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  • Restore Points (Save States): An Advance in Accessibility or An Insult to Classic Games?

    As a gamer born in the N64 era, catching the tail end of its games, I came into my own as a gamer sometime in 2007. I'd been gaming consistently to that point, but I didn't really take it seriously (not that it should be taken too seriously) up... More
  • More Polybius Mayhem

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    Last week I had been thinking (and subsequently writing) about the urban legend of Polybius , the fabled game that could basically cause you all sorts of creepy problems if you were unfortunate enough to play it. The legend began back in the arcade heyday... More
  • The Best Podcast on the Citadel, Ep. 41

    Ah, it feels good to be home. After over a year’s worth of podcasting at our sister site Leviathyn, The Best Podcast on the Citadel has moved to a new home, GameNews.io ! We kick things off right as hosts Blake Anglin and Chris Mrkvicka are joined... More
  • Computer Opinions

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    So I've been out of the game a LONG time when it comes to PC desktops. What do you guys think? Revolt R777 Case 1 x iBUYPOWER Revolt Mini Tower Gaming Case Case Lighting 1 x Revolt Advanced Lighting Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor... More
  • Blog Herding Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Playdate Round 2

    GI community! It's time for another playdate. This Sunday we are revisiting the world of Monster Hunter to fight giant toads, dragons, and anything that can be carved and turn into a neat hat. Details from Blog Herding below: This week's playdate... More
  • Loyal to the Death: Commander Shepard

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    There are many ways to play Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect Trilogy. You can play as a man or a woman. You can choose to play as a Paragon or a Renegade or somewhere in between. And even within those ranges there is a lot of choice that can be made... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: Loyalty

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    Loyalty. There are many video game characters designed to demonstrate loyalty. When I saw the topic of this CWC immediately three characters leapt to mind, which I'll get to shortly. First though I feel like for a player to truly feel as if a character... More
  • Book Report: 8-Bit Christmas

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    I have a great fondness for the '80s, video games, reading, and humor, and this book brings each of those to the table. 8-Bit Christmas is a romp through the nostalgia of my childhood, and deals very specifically with something I, too, was incredibly... More
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Initial Impressions

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    I've long felt that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could be one of the best games of this console generation. Since seeing the demo nearly two years ago at E3 2013 , this has been my most anticipated game bar none. Its predecessor was a compelling game... More
  • What I Hateth Most About Dark Souls (And Other Games that Get Archaic English Wrong)

    First of all, it's not the difficulty. I enjoy a good challenge, so on my first playthrough of Dark Souls (I know, I'm behind), I'm relishing the steep learning curve. It makes success that much sweeter. And overall, Dark Souls is an incredible... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: Favorite Co-Op Experience

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    "Favorite Co-Op Experience." That's a fairly prestigious title to award. Over the years there have been many; from Double Dragon, Gauntlet, and Final Fight back in the arcade to the NES gems of Ikari Warriors and Contra, right up to modern... More
  • Destiny Urchin Error Code Is Nothing To Worry About.

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    Players of destiny my be experincing a message when they fire up there game saying they have restricted access to games features. Players who have tried to access the reef social area get a Urchin error code. The code is used telling people they have... More
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