Here’s something I wish more game designers understood: If you put an interaction in your game, I am going to interact with it. Anytime a game responds to its players, the rats—or at least this rat—are going to press the lever for more cocaine pellets. Jenova Chen, during a talk about the design of Journey a couple… »
Warner Bros. has been cagey about Batman: Arkham Knight’s long-promised PC patch, but a beta version accidentally went live for some folks today—and they’re reporting good news. »
A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be grueling and unrewarding. “I want to talk to you when you’re writing a story only for money,” he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment: reviewing Mad… »
There’s more to the LEGO Avengers video game than the two blockbuster movies. During a Comic-Con panel earlier today Stan “The Man” Lee took to the stage to introduce his two cameo characters as well as a few surprise guests.
Warner Bros. will be presenting a lot of movies in Hall H on Saturday morning at San Diego Comic-Con, but fans didn’t camp out 30 hours for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. They want to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and I’m live-blogging all the fantastic details and surprises. »
Retailers across the US, Europe and Australia are informing customers today that the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition has been cancelled. The game itself is due out next week, so this is pretty late notice! »
It’d take one hell of a video game to live up to the brilliant, relentless action of Mad Max: Fury Road. This does not appear to be that video game.
LEGO Jurassic World comes out on June 12, publisher Warner Bros. just announced. It’ll be right on time for the movie. New trailer above. »
Solid Snake isn't the only one getting release dates today, as Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios announced Mad Max will arrive on September 1 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions have apparently been cancelled. »
The latest attempt to re-release the beloved PC series No One Lives Forever is dead in the water. The saddest part? It could have been rescued, if not for the apathy of big corporations. »
If you feel like adding some estrogen to your orc-slaying experience, today is your lucky day—Warner Bros. just launched a free new DLC pack (for PS4/Xbox One/PC) that will let you replace boring ol' Talion with a lady whose full title must be spelled out every time she's mentioned: Lithariel, the Warrior Commander of… »
Ever since Shadow of Mordor came out, many gamers have taken to its unique brand of orc-killing with a gusto. There's just one problem: some of these orcs keep coming back from the dead. And while developer Monolith says this is partly an intentional feature, they haven't given me a straight answer for how it works. »
Before Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor's release, a curious thing happened: critics on YouTube (and some in the traditional press) tried to obtain early PC copies for review, but couldn't. And yet, YouTube entertainers were able to—if they agreed to terms like, "videos will promote positive sentiment about the game." »
Returning to Middle-earth is going to take a little longer for Xbox 360 and PS3 owners. It's just been announced that the release date for last-gen versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has shifted to November 18 (November 21 for Europe). PS4 and Xbox One versions will still be coming out on September 30 (October… »