You Just Can't Trust Puzzle Games Anymore

I saw two inventive, perception-centric games at PAX last week that got me thinking about how much we take for granted when playing games in a first-person perspective. In one of them, you're playing as someone who think he's a god. In the other, you're getting yelled at by one. Both of them challenge you to believe… » 9/03/14 6:30pm 9/03/14 6:30pm

A Video Game About How People Actually Talk to Each Other

Imagine being lonely. Not 'no dates for a year' kind of lonely. No, we're talking no physical human contact for days on end, with only a voice on the phone for company. Then, things start to get tense. Trust erodes. What would that do you? Firewatch aims to find out. » 9/02/14 2:39pm 9/02/14 2:39pm

Disney Infinity 2.0 Gets Combat Support From Ninja Theory

Taking a break from making action adventure games featuring stunning characters with large, waatery eyes, Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory's been helping polish combat systems for the Marvel-powered Disney Infinity 2.0. » 8/31/14 3:00pm 8/31/14 3:00pm

I Could Watch Civilization: Beyond Earth All Day Long

Debuting during the Firaxis Megapanel at PAX Prime this weekend, the "Master Control" gameplay trailer for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth teaches us about the Purity Affinity, Virtues, the Orbital Layer and how October 24 can't come soon enough. » 8/30/14 4:00pm 8/30/14 4:00pm

The Coolest Cosplay at PAX Prime, Day 1

The PAX that begat all other PAXes has come back around, bringing thousands of fans of all stripes to Seattle to nerd out together. Is there cosplay? Of course. Take a look at some of the best geek culture get-ups right here. » 8/30/14 1:00pm 8/30/14 1:00pm

So This Dickwolves Thing Won't Go Away

Even after issuing an apology, in which he spoke of his "regret", the controversy over Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik's comments at this year's PAX continue to have repercussions. » 9/18/13 12:00am 9/18/13 12:00am

Only The Manliest Space Marines Like Hello Kitty

While we brought you some of the awesome cosplay we spotted this weekend during PAX, truthfully, there were too many awesome costumes at the show you be able to show them all to you in one go. Thankfully, sneakyzebra here shows us some of the more impressive cosplay at the show—a few we've posted before, but not most… » 9/05/13 10:00pm 9/05/13 10:00pm

Four Video Game Previews You Shouldn't Miss

The new Dragon Age game, that looks extraordinary so far; Keiji Inafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man; five minutes of Pokémon X/Y gameplay, straight from PAX Prime; and Galak-Z: The Dimensional, an over-the-top space shooter. Cycle through our latest on these four new titles. » 9/02/13 10:40am 9/02/13 10:40am

All These People Are Waiting to Play the Remastered Wind Waker at PAX

Remember when Nintendo unveiled The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker back in the day, and everyone lost their minds because of its cel-shaded graphics? And there was basically a storm of hatred until the game was released, at which point everyone played it and realized it was incredible? » 9/01/13 5:15pm 9/01/13 5:15pm

Double Fine is Making Free DLC for the PS4 Pack-In The Playroom

The developer behind Broken Age, Massive Chalice, The Cave, Brutal Legend, and of course Double Fine Happy Action Theater is developing content for the PlayStation 4 tech demo known as The Playroom. » 9/01/13 1:00pm 9/01/13 1:00pm

Xbox One TV Features Might Not Require Gold Subscription After All

It's no secret that Microsoft's messaging surrounding the Xbox One has been convoluted, and it seems even the company's own representatives don't quite have a grasp on all the console's features and policies. » 8/31/13 6:30pm 8/31/13 6:30pm

Tim Schafer Just Showed Off These Psychonauts Figurines in a Vine

If you're at PAX and you're a fan of Tim Schafer's funny platforming classic Psychonauts, you're going to want to stop by the Double Fine booth and pick up a few of these figurines. » 8/31/13 4:30pm 8/31/13 4:30pm

The Best Halo 4 Players in the World Are Competing This Weekend at PAX

The battle for supremacy in Halo 4 that kicked off at the Rooster Teeth Expo earlier this month and continued at Gamescom will conclude at PAX Prime this weekend. The Halo 4 Global Championship Finals began yesterday at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and they continue today. Tomorrow's finale will be live streamed from 4… » 8/31/13 2:00pm 8/31/13 2:00pm

Joel And Ellie Originally Had A Puppy Companion In The Last Of Us

Like any game, The Last of Us went through a lot of changes during its development. Unlike with most games, though, fans got a taste of those changes during a PAX Prime panel yesterday called "Pitching The Last of Us." Be warned: there are spoilers below. » 8/31/13 11:30am 8/31/13 11:30am