Aaron J.

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Minecraft: here's one I made earlier

"Let your surroundings load a bit," said Adam, a 27-year-old from New Jersey. "This thing's big." I stared at the fortress he was building as my laptop purred, loading details: the towers and battlements and a giant front door.<p>During the day, I knew, Adam was Adam Shefki, a lawyer. He wore a suit …

Dragon Age: Inquisition interview: the world, party, and how BioWare's biggest Dragon Age plays on PC

Dragon Age: Inquisition was one of our favorite things at E3 . After checking out EA's lengthy gameplay demo on the floor, I inquired with Dragon …

E3 2014 wrap-up video: the best PC games we played

On the last day of E3, our boots on the ground lined up to talk about the best games they played and saw at the biggest games convention of them all. …

E3 2014: Miyamoto on What's Next for Nintendo

What should Nintendo's next platform focus on?<p>During an interview with IGN, legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto shared his thoughts on what …

Nintendo Hopes to Talk About Metroid 'in the Near Future'

There hasn't been a new Metroid game since 2010.<p>Nintendo hasn't forgotten about Metroid, even though the game company didn't reveal a new game in the …

Watch Dogs PC launch: what really went wrong?

When <i>Watch Dogs</i> launched on PC, there was a big problem. The game wouldn't work.<p>Players who had waited two years for the game, had paid out cash to play, were sitting at their PCs in a state of frustration and anger. Many blamed Ubisoft's retail portal Uplay, to which PC Ubisoft online games must be …

Hotline Miami 2 gameplay video and preview, E3 2014

<i>Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number</i> doesn't change a lot of the core mechanics of its predecessor, but it does allow you to play as the most beautiful swan, which is something. If the fluid, combo-centric combat of the first game was your cup of tea, you're in for a treat; the sequel adds masks with new …

Reggie Fils-Aime talks about E3, industry change, and what Nintendo is doing for a comeback (interview)

LOS ANGELES — Reggie Fils-Aime has been at Nintendo of America for a decade, but the last three years have been tough as Nintendo, the parent company, hasn’t made an operating profit. The Wii U game console isn’t selling anywhere near as well as expected, especially compared to the prior Wii that …

The New Zelda Might Not Have The Puzzles You Expect

Are you hoping for something different from the new <i>Zelda</i>, which blew everyone away when it was announced earlier this week during Nintendo's E3 …

Legend of Zelda

New Star Fox Game Will Support Co-Op. You Pilot. I Shoot.

An optional co-op mode in the upcoming Wii U <i>Star Fox</i> game is going to let two players command one Arwing with one flying the ship and the other …

Retrogaming

Hands-on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Defeating enemies on the playing field is the main way to gather power-ups, though there are caches of them hidden about, too. While this portion of …

Hands-on Preview: Splatoon

Rumors had been bubbling for months prior to Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event that the company was keeping a new IP under lock and key. Sure enough, this …

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt | Polygon E3 2014

<i>The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt</i> will be the culmination of Geralt's journey, the end of his story as CDProjekt has written it. And after ten long years and three AAA titles, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, CDProjekt's game director, will be free of him.<p>"We need a vacation from The Witcher for some time," says …

More details of the PC's GTA V emerge thanks to Steam listing

We heard the announcement by Rockstar that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to PCs (and next gen consoles) at the E3 expo earlier in the week. This was …

With Mario Kart, Zelda, and cross-buy games, Nintendo could turn the Wii U around - ExtremeTech

By on June 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p><b>Updated June 30th:</b> We’re a year and …

Mario Kart 8 Toys Boosting Into McDonald's Happy Meals

I wonder if the anti-gravity wheels move... Maybe there's little balls under them?<p>Wowzers, cool! I want one! Please come to Australia!!<p>I'm still not …

Hands-on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

A lot of folks have been describing the game’s speed to be somewhere between <i>Melee</i> and <i>Brawl</i>, which is accurate. As is typical with the transition to …

E3 2014: How Amiibos Can Revitalize Nintendo's Business

By now, most people are aware of NFC figurines: the cute and collectible plastic figures that act as wireless memory cards for games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. In a move that surprises almost nobody, Nintendo's entering the market later this year with its own line of NFC figurines, which …