Video Games

  • Nine XCOM 2 tips for aspiring Commanders

    The XCOM franchise isn't known for pulling punches, and XCOM 2 is no different. Spoiler warning: I've tried to keep things spoiler free, Commander, but if you feel that getting your nose bloodied in your first few games is the best way to experience XCOM then it's best you stop reading now. Be sure…

    Polygon
  • The next Flappy Bird? Color Switch is the top game in Apple’s app store now

    For the past couple of weeks, a newcomer has been at the top of the iOS app store. Color Switch is one of those free downloadable games like Flappy Bird that came out of nowhere and hit the top. It’s games like Color Switch, which tests your skill at moving a ball through color-coded obstacles,…

    GamesBeat
  • New Mirror's Edge Catalyst trailer digs into Faith's backstory

    Ever since the next Mirror's Edge was first teased in 2014, EA has slowly been sharing more details about the game. Mostly the focus has been on the fast-paced parkour action that defined the original release, but the latest trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst finally sheds a bit more light on the…

    The Verge
  • Destiny's new 'Damage Referee' will make life tough for players with bad connections

    Destiny ’s Crimson Days event kicks of next week, and just ahead of it, Bungie will be releasing an update that not only fixes a few bugs and other issues, but brings some fairly significant changes to the Crucible. First up is a change that will impact the early stages of Crucible matches: players…

    Digital Trends
  • No, Hearthstone's Massive New Change Is Not A Cash Grab By Blizzard

      This week, Hearthstone announced probably the single biggest change to the card game to date, the fact that it would be regularly phasing out old content for a new “Standard” mode. The announcement essentially splits Hearthstone in half. The new Standard Mode will be the “main” mode of the game,…

    Forbes
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Linux and Mac ports canceled

    Rocksteady's latest will be Windows PC-only on Steam

    Polygon
  • Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi on the enduring appeal of chiptunes

    Keiji Yamagishi has been making iconic and beloved music since the 1980s — but it wasn’t until last year that he released his very first solo album. The composer of classic games like Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo Bowl, Yamagishi stepped away from video game music as the soundtracks became more film-like,…

    The Verge
  • Review: In 'XCOM 2,' Earthlings try to get the bugs out

    When the aliens come — and they will — don't expect the government to save us. If you've ever watched "The X-Files," you know half of them are in cahoots with the invaders anyway.

    Associated Press
  • Unreal Engine's editor can be used in VR and that's pretty cool

    During a livestream today, the company showed off how Unreal Engine developers can use the game's editor in VR to develop content, moving and editing 3D objects with a "virtual iPad" interface. Epic Games' Tim Sweeney and Mike Fricker offer a quick overview of Unreal Engine's VR editor in the video…

    Polygon
  • Doom's box art is terrible

    "I told my 11-year-old: You can watch the press conference, you can watch the opening stuff, but you can't watch any of the Doom stuff. If the goal is to catch the eye of people who may not know what Doom is, this cover seems perfectly content to blend into a wall of boring, mechanical protagonists.

    Polygon
  • Grand Theft Auto Continues to Generate Revenues for Take-Two

    Take-Two Interactive's (TTWO) video game Grand Theft Auto has sold over 60 million units globally and across all platforms. The game also entered the Guinness World Records as the fastest videogame to ...

    Market Realist
  • Bethesda's Todd Howard nabs GDCA lifetime achievement award

    Organizers of the 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) announced that Bethesda’s Todd Howard will receive the event’s Lifetime Achievement Award for “his indelible contributions to the world of gaming.” Howard played a crucial role in the development of seminal open-world epics like …

    Digital Trends
  • The new Doom is finally launching on May 13th

    After years in development, the reboot of the Doom franchise finally has a release date: May 13th. Publisher Bethesda announced the news this morning with a slick new trailer showing off elements of the shooter's grisly campaign. As you'd imagine, the trailer features lots of demons, lots of…

    The Verge
  • H1Z1 is splitting into two games, headed to consoles

    Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) tells Polygon that one of the titles will leave Steam Early Access and formally launch on Windows PC and consoles this summer while the other will remain in the program for the foreseeable future. H1Z1: King of the Kill will focus on…

    Polygon
  • Another Minecraft killer? 505 Games unveils sandbox adventure Portal Knights

    PREVIEW: Everybody is chasing Minecraft. The latest is 505 Games, the Italian video game publisher that is unveiling its Portal Knights sandbox adventure today. The new intellectual property is a single-player and multiplayer game where you can build things and fight monsters in a cute, endless…

    GamesBeat
  • Destiny's February update comes with a bunch of changes to Crucible

    Destiny's February update includes a host of tweaks to how the Crucible works, including a new option for lone-wolf play and an attempt to insulate players from people who have laggy connections, developer Bungie announced today. In an effort to increase the use of primary weapons in the Crucible,…

    Polygon
  • Soon you’ll be able to make Unreal Engine games from the comfort of a VR headset

    Though Unity is the popular candidate for VR game engines, it hasn’t prevented its competitors from trying. Epic Games, for instance, is widely known not only for its beloved franchises like Unreal and Gears of War, but for licensing out the engine that powers those games as well. Unreal Engine has…

    Digital Trends
  • Cartoon Network Studios launches original mobile game with famous animator

    Cartoon Network Studios is diving into mobile games with a title based on a brand new entertainment property: OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza. The story and world of the game were created by acclaimed animator Ian Jones-Quartey, and it shows how entertainment companies are upping the stakes of the $30…

    GamesBeat