Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

Despite practically being PC gaming, Steam is by no means perfect—as we've discussed on numerous occasions. But is the whole enterprise busted, not so much a sinking ship as it is a ship that's sinking a lot of great games? Popular YouTuber NerdCubed thinks so, and that's why he's abandoning Steam altogether. » 1/23/15 5:30pm Friday 5:30pm

Mario Kart Parody Of Cheesy Pop Song Is Better Than The Original

Mario Kart 8 is a game about perseverance in the face of adversity. No matter how many different colored shells, or banana peels, or scary-looking Luigis knock you down, you've just gotta get back on your kart and keep racing. In other words: it's the perfect source material for an inspirational pop song. » 12/29/14 11:00am 12/29/14 11:00am

Violent Shadow Of Mordor Montages Are Tragic, Pretty

Shadow of Mordor is the kind of game that really knows how to seduce players with its ultraviolence. But it's not just the game. People playing it have been using its nifty photo mode for increasingly elaborate purposes. The most creative I've seen is using the photo editor to create surprisingly moving short films. » 11/07/14 6:00pm 11/07/14 6:00pm

The Messy Story Behind YouTubers Taking Money For Game Coverage

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." » 10/08/14 8:23pm 10/08/14 8:23pm