It’s been an outstanding couple of months for mouse-based video games. In February we got PlayStation VR adventure Moss, and now we have the PC release of Ghost of a Tale, an action RPG about a mouse bard slinking through a dangerous fantasy world in order to save his true love. It looked outstanding in 2016. Now it’s…
I’ve played hours of the remastered version of Burnout Paradise prior to today’s release of the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. So how are the higher resolution textures and enhanced lighting effects? I don’t know, man. I’m just playing Burnout Paradise again, and it’s as wonderful as it ever was.
The Nintendo Switch is a piece of hardware with a lot going on. It’s a console. It’s a handheld. It’s got tons of games to play, options to tweak and accessories to play with. Here are tips to help you get the most out of the latest Nintendo entertainment system.
The third and final volume in Blizzard’s exhaustive history of Azeroth comes out on March 27. Dark Horse Books slipped us a few pages from World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 to give us an idea of what to expect.
For nearly two decades, this pressure-washed-to-hell beige building in a strip mall off North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA has been one of my favorite places. Soon it will close its doors for good, along with the other 734 Toys ‘R’ Us locations across the United States. So I gathered up one of my children and took…
Massdrop and Hasbro have teamed up to create the perfect board game/keyboard crossover. Community designer Cassidy Williams captured the essence of Scrabble perfectly in this set. The drop runs all month, with kits starting at $47 for just the letters and numbers. Unless they fall on a red space. Then it’s $141.
The 4.25 patch for Final Fantasy XIV dropped today, adding the FFIII-inspired Forbidden Land of Eureka area to the game. It’s a magical island where players can group together and kill large numbers of creatures for very little reward until they fall asleep at the keyboard.
Bandai America’s Dragon Ball Super Dragon Stars action figures have been flying off the shelves since the release of Dragon Ball FighterZ earlier this year, as fans and collectors scramble to pick up their favorite characters. I got hold of the first three waves, tore them open, and made them do stuff. Fun stuff.
If Spaceman Mike stands completely inside a portal, he’s transported to another place. If even a tiny bit of him remains outside, he dies. Developer Psydra Games does so much with such a simple mechanic in the disturbingly-named Mike Dies.
In 2012, Square Enix Japan published a trio of Final Fantasy 25th Memorial Ultimania books collecting art, developer commentary and background information on the first 14 numbered Final Fantasy games. Now Dark Horse is publishing the books in English, with the first 336 page volume arriving in July. We got samples.…
Released last year as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, remastered versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped are coming to Switch on July 10. Update: And Xbox One and PC as well.
No really, praise the sun. It’s what the Solaire of Astora amiibo does.
Here we see two crabs fighting each other with a sword in each claw. Video games truly are the best.
Old-timey mobster Vinnie Cannoli returns for another round of zombie slaying in Crazy Monkey Studios’ Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2. The first game is an excellent tribute to the old school run-and-gun arcade shooter. The sequel, with its 360 degree shooting, double-jumping and dual-gun action? It’s friggin’ awesome.
Final Fantasy XV’s Royal Edition update introduces a new first-person mode to the game, allowing players to witness the world of Eos from Noctis’ point of view. Just don’t try fighting with it turned on unless you’ve got a strong stomach.
Virtual reality has gone dark for Oculus Rift users across the globe today, as what seems to be an expired security certificate in the Oculus Runtime service has temporarily rendered their headsets inoperable. Where were you the day the Oculus Rifts died?
Some games don’t play well with ultrawide monitors, requiring mods or third-party programs to fill in the extra space properly. Final Fantasy XV PC’s ultrawide support is nearly perfect.
Of the 12 games in South Korea’s popular DJMax series of rhythm games released on PC and Sony handhelds since 2004, only three have made it to North America. Today, we got a fourth. The series’ console debut, DJMax Respect, is out on PS4 today in North America. Maybe I should have waited instead of importing it last…
As catchy as its opening theme was, music from the original Transformers cartoon has never had an official release. Hasbro and Legacy Recordings fix that grave oversight on March 9 with the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ‘80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers. On vinyl, no less.