Of all the different ways I’ve gained new abilities in video games, singing softly to animals as a baby fox is definitely my favorite.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is an abridged Final Fantasy XV for players without the time, patience or attention span for the full game. What a brilliant idea.
Hori’s Onyx, available now in Europe, if the first officially-licensed third-party wireless controller for the PlayStation 4. It’s got its good points, like the Xbox-style staggered analog stick layout and one piece d-pad, but the lack of a headphone jack and other key DualShock 4 features might be a dealbreaker.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is out today, spawning countless brutal online battles between players eager to rise to the top of the leaderboards. But fret not, multiplayer-phobic fighting game fans—the game’s lengthy and demanding story mode is an excellent way to delay the inevitable multiplayer beat-down.
Everyone, meet my fictional UFC fighter, Eldest Diaz. Secret brother of reluctant UFC stars Nick and Nate Diaz and distant relative of my custom character from EA UFC 2, he was a graphic designer for most of his life before taking up fighting at age 44. Against all odds, he’s now on track to dethrone Conor McGregor,…
Kotaku’s review of Monster Hunter World will be coming soon. (Sneak preview: it’s pretty damned good.) In the meantime, here are a few of the things I like about it.
Cartoon Network’s ongoing quest to make video games based on animated television that do not suck reaches a new level with OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, a sweet little beat ‘em up developed by the makers of Super Time Force and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. It does not suck at all.
With an interesting deep space setting, a clever zero-gravity movement system and plenty of hands-on interaction, Ready At Dawn’s Oculus exclusive Lone Echo ticks all the technical boxes required to be an excellent virtual reality game. But its greatest feat is making me believe a woman could ever love an unfeeling…
I used to dream of cyberspace. Inspired by the speculative fiction of William Gibson, Cyberpunk role-playing and movies like The Lawnmower Man, I imagined falling down a digital rabbit hole into a world of light, color and geometric shapes. A world where I’d interact with fellow travelers decked out in wild and…
Back in 2012 we reviewed Hori’s Fighting Edge for the PlayStation 3, a mighty beast of an arcade fighting controller with a fancy programmable touch panel. The PS4 version of the Fighting Edge is still a beast, but it trades the gimmicky touchscreen for brushed aluminum. It looks good. It feels even better.
Free-to-play episodic PC action MMO Closers is a complicated game, filled with complicated menus and all sorts of management minutia, but its core appeal is easy to summarize. Anime teens with psychokinetic powers battle an alien invasion. The rest can be sorted out later.
Purrfect Date is a cat dating sim, but it’s not like that. There’s a little romance, sure, but there’s also drama, mystery and a fair bit of humor, twisted together in a cleverly-unfolding tail. Tale. Sorry.
It’s been six years since everybody cried playing To The Moon, an indie narrative game about venturing into a dying man’s memories to fulfill his final wish. A lot has changed, especially in the world of independent game development. Sequel Finding Paradise, however, picks up right where To The Moon left off in almost…
Never Stop Sneakin’, the new game from the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail, opens with a time-travelling madman kidnapping every president of the United States throughout history. It’s ridiculous. It’s also an excellent little top-down stealth game, and I don’t even like stealth games.
It’s easy to lose yourself for hours in the regular console or PC version of Fallout 4. One would imagine it’s even easier when completely surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Bostonian wastes in the Vive-exclusive Fallout 4 VR, but when you’re just a pair of objects floating in space, it’s not quite the same.
Up until last Thursday, the Nvidia Titan XP was the most powerful graphics card you could put in a PC. But being the most powerful isn’t enough for some people to justify laying out $1,200. So Nvidia used the Force. Or licensed the Force. Either way, check out this Jedi Order video card.
I’ve had my eye on Seven: The Days Long Gone since the moment I heard the words “isometric open-world stealth RPG from ex-Witcher developers.” It sounded like a game made just for me. Unfortunately, while Seven has a cool setting and some fun ideas, the glue that holds it all together is sloppily applied.