Battlefield Players Keep Finding Weird Mysteries, Including A Yeti

Forget shooting. One of the most interesting aspects of Battlefield—aside from the incredible large scale moments you can experience while playing—are all the curious easter eggs and alternate reality games that players keep finding. » 3/27/14 4:30pm 3/27/14 4:30pm

After the Sandy Hook school massacre last year, Antwand Pearman of GamerFitNation organized a "cease fire" day during which gamers avoided first-person shooters and other violent games. Today is the second Cease-Fire, a statement against gun violence and supporting victims of it. The Cease-Fire lasts to midnight. » 12/21/13 6:30pm 12/21/13 6:30pm

The Weight of a Gun

I’ve been playing games with guns in them for most of my life, and I think it's safe to say that's true for most of us. The first one I ever played with a gun in it was Doom. Now, let’s be honest here, there is more than just a gun in that game; it's, being one of the earliest shooters, the whole game really. » 8/02/13 10:42am 8/02/13 10:42am

Japanese Video Games Where You Can Play As A Badass American

The influence of American action movies in Japan has been huge. Shortly after the success of all the 1980s Hollywood action flicks with dudes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Chuck Norris, Japanese gaming created an entire library of different action titles with one common feature: Kill everything on the screen. Oh,… » 3/27/13 8:08am 3/27/13 8:08am

Come At Me, Bro: Why Taunts Are Just So Damn Great

A player's mettle isn't tested solely by his or her ability to press buttons in the right way, at the right time. When playing against another person, skill is only part of the performance—nevermind when playing with an audience present. » 1/28/13 6:00pm 1/28/13 6:00pm

Think, for instance, of the taunts in which can one-hit-KO an enemy …

Five Things Online Shooters Should Do Less

Last time, I told you about my (possibly crackpot) ideas on how to improve online shooters by listing what they should do more of. We're talking things like, letting me play dress up and giving me an 'everything unlocked' mode. Now I'm here to tell you my (possibly crazy) list of what I think shooters should do less.… » 1/15/13 1:30pm 1/15/13 1:30pm

Six Things More Online Shooters Should Do

I play lots of online shooters—from esoteric indie ones like Waiting For Horus to popular ones like like Call of Duty. This means I have (possibly crackpot) ideas on how online shooters could improve. While it's important that different franchises retain what makes them special, there are some things that I think… » 1/10/13 9:00am 1/10/13 9:00am

Do Modern Shooters Take Themselves Too Seriously?

Despite my aversion to shooters—god, there's too many of them—Overstrike, with its playful, comical tone and its cartoon aesthetic caught my eye. The approach felt like something fresh. But we don't have Overstrike anymore, no, instead we have Fuse. Compare the two trailers for the games and you see see a world of a… » 9/14/12 2:00pm 9/14/12 2:00pm

This Graphic Novel Shows The Horrific Costs of Modern Warfare

Shooters » 5/15/12 3:30pm 5/15/12 3:30pm protagonist Terry Glass isn't that different from the kind of character you'd play in a , or game. He's a fictional American soldier fighting in the geopolitical hotspots where America's armed forces face off against disparate, tough-to-pin-down threats. Young, handsome and affable, Glass fights for all the…

These are the Big Shooters of E3 2011, We Think

Prediction! There will be a lot of shooters (first-person and third-person) at E3 next week. » 5/31/11 4:00pm 5/31/11 4:00pm

There will surely be some surprise shooters that will pop out of cover at E3. Expect them. Look out for them. And get ready for these, too.

Five New Mass Effect 3 Details You Might Want to Hear

Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson spoke with UK magazine Xbox World, divulging some mid-production intel about Shepard and company. The info is scattershot; little pieces of unconnected details about many different aspects of the game. Still, they help to create a larger picture of BioWare's vision for the… » 5/11/11 6:40pm 5/11/11 6:40pm