We played some video games at PAX East 2012. Here’s a quick look at a few of the best from the entire show floor.
The open beta for Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, a free-to-play player-versus-player game from BioWare Mythic, is now available to download.
The new title allows players to engage in a variety of fast-paced matches between three teams of six players. The experience is inspired by Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, BioWare Mythic’s 2008 massively-multiplayer online game.
Free-to-play offerings are rapidly moving beyond the adorable, anime-inspired, massively online role-playing games and even the pay-to-win pricing structure. With so many big-budget titles hitting the market, it would be easy for a few of these oh-so-great experiences to slip under your radar.
I've done a lot of features with old game commercials over the years but somehow managed to miss this gem entirely. Behold Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with extra "raditude" and an opera singer.
To promote its upcoming Spirit Camera for the 3DS, Nintendo sent us to a haunted hotel for real-life scares.
GameStop stores in California will now require a downloadable content (DLC) warning on pre-owned games that make use of online passes or free DLC that becomes void upon use.
Relax, parents. Video games are good for you and your kids. So argues Scott Steinberg, author of The Modern Parent’s Guide series for high-tech parenting.
Red 5 Studios is building its dream game: a kick-ass, online, team-based action shooter.
This article contains minor spoilers.
Whenever there is a lull in the video-game industry, you can bet that the fighting-game scene will take advantage of it. Whether it be a new game release or a tournament to stir up the masses, something crazy will be going down.
Xenoblade Chronicles is the game the Wii needs. The console is drowning in an endless amount of party titles and half-assed platformers to the point that its relevance has dropped considerably. The Wii began as a novel concept later co-opted by its competitors. It isn't the most beautiful or socially relevant device, but it is the ideal platform for nostalgic role-playing games.
I enjoy Skyrim, but I do wonder about the practicality of many of the game's mechanics. I mean, how exactly do you carry over 200 pounds of equipment at all times? I don't care how strong you are; that's a lot of weight. Well, this hilarious video pokes some fun at Skyrim's more unrealistic qualities.
Jack Tramiel, a huge figure in computer history and founder of Commodore, died on Sunday at the age of 83, according to Forbes.
Last week, in a ridiculous ruling, Electronic Arts won the even more ridiculous honor of the Worst Company in America.
Hell Yeah! is the visually stunning platformer from publisher Sega and developer Arkedo. It’s one of the games you should know about coming out of PAX East 2012.
Beware the ides of May. Max Payne 3 debuts on May 15, a significant time for gamers that Rockstar Games has pretty much owned for the past few years. The game developer, a division of Take-Two Interactive, wants to repeat history by launching one of the year’s blockbuster games at a time when gamers are have traditionally embraced big games. Now that Electronic Arts/BioWare has released Mass Effect 3, gamers are looking for the next big game, and the next big releases will come in mid-May again.
The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we continue our journey in Shadow of the Colossus, talk even more about the story of Mass Effect 3 (and games in general), and cap things off with Halo's Master Chief doing something you might not expect. (No, it doesn't involve Cortana. Sickos.)
Even monster-slayers need a break now and then. In a stand-alone short story heralding the arrival of the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, antihero Geralt of Rivia tours the sentinel trees of a forest. Naturally, his totally acceptable one-sided conversation with his horse abruptly ends when he encounters a few bloody signs of battle. Equally natural is his reaction of catching a quick nap among the carnage and taking a swig of the ol’ flask. Why? Because that’s the norm for someone with creepy cat eyes and a facial scar longer than a ruler. Check out developer CD Projekt RED’s "52 and a half" below.
Massively multiplayer online games are not easy to demo. They’re complex. The user interface is often cluttered, a lot is going on, and the controls often require some adjustment. But En Masse Entertainment and Bluehole Studio nevertheless tried their best to convey what it’s like to play their fantasy MMORPG Tera on the show floor at PAX East this weekend.
Politics and religion scare the fecal matter out of me, but so do aliens, demons, and mutant wildlife. Can you name the games these monsters are from? Extra credit if you also know the beasts' names.
Normally, the Bitmob Writing Challenge asks community members to write an article about a specific topic every month. Today, however, we’re heading back to the drawing board for the first time in over a year.
Free stuff serves multiple purposes: It costs nothing, it fits wonderfully in storage, and if you're EA, it represents a suspiciously ornate band-aid.
There are lots of things to see and do during PAX East 2012, the fan-based video game show in Boston. Here’s a small taste of the games, the cosplay, and the breakdancing zombies that you can see on the show floor.
This week's Reviews Spotlight features zombies, ghosts, pirates, and aliens. It almost sounds like Halloween, just…you know…it's July.
After more than 20 years, Jordan Mechner is still excited about making video games.
Holy shit! I actually have something good to write about Mass Effect 3. BioWare has announced the Resurgence Pack, which adds new multiplayer characters, stages, and weapons….
The next-generation console rumors are heating up, and this week brought a lot of new detailed gossip on that front.
GamesBeat sat down with PopCap’s director of social media at PAX East to talk about how monetization will affect the studio’s future. It may deeply alter two of the developer’s biggest titles.
Video games represent a variety of different things to different people: as products of entertainment, persistent online services, or escapes from the realities of the world. Sadly, what most people fail to consider is that video games also represent the people who make them.
Flurry launched new analytics features today that allows customers to take better control of how they measure and access the metrics for their apps. The features will help app developers make more money from their apps.