Over the last few weeks, a YouTube channel has been uploading a Let’s Play of a game called Petscop. On the surface, Petscop appears to be a peppy animal collecting game that was never officially released. Hiding underneath that, though, is a dark and fucked up game that references real-life child killings. Nobody can…
Battlefield 1 players looking to solve the depths of the game’s most elusive puzzle have hit pay-dirt. Translated morse code and a hunt to find hidden symbols yielded an underwhelming reward: a measly dog tag.
After last week’s Watch Dogs 2 patch, players have unearthed a mystery quest hidden in the game. Players’ investigations have led them to turn over every rock, and even mine the game’s code, to hunt for more information on “The Shuffler.”
To write about Frog Fractions 2, I spent three hours planting seeds and chopping wood in an entirely separate fairy resource management game. Finding Frog Fractions 2 was how I learned its first rule: It’s less about the game than the “fuck it” attitude you pick up on the ride.
Frog Fractions 2 has been unearthed. A collective called the Game Detectives discovered the sequel to developer Jim Crawford’s viral, psychedelic browser game inside another Steam game after a two-year hunt.
Imagine a world in which the Sombra Overwatch ARG never ends—a horror world where there are only unsolved mysteries and the bitter, masochistic masses who hunt them down, forever. Are you picturing it? Here’s a twist: You don’t need to! You’re living it.
Update 10/18/2016: After two months of inching forward, the Sombra-related countdown site hit 100 percent. And nothing big happened. People are now more fed up than ever.
The hunt for info on Overwatch’s next hero, a stealthy hacker named Sombra, has brought over 7,000 fans into Blizzard’s alternate reality game (ARG). But some bystanders have become unwilling participants in the ARG as well, as players hungry for Overwatch’s hacker have partaken in some hacking of their own.
“Dunno if I’m out of the loop, but what the hell is this?” Crypt of the NecroDancer player RireMakar asked on Reddit last May. In the main folder of the game’s SteamApp root directory, the data-miner unearthed a cryptic sigil, an iris embedded in the palm of a hand, which he posted online. A few hours later, Josh R.…
The hunt for details about Overwatch’s alleged next hero, Sombra, has finally reaped something—and it’s literally a reaper (not to be confused with the hero Reaper). The 5,000 Overwatch fans struggling to unravel Blizzard’s increasingly obtuse information puzzles have been investigating the latest Sombra clue for…
Overwatch fans’ investigation into the identity of unreleased stealth hero Sombra is moving slowly, even after game director Jeff Kaplan personally gave them a push along. Over 5,000 Overwatch fans have been working to solve the puzzle since Tuesday without much success.
On the surface, Overwatch seems like just a wacky, brightly-colored shooter. Don’t let that fool you though. Overwatch hides some secrets which nobody has found yet according to Blizzard.
It’s 2:00 AM on a night this past fall, and The Binding of Isaac designer Edmund McMillen is in bed, watching a livestream of people digging a hole in Santa Ana, California on his phone. In just a few hours, he’ll have to wake up for his newborn’s first doctor visit. “What the fuck are you doing?” grumbles his wife.
Being ‘the world’s greatest detective’ is one of Batman’s things, so it makes sense that the new Arkham Knight trailer had a rock hard mystery hidden inside.
Capcom is rolling out an official Resident Evil attraction at Universal Studios Japan. It's four floors of terror—and puzzles.
No, this has nothing to do with Half-Life 3. Instead, it has everything to do with Black Mesa, Half-Life's 2012 remake.