If you’ve still got your childhood Super Nintendo hooked up and on active duty you’ve probably discovered that while the console is going strong, its original controllers have long since died. But since it’s 2016 and we’ve made so much progress on cutting cords, isn’t it about time for your SNES to go wireless too?
In the bitter war between console and PC gamers, there is one statement neither side can find contentious. It doesn’t matter how much you adore your PS4 or your Xbox One or your Atari Jaguar, consoles suck when playing first person shooters. Man was not meant to frag one’s enemies using two joysticks and some trigger…
The moment Starbound really clicked for me I was tunneling into the center of a planet. I burst through yet another layer of stone, bone, and who knows what else, and I discovered the ruins of an abandoned civilization. It was made up of… tiny toy houses that seemed to have been terrorized by an apocalyptic robot not…
I’ve spent more than 100 hours in The Witcher 3 over the past year. It’s become the background of my gaming life, a boundless, monster-ridden home I can always return to. As the last Witcher (for now), The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is a grand goodbye, a final series of stories that sends Geralt off into the…
Valve recently overhauled Steam’s review system, putting a larger focus on recent perspectives. The move made sense. Games are no longer static works. They constantly evolve thanks to updates and programs like Early Access. The system is, by and large, very useful, providing percentages that give narrow and wide…
Valve recently updated Steam’s review system to focus more on the here and now. The review section gives more weight to recently published reviews, and there’s a new “recent” percentage score. On paper, it seems like a good idea, but it also brings with it new problems.
I used to be the slowest XCOM player on Earth. Then XCOM 2 happened.
Progress isn’t permanent.
Teens, alone on an island, unearthing malevolent spirits. Beers and bonfires on the beach, and a dramatic game of Truth or Dare. Ghostly voices over the radio, and an abandoned military base with a secret. These are the potent ingredients of Oxenfree, a sharp, spooky new adventure game that you should totally check…
Star Wars: Battlefront wants you to believe you’re in a Star Wars movie, but at heart it’s one of the video-game-iest video games I’ve played in ages. This is the source of both its greatest triumphs and its worst failures.
In the late 20th century, people hoped that the new millennium would usher in an age of promise: hoverboards, flying cars, personal robots, and the like. That future, the one that everyone predicted, never quite came to pass. Not in the way we thought it would, anyway.
People don’t just like Undertale; they love it. This game is personal for them. It’s personal for me, too.
This is something we’ve looked at in detail before, but an email flew into my inbox last week that was so hilarious I thought it was worth sharing.
Mario Maker feels like a game that should not exist.
“Why anyone would ever play this game is beyond me.” 542.9 hours played. You’ve probably seen a Steam review or two to that effect before. Steam Review Watch is an entire tumblr of them. Enjoy.
The year 2014 is nearly behind us, soon to be nothing more than a series of memories of the things we've eaten, places we've eaten and people we've watched eat. Join us as Snacktaku looks back at the year inside the world's stomachs.
As part of our recent shift in focus, I've been playing (and thus writing) about Civilization even more than usual. And for a while, it seemed every time I did, someone deep in the comments section would be whispering about another game I should try that, *gasp*, might be better than Civ. So I did. And whaddya know,…
Here's an entirely plausible scenario: you are a human who enjoys video games, owns a PC and likes Star Wars. You've heard forever that Tie Fighter is something you should play, but a combination of necessary fiddling and the fact you couldn't actually buy it anywhere mean that you've never tried it yourself.