SOMA is a standout game, and one of the many ways it distinguishes itself is through its restrained use of achievements. There are 10 on Steam (or 10 trophies on PlayStation), and each is nothing more than a progress marker. They come infrequently and unexpectedly. I wasn’t sure when one would pop up or why. They… »
If your PlayStation 4 looks a little different today, that’s because your machine probably updated overnight with firmware 3.00. While it’s a system update less sweeping than its version number implies, and the launch hasn’t been without hiccups and oversights, it comes with some pretty nifty new features. »
Sony’s announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for October and it’s headlined by Broken Age (PS4/Vita) and Super Meat Boy (PS4/Vita). The other games include Unmechanical Extended (PS4/PS3), Kickbeat (Vita/PS3), Kung Fu Rabbit (Vita/PS3), Chariot (PS3). Never played Super Meat Boy before? I’m so jealous! »
If you have ever thought to yourself, “Boy, the PS4 is great, I just wish it had stickers,” then oh man do I have good news for you. »
As I write this, Venom Snake is waiting in a Porta Potty north of Kabul during a sandstorm. I feel a little bad about it, to be honest.
When Graham Reznick and Larry Fessenden landed the gig to write Until Dawn in 2011, it seemed easy enough: write some dialogue! Known for working on horror films like House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, the writers had taken on a bigger task than they thought—they were signing on to write two games in four years. »
When the credits rolled on SOMA, my head fell into my hands. I felt relief that the harrowing journey was over, and was reeling at what my character had sacrificed along the way. SOMA is not just a horror game, it’s a nightmarish commentary on the possible future of humanity. »
You’re heading to the store to get a PS4 right now, and need to know which games to get. (Keep your eyes on the road, please!) Or you’re home, all set up, realizing you want more stuff to play. Or maybe you’re suiting up for a battle in the console war, applying your facepaint and trying to remember which games will… »
Ten years ago, I wrote one of the most wrongheaded articles of my career. In a review of 2005’s Blitz: The League for Slate, I predicted that Madden NFL’s then-new monopoly on the National Football League’s license for video game football would restore variety to the virtual gridiron. Surely the single-minded pursuit… »
Until Dawn has been in development for a very long time. It was originally announced as a PS Move game for the PS3 back in 2012. I’ve been going through the old footage, which looks weird (and in one case, kinda creepy!) now.
Sony briefly showed off the Bloodborne expansion coming in November today, and while the trailer was short, it was soooo full of stuff. Let’s take a closer look. »
Do you like Danganronpa? Oh, lovely. Would you like more Danganronpa? Good news, because that’s exactly what you are getting.
Following up Kingdom Hearts HD collections Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, comes Kingdom Hearts HD II.8. »
Apparently! Announced in 2005, Ni-Oh is apparently coming out next year. That’s eleven years after it was originally announced. »
If you were wondering when a new King of Fighters title was coming, wonder no more. KOFXIV is coming to the PS4. »
They’re making Yakuza 6! Of course, they are! And the latest numbered entry in the Yakuza series is PS4 only. »
It is one of the oft-old tales in the three-decade (!) history of Madden NFL: When Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts, approached John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, about collaborating on a new version of video game football, Madden stipulated that any game with his name on it would include… »