New Shooter Wants To Be The Anti-Call of Duty

It's strange to live in a time where people can make a feature list out of things their game doesn't have, but here we are. Exceedingly Unreal-Tournament-esque shooter Toxikk touts no leveling, no regenerating health, no perks, no cover systems, no classes, no configurable weapons, and no iron sight aiming. And yet,… » 8/01/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

My Weekend Hanging Out With PC Gaming's Most Hardcore Players


Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren't what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can. » 7/30/14 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

Your Favorite Elder Scrolls Character Probably Died A Horrible Death

An Imgur user has put together an exhaustive list of recurring characters in Elder Scrolls games—from Arena all the way up through Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online. Is your favorite character on it? Probably. Did they suffer some kind of cruel, shocking fate between games? Yeaaaaah... probably again. » 7/29/14 9:00pm Tuesday 9:00pm

Watch These People Speedrun Pretty Much Every Game You Can Think Of

Do you like speedruns? Of course you do. They're incredible, mesmerizing feats of human determination. Do you like them enough to watch 135 of them for a week straight, though? Well, if you'd like to speedrun the very concept of speedrunning, now you can, with games ranging from Final Fantasy VII to, um, Rock Band. » 7/28/14 7:30pm Monday 7:30pm

Uh-oh, Game Of Thrones Might Be Omitting A Very Important Character

A new Game of Thrones season means heaps of new characters, so I can't blame people for getting excited when new cast members are revealed—even with season five almost a year out. One very important book character was conspicuously absent from the announcement, however, and I'm worried. It's not just me, either. » 7/25/14 10:45pm 7/25/14 10:45pm

New Adventure Time Game Looks Great, But I'm Still Worried

What time is it? If you said, "Comic-Con," you'd be technically correct, but also missing my reference entirely. Good job, reference misser. The convention's firing news on all cylinders, though, including a new Adventure Time game that wears its Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past influences on its sleeve. » 7/25/14 7:40pm 7/25/14 7:40pm

Freedom Planet Is Basically A Classic Sonic Game, Except When It's Not

If Freedom Planet were sitting at a bar with its back turned to you, you'd almost certainly mistake it for your old pal Sonic The Hedgehog. And I mean old. Classic, 2D, pudgier than today's model, who inspires body image issues in hedgehogs the world over. This is a love letter to classic Sonic, except when it's not. » 7/25/14 5:37pm 7/25/14 5:37pm

The Best Games Convention I've Been To May Soon Be No More

We're in San Francisco club called Stud, and there are people in fur suits everywhere. Colored lights and crashing beats flash like fireworks in a thunderstorm. Everyone is sweaty and drunk, but most of all they're happy. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you GaymerX, my favorite game convention—and also maybe the last… » 7/25/14 2:08pm 7/25/14 2:08pm

You Can Now Play The Most Avatar Game This Side Of Korra


Bayonetta creator Platinum is making an Avatar: The Legend of Korra action game, which is crazy exciting if you're an Avatar nut like me. But why wait to bend the elements when you can just start flinging around earth, wind, and fire (not the band) right now? Quoth Son of Nor, which is now on Steam: "Why indeed?" » 7/24/14 11:33pm 7/24/14 11:33pm