorious, it’d give you these flashes of the Prof’s beefcake alter ego. You all remember him from this year’s PAX East, right? » 5/09/13 12:30pm 5/09/13 12:30pm

It's An RPG... And An RTS... And A Zombie Survival Game

This is State of Decay, a new Microsoft-published Xbox Live Arcade game that might be one of the most ambitious digital titles I've ever seen. It's an RPG, and also an RTS, and also a zombie survival game, and also a simulator, and if you're confused by all this, I know exactly how you feel. You can watch some video… » 3/25/13 7:30pm 3/25/13 7:30pm

Transistor Is The Sexiest Game I Played At PAX East

Transistor—Supergiant Games' latest project since their incredibly compelling Bastion—is a sexy game. Not because there's any actual sex (or at least none that I know of!). And not because of any of the other traditional definitions of the word. This isn't a typical kind of sexiness where short skirts and muscular men… » 3/25/13 1:30pm 3/25/13 1:30pm

Here, Have Some Rare Borderlands 2 Loot

There were plenty of delicious Borderlands announcements at PAX East today, but those who weren't present for the revelry may be feeling left out. Thus, a treat is in order! Gearbox was apparently handing out SHiFT codes, which give players access to special golden keys. Predictably, golden keys open golden loot… » 3/24/13 7:00pm 3/24/13 7:00pm

Halo 4 Will Soon Get Its Own 'Forge Island,' Plus Other Tweaks

343 Industries announced during a PAX East panel yesterday that Halo 4 will soon get its own version of Halo: Reach's Forge World map (pictured above), a feature that has been missed since 4 launched. Called "Forge Island" and releasing for free on April 11, the map will provide a series of open spaces in which Halo 4 » 3/24/13 4:00pm 3/24/13 4:00pm

Nintendo's Efforts To Explain The Wii U Just Took A Turn For The Absurd

It's no secret that Nintendo has had a major problem marketing the Wii U. Most non-gamers (and even some gamers) I speak with have no idea that it even exists. Even Jimmy Fallon couldn't quite figure it out—and he was supposed to be showing it off that night. » 3/24/13 3:00pm 3/24/13 3:00pm