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New King's Quest Is Love Child of Dragon's Lair and The Princess Bride

I took our 5-year-old daughter to see Pixar’s Inside Out a week ago. I wish we had been able to play the new King’s Quest together instead. Like Inside Out, the new King’s Quest is close to a perfect piece of family entertainment. Unlike Inside Out, it would be far less likely to turn a thoughtful, introspective child… » 7/28/15 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm

God of War III Reveals Kratos For What He Is

Midway through God of War III, the buff and surly protagonist Kratos is scaling along the outside face of a building when he happens upon a man. He’s perched precariously next to a window, crying out for help. Saying nothing more than a grunt, Kratos bashes his head against the wall and pitches him off the ledge. » 7/14/15 12:30pm 7/14/15 12:30pm

7 Games We Saw in Action That Never Came Out

It’s frankly ridiculous how close some games are to finished when they are cancelled - or, conversely, how vaporous they can be when they’re first shown. At trade shows, you see maybe 50 games in the space of 4 or 5 days, and a small proportion of them fade into the background and are never heard from again. Sometimes… » 4/29/15 10:30am 4/29/15 10:30am

I Like That Dragon Age: Inquisition Doesn't Respect My Time

Dragon Age: Inquisition is enormous. In addition to a great main story, it has a lot of filler-y side quests that slurp up time like it's drowning in delicious alfredo sauce. Patricia's not super into them, and Patrick went so far as to say the game disrespected his time. Me, though? I love the side quests. » 1/07/15 5:40pm 1/07/15 5:40pm

Far Cry 4's Knife Kills Defy The Laws Of Gravity

You can do a lot of things in Far Cry 4. Kick a rhino? Sure. Stampede over your foes on the back of a wild elephant? Totally. Fly like an eagle? Well, yes actually. Kinda. But there are limits. Here's a video of people testing them to see just how far they can go. (Spoiler: knife kill from the top of the sky). » 12/12/14 6:30pm 12/12/14 6:30pm

The New Borderlands Is Loaded With Secrets And References [UPDATED]

Continuing in the Borderlands series' grand tradition of making sly winks at everything from Minecraft to Game of Thrones to a whole lot of Internet memes, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is littered with secrets and references—some especially elaborate. Here are all the ones we know of so far. » 10/24/14 4:30pm 10/24/14 4:30pm