Bioware has unleashed a mysterious ‘Green Cloud’ on Australia

Well, here’s something interesting. BioWare appears to be trying to sneak a game up on us, and they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those plucky Australians. The Australian ratings board mentioned, as part of the usual paperwork, that a game from BioWare codenamed “Green Cloud” had gotten a rating. It more »

Developers, lift the level caps and let us be free!

When you play any game with RPG elements, and you run into this whether you’re fiddling with Borderlands stat trees online or slamming smack into the level cap in , you hit the single most boring mechanic ever: The level cap. And it’s time to peel off those caps and let us be free.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is good news for Nintendo

Nobody thought Super Smash Bros. was going to be a bomb. But, there was some curiosity about how Nintendo’s colorful entry into fighting games was going to do once the first portable version hit the market. The answer from Japan is extremely well!

I play Destiny in spite of the multiplayer

I hate multiplayer, or at least online multiplayer. Actually playing video games with friends on the couch is great. Online multiplayer is basically a relentless, ongoing bar fight. Oddly, I’m enjoying the hell out of Destiny… even though it’s only reinforcing why I dislike multiplayer.


Bungie needed a better Destiny

Like a lot of gamers, I got Destiny on Tuesday, and have been playing it off and on ever since. It’s an interesting game, but it’s also one with a lot of seams that it’s a little surprising they didn’t clean up. First of all, Destiny‘s obvious past as an MMO, probably built on microtransactions, more »

No Batman: Arkham Knight until June 2015

Batman’s coming to give you yet another reason not to go outside in the summer. It’s the arrival of Rocksteady’s third, and final, game in the Arkham trilogy. Yes, Batman: Arkham Knight now has a . This was one of many, many, many games that experienced a delay this fall. In fact, it was one more »

Mortal Kombat X gets a release date

Good news, fans of gore, martial arts, and amateur surgery using aforementioned martial arts. Your next serving of Fatalities and face-kicks arrives in just a few months. Brace yourself for Mortal Kombat X.

Watch Dogs gets some new single-player DLC

Watch Dogs was an enormous success for Ubisoft, even after the delays and the somewhat unenthusiastic reviews. And now, of course, comes the DLC, wherein we learn more about… well… the least interesting character in the game.

The Room adds on a third game

The Room and The Room 2 are compelling mobile games, not least for the reason that they couldn’t really exist outside of the mobile platform. And the creepy horror puzzle games will be getting a third entry next year. Yes, expect a The Room 3. For those unfamiliar, The Room is basically a game asking more »

Yeesh, a toaster could run The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is a… slight game, in some respects. We all know this. But man, the required specifications to play it really emphasize just how slight it really is. Just to hit the relevant points (we’re sure you’re shocked that you need a mouse to play this game), here’s the main specs: OS: 64 more »

Less Madden, More NFL Blitz!

I spend a lot of time playing video games I don’t particularly care much about. It’s the job. One of those is, of course, the yearly entry in the Madden franchise, which most gaming journalists trudge into with all the joy of a visit to the dentist. Recently, I got into a conversation about what more »

The Xbox One has a daring new demo scheme, Play Day

The started off with some bold ideas that weren’t exactly gamer-friendly. But Microsoft has been trying to change that right from the start, and Play Day, their latest idea is a fascinating one, to say the least. Play Day is a clever idea, to say the least. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: Gold more »