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GTA Online's Success Undermines GTA 6's Relationship With Political Satire

Rockstar Games is no stranger to political commentary, but will their messaging in GTA 6 have the same effect now that they're no longer as infamous?

January 27, 2024 | 09:00 EST

Indy prepares to whip enemies in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Why First-Person Indiana Jones Is a Mistake

First-person Indiana Jones is a mistake. Machine games making Indiana Jones and the Great Circle a first-person game will make players miss out.

January 20, 2024 | 01:26 EST

A Regenerador attacks Ada in Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways

If You Skip Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways, You're Doing Yourself a Disservice

The Separate Ways DLC is the best part of Resident Evil 4. It introduces amazing new weapons and great game mechanics as well.

October 23, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Ace Attorney Parody starring Poenix Wright as Microsoft and Edgeworth as the CMA and FTC

Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Shows Regulators Haven't Taken Gaming Seriously

The battle over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has shed light on the fact that antitrust regulators are woefully unprepared to regulate the gaming industry. 

October 15, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

PlayStation 5 Slim Digital Price Hike

PS5 Slim Digital Price Hike Is the Result of PlayStation's Uncontested Domination

Today's announcement of a $50 price hike for the new slimmed-down PS5 Digital Edition in the United States is certainly emblematic of PlayStation's market domination.

October 10, 2023 | 04:05 EDT

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Starfield's Shipbuilding Is the Endgame Bethesda Needed

Bethesda's games have a lot of content, but the meaningful content typically has a limit. Did Starfield break this limit with its shipbuilding mechanic?

September 26, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Starfield outpost in front of stars

Starfield's Outpost System Is Holding the Game Back

Starfield's outpost system should've been an upgrade to Fallout 4's settlement system, but it's not. Can it be improved, or will we have to wait for mods?

September 19, 2023 | 09:10 EDT

The player stares up at the Labyrinth Sentinel, a large world boss in Remnant 2.

Which Platform Has Best Remnant 2 Performance?

Wondering which platform has the best Remnant 2 performance modes? Check out our breakdown of Remnant 2 gameplay, system requirements, and frame rate.

August 8, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

A closeup of Link in the froggy armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Froggy Armor Is Tears of the Kingdom's Best Quality-of-Life Improvement

The Froggy Armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is arduous to obtain but worth it. The Froggy Armor is a great quality of life improvement.

July 18, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

Clive looking conflicted in Final Fantasy XVI

The Problem With Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI has a lot to say about prejudice and the human condition, but Clive is so ridiculously cool that he undermines its early central themes.

June 29, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

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How Final Fantasy XVI Perfected the Quick-Time Event

Quick-time events, one of the most notorious game mechanics, become something much bigger (and better) in Final Fantasy XVI.

June 27, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Aurora borealis in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How Animal Crossing Ushered in the Age of Endless Games

Animal Crossing has been delighting players for 22 years now, so we took a look at how this series helped define a genre and ushered in an era of endless games.

June 20, 2023 | 10:00 EDT


Could Starfield Lead the Way to Xbox's Best Year Yet?

The last year has not been kind to Xbox fans at all when it came to first party games, but is Starfield enough to turn the tide of disappointment?

June 14, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart looking into the camera

Rift Apart's PC Port Is a Reminder To Not Believe All the Marketing Hype

Ratchet & Clank: Rifts Apart PC release is the latest reminder that what companies say in June, isn't necessarily the truth

June 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

PS5 & Project Q from the Sony Showcase

Who Is the Audience for Sony's Project Q Streaming Device?

Who is the target audience for Sony's Project Q? The Project Q handheld device that connects to a PS5 via streaming is cool, but will it be widely adopted?

May 26, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Leon aims his gun at enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Sets a Gold Standard for Replayability

Resident Evil 4 Remake sets a gold standard for replayability. The Resident Evil 4's New Game Plus and unlockables make it a joy to play again and again.

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

LeBron James PS5 Dual Sense Controller

It's 2023, Why Don't We Have More Customized PS5 Accessories?

It's 2023, why don't we have more customized PS5 accessories? Where's the God of War PS5 faceplate or Spider-Man Dual Sense controller?

March 8, 2023 | 11:00 EST

The main characters staring at a portal opening from The Traveler at the conclusion of Destiny 2 Lightfall

Destiny 2 Lightfall: What Happened With That Finale?

The release of Destiny 2 Lightfall is packed with new content, new subclasses, and an ending that confused more than intrigued.

March 6, 2023 | 11:00 EST

Samus In Metroid Prime Remastered

Metroid Prime Remastered Is the Perfect Test-Run for Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime Remastered is the perfect test-run for Metroid Prime 4. The remastered version gives us plenty of hope ahead of Metroid Prime 4 release date.

February 24, 2023 | 12:28 EST

Saint and Osiris watching The Traveler from Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph

Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph Prepares for the End

With the conclusion of Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph, Bungie delivers a powerful finale, and sets the stage for the end of its 10-year story.

February 20, 2023 | 12:32 EST

Map while travelling in Pathfinder Kingmaker

Paper Maps Make Fantasy Games More Immersive

Immersion causes fantasy games to transport us to faraway worlds where we can live out our wildest dreams, and nothing helps more than good old paper maps.

February 8, 2023 | 11:00 EST

Comic book world of Hi-Fi Rush

Don't Love Rhythm Games? Try Out Hi-Fi Rush Anyway

Don't love rhythm games? Try out Hi-Fi Rush anyways. Hi-Fi Rush's gameplay rewards you for attacking on the beat, but doesn't penalize you otherwise.

February 7, 2023 | 12:00 EST

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Fortnite's Battle Passes: How Did They Take Over the Gaming Industry?

Fortnite's Battle Pass system has reshaped the landscape for multiplayer games over the last five years, but why is it so popular?

January 11, 2023 | 01:00 EST

Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck

Why I Hope We Get More Horizon Forbidden West LEGO Sets

The 1,222-piece Tallneck LEGO set was a delight for Horizon Forbidden West enthusiasts, but could we get more Horizon Forbidden West LEGO sets?

December 27, 2022 | 11:00 EST

Carol Danvers and Hunter playing video games

Marvel's Midnight Suns' Most Benign Moments Are Its Best

The Marvel's Midnight Suns hangouts are some of the best moments in the game. See why the Midnight Suns hangouts help make this game amazing.

December 19, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Is League of Legends on Xbox Game Pass Riot's Way of Fighting the Future?

League of Legends and Xbox Game Pass might seem like an odd couple, but is Riot Games bracing for the future of gaming with this marriage of convenience?

December 19, 2022 | 11:00 EST

Trainers in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Is Game Freak Still the Right Studio for Pokemon?

Is Game Freak still the right studio for Pokemon? Pokemon Scarlet and Violet glitches and framerate problems shine a light on the franchise's challenges.

November 30, 2022 | 11:00 EST

The Guardian in Spider's Bar from Destiny 2 Season of Plunder

Destiny 2 Season of Plunder Feels Like Swashbuckling Filler

While Destiny 2 Season of Plunder delivers an exciting space pirate adventure and some new updated content, it feels more a distraction than an interlude.

November 17, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Did the Halo Infinite Winter Update Fix Year-Old Problems?

Halo Infinite's Winter Update added a lot of new features, but is it enough to keep the game afloat or has Halo Infinite been stagnate for too long?

November 16, 2022 | 11:00 EST

FIFA 23 Manager Mode

Why I'm Hopelessly Addicted to FIFA 23's Manager Mode

The FIFA 23 Manager Mode can be more enjoyable than being a player in the game thanks to its team customization and game feedback.

October 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

A spread shot cover of TimeSplitters 2 and its unique art style, showcasing Sergeant Cortez, Harry Tipper,  and Kitten Celeste posing.

The Key to TimeSplitters 2's Legacy: Creativity

With Free Radical Design reformed, a new TimeSplitters game is in development. Before we get excited about it, let's look at TimeSplitters 2's legacy.

October 8, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Saints Row Doesn’t Take Advantage of its Perfect Setting

Saints Row's Santo Ileso is a Las Vegas inspired setting that could have been much more than just a backdrop to a generic open world game.

September 2, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

The Last of Us Part 1 Opening PS5

Why The Last of Us Part 1 Has The Most Effective Opening In Gaming

The Last of Us Part 1 arguably has one of the best openings in gaming as it features intense drama and spectacular acting. It also sets a foundation for one of the most emotionally driven characters in the medium, Joel.

September 1, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

How the Splatoon 3 Direct Missed the Point - Inkling with Low Ink

How the Splatoon 3 Direct Missed the Point

Check out how the Splatoon 3 Direct missed the point. With many awaiting the Splatoon 3 release date, this game feels less like a Splatoon sequel.

August 17, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Should I Buy a Gaming PC in 2022?

Wondering, "Should I buy a gaming PC in 2022?" Compare gaming PC specs and benefits to see if you should buy a console like Xbox or PS5 over a gaming PC.

August 16, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Kratos in God of War Ragnarok

Why Does the God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition Not Include a Physical Disc?

Wondering what comes in each God of War Ragnarok edition? The God of War Ragnarok Collector's edition and God of War Ragnarok Jotnar edition have no disc.

July 18, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

No on Assassins Creed Liberation Digital Distributions and Downloads Bad

Gaming has a Digital Distribution Problem

Opinion: Gaming has a digital distribution problem that can be traced to the access to the games we love to play, and it's not getting better anytime soon.

July 12, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Final Fantasy VII Remake Official Art

Move Over Video Game Remakes - It's Time for Reimaginings

It's expected nowadays for older games to get a remake. For the sake of the wider gaming medium though, reimaginings should be the new standard.

July 11, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Mario Strikers Battle League has flashy animations

Mario Sports Titles Should Go Beyond Mario Strikers' Energetic Art Direction

Mario's next sport title might inspire us more if it tried a new with art direction. Mario Strikers: Battle League shows us it needs to move forward.

July 5, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Neon White's Impressive HUD

Neon White’s HUD Is a Divine Union of Style & Substance

Neon White does plenty of things right, but its crowning achievement in its user interface. Its HUD shows how to perfect the union of style and substance.

July 1, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Pac-Man World 2 Cover

Pac-Man World Re-Pac is Great, But What About Pac-Man World 2?

Pac-Man World Re-Pac is great, but Pac-Man World 2 is the Empire Strikes Back to Pac-Man World's A New Hope. What makes this sequel so much better?

June 30, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

The Game Cover of Spec Ops: The Line, showcasing a buzzcut man brandishing an assault rifle.

Spec Ops: The Line 10 Years Later and the Lessons (Un)learned

Ten years on from Spec Ops: The Line's landmark release, we look at the timeline, and how it has progressed and regressed within the decade.

June 28, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

A red clad Nightmare of the Destiny 2 villain, Ghaul.

Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted: Emotional Trauma and Reconciliation

Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted doesn't just release new content for the space opera shooter, it addresses deep emotional and mental trauma.

June 21, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

Sea of Thieves Arena Art

A Fond Farewell to the Sea Of Thieves Arena

After three years, Rare shut down the Sea of Thieves Arena mode. Let's look back at its accomplishments—and missteps—to see why.

June 6, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

15 Years Later: Resident Evil 4 Wii Is Still the Definitive RE4 Experience

It's the Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition 15th anniversary. Even 15 years from the Resident Evil 4 Wii release date, Resident Evil 4 Wii is the best version.

May 31, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Halo TV Show: Lore Breaking or Expanding the Universe?

The Halo TV show is an ambitious re-telling of Halo lore, but are the changes made in the show too much to bear or just the right amount of variety?

May 21, 2022 | 12:35 EDT

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What's the Issue With Superman Games?

Superman is a character that hasn't had his own video game in 16 years, despite being one of the most beloved characters ever.

May 13, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Halo Infinite Season 2: Has Free to Play Been Working?

Halo Infinite's pivot to Free to Play came with some problems during launch, but has the release of Season 2: Lone Wolves put these fears to rest?

May 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Vending Mouth ability

Which Kirby Powerup Is the Best, and Why Is It the Vending Machine?

Which Kirby powerup is the best, and why is it the vending machine? See why we love the Kirby and Forgotten Land Vending Mouth ability.

April 8, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Mario Golf Super Rush characters running

The Problem with Modern Mario Sports Games

The new Mario Strikers will likely follow the pattern of current Mario sports games, and that's not necessarily a good thing.

March 17, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

Cobalt Coastlands and Pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Cobalt Coastlands Is the Termina Great Bay Coast of Pokemon Legends: Arceus

In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Cobalt Coastlands is like Termina's Great Bay Coast. Discover the similarities between Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Majora's Mask.

March 17, 2022 | 12:00 EDT