Strange 'STALKER' Developers Re-Emerge To Ask For More Money

Remember Areal, that suspicious Kickstarter project made by a studio claiming to be in an "information war" with Russia after receiving a signed letter from Vladimir Putin? It disappeared after its Kickstarter campaign was suspended. Areal is still gone, but its creator is back with something even more strange. » 12/12/14 5:30pm 12/12/14 5:30pm

Even After Several Patches, Far Cry 4 Still Has Some Issues

Many gamers have been having a great time destroying animals and evil despots ever since Far Cry 4 came out last month. For others, it's a different story. Despite receiving several patches designed to address its performance issues, these players are still struggling to get the game up and running properly. » 12/12/14 12:20pm 12/12/14 12:20pm

PSA: Here's What Your PC Will Actually Need to Run Dying Light

Yesterday, posts started popping up on places like the ever-popular gaming forum NeoGAF that claimed to have the official PC specs for the upcoming zombie game Dying Light. These were noteworthy because they made the game's system requirements sound insane. We can all calm down, though, because they weren't accurate. » 12/05/14 11:00am 12/05/14 11:00am

Who Wears Short Shorts? Team Fortress 2's Heavy, That's Who.

It used to be that only female video game characters could rock booty shorts. But it's 2014, and people are taking more pride in the male butts of gaming than ever before. Even the longstanding shooter Team Fortress 2 is getting in on the action with some brand-spanking new wardrobe options inspired by Lara Croft. » 12/04/14 3:30pm 12/04/14 3:30pm

I Wish Sunset Overdrive's New Weapons Were Part of the Original Game

Sunset Overdrive, the Xbox One's whacky new open-world shooter, got its first batch of downloadable content this week. The most important part of the DLC is a weapon pack that adds four new guns to the game. They're all really good—so good that I wish they'd been in the original game. » 11/26/14 11:45am 11/26/14 11:45am

I'm Excited People Are Making Silly Shooters Again

I had a lot of problems with Sunset Overdrive when I first started playing it. As I wrote in my review, the game's humor really rubbed me the wrong way. But I haven't really been able to put it down in spite of that. It's a real challenge trying to stay mad at something so unabashedly joyful and cartoony. » 11/03/14 4:10pm 11/03/14 4:10pm

Sunset Overdrive, Without All The Cursing

I'm not usually the sort of gamer who's uncomfortable with excessive profanity or gore, but I found Sunset Overdrive's tone grating enough at points that I decided to give its swear filter a shot last night. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it actually makes the game a lot more charming in its own small way. » 10/29/14 6:15pm 10/29/14 6:15pm

Why There Are No Respawns In The Next Rainbow Six

It's always fun to see how trends wax and wane in video games. Almost every shooter that's come out in the past decade, for instance, has had to acknowledge the meteoric rise of Call of Duty and the fast-paced, twitchy sort of competitive gameplay it's popularized. Now, that influence seems to be slowly fading. » 10/14/14 3:45pm 10/14/14 3:45pm