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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Reaction To Nintendo’s NX Release Window And Zelda Delay?

    Early this morning, Nintendo dropped several bombshells alongside its financial report. The biggest news involved the company's upcoming console, codenamed NX, as well as the anticipated next entry of The Legend of Zelda series. Other reveals included more information on its future mobile properties... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Did You Check Out The Doom Or Battleborn Betas?

    While we aren't quite into the month of May, gamers had the opportunity to sample two of May's biggest releases this past weekend . First up was Gearbox's Battleborn, a hero shooter with tons of personality, which ran as an open beta. Id Software's Doom also received the open beta treatment... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Video Game Storylines Had A Lasting Impression On You?

    Video game storytelling can be told in several different ways, but they're best done when they use the medium's interactivity to their advantage. Telltale Games, among others, have popularized branching narratives, giving the impression of player control through choice mechanics. Shadow of the... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – "Gitting Gud" At Losing In Dark Souls III

    The staff juggles a variety of games this weekend, and the daunting release of Dark Souls III is looming over the entire office. We plan to tie up loose ends on previous playthroughs, hop back into some multiplayer matches, and try to keep our anger in check while playing From Software's latest.... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Dark Souls III Or Ratchet & Clank?

    Today saw the release of Dark Souls III, as well the remake of the original Ratchet & Clank on PlayStation 4. The two games have radically different tones, combat, and weapons. About the only thing they share is a release date, but that doesn't mean its fans don't overlap. Maybe you picked... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Want To See From Titanfall 2?

    Respawn has released the initial trailer for Titanfall 2, and EA is promising more details right before E3 on June 12, but what do you think so far? While the teaser trailer didn't show a lot ( click here to get your blood and ideas flowing ), the nasty-looking sword certainly is cool, as is the... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Enjoy Brutally Challenging Games?

    Next week, Dark Souls III is releasing in North America. The RPG series is, of course, notoriously known for its brutal difficulty, which is one of the game's biggest hooks for some. Do you enjoy hard games? I think the only genre where I really appreciate brutal difficulty is with platformers. Probably... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up Quantum Break This Week?

    Remedy's Quantum Break, the time-bending third-person shooter that blends with an integrated live-action TV show, is releasing this Tuesday. Will you be picking it up? We've seen "bullet time" explored in films like The Matrix, and in games like Max Payne, but Quantum Break is taking... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: When Do You Want The Next Call Of Duty To Be Set?

    Earlier today, rumors that the next Call of Duty is bringing the franchise back to space with heavy sci-fi themes hit. While this represents an even further departure from the series' more traditional roots in World War II and modern combat, it's a part of the franchise's continued trend... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – The Easter Steak Anniversary

    Most of us will probably be too occupied with games, movies, or significant others to notice the giant bunny sneaking into our homes and hiding eggs everywhere. We'll be continuing to play a myriad of titles both old and new, from leveling up in EarthBound to ranking up in The Division. Tell us what... More
  • Blog Post: Did You Pre-Order A VR Headset?

    Yesterday, Sony kicked off its first wave of PlayStation VR pre-orders. You might have opted for a bundle, or perhaps you are waiting for the standalone unit. Maybe you opted for a Rift or Vive instead. Or, you might simply not be sold on VR yet. We’re curious about whether PlayStation VR’s... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Was The Most Exciting News Out Of GDC This Year?

    Last week's GDC came with its fair share of announcements, from virtual reality's upcoming games to The Witcher 3 taking the top prize at the Game Developers Choice Awards. What wowed you the most? Was it the announcement of PlayStation VR's price , or perhaps CastAR augmented reality , which... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Would You Want From The PS4.5?

    Today, rumors surfaced about a potential upgrade for the PlayStation 4. Unlike previous redesigns from Sony, the information points to this being more than cosmetic change; it may be a more powerful unit with different capabilities than the current PS4. It’s kind of like the difference between... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Video Game Sci-fi Setting?

    Sci-fi is a popular genre in the world of video games, but many of them feel generic or overused. What sci-fi settings stand out to you? What is your favorite sci-fi universe? I first starting thinking about this topic during our recent cover story trip for Gears of War 4 , because I've never really... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Has Your Experience With The Division Been Positive So Far?

    The Division released this past week, and it's already making ground-breaking sales records. However, like many online multiplayer games out there, its launch came with some hurdles. Servers went down which had people cursing the Mike error code popping up, and some unlikeable users were blocking... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Sport Would You Want To See In Rocket League?

    We found out earlier last week that Rocket League is planning on introducing a basketball mode , and in the current April issue of our digital and print magazine, we spoofed Rocket League with the silly notion of baseball on boats. Rocket League took 2015 by storm and it continues to be incredibly successful... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior - Stardews and Star-don'ts

    Despite AAA titles The Division and Hitman dropping earlier this week, an unassuming indie darling has stolen many players' hearts. The farming simulator Stardew Valley has cleverly injected itself into many of our play queues. Of course, some of us will still be lootin' and shootin' in The... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Gears Of Wars Is Your Favorite?

    This morning, we revealed our latest cover story for Gears of War 4 , which promises to take the series back to its darker, horror-themed roots. With so much excitement in the air, it got us thinking about the franchise and all its entries, making us wonder which one is your favorite and why. Did you... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up The Division?

    It feels like forever since Ubisoft unveiled Tom Clancy's The Division, an online shooter set in a virus-ravaged New York City. Fast-forward nearly three years since its announcement at E3 2013, and we are finally going to see this game released in the wild. When it was first revealed, it was one... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – A Lumberjack’s Guide To Backlogging

    The beginning of March is a quiet respite in the middle of a game release tidal wave. We take our time to catch a breath and dig into some of our backlogs. There are also a few flicks at the theater worth catching. Sound off about what you’re watching and playing below! Jeff Marchiafava ( @GIJeffM... More
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