Riot Games revealed the drop rates for League of Legends’ loot crates yesterday, offering transparency for a system that until now has been opaque. This comes during a time when loot boxes have triggered a great deal of outrage among players, pundits, and even politicians.
One of the biggest shames in modern gaming is how badly Square Enix mangled its ports of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI to the PC. Fortunately, modders are still working overtime to try to fix them.
Update 2/23: Humble just added a new, temporary perk. If you prepay for a year of Humble Monthly, you’ll get a bonus $20 Humble wallet credit, which you can spend on anything in the Humble Store, or on any Humble Bundle.
These days, Steam is one-part library, one-part labyrinth. The sheer volume of games on the service is overwhelming. Valve’s solution to the problem has been to double down on algorithms, but many still don’t feel like Steam is helping them find diamonds in the rough. Enter Steam 250.
Players who pick up Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Steam before May 1 will receive the Half-Life Pack, allowing Noctis and multiplayer characters to cosplay Gordon Freeman. There’s even a crowbar.
Metal Gear Survive tosses players into a giant wasteland full of zombies and dangerous animals, where they have to loot supplies and build up a massive base. Heather and Paul pilfered potatoes and gaped at nanotech dinosaurs in the game’s single player mode.
Blizzard has announced that it’s hosting a Warcraft III invitational tournament at the end of the month. Yes, Warcraft III, the one with strategy and sheep that explode if you click on them enough. Veteran pros like Madfrog and Tak3r will participate in the event, which will be accompanied by balance changes and…
Foundation is a cute “organic city-building simulation” set in medieval Europe. It’s currently up on Kickstarter.
Descenders is a game about riding a bike. It’s also the closest I’ve come to playing a Tony Hawk game since, well, there were good Tony Hawk games to play.
Ambition of the Slimes is a tactical roleplaying game where the player wrangles an army of vulnerable slimes. By themselves, these cute critters are squishy and easily defeated but they have a trick up their sleeve: they can possess enemy units.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is almost everything an Age of Empires fan could think they want. Unless they want the castles from Age of Kings.
The Metal Gear series’ future was uncertain after creator Hideo Kojima left Konami. Metal Gear Survive tosses away stealth and politics in favor of zombies and loot. I’ve played about five hours of the game and so far, while it captures the feeling of braving the wilderness, it’s also a slow grind.
If you have ever wanted to play all of Final Fantasy XII as Reks, the character who dies in the opening tutorial, you’re now in luck, thanks to the power of PC modding.
If you can stomach buying refurbished, Amazon’s got some seriously great gaming laptop deals in today’s Gold Box.
This week, portions of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds community whipped themselves into a tizzy over charts showing that the game’s active player base has been in decline since mid-January. This comes amidst a backdrop of growing dissatisfaction with the game.
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…
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has some problems, but its quaint countryside certainly isn’t one of them. In fact the map is maybe the nicest thing about the entire game, so let’s all see how long it takes to walk across it, taking in the sights and trying not to fall off a rock and break a leg.
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.
Shroud of the Avatar, the Ultima spiritual successor from Richard Garriott’s team at Portalarium, is finally coming out next month. The fantasy RPG has been in early access since 2014, and while its path to launch has not been without controversy, it’s now set to launch on March 27.
Dead Space brims with apprehension and panic—its tight spaceship corridors provide little place to run as monsters challenge the player to adapt quickly or get torn to shreds. The game’s final boss, a giant zombie slug, throws all of that out. Dead Space’s final boss fight is a loud, bombastic battle that clashes with…