Hope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your
The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered
Hope you like video games, because your social networks are about to get flooded with countless tweets, posts, pics, hot takes, snarky asides and full-on rants about interactive entertainment. E3, otherwise known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You’ve likely heard of E3 — it’s in its 24th consecutive
‘Injustice 2’ brings back the all the super hero brawling you loved from its predecessor. All heroes are not created equal, especially when it comes to the expanded universes of comic book titans Marvel and DC. “Batman Vs. Superman” scored eight (and won four).
The ‘Call of Duty’ franchise is heading back to its WWII routes. “Call of Duty” is going back to its roots. Activision (ATVI) confirmed months of speculation on Friday by unveiling the name for the next effort in their long-running shooter franchise, and it’s surprisingly straightforward.
The trailer shows off a few different moves and combos that utilize his Cold Gun, including an ice wall and an awesome ice slide Super Power. Scarecrow appeared as a background character in the original Injustice, but is fully playable in the sequel.
‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ invites you to strap in for another space opera. “Space is big,” beloved author and interdimensional traveler Douglas Adams noted in his seminal towel-seller, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big,” he wrote,
‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ will bring the Tolkien-inspired action to new heights. The Eye of Sauron might see everything, but even the observant dark lord himself probably didn’t see “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” coming. It turns out, however, that “Mordor” was just the first chapter.
The Nintendo Switch is here, and these are the games you’ll want to buy and avoid. Nintendo’s innovative home console/portable hybrid machine, the Switch, is finally here. We’ve put the system through its paces, and while the tech is impressive, the real reason to consider buying it is for the games
Update: This piece has been updated to reflect changes to the system due to Nintendo’s Day One patch. Releasing worldwide March 3, the Nintendo Switch ($300) is more than just a new video game console: It’s a day of reckoning — or a moment of clarity — for arguably the most important company in the
‘Horizon: Zero Dawn’ is a gorgeous game with a familiar gameplay style and addictive story. Indeed, Sony and developer Guerilla Games couldn’t have fared much better in the run-up to the release of the Sony (SNE) PS4 exclusive, “Horizon: Zero Dawn.” A darling at trade shows like E3 and Gamescom, ”Horizon
The Analogue Nt mini lets you play your old Nintendo games, but for a steep price. Nintendo (NTDOY, NTDOF) might be looking to the future with its upcoming Switch console, but its fans can’t get enough of the company’s past. Case in point: the NES Classic Edition, a $60 plug-and-play unit that quickly
Another year is just about behind us, and if you play video games, your 2016 was probably a blur of shooters, adventures and possibly a VR helmet or two. But what really stood out? Which games defined 2016? In no particular order, here are our picks for the 12 best games of the year. ‘Uncharted 4: A
The Oculus Touch controllers add motion controls to the Rift VR headset. Unless you own an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or PlayStation VR, you have probably written off virtual reality as the great non-starting tech trend of 2016. Oculus Touch, however, brings the Facebook-owned (FB) Oculus and its Rift at
‘The Last Guardian’ is a beautiful game hampered by rough controls. “The Last Guardian” is real. It took famed director Fumito Ueda and a revolving team of programmers eight long, tumultuous years to build this mythical beast of a video game, and from its first public showing in 2009, we’ve been spiritually
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, and that means tons of great deals on video games and systems. The pint-sized NES Classic Edition lets you play all of your old-school favorites. It’s been awhile since Nintendo could claim to have the hottest holiday tech toy, but make no mistake
‘Dishonored 2’ is a stealthy smash. “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” did the trick, but there’s an even deadlier sneak lurking about in the form of “Dishonored 2.” The sequel to the 2012 gem “Dishonored,” the new effort by Bethesda and developer Arkane Studios is a master class in world building and level
It hasn’t been an easy couple of years for Nintendo. One moment, they’re raking in the dough as the world gleefully swings controllers at virtual tennis balls with the Wii; the next, they’re making excuses for a pseudo-tablet connected to a console with the Wii U.
Time was, you could buy a video game console with the confidence that you wouldn’t feel the urge to buy a new one for a while.