Comic Con has its own subscription box

We currently live in an era of subscription boxes. The universe has provided us with all kinds. There’s the many pop culture boxes like Loot Crate and Nerd Block. There’s also boxes for people like me who are cooking challenged, and like to have everything spelled out for them. And who could forget the Retro more »

Xbox will focus on first-party exclusives at E3 2015

It’s always fun to see Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo subtly — and sometimes not so subtly — compete for attention at events like E3 2015. Their presentations are often built on jabs at the competition and the ever-present urge to put their best foot first. This year, it seems Microsoft is hedging its bets primarily on more »

Epic donates an environment asset pack to the free Unreal Engine 4

Unreal’s decision to make Unreal Engine 4 free to use was a significant step forward for independent software development. Similarly, Epic Games’ recent decision to add a generous environmental asset pack to the free engine is keeping the indie momentum going. The “Open World Demo Collection” asset pack for the Unreal Engine 4 cobbles together more »


Wii U Zelda delayed past 2015, skipping E3

The upcoming Wii U entry in the Legend of Zelda series won’t be releasing in 2015, and you won’t see more of it soon. A video message (below) from longtime Zelda series head Eiji Aonuma was posted to Nintendo’s YouTube accounts, saying that “several new possibilities” from the development team have pushed back the game’s release plans. more »

Gen Con warns Indiana governor over controversial religion bill

On March 23, 2015, the CEO of Gen Con sent a letter (PDF) to Indiana governor Mike Pence, asking him not to sign SB 101, a law that would implement the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into Indiana state law. Expressing pride in the diversity of Gen Con attendees and concern that the law “could more »

NIS America hosting a Danganronpa Murder Mystery at Anime Conji 2015

I know this is only going to apply to a handful of people, but this news is so cool that I had to share it. Danganronpa is a great series. The games have stories that twist and turn, and while they aren’t the most difficult, they’re so much fun. The first two were a delight more »


Too many Steam Machines are just overpriced consoles

The 2015 Game Developers Conference was apparently the stage Valve needed to debut the act its been rehearsing for some time. The house of Half-Life had been sitting silently on its Steam Machines for the better part of a year before the recent slew of details, which is to say nothing of the company’s newly revealed more »

PAX East 2015: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is bringing 31 new cards

Hearthstone‘s next expansion, Blackrock Mountain: A Hearthstone Adventure, will launch this April, Blizzard announced today at PAX East 2015. The dragons-and-dwarves-themed Blackrock will introduce 31 new cards, nine class challenges, and a fittingly molten game board throughout its five unique wings. Up to two new collectible card backs may also be earned; one by completing all five wings on Heroic mode, and more »

Job Simulator is first title for the Vive VR device

We first heard about Valve and HTC’s partnership yesterday. Now Owlchemy Labs has some ideas about what we should do with the darned thing. It has revealed Job Simulator, which takes place in a future that sees most tasks done by computers. Job Simulator will allow the citizens of 2050 to experience what the good more »

QuakeCon 2015 registration opens March 4

QuakeCon 2015 approaches. In five months, people will descend upon Dallas, Texas, excited to fanboy (and fangirl) over Quake and DOOM. Really, July 23, 2015 will come up faster than you think. which is why you should be prepared to perhaps start registering on March 4, 2015. At 7pm CST, March 4, prospective QuakeCon 2015 more »

TwitchCon could be better for Let’s Play “stars” than attendees

Game steaming has become a viable method of entertainment media. League of Legends finals draw over 30 million viewers, there were 9.4 million Awesome Games Done Quick unique viewers this year, and in 2014 Twitch had over 100 million unique, monthly viewers. It’s no wonder that TwitchCon 2015, the first official convention celebrating streaming games, more »

Bethesda E3 Showcase could mean big things

Select companies put on elaborate showcases at E3. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, and EA come to mind. They’re all huge and develop and publish between five and ten, sometimes even more, games per year. Oddly enough, Bethesda Softworks will join those ranks at E3 2015 with an open-to-the-public, invite-only Bethesda E3 Showcase on June 14, more »