Which is Worse: A Game of Thrones Spoiler, or Detention?

A French mathematics teacher is said to have devised a powerful technique for keeping classroom chatter to a minimum: Whenever his class gets too noisy, he simply writes a spoiler from Game of Thrones on the board. As in: "Oh, you haven't finished reading A Storm of Swords? LET ME TELL YOU EVERYONE WHO DIES." » 3/23/14 4:03pm 3/23/14 4:03pm

​How Left Behind Gives New Insight Into The Last of Us' Ending

In the end, both The Last of Us and its (fantastic) new downloadable expansion Left Behind had a lot to say about life, loss, and why we fight to survive. But they said those things in slightly different ways. » 2/21/14 2:00pm 2/21/14 2:00pm

Video Gaming's Latest Breakthrough Moment

There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It's something I can't not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow. » 2/17/14 5:30pm 2/17/14 5:30pm

The Next Super Smash Bros. Won't Have a Story Mode or Cutscenes

Hey, remember Super Smash Bros. Brawl? Remember the Subspace Emissary adventure mode? Did you see the CG cutscenes? Well, thanks to spoilers, you won't have any of those in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. » 7/25/13 8:00am 7/25/13 8:00am

The Last Of Us' Climactic Moments Could Have Been Very Different

Any story, no matter how assured the final product, goes through revisions. And The Last of Us is no different. The game's closing hours may be among gaming's most confident, but as I learned speaking to its creators, it all could have come together quite differently. » 6/27/13 5:00pm 6/27/13 5:00pm

The Last of Us Ended Perfectly, And It Doesn't Need A Sequel

As the old saying goes, "Video games beget more video games." Successful video games beget sequels. And The Last of Us seems by any available measure to be a successful video game. That being said, I hope it doesn't get a sequel. » 6/21/13 5:00pm 6/21/13 5:00pm

Don't Freak Out About That The Last of Us "Spoiler" You Saw Just Yet

Last week, I was chatting with my boss Stephen about The Last of Us. We were both playing through the game, and he was acting as a sounding board as I worked on my review. Suddenly, I got a worrying text from him: "A reader just let me know some asshole is in our comments spoiling the end of the game." » 6/07/13 4:00pm 6/07/13 4:00pm

So, Yeah, Superman Is an Incredible Jerk in The Injustice Comics

A couple of weeks ago, you might've seen Superman kill the Joker in cold blood in the prequel comics that build the backstory for upcoming fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. You could argue that Batman's archenemy had it coming since he's a psychopathic mass murderer. But as the series has continued, The Man of… » 3/14/13 5:00pm 3/14/13 5:00pm