Ninja Keeps Reporting Fortnite Rivals, And It's Not Sitting Well With Fans

It’s one thing for a regular player to report somebody who might be cheating or griefing in a game like Fortnite, but when a Twitch star does it? Then it unavoidably carries a different weight, especially when it’s the Twitch star, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Over the past week, Blevins has found himself surrounded by an…

14 Years Later, Half-Life's Remake Is Almost Finished

I reviewed Half-Life remake Black Mesa—which began development in 2004—six years ago. It was great, but it was also missing something: the game’s final act, set on the alien world of Xen. That’ll be out next year, and if you’re wondering why it’s taken so long, it’s because the section has been almost completely…

Television in 2018 looks more and more like movies from the 1970s

Sam Esmail is hardly the first person to bring a little visual panache to television. In the decade after The Sopranos debuted—and especially after high-definition TVs became standard—more directors began exploring the possibilities of low light and sophisticated tracking shots. A couple of decades earlier, in the…

The Best Black Friday Gaming & Media Deals [Updating]

Black Friday is one of the best times of year to get a new game console, pick up a game that’s been on your wish list, or score some discounted gift cards for your favorite media services. We’ll be collecting all of the best deals in this space below through the entire holiday weekend, so it’s game on. Stay tuned,…

Valve Says It Will Reduce Artifact’s Hidden Costs, Following Fan Complaints

Artifact is, for better and worse, shaping up to be a very Valve card game in that it’s a clever, complex re-imagining of DOTA 2—complete with lanes and heroes—but it’s also heavily tied into a real-money marketplace. In fact, there’s currently no way to earn new cards without spending at least a pinch of your…

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