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By Brad Grier | Games | Culture | Development

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Deux Ex: Mankind Divided is the latest AAA game to hold its biggest fans in contempt

My excitement about the latest Deus Ex title has devolved into an emotion that can best be described as a sort of mental middle finger after reading about Square Enix's overly complicated and consumer hostile preorder scheme for the game.

We've seen some cringe-inducing stuff when it comes to …

Comic Books

Real World Time and Weather in Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon

Imagine you’re riding the bus and playing a great game on your PS Vita. The bus drives into a rain cloud, and… can that be? Now it’s raining inside …


What the hell is going on with Star Citizen?

Delays, demands for refunds and online feuds are breaking out

Chris Roberts needs a vacation.

Since Star Citizen was presented on Kickstarter back in 2012, he says he's been working non-stop.

In the last few weeks, Roberts has made a Gamescom appearance, visited his studios around the world, talked to …

Wing Commander

Account types: Free, Core, & HoT

What’s the difference between playing for free and playing on an account with a registered serial code?

See the chart below for a full comparison of …

Guild Wars

A jugar gratis desde hoy

Nos complace anunciar que, desde hoy mismo, la versión principal de Guild Wars 2 se encuentra disponible de manera gratuita. Con Guild Wars 2: Heart of

'Lara Croft GO' Launches Today on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

The anticipated mobile game "Lara Croft GO" launches today on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Announced by Square Enix during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, the game takes the themes and characters of the Tomb Raider games and merges them with a more stylized look and …


How card games became cool again - Offworld

Wildly-popular card game Android: Netrunner has an exceptionally diverse and inviting lore and universe, but its community of players still has to push back against the social stereotypes of the traditional card game scene. Here's how they're doing it.

When I show the card game Android: Netrunner off …

Fantasy Flight Games

Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance

Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the …

Board Games

New game from 'Gears of War' creator breaks the moon

LawBreakers is not a post-apocalyptic shooter.

It is a shooter. It does star a group of Marine-like soldiers out to gun down people in the name of justice and it does take place in the future. But creator Cliff Bleszinski is adamant that this isn't a standard futuristic, kill-streak kind of game. As …

Gears of War

YouTube Gaming—Google’s Twitch.tv competitor—launches tomorrow

One year and one day after Google lost Twitch.tv to Amazon, YouTube Gaming is going public. Starting tomorrow, users can head down to …


Line Of Defense vs Star Citizen

This is silly really; but since I’m tired of seeing it everywhere, and not responding, putting it all here means anyone can now just grab a link and …


Tiny Epic Kingdoms Mobile

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Sean's Picks of the Week (08

Sorry for missing again last week, friends, but this convention season's been both wonderful and brutal for me. I am deep in recovery mode – just not …

Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo's Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later

How the 1990s VR craze inspired an infamous—and still misunderstood—failed video game console.

Twenty years ago, on August 21, 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy in North America. The stilt-legged tabletop gaming console, which offered a unique red stereoscopic 3D display, attempted to ride a …

Virtual Reality

Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance

Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the …

Board Games

Review: Loot & Legends

I had a roommate in college who played this card constantly.When Card Hunter debuted on PC to rave reviews, I deployed the wisdom of experience and …


Playdek drops the iron curtain on first Twilight Struggle screenshot

Somebody needs to tell this guy playing the Reds about the traditional Turn 1 Iran coup.I’ve been ten toes down to see Playdek’s in-development …

Board Games

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D&D now on Steam, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

Fantasy Grounds, one of the leading virtual tabletop platforms, now offers officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. Available through Steam, the software can allow players to virtually recreate the 5th edition D&D tabletop experience complete with dice rolling, 2D …


A Somewhat Illuminating Mess: GamerGate On Stage At AirPlay [Opinion]

My colleague Erik Kain reports on the sadly abbreviated “SJP AirPlay”, the oddly-titled event convened by the chair of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Florida chapter to discuss how journalists should deal with online controversies like GamerGate.

The reported number of bomb threats …


Removing Biowaste Stench From the Cargo Hold (Elite: Dangerous)

Earnest Ed was about the size and shape of an Ocellus Type Starport: big, round, and with long extremities that made him look as if he was constantly …


Board Game News: New Edition of Brass Leads to Internet Rage

Image via BGG User cuazzel

So, Eagle/Gryphon games recently announced a deluxe edition of Brass. The new game will have metal coins and a double sided …

Board Games

Here's What Windows 10 Does For Gamers

Microsoft has outlined what the upcoming Windows 10 update will bring to gamers, including details on the new Xbox App.

In a post on the Xbox Wire, …

Microsoft Windows

Massive 'Splatoon' Update Arrives Next Month

If the Wii U’s exclusive, ink-covered shooter Splatoon isn’t my 2015 game of the year… well, I’ll be surprised. Since its launch back in May, Nintendo …

Wii U

Hungry Cthulhu – A Rules Hack of Cthulhu Dice

Cthulhu Dice by Steve Jackson Games

Perhaps unsurprisingly (considering that I’m a fellow with a d20 permanently inked onto his bicep), I have a lot …

Designer Diary: Going on My Star Trek: Five-Year Mission

by David WhitcherWarning: The following game contains :d6-3:, a lot of :bd6-6: — 35 :bd6-4: in three colors, in fact. If you have a :bd6-2: allergy,

Star Trek

Before Spelunky and FTL , There Was Only ASCII

Before Spelunky and FTL , There Was Only ASCII



Shortly after designing and programming F-15 Strike Eagle, the million-selling hit that made MicroProse’s reputation as the world’s premier maker of …

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