Patrick Schmid

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Someone's Making A First-Person Shooter Out Of Snakes And Ladders

<i>Snakes and Ladders</i>is an ancient Indian board game that you might know better by its Milton-Bradley-ized name, <i>Chutes and Ladders</i>. Somebody is turning …

Indie Gaming

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a historically accurate Skyrim

When you hear the words "Medieval" and "RPG" in the same sentence you probably think of hacking away at mystical dragons and monsters with your sword …

Medieval

Japan's getting a $350 million Mario theme park attraction

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan might feel a long way off – and, well, they are – but by the time the event starts, another of the country’s major cities (Osaka) will be hosting a dedicated Super Mario attraction inside Universal Studios Japan (USJ).<p>Confirmation of the Nintendo Mario area (it’s …

Video games will become "new tools" to solve architecture's global challenges

Video games will become an increasingly important tool for designing cities, according to Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez (+ …

Wind Power

World’s first Nintendo theme park to open in Japan in 2020

Universal Studios Japan released new details on the world’s first theme park based on Nintendo games over the weekend.<p>Universal is set to set invest 40 billion yen ($350 million) on the site, which will be part of Universal Japan’s current complex in Osaka, reports Japanese news site Sankei and The …

Film based on Thief video game franchise in the works

The only thing your average moviegoer loves more than a good heist is an honorable thief. Set a story that involves both in the bowels of a …

5 Reasons We Want to Go Back to WWI for Battlefield 5

…and 5 reasons we don’t!<p>It wasn’t so long ago that Battlefield’s biggest competitor, Call of Duty, looked like it was heading back to the trenches of …

Call of Duty

Pokémon Go heading out to the field in Japanese-only beta test

Japan always gets the good stuff first<p>A field test for upcoming mobile game <i>Pokémon Go</i> will launch later this month in Japan, developer Niantic Labs announced. Registration is now open to local Japanese players only.<p>According to the instructions for the beta program, which are only visible on the …

The Division's New Anti-Destiny Advertisement Is Incredibly Misleading

A recent advertisement for Ubisoft’s upcoming <i>The Division</i> suggests that a gaming website declared it to be better than <i>Destiny</i>. Problem is, the …

Gaming

What On Earth Is Going On With Nintendo's Pokémon GO?

Six months ago, <i>Pokémon GO</i> seemed like it was at the cutting edge of a bold new front for Nintendo, mobile games. Working with The Pokémon Company and mobile dev Niantic, Nintendo seemed poised to evolve (no pun intended) the series into something for the mobile generation, a location-based phone …

Paragon will be totally free-to-play — but not in early access

Play Epic Games' new MOBA starting March 18<p>Players will be able to pay for early access to Epic Games' upcoming MOBA <i>Paragon</i> on March 14, and early adopters will be able to jump into the game just four days later on March 18. However, despite the gated access to the game in its beta state, <i>Paragon</i> is …

Let’s rank every Zelda game ever made

After 30 years of the legendary Zelda franchise, it’s time to crown your series favourite.<p>Nintendo’s epic adventure series, The Legend of Zelda, is …

Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Revealed

The Xbox One backwards compatibility program continues to grow. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced that Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved has joined the lineup.<p>Retro Evolved, an extension of the Geometry Wars hidden minigame from Project Gotham Racing 2, was first released for Xbox 360 …

Nintendo Cuts Earnings Guidance by Half

Gamers seem to be taking a “wait and see” approach with Nintendo, which has caused a slowdown in hardware sales. The Wii U, which has sold over 11 …

The Problem With Video Game Cell Phones

It’s Friday, which means I’ve prepared another installment in Worth Reading, our weekly roundup of the best games writing. First, why some game …

Relationships

Pokémon spinoffs: A history lesson | Polygon

Pokémon is more than just a role-playing game franchise<p>Pokémon's celebrating a big birthday this week. The first generation of Pokémon games began Feb. 27, 1996, 20 years ago this Saturday, with the launch of <i>Pokémon Red</i> and <i>Green</i> in Japan.<p>The original Game Boy games incited the global phenomenon …

Deponia Doomsday Coming March 1st to PC, Later this Year for PS4 & Xbox One

Daedalic continues the most successful German adventure series of all time and unleashes Rufus on players’ screens for the fourth time. Players won’t …

Doomsday

Design, Bitches creates eclectic LA restaurant filled with retro video games

LA studio Design, Bitches drew from influences including film noir and Postmodernism for its design of a combined Asian-fusion restaurant and video …

Dining Rooms

Video Game Review - Homefront: The Revolution Closed Beta

<i>Martin Carr reviews Homefront: The Revolution closed beta…</i><p>Deep Silver Dambuster Studios have created something which I have played more than a few …

Gaming Has a New Billionaire

The video game industry has a new billionaire in its ranks, it appears. Bloomberg reports today that Victor Kislyi, founder and CEO of Cyprus-based World of Tanks developer Wargaming, has a net worth of $1 billion.<p>Kislyi declined to confirm this number, but told the publication that he lives a …

These Are the 5 Best Pokemon Games Ever

On Feb. 27, 1996, <i>Pokemon</i> appeared on Japanese store shelves for the first time. Players could inhabit a world crawling with animal-like creatures …

Pokémon

Nintendo Officially Announced ‘Pokémon Sun & Moon’ With A Nostalgic Video You Need To Watch

Yesterday, <i>Pokémon</i> trainers got a bit of a sneak-peak at what was to come, when the trademarks and logos for two new games called <i>Pokémon Sun</i> and <i>Moon</i> were leaked. Of course, nothing is ever a sure thing with Nintendo, so the gamers were waiting with bated breath for this morning’s <i>Pokémon</i>-focused …

The new Fire Emblem on Nintendo 3DS is perfect for beginners

First, a confession: I’ve never played a <i>Fire Emblem</i> game before. Despite enjoying plenty of portable strategy games, like the <i>Final Fantasy Tactics</i> and <i>Advance Wars</i> series, I never got around to checking out Nintendo’s beloved entry in the genre, which first started in Japan in 1990 on the original …

8. Pathologic Remake

The original Pathologic is one of the most underrated games of all time - a unique psychological horror that sees you control three characters to …

The Stranger

Dragon Front Is Like VR Magic: The Gathering

Tower above your army of monsters, lean across the battlefield and make your opponent’s face explode. That’s Dragon Front, a virtual reality card game coming to Oculus Rift. While many VR games see you flailing your arms or head about, or swinging swords and shooting bows and arrows, Dragon Front …

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Pokemon Sun and Moon Officially Announced

Gotta catch even more.<p>Pokemon Sun and Moon have officially been announced.<p>The pair of 3DS games were unveiled during today's Pokemon Direct. The …

Diving into one of the strangest pre-built gaming PCs on the market

A great look and interesting features combined with serious downsides<p>Where do you draw the line between aesthetics and ease of use? The answer to that question will go a long way in determining how you feel about iBuyPower's Revolt 2 systems. I've been using one for a few weeks, and there are some …

Former State Senator and violent video game critic Leland Yee sentenced to prison

Former California State Senator, and world’s largest hypocrite, Leland Yee has been sentenced to five years in prison for a range of criminal …