Of Course Someone Made Notch's $70 Million Mansion In Minecraft

Minecraft creator and ex-Mojang head Markus "Notch" Persson has a new house. He spent upwards of $70 million on it, and there is a candy room. Of course there is a candy room. You will probably never have anything that nice, nor will I. But hey, we can still stroll through it in—yep—Minecraft. » 12/19/14 8:30pm Friday 8:30pm

One Of The Most Powerful Weapons In Games Is... A Map

Swords, crossbows, and BFG9000s are cool and all, but they may as well be twigs and pebbles for all the good they do you when you're lost. Enter the modern video game map—a perfect GPS, radar, and to-do list fusion born of mankind's wildest organizational fever dreams. It's one of the mightiest items in games. » 12/16/14 8:00pm Tuesday 8:00pm

Dev On Steam Warns: 'Do NOT Buy This Game As A Christmas Gift'

Frontiers looks really neat. The just-released-on-Early-Access fantasy RPG contains shades of The Elder Scrolls, especially Morrowind and Skyrim, but with an emphasis on exploration over combat. The game's creator, however, doesn't want you to give it to friends as a Christmas gift. He was adamant about that. » 12/16/14 6:00pm Tuesday 6:00pm

Controversial Shooting Game Pulled From Steam Greenlight

Earlier today unsettlingly violent shooter Hatred appeared on Steam Greenlight. Not long after, it was yanked from the massive PC gaming service. And while Valve was—like Aus Target and GTA V—within their rights, I think they could've handled it better. Meanwhile Hatred continues to manufacture controversy, and that's… » 12/15/14 6:35pm Monday 6:35pm

Far Cry 4's Knife Kills Defy The Laws Of Gravity

You can do a lot of things in Far Cry 4. Kick a rhino? Sure. Stampede over your foes on the back of a wild elephant? Totally. Fly like an eagle? Well, yes actually. Kinda. But there are limits. Here's a video of people testing them to see just how far they can go. (Spoiler: knife kill from the top of the sky). » 12/12/14 6:30pm 12/12/14 6:30pm

Apple's rejection of Papers, Please due to 'pornographic' content? Apparently that was a mistake. Creator Lucas Pope told me via email that nudity will be patched into the iPad version soon. He also explained what led to this all happening. Check out my updated story to read his full statement. » 12/12/14 4:20pm 12/12/14 4:20pm

Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple's history of prudishness in the face of nudity is hardly anything new, but it really sucks to see overreaching policies de-fang provocative games like massively acclaimed indie hit Papers, Please. The emotionally exhausting immigration sim's nudity made players uncomfortable. I thought it was important. » 12/11/14 7:30pm 12/11/14 7:30pm

Hooray, That Awesome Cyberpunk Game Is Back From The Dead

Once upon a time (read: a couple years ago), a crazy pretty cyberpunk game called 5734L3R—aka Stealer—took our un-cybernetically enhanced simian world by storm. But then, just as quickly as it appeared, it got canceled. The end? Hardly. It lives again, and this time it needs your help. » 12/10/14 7:30pm 12/10/14 7:30pm