Gaming

Gaming

'Days Gone' Is a Parody of Big Budget Video Games

The only interesting part of PlayStation 4's new exclusive is hidden behind dozens of hours of a zombie game you've played before, and better.
Matthew Gault
2 hours ago
Gaming

Extreme Violence in 'Mortal Kombat 11' Still Feels Wrong, and That's a Good Thing

Despite the moral panic of the 1990s, playing decades of 'Mortal Kombat' hasn't numbed me to the game's extreme violence, which is precisely why it still works.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
A Song of Ice & Fire

'Game of Thrones' Is Turning Into a Generic Video Game Plot

Increasingly, ‘Game of Thrones’ has taken storytelling cues from video games like 'Mass Effect' and 'The Witcher.'
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
Opinion

Disc-Free Gaming Is an Archival Nightmare

Will corporate control erode game history?
Carly Kocurek
3 days ago
Gaming

'We Will Win:' OpenAI's 'Dota 2' Team Is Crushing Humans Online, But Players Are Not Giving Up

'The bots are locked. They are not learning, but we humans are. We will win.'
Nicole Carpenter
4.19.19
Gaming

Long Lost ‘Zork’ Source Code Uploaded to GitHub, But Few People Understand It

With access to the source code, a group of dedicated fans is now tinkering with the Zork Implementation Language (ZIL).
Nicole Carpenter
4.18.19
Gaming

After Notre Dame Fire, Players Return to Its Recreation in 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

The iconic cathedral is perfectly preserved in Ubisoft's 2014 game 'Assassin's Creed Unity,' and players are making the most of it.
Matthew Gault
4.16.19
Gaming

A Secret Server for the Dead MMO 'City of Heroes' Has Players in an Uproar

When copyright law prevented the devoted 'City of Heroes' community from playing its favorite game, the community created its own solution, and a lot of drama.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.16.19
vr

Facebook Accidentally Shipped VR Devices With Secret Messages Saying 'Big Brother Is Watching'

Tens of thousands of touch controllers shipped with labels like 'Big Brother Is Watching,' and 'The Masons Were Here.'
Matthew Gault
4.12.19
Gaming

One of the Biggest Games in the World Is a Mod of a Mod

’Dota Auto Chess,' a mod of 'Dota 2,' which itself is based on a mod for 'Warcraft 3,' has millions of players and growing.
Nicole Carpenter
4.10.19
Video Games

New Documentary ‘Playing Hard’ Shows That Making Games Can Be Hell

The film, now on Netflix, misses the mark by focusing on Ubisoft higher-ups during the development of 'For Honor,' rather than rank-and-file workers.
Matthew Gault
4.9.19
Minecraft

Some Genius Recreated the World of 'Stardew Valley' in 'Minecraft'

It's not the first time the two games have been mashed up, but it's the most faithful rendition we've seen.
Rachel Pick
4.4.19
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