I Played 45 Minutes Of Destiny, And It Was Kind Of Boring

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. » 4/28/14 1:00pm 4/28/14 1:00pm

​The Xbox One Launch, Minus The Hype

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,… » 11/06/13 11:59am 11/06/13 11:59am

The Best Gamers on the Planet Are Trying to Kill Batman

The writer who teams up two of the world's most popular superheroes every month says that Superman probably plays a lot of iPhone games. Batman? Civilization all the way, with old school board games in the mix, too. But a next-next-next-generation console being used by a supervillain might prove to be more than either… » 11/05/13 4:00pm 11/05/13 4:00pm

We Tried The Dark Souls 2 Beta. Brutal, But Fun.

I'm going to drop some big news here, are you ready? Dark Souls 2 is really difficult. There, I said it. Of course it's also fun, if you're into the particular brand of masochistic fun that From Software provides. I spent two hours playing the beta and trying to get a handle on the changes, so let's see what I learned. » 10/14/13 3:15pm 10/14/13 3:15pm

Peggle 2 Might Be the Reason Your Grandma Would Want an Xbox One

I had a bit of cognitive whiplash when I saw Peggle 2 this afternoon. Its predecessor is a game that’s everywhere. Your mom or even grandmother probably plays it, or something heavily inspired by it. The browser version of the first Peggle is what helped its viral spread but there I was playing it on an Xbox One… » 10/09/13 5:30pm 10/09/13 5:30pm

Assassin's Creed IV Looks Good So Far. But Can It Save The Series?

In 22 days' time, we'll know what's really up with the next Assassin's Creed. We'll know if all of those trailers and videos Ubisoft has been pumping out for AC IV: Black Flag—13 of them!—have been the oozing confidence of a team that knows they've made a great game or have been the sprayed misdirection of a marketing… » 10/07/13 10:40am 10/07/13 10:40am

Finally, A Super Mario Game We Can All Be Excited About

It's been a while since a new Super Mario Bros. game looked amazing. Agree? We all respect the New Super Mario Bros. games, right? They're classic... like Nintendo just baked a great new loaf of bread. Refined... like Nintendo just wrote a new sonnet. But exciting? Not really. That's where November's new Mario comes… » 10/03/13 2:00pm 10/03/13 2:00pm