Dragon Age Inquisition suffers from the Elder Scrolls effect

Anyone who has played an Elder Scrolls game knows they all have something in common. It’s too easy to get captivated by the side quests and exploration aspects and completely abandon the storyline. Dragon Age Inquisition, is exactly the same way. Which is no surprise, since BioWare openly said during development that The Elder Scrolls more »

Fatal Frame 2 gave me a workout

I’m not generally big on horror games. I liked the Resident Evil series, but if we’re being honest, that contains more action than genuine horror. Yet, I Fatal Fame 2. I didn’t buy it because it was a horror game, though I certainly knew of its reputation as being a game that could invoke real more »

iPhone 6 tech ensures a great future for legacy gaming

Apple’s new device has a hell of a kick to it. The iPhone 6, and especially the iPhone 6 Plus, are partially designed with powerful gaming experiences in mind. The A8 chip, combined with this new “Metal” tech, are capable of 1080p visuals and all that cool video game/tech jargon that basically means, “it can more »

5 Simpsons games to play during the FXX marathon

When you try to think of good licensed games, The Simpsons aren’t really the property that floats to the top of your head. Hell, there are probably at least half a dozen games based on some facet of the Simpsons you haven’t even heard of. The rabbit hole for such a huge cash cow runs more »


8 Sites with “good” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles media

Know what’s out in theaters today? That new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. (Yuck!) I think I speak for the majority of the internet when I say no thank you. That’s okay. We do not want this. Really. Which is why I propose we spend the day enjoying good, classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles media more »

Xbox’s Phil Spencer calls E3 a “console show”

Microsoft’s presentation at E3 was all about Xbox and her games. No mention was given to PC gaming or the company’s stake in the Windows gaming ecosystem. Polygon caught up with Phil Spencer to ask why Microsoft didn’t talk about, well, Microsoft. Spencer is the Xbox guy. “I’m head of gaming at Microsoft,” he said, more »

E3 2014: Day Zero revisited and reviewed

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is officially underway. We’ve seen several of the press conferences now, so it’s a good time to stop and talk about the hits and misses of the events. First up was Microsoft, trying to get the Xbox One out of second place in these console wars. The 2013 Xbox One reveal more »

WWE 2K15 will be out in October

The next iteration of Take-Two Interactive’s WWE franchise is due out on October 28. WWE 2K15 will be launching in North America on that date followed by international releases on October 31. 2K Sports shared this information with Polygon today. This information shows us that it’s business as usual despite chances of the game’s release more »

Video Games Made Me into a Man

Yeah, okay, that headline is eye catching nonsense. Now of course, the idea that video games can somehow make a person into a “man” is ridiculous. I’ve been male since birth (or as long as I can remember anyway) and to think that something can imbue me with the spirit of masculinity is absurd. What more »

GDC 2014: Abe’s Oddysee is looking New ‘n’ Tasty

It’s GDC 2014 time, which means Oddworld Inhabitants, the developers behind and , have released a new trailer featuring gameplay from Oddworld: New ‘n’Tasty. That’s their upcoming remake of their first game, Abe’s Oddysee. It’s being developed by Just Add Water, the studio behind the previous remakes of Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath released for the PS3. more »

PS2 and Dreamcast ushered in video gaming’s second golden age

I previously explored the 16 bit era and discussed some of the things that I felt led to it being video gaming’s first golden age. As amazing as those games were, they would go on to serve as but a stepping stone to the next “golden era” of gaming. After the 16-bit consoles came the more »

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII E3 gameplay demo footage released

Sqaure Enix has released footage of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay video that will be shown at E3 2013. The video shows the pink haired heroine as she runs, jumps and battles her way through an ominous old building. What do I think of the trailer? Well, it’s disappointing to see that it more »