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The 80s and 90s PC games still unbelievably being updated today

The life cycle of a game isn't easy to predict. Some start strong and burn out quickly, others endure for years before slowly fading away. Some crash …

PC Gaming

Getting Bored And Walking Away Is How Most Games End For Me Now

Last week, I realized I have a problem. I’d just finished browsing the Nintendo Switch’s entire eShop for a second time in search of a new game. …

Breath of the Wild

How Fortnite is transforming the gaming industry

From e-sports competitions to battle royale game modes, Fortnite is the biggest and most influential title at E3 2018<p>The biggest video game at E3 2018 this week doesn’t need its own press conference. Epic Games’ <i>Fortnite</i> and its presence here at the gaming industry’s largest annual convention can be …

Gaming Industry

A beginner’s guide to playing Dungeons and Dragons

Roll for initiative<p>Whether you watched the <i>Stranger Things</i> kids fight a demogorgon, listened to Taako, Merle and Magnus hunt down relics on <i>The Adventure Zone</i>, or watched <i>and</i> listened to “a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>” on <i>Critical Role</i>, chances are you’ve …

PS4 Gets An Official Elite-Style Controller For $200

Scuf Gaming is known for its extravagant, modular controllers that feature a number of additional inputs and grips. While the company currently has a roster of gamepads for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, it just introduced the first Sony-licensed third-party controller for the PS4 in North …

The best ways to play board games on PC

The biggest issue with board gaming has always been finding other players. Even when you do track down some potential opponents, pinning them to an …

Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now because it’s a living, breathing world

Epic Games is borrowing the best ideas from across the entire video game industry<p>When Epic Games revealed the big surprise of <i>Fortnite</i>’s fourth season earlier this week, fans could both see it coming <i>and</i> retain that giddy kid-on-Christmas-morning feeling. The developer planned the reveal for months: …

Games make quitters of us all, and that’s OK

You don’t have to finish a game to understand it<p>I never got Geralt past Novigrad. Or stopped the Joker’s evil plan, whatever it was.<p>Frustrated ambitions are the norm in the save files on my PlayStation 4: Kyrat is engulfed by chaos, my hunter is lost in Yharnam and the usurper Delilah still sits on …

Neuroscientists discovered what happens to our brain when we die — then realized a 1980s 'Star Trek' episode knew it first

CBS Television Distribution<p><b>A few months ago, a team of neurologists published research that explains what happens to the brain as we die.</b>• <b><br>In effect,</b> …

How To Make A Game: Four Great Online Resources for Aspiring Designers

<i>Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for Game the Game, where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays</i> …

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Last Year: The Nightmare might be the asymmetrical multiplayer killer app

There’s probably a word in German for it, but there’s a sincere delight in seeing something you Kickstarter backed (or nearly backed) several years …

Regain HP in Style With Dice Bottles’ D&D 5e Healing Potion Kit

If you’re one of those DMs or players who love immersion through game components, Dice Bottles’ D&D 5e Healing Potion Kits might be a great addition …

Board Games

These Three 2017 Tabletop Games Prove The Fantasy Genre is as Magical As Ever

<i>Love board games? Be sure to check out our show Game the Game with Becca Scott, where she breaks out the best tabletop gaming has to offer every week</i> …

Board Games

Designing side quests? Study these 7 games (and some Chris Avellone pointers)

Side quests can make or break your game — good ones draw players further into your world; bad ones may sour players on the entire experience.<p>To that …

Massive Book About History Of PC RPGs Is Out Now For Free

For the past four years, writer Felipe Pepe has been compiling a book about computer role-playing games, enlisting developers and journalists from …

Journalism

‘Escape the Dark Castle’ Delivers a Light RPG Experience in 15 Minutes

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

Board Games

The Story of D&D Part Three: How 3rd Edition Became the Mother Of Many RPGs

<i>To catch you up on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, your nerdmates at Geek & Sundry are providing you with this handy-dandy series of stories on</i> …

Board Games

The Story of D&D Part Two: How Wizards of the Coast Saved Dungeons & Dragons

<i>To catch you up on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, your nerdmates at Geek & Sundry are providing you with this handy-dandy series of stories on</i> …

Board Games

The Story of D&D Part One: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

<i>To catch you up on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, your nerdmates at Geek & Sundry are providing you with this handy-dandy series of stories on</i> …

Board Games

Ars Technica’s ultimate board game buyer’s guide

Need to buy a board game? Our 2017 guide has you covered.<p>The holiday gift-buying season is upon us, and that can mean only one thing: it's time to …

Five Lessons For Aspiring Game Designers

<i>Every week on Twitch and Alpha host Ryan Green introduces us to the histories of our favorite geek fandoms on his show Lore Masters. This week, he</i> …

Board Games

Mind control chips: US military tests AI brain implants on humans that can change someone's mood - IBTimes India

The so-called mind control chips can give researchers access to a person's inner feelings in real time.<p>The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research …

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

25 Indie Video Games That Are Way Better Than AAA Titles

Clear your schedule because these games are seriously good.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Board Game Gift Guide 2017

As I’m sure almost all of you know, board games make the absolute best gifts. It’s a scientifically proven fact. And as we embark upon this year’s …

'Erica' blurs the line between game and interactive movie

Sony's PlayStation 4 will never have the same widespread appeal as the Nintendo Wii. It's a popular console with an extensive library, but it hasn't captured the casual market quite like Nintendo's machine did in 2006. Sony is trying to change that, however, with a slew of film-like experiences …

Something out of science-fiction: A short history of Dragon’s Lair

The game that wouldn’t die<p>Depending on when you were born, you might not remember <i>Dragon’s Lair</i> at all.<p>One of the very first hand-drawn video games has a stellar pedigree, and a startlingly long life, despite the fact that most people agree it’s not actually fun to play.<p><i>Dragon’s Lair</i> is a brutally …

Meet the Elvis Impersonator Who Builds Exact Replicas of Star Trek Sets

Located in upstate New York, housed in a former dollar store, he built the thing himself.<p>Lots of folks likely consider themselves <i>the</i> ultimate <i>Star Trek</i> fan, but there's a good chance none could hold a candle to James Cawley, a 50-year-old professional Elvis impersonator living in a tiny town in …

Science Fiction

How the video game industry tricks players out of money

Most entertainment markets work like this: You create some book, movie, TV show, and so on, and put it up for sale. If people like the work, then you …