Ever feel like something that you desperately want to succeed is destined to fail?
You probably think that this comic is going to end on a downer. I mean, Wilhelm is dead, and he was sort of the main character. But the story isn't over yet, friends.
Full disclosure: Remedy provided me a free download code for Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for this article.
I made myself a promise for News Blips today. See, I've gotten in kind of a rut, and I wanted to see if I could do an installment without any Mass Effect 3 news at all. I managed to do it, too! It was actually kind of hard, since today the PlayStation Blog announced that BioWare's much-anticipated RPG will be launching as a PSN download complete with pre-order bonuses.
I never played the original Kid Icarus, but Kid Icarus Uprising — a 20-years-later re-imagining of the franchise releasing next month — seems solid so far…with one slight problem.
Imagine spending an entire weekend building a game from scratch with no design document, thousands of lines of code to write, art assets to create, and music to arrange. It might seem like a near-impossible task.
The Drunken Moogle has a collection of shots symbolizing the various evolutions of the Pokémon Eevee. In the games, Eevee takes on different forms depending on the elements trainers expose it to.
Dressing up as your favorite fictional characters can be fun (or so I'm told), but furries creep the shit out of me. Animals cosplaying as human video-game personalities, on the other hand, is cute and hilarious. Enjoy the freak show.
Sony is pulling out all the stops with tonight’s launch of the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device.
Disney-Playdom is announcing today a new hidden-object game, Blackwood and Bell Mysteries, on Facebook as it tries to stay one step ahead of Zynga in a popular genre in social games.
Double Fine Production’s Tim Schafer misses point-and-click graphic adventures from the early days of video games.
Only nine more days, and then it’s the month Mass Effect 3 comes out. I need to finish that Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC.
Since today is a holiday, let's take a second to look back at a classic: Panzer Dragoon. Unfortunately, you've probably never played it.
Note: Don’t read if you are sensitive to L.A. Noire spoilers, as I mercilessly discuss details of the plot.
Dear Esther, an unconventional experience that some are wary of even calling a game, was recently released as a commercial product, but the title was originally a free Half-Life 2 mod released in 2008. As you would expect, the newer version is a much prettier product, but you may be surprised by just how much more beautiful it really is from the original. Want to see for yourself? Luckily, we have this video that compares the two. I'm truly amazed by the difference.
Great games immerse players in fantastical worlds and adventures so extravagant, you actually wish they were real. But what if video game characters crossed over to our reality instead?
Recently, Sony released a list of PlayStation Portable titles that are compatible with the incoming PlayStation Vita. There were some notable omissions (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories) and the promise of further additions down the line. While some of my favorites didn't make the cut, here are five PSP games that will help Vita early adopters stave off the post-launch blues.
The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers (NAVGTR, pronounced “navigator”) has a different way of doing industry awards than what most of us are probably used to. I had the chance to learn how this non-profit organization does things while at a recent rooftop shindig on top of a swanky hotel in Dowtown Los Angeles, Calif. Voice actors Tom Sizemore and Tara Platt were on hand to announce this year’s nominees. Though NAVGTR is still working to gain more visibility — despite being around for over a decade now — the approach it’s taking toward video game awards easily distinguishes it.
Last December, I challenged myself to use the Kinect to help improve my health. But my goal isn't to blandly recount how workout software actually does its job. I'm out to prove that the real key to losing weight is having fun while attempting to do it, and video games are the perfect tool.