Most of the planes of existence in Magic’s lore are based on the use of magic—it’s a card game about players flinging spells at each other, after all. But the plane of Kaladesh is different, because what would be accomplished by magic elsewhere is done with technology. Now io9 has got a sneak peek at some of the cards…
What if, at the height of the Cold War, Russia revealed that it had the ultimate weapon in its conflict against the Western world: Superpowered teenagers? That’s the premise of Black Mask Studio’s new comic The Skeptics—but as we’ve learned from writer Tini Howard, there’s a lot more going on that just Russian…
It’s extremely rare for me to get pulled all the way into a new fictional reality from the very first page of a comic. With only a map and four captions of expository text, the first page of Kingsway West #1 got me hungry to know more about the world of a Chinese cowboy in an Old West radically changed by magic gold.
A few days ago a bunch of members of the gaming press went and played Ubisoft’s upcoming tactical shooter/RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division. Let’s see what they thought of it.
The most interesting unreleased video game I’ve played this year is an adventure called Twelve Minutes. It involves living and dying in the course of 12 minutes, all of them spent in a three-room apartment. Then your character wakes up back in time with a memory of what happened and tries to survive those 12 minutes.
As a critic, I endeavour to approach each game I play with an open mind. It’s almost impossible, however, not to have some preconceptions when a game arrives for review. Knowledge of the developer, familiarity with the circumstances of its development and experience within its chosen genre are just three of the…
On the last day of E3, I checked out the newly announced Hitman game, which is simply called Hitman. I also spoke with IO Interactive creative director Christian Elverdam, and he had some heartening things to say.
The weirdest Zelda game, 2000's Nintendo 64 great The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, is finally coming to the 3DS on February 13th. Yesterday, I had a chance to play the game for a little bit during a Nintendo event in San Francisco, and I got to see some of the changes featured in the remake.
My favourite part of the single player stuff in the preview build I recently played of next year’s Battlefield Hardline’s was being a policeman. My least favourite, the Battlefield bit.
Back in the 1980's and early 1990's, before internet streaming and before anime, Chinese youth had a different form of animated hero; they had The Black Cat Detective. And now, he will be reborn in a new mobile game.
I went into Ori and the Blind Forest... well, blind. I had seen a trailer for it back at E3, but other than that I hadn’t bothered with any information. Nothing against it, I just hadn’t bothered.
Here we go again. Another Assassin's Creed that I'm excited about. Why this one? Well, oddly enough, because the game seems like a successor to the under-appreciated Assassin's Creed Revelations.
Sniper Elite v2 was disappointingly linear, but it looks like the next installment is shaping up to be much better. Oh, and yes, there are plenty more heads exploding in slow motion.
Earlier this month, I got a chance to fly up to Washington and try Bungie's upcoming sci-fi shooter, Destiny. Walking through the Bellevue office for the first time, I'm struck by all the accolades lining the walls near the reception area. Here, a giant, life-sized statue of Master Chief stands tall, casting a shadow.
If you've ever just looked up at the sky while playing a Borderlands game you might've noticed the big H-shaped, Hyperion-owned moonbase suspended ominously in space above the planet Pandora. Well, in the next big Borderlands game, coming out this fall, you'll be going to that moon.
The creators of Magicka have never made a console game before, but their first—Helldivers—is one hell of a doozy. The chaotic co-op charm of Magicka never quite felt right on a gamepad, but with Helldivers, Arrowhead Game Studios hits that mark hard.
The internet is abuzz with Titanfall today as the embargo lifts on preview events, flooding the infoverse with fresh takes on Respawn's upcoming Xbox and PC mech shooter. We couldn't make the event, so instead we've rounded-up the best new looks our colleagues in the gaming press have to offer.
In a lot of mainstream multiplayer video games, we dress up as a soldier and take on opposing teams of other, similar soldiers. What if there were a game about a team of soldiers taking on one GIANT opponent? Maybe a massive beast that breathes fire? That'd be cool.
Microsoft has had a noisy year. The response to the Xbox One's unpopular always-online DRM was deafening. The response to the eventual reversal of those policies was even louder. In the midst of all the noise, beyond the cancelled policies and muddled messaging, lies a video game console. What's that thing all about,…