News

Blackguards review

You’ve probably never heard of The Dark Eye. It’s not really your fault–that particular tabletop RPG isn’t meant for you. It was made by Germans for other Germans, and it found a lot of success by focusing on that particular

Read More

Trials Fusion review

In the sequel-filled gaming ecosystem we now live in, experimentation should be encouraged. The Trials series has typically gone with what it does best: motorcycle obstacle courses that create a unique blend of hardcore 2D platforming, time-trial racing, and physics

Read More

Diablo 3 review (Updated with patch 2.0.1)

Some genres are defined by their ancestors. Doom begat the first-person shooter, Grand Theft Auto begat the open-world game, and Diablo begat the hack-and-slash RPG. But unlike the others, the hack-and-slash still carries the moniker of “Diablo clone,” nearly 20

Read More

‘Gran Turismo 7’ PS4 Release Window Announced as ‘DriveClub’ Struggles

If ModNation Racers and Motorstorm are PlayStation’s arcade-y racers then the Gran Turismo series is the hyper-realistic feather in its cap. The last game, Gran Turismo 6, pushed the PS3 to its limits with developer Polyphony Digital wringing every ounce of power

Read More

Cloudbuilt review

I recently watched a video of a guy who got to the final fight in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! in 30 minutes–while blindfolded. I sat there, mouth agape, wondering if he was more machine than man. Speedrunning is an art, and

Read More

Octodad: Dadliest Catch review

English actor Edmund Kean’s last words allegedly were: “dying is easy; comedy is hard.” It’s obvious that Kean wasn’t secretly an octopus pretending to be a human, otherwise his final words might have been “comedy is easy; pouring a glass

Read More

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

Changing genres mid-franchise is a tough sell, especially when you’re taking a popular series and saying “screw it, we’re making it a shooter!” Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies is the latest to make the leap, and arguably the strangest example yet;

Read More

Thief review

I activate my focus ability to scout out the area and find an opening to sneak by the enemy patrols. A single guard stands nearby. Slowly, I inch my way behind the target and shift into the light for a

Read More

Rayman Legends PS4/Xbox One review

There will come a point during your time with Rayman Legends where you’ll run out of ways to express how much you enjoy it. By a few hours in, you’ll have exhausted every synonym you know for “pretty.” A few stages

Read More

NASCAR '14 review

All it takes is a moment of impatience to ruin an entire race. For more than 20 laps I meticulously carved out my place in front of a voracious pack of the world’s best stock cars at the Texas Motor

Read More