Sometimes, All Your World Of Warcraft Opponents Are Bots

If you've played World of Warcraft for any long span of time, you've likely encountered a bot, a player character controlled by a third-party program. Maybe it was mindlessly thwacking the loot out of some small woodland creature, or maybe it was just staring at a wall. Whatever happened, it probably wasn't this bad. » 1/23/15 7:41pm Friday 7:41pm

Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

Despite practically being PC gaming, Steam is by no means perfect—as we've discussed on numerous occasions. But is the whole enterprise busted, not so much a sinking ship as it is a ship that's sinking a lot of great games? Popular YouTuber NerdCubed thinks so, and that's why he's abandoning Steam altogether. » 1/23/15 5:30pm Friday 5:30pm

Months Later, Dragon Age's PC Version Is Still Frustrating Players

I remember when I first booted up Dragon Age: Inquisition on my (not exactly wimpy) PC. The framerate was unexpectedly low, and there were stutters and crashes. Moreover, the controls were awkward as all get-out. Months later, some problems have been solved, but many still linger. PC players are getting fed up. » 1/22/15 8:45pm Thursday 8:45pm

Classy Steam Redesign Is Better Than The Real Thing

Steam is looking better these days than it has for most of its lifespan, but it's still got far too much clunk in its trunk. The interface is unwieldy, its backend clearly designed years ago with generations of progress awkwardly grafted on. It needs a real makeover, not just a blue one. This fan was happy to oblige. » 1/21/15 9:30pm Wednesday 9:30pm

Children of Morta—aka the most GIF-able game ever—is now on Kickstarter. If you need a refresher, it's a story-driven hack 'n slash with roguelike elements (read: lots of dying, but you learn a little something about yourself in the process). It looks gorgeous, not to mention pretty interesting. Check it out. » 1/20/15 10:30pm Tuesday 10:30pm

Pro Teams Implicated In Huge Counter-Strike Match Fixing Scandal

It has not exactly been smooth sailing (or terrorist blasting, given the lack of boats) in Counter-Strike land lately. First there was the big pro cheat tool bust right before Dream Hack 2014, then there was foul play at Dream Hack 2014, and now we can add a team purposefully losing a match to the list as well. » 1/19/15 8:45pm 1/19/15 8:45pm

Fan-Made Silent Hill Game Is Nearly As Creepy As The Original

In case you forgot, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and horror movie maestro Guillermo del Toro are making a new Silent Hill together. If you're not excited/weeping in terror at the prospect, you might actually be one Silent Hill's soulless denizens. Sadly, it's still a long way off. Thank goodness for fan games. » 1/19/15 3:30pm 1/19/15 3:30pm

A Dark Theory About The Origin Of Minecraft's World

Have you ever stared up into Minecraft's night sky? I mean, like, really taken a good, hard look into the frigid cosmos? You might notice that something's amiss. It's kinda empty, and the moon is always opposite the sun, and... this world doesn't work like ours, does it? Here's a shockingly bleak theory on why that is. » 1/16/15 10:28pm 1/16/15 10:28pm

Five Years Later, Fallout: New Vegas Is Still Getting Great Mods

Modding communities are odd. Some dogpile on a game, try to build Rome in a day, get discouraged/bored, and leave. Others stick with the same game for years, feeding it a steady diet of tweaks and changes, eventually transforming it into something entirely different. Fallout: New Vegas is the latter. » 1/15/15 9:04pm 1/15/15 9:04pm