Dear Mage Phantom,
Not every game series has a perfect record. For every AAA game that grabs the attention of media outlets and fans worldwide, there is a spinoff or two that either underperforms or is simply overlooked by the general populace. Even the great Solid Snake is not immune to this curse, diving into everything from card games to fighting free-for-alls, but titles like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker definitely fall into the latter. Many, including yours truly, tried giving this game a stab on the PSP, but the platform just didn’t gel with me. However, I feel I’ve finally found the way it was meant to be played – with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
I'm really tired of pixel art. It really isn't that difficult to turn a 2D sprite image into something physical. I do that all the time in cross-stitch. Video game art really needs to move beyond pixel-for-pixel recreations.
Australian start-up Scalify has raised $2 million in venture funding so that it can create networking technology that enables the fast and efficient creation of online games and virtual worlds.
GamesBeat is giving away codes for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Play the game days before everyone else on your friends list!
This astounding costume was crafted by two French cosplayers.
PAX Prime is sold out, huh? While that is very sad for a lot of us, we have some alternative conventions that may fill that social void in your schedule.
The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we go hands-on with Guild Wars 2, continue our quest in Shadow of the Colossus, make a wish list for Elder Scrolls Online, and more. Warm up your Thu'um and read on.
The Star Fox games don’t skimp on theatricality. As part of the pantheon representing Nintendo’s golden age of gaming masterpieces, Star Fox brought space combat, barrel rolls, and various woodland creatures into a bundle of pure awesomeness that somehow simultaneously made perfect sense. YouTube user "rickonami" spruced up the game’s traditionally epic intro cinematic with enhanced graphics and effects — a worthwhile homage to one of the best space-combat games ever made to date.
Reviewers assemble!!! Sorry, I'm excited to go see The Avengers tonight. Until then, I'm going to enjoy some community reviews. You should, too!
The new subscription business model for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console alleged in The Verge's exclusive report has me incredibly troubled.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II pre-orders for the first day after the announcement of the game have beaten first-day pre-orders for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Black Ops II has beaten Modern Warfare 3′s pre-orders on Amazon by 30 percent.
At a time when the largest industry in entertainment is focused on the next big thing, it’s easy to forget the past of video games. Who is helping ensure that our gaming heritage is preserved for future generations to enjoy, study, and learn from?
With a month to go before this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo video game trade show (E3), rumors are surfacing about next-generation console announcements. We’re not likely to hear much about what sort of features they’ll have for a while with the exception of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U, which is launching this fall.
Activision Blizzard will report its first-fiscal-quarter earnings on Wednesday, May 9, after the market close. This will come two days after its arch-rival Electronic Arts reports its earnings, and the two together will paint a better picture of the grudge match between EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic and Activision Blizzard’s flagship online game World of Warcraft.
Twice!! This is twice I said do not open this post and you did! Really? Do you rob banks too? Beat up kittens?
I have a problem, and a very serious one at that. I am addicted to any and all things plastered with Dragon Quest references – especially if that reference comes in the form of a slime.
PAX Prime 2012 is now sold out of all three- and single-day badges.
Once again, we turn to gaming’s marksmen to headshoot us with truth bullets!
After years of hype, and delays and I'm sure a death threat or two, Phil Fish's magnum opus, Fez is finally upon us. Having never seen the game in motion, I really didn’t know what to make of Fez before I started it.
Qualcomm wants gamers to know that it’s serious about them. That’s why the mobile chip maker is planning a record-breaking event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game trade show in June.
Bethesda just announced the Elder Scrolls Online which will include all of Tamriel, only a millennium before the events of company’s most recent release, Skyrim.
Activision Blizzard’s latest entry in the blockbuster video game series generated four times as many messages on social networks, according to market analyst Nielsen Media.
The debate over DLC has been argued many times over, with each battle ending in stalemate and both sides insulting each other. So to hopefully change this self-perpetuating cycle of online flaming, I have decided to post not as a know-it-all, but as a person with an opinion.