How The Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Are Changing Multiplayer Games

What does being a next-gen game or hardware mean, exactly? While the answer is kind of murky—in some ways, the coming generation doesn't feel like a huge departure from our current generation of hardware —one of the places we can see concrete changes is when it comes to multiplayer games. » 10/21/13 6:00pm 10/21/13 6:00pm

Five Next-Gen Multiplayer Games You Should Keep An Eye On

While we're still a month away from shifting into new consoles, already we can tell a few key things about what next gen will be all about. There will, for example, be lots of pretty weather effects. We will probably shoot lots of people in the face. Oh, and we'll probably play a ton games with and against each other,… » 10/07/13 6:15pm 10/07/13 6:15pm

Pokemon Bank Is Exciting. Here's Why.

At first glance, having the ability to store Pokemon in the cloud doesn't seem like a big deal. It's just storage, you know? A place to put Pokemon in. Uh, okay. Neat for the collectors and obsessive Pokemon breeders, sure, but what does it mean for everyone else? » 9/09/13 6:00pm 9/09/13 6:00pm

Street Fighter Player Wins Great Match at EVO With Unpopular Character

In a sea of Akumas and fireballs during this year's EVO, any change-up in character selection was welcome. Even so, you don't expect one of the "worst" characters on the Street Fighter roster to suddenly make an appearance in a top 8 match. Thank god it did, because Infiltration pulling out Hakan to go up against PR… » 7/15/13 6:00pm 7/15/13 6:00pm

The Problem With Trash Talk

Regardless of what you think about Justin Carter's current situation in jail, and regardless of whether or not he was serious, one thing is clear: the comments he made on Facebook, where he said he would "shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts" are messed up. » 7/08/13 6:00pm 7/08/13 6:00pm

The Many Ways You Can Pay To Be “Good” At A Game

How badly do you want to win? Enough that you'd pay to strap on a gaming headset that shocks your brain? Maybe that sounds insane, but then again, many of the things people do to gain an edge in multiplayer games are ridiculous. » 7/01/13 6:00pm 7/01/13 6:00pm

Sorry, Team Deathmatch. You're Not As Good As Other Modes.

Slayer. Deathmatch. Arena. Free-for-all. The mode has many names, but your aim stays the same: kill everyone, as many times as possible. Maybe there's a time limit or a kill limit, but it usually comes down to some variation of "the person or team with the most kills wins." Simple, seductive...and kind of mindless. » 6/24/13 6:00pm 6/24/13 6:00pm

The One Thing Old Pokemon Games Do Better Than New Ones

After sitting through the Nintendo developer roundtable at E3, which featured Tsunekazu Ishihara and Junichi Masuda of The Pokemon Company and Game Freak respectively, it struck me: much has changed since the Pokemon: Red and Blue days. I'm not just talking about how there's a new fairy type now, either. » 6/17/13 6:00pm 6/17/13 6:00pm

Why People Rage Quit Games

Last night, after a grueling episode of Game of Thrones, a good number of people swore they would never watch the show again. Take a look at the retweets on this Twitter account, which chronicles the extreme reaction to the Rains of Castamere episode, to see what I mean. (Don't visit the link if you're trying to avoid… » 6/03/13 6:00pm 6/03/13 6:00pm