Guy Beats Fallout: New Vegas Without Ever Healing

After spending more than a thousand hours playing Fallout: New Vegas, a YouTuber called Many A True Nerd decided to do one more run of the game. But it wouldn't be any old type of playthrough. This run would be a challenge, even for a Fallout master that knows the game like the back of his hand. » 2/25/15 2:30pm 2/25/15 2:30pm

Far Cry 4 got its first bit of DLC today, "Escape from Durgesh Prison." It's a timed challenge mode that can be played alone or in co-op (the best way to play Far Cry 4, if you ask me). It also features permadeath, which sounds intriguing. The DLC is available for $10, or as part of the season pass, which is $30. » 1/13/15 10:40am 1/13/15 10:40am

A List Of Characters I Accidentally Killed In Fire Emblem: Awakening

Last week, as you might recall, I promised to play Fire Emblem: Awakening with permadeath on. I also promised to continue battling no matter what happened: in other words, if any of my party members died in combat, they'd be dead for good. » 2/08/13 3:00pm 2/08/13 3:00pm

The Problem With Permanent Death

"Here in video games," game designer Matt Burns tweeted last week, "we invented a new word, 'permadeath,' to describe what in real life is called 'death.'" » 2/01/13 3:00pm 2/01/13 3:00pm

The World of Darkness MMO Flirts With Permanent Death

In the World of Darkness series of pen-and-paper role-playing games, when your character dies there's no coming back. According to a panel run by the developers at last weekend's Grand Masquerade, permadeath will carry over to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game as well. » 9/20/11 5:40pm 9/20/11 5:40pm