At San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, members of the Sony Santa Monica studio teased a clue for what they said was God of War’s last secret. Since then, players have been racing to try and find it. Today, they apparently found it, although some aren’t sure about that— the discovery has been so lackluster that they…
Like many time travel stories, Omensight relies on repetition. In the spiritual successor to the studio’s previous game, Stories: The Path of Destinies, you replay the same day’s events over and over from different perspectives and with new information. These loops eventually yield answers to a murder mystery, a lost…
Drive around long enough in Far Cry 5 and you might stumble into an area where strange static comes out of your radio. Stop and listen for a bit and you might even be able to make out voices on the other end. It’s weird and creepy, and has a few players wondering if it might be part of something deeper going on in the…
On paper, Omensight sounds like a long list of elements that don’t seem to fit together. But it works.
It started with an abandoned cabin on the western edge of Far Cry 5’s fictional setting of Hope County, Montana. There, players found clues to what they now believe are possible Bigfoot locations. They’ve since set off scouring the world for more clues, desperate to see their belief in the supernatural vindicated.
In my last diary entry, I discussed my love for good mysteries. This week the first episode of an intriguing game called The Council came to Steam, full of tense conversations and supernatural phenomena. It even lets you be best buds with George Washington. But what I like best is its conversational minigames.
I have a vice for mystery games. Since I first played The 7th Guest at a much-too-young age, I’ve loved solving virtual crimes and puzzles. Most of these games focus on the drive toward a correct solution. You have to get the puzzle right to proceed. I adore games like Danganronpa and Phoenix Wright, but solving those…
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.
Imagine a world where everything is controlled and monitored by computer programs. Every citizen has a unique ID given to them at birth. Bitphones process your brainwaves. This is the world of 1bitHeart, a new side-scrolling adventure game.
Get Even is a game that tries to mess with your mind as you shoot up guards and solve puzzles with your phone. As a mercenary, you have to rescue a teenage girl while moving through past and present memories.
When you think of a visual novel, you probably think of pursuing super sexy romantic interests (or pigeons). Most of the interactions in these games involve choosing which way to compliment your virtual crush. At first I thought Let’s Meat Adam would be another dating simulator (only this time with goats). But it’s…
Sean Walton, the developer of the ecosystem-creation game Intelligent Design, promises that he will release some of the game’s source code if someone manages to unlock the game’s final Steam achievement. Despite being out since May, no one has cracked the mystery yet.
Lovecraftian horror is a tricky genre to nail down. The creeping sense of dread, of being locked in the throes of insanity, has to have some basis in your own imagination—giving it form or name often softens the scares. The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, which hit Steam last week, is a slow burn. It’s not…
This is kind of strange!
In the original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is a hot springs in Lavaridge Town. Players could go and soak in the steamy water with some old ladies. Lavaridge Town returns in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. So does the bathing. The grannies, it seems, do not.
The 23-year-old CEO of a leading eSports team has been missing since Dec. 17 and his team's top StarCraft 2 player says he's owed $23,000 in unpaid salary and prize money, The Daily Dot reports.
The Assassin's Creed Facebook page shifted over to the "timeline" display today, choosing that mysterious snowy image for its panorama.
They're making a portable Silent Hill game for Sony's Vita (you know...Sony's next handheld... the PSP2, the NGP). And it's a multiplayer game.
Today's Activision Blizzard first quarter 2011 financial results call came and went without specific mention of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but talk surrounding Beachheads buzzword-powered online digital platform indicates it will play a strong role in the next Call of Duty game.
With more than 50 million copies of Rovio's bird-slinging casual game downloaded, Angry Birds is one of the most popular games of all time, but why? Usability engineering consultant Charles Mauro tears down the surprising secrets to Angry Birds' success.