Some games are upfront about their morally dubious nature, but others pretend to be innocent while hiding their corrupting content inside sinister subtext. Join us as we blow the lid on that whole den of depravity.
We love Game of Thrones, and think that some elements of the show (and, by proxy, the book) would help making games better...
Isaac Clarke, Raiden, Rayman, and The Prophet are just a few stars lining up for February's new release schedule. See why consoles, handhelds, and PCs will be feeling the love this month in our jam-packed peak at the games of February 2013...
a videogame hero has more than one or two adventures under his or her belt, it
simply isn’t enough to just have an archenemy anymore. To keep things
interesting, they need a foil, a rival, or some other angry opposite number
obsessed with matching wits with them. Sometimes, those characters stick around
long enough to make themselves an indelible part of the series, even going so
far as to make friends with the
protagonist – although more often than not, their friendships tend to be shaky
at best, and even those involved might never fully admit to them. Relationships
like that tend to make for gaming’s most enduring and interesting rivalries,
and what follows are some of the most notable...
month's Breaking Bad cliffhanger has us all hungry for illicit
thrills. Sure, that's not a videogame (though it's inspired a couple), but with narcotics subplots in titles like Sleeping Dogs and Borderlands 2, controlled
substances are all over contemporary games. Then again, you've
probably been gettin' that yellowtop in-game for years without even
realizing it, thanks to the well-hidden drug metaphors we're
about to expose...
When new Wii U owners unbox their consoles for the first time, they'll be unwrapping more than just Nintendo's next hot ticket: the machine's Virtual Console also offers a window onto video games past. Here's our pick of the retro titles that Nintendo newbies ought to treat themselves to immediately...
Now that the world hasn't ended after all, let's pretend we got caught in the apocalypse anyway, as we pick our the top wastelands we'd like to inhabit...
The MMORPG genre is changing. Free-to-play is taking over, but that doesn't mean the end of the genre--it means a new beginning...
Demon slayers, snipers, assassins, and Muppets are just some of the characters you'll find in the first wave of new year releases. Take a peak at your post-holiday gaming selection in our rundown of January 2013's new arrivals...
whatever reason, you don’t see a lot of video game characters taking time out
from shooting dogs or whatever to watch TV. We’re guessing it has something to
do with that thing we just said sounding insanely boring, but even so, games that let us watch
the characters watching TV have become gradually more common. Here are our favorites...