Magic: The Gathering has been running for as long as I can remember. Even when I was young, going to the games store to pick out new Game Boy games, I could see the packs and decks hovering over me. It’s always seemed interesting but daunting. Arena makes those apprehensive first toes in the water a little easier to…
Two new fighters, Broly and Bardock, hit Dragon Ball FighterZ this week. Bardock comes from an appropriately named TV special, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock — The Father of Goku. Broly also hails from his own special movie named after himself, Dragon Ball Z: Broly — The Legendary Super Saiyan, as well as a few other…
Sea of Thieves is no place for the solo swashbuckler. Bereft of boisterous crewmates, strange thoughts enter the mind. Thoughts like, “Well this isn’t fun at all,” and “Hey, if I stand on a rock the skeletons can’t attack me.”
I downloaded The Sims Mobile to see if it would let me trap a virtual person in a bathroom-less building. Now I’m two working mothers raising a child. I couldn’t be happier, at least not without having to wait out some sort of happiness timer.
I’ve played hours of the remastered version of Burnout Paradise prior to today’s release of the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. So how are the higher resolution textures and enhanced lighting effects? I don’t know, man. I’m just playing Burnout Paradise again, and it’s as wonderful as it ever was.
Today, the hottest game on earth launched on the most ubiquitous device around. While Fortnite on mobile is only rolling out to a select group on iOS for testing purposes, I got a chance to play around with it some. I’ve walked away surprised at how well Fortnite runs on my phone, though it did have some cumbersome…
Old-timey mobster Vinnie Cannoli returns for another round of zombie slaying in Crazy Monkey Studios’ Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2. The first game is an excellent tribute to the old school run-and-gun arcade shooter. The sequel, with its 360 degree shooting, double-jumping and dual-gun action? It’s friggin’ awesome.
Calling this game Tekken Mobile instead of Tekken Tap Tournament is a missed opportunity, but that’s besides the point. Tapping on a touchscreen and using cards for special moves is weird.
Pit People is finally out of Early Access and officially released on both Steam and Xbox One and if you haven’t already tried it out you should.
Looking for a good old-fashioned point-and-click adventure to while away a couple of hours over the weekend? How about the tale of an exasperated British butler attempting to prove the worst person possible innocent of murder? That’s The Adventures of Nick and Willikins, a very funny, very free PC game available now…
This is the PocketSprite. At a little over two inches tall, one inch wide and a half inch thick, it’s the world’s smallest playable emulation device. It can run Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear games right out of the box. And you can play them, even if you have giant sausage fingers.
As a kid I spent a lot of time at the local pet shop in front of the small animal cages. Hamsters and mice went about their business, ignoring my looming presence, but occasionally a pair of tiny feet would press against the glass, beady black eyes peering my way. PlayStation VR adventure Moss feels like that.
A new strategy game set in futuristic German nightclubs, All Walls Must Fall offers a thrillingly fresh take on turn-based tactics that could still use a few more tuneups.
In Children of Morta, I did not save a puppy. My family will never live it down.
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,…