If you are so into the Arkham games that you are going to be wounded by learning anything at all about Batman: Arkham Knight—what characters may or may not be in it, for example—please don’t read this review. Go play the game! You will like it, mostly. The spoilers in this review are minor, in my view, but they are… »
At some point it dawned on Pizza Hut executives that sometimes people don’t want to eat pizza. Affixing foods people might want to eat more than pizza—say, hot dog bites—is not the most elegant solution. »
“We’re closing the gap,” the Nova standing next to me shouted through her radio. “Keep your eyes on the prize!” But it was only the character saying that. The person playing Nova had already accepted defeat. We all had. Except for the computer. »
Last fall, a producer for CBS This Morning called me to talk about the video game Hatred. I had been on CBS a year earlier to teach co-anchor Gayle King how to play Grand Theft Auto V, the biggest entertainment property in the human-discovered universe. This time, instead of talking about a game made by some of the… »
Panzer Corps is one of the best—and most underrated—strategy games available on the PC. Thing is, it’s a bit old-fashioned. Order of Battle: Pacific is what you get when a studio takes the same basic premise and makes it a little bit more 2015. »
Every year, some new game claims to have revolutionized the art of shooting people in the face. Most of the time, it doesn’t feel true. With Splatoon, it does. »
Earth beats Water. Water beats Fire. Fire beats Earth. That’s the basis for mobile fantasy trading card game Earthcore. From there it gets complicated. »
Angela Burnes left Baltimore in 1972 looking for freedom. Things would be different in Latin America, she thought. They had to be. But the main character of Sunset quickly finds herself trapped in a country torn apart by civil war. Can doing chores for a rich man help her tear down a military coup? Should she?
Remember when you’d go camping as a kid and sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores? I don’t, which is why I used a cigarette lighter on a S’mores Oreo instead. »
Mountain Dew’s latest limited edition flavor does not contain alcohol, but it really, really wants to. »
Looking back over my last 60 hours with The Witcher 3, I feel a bit like its wandering protagonist: A very attractive man standing alone on a hilltop, looking out over a vast kingdom, unsure where to begin. »
The idea behind Doritos Roulette is roughly the same idea as putting one bullet in the chamber of a revolver, spinning it, putting the barrel in your mouth and pulling the trigger. »
Let’s get straight to it: for some of you, Invisible, Inc. will be close to the perfect video game. »
Wolfenstein: The New Order showed you could take an old style of game and make it feel new. Its new expansion, The Old Blood, simply feels old. »
I once heard a game designer say that anyone older than a teenager who plays video games isn’t actually enjoying them. Instead, the designer theorized, we’re all just endlessly trying to recreate the enjoyment we used to feel, years ago, back when we were young and the world was full of possibility.
The newest Assassin’s Creed sits somewhere between the last two. It’s good, not great. This time it’s in China. This time it’s 2D.
I recently told the staff of Kotaku that I would happily buy each of them a copy of BoxBoy. I like it that much and think it’s that useful for them to play. I’d offer to buy you a copy, too, but that would be ridiculous.
Ah, springtime. A time when young men’s thoughts turn to the sweeter things in life, like milk chocolate molded eggs filled with white and yellow fondant, the world’s tastiest faux embryo—the Cadbury Creme Egg. A snack I once held in the highest regard, though as of late our relationship has changed. »