Bioshock

Sony's Big PS4 Holiday Sale Offers Lots Of PSN Game Deals

Following not long after the limited-time Game Awards Flash Sale from last weekend, a new set of discounts have arrived on the PlayStation Store. With the holidays drawing near, Sony has kicked off Week 1 of its 2017 Holiday Sale, which offers a ton of discounts on PS4, PS3, and Vita titles.<p>As per …

Gaming

No DLC has been better than Burial at Sea: Episode 2

Try and think of a better one<p>The whole Loot Box debacle that has rolled out of the past several weeks has been interesting to watch. It's wonderful …

SimCity

Video games look beautiful. Too bad their stories suck

Commentary: The games we play and play have become spectacles unto themselves, but the shoddy stories they tell just haven’t kept up.<p>Am I gaming in a parallel universe? I read or talk about video games daily, but I never hear anyone acknowledge what I think to myself constantly: The stories in …

Horizon Zero Dawn

Konjak Announces Release Date for Iconoclasts After Nearly 8 Years

Konjak Announces Release Date for Iconoclasts After Nearly 8 Years<p>/ December 6, 2017 at 9:46 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Sometimes it just takes years to …

Indie Gaming

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: How often do you finish a video game?

<b>Readers discuss how likely they are to complete the games they own, from never even starting them to getting platinum trophies.</b><p><b>The subject for this</b> …

Red Dead Redemption

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop review

An undeniable gaming laptop bargain<p><b>The Good</b> The updated Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop has better graphics and display, a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, 2x2 802.11ac wireless and a fingerprint reader built into the power button -- all without going over $1,000.<p><b>The Bad</b> While battery life is good, …

Laptops

Video games described by Eric Andre Show stills are good

We’re thankful for this beautiful Twitter thread<p>Even by late-night cable block Adult Swim’s standards, <i>The Eric Andre Show</i> is extremely strange. That strangeness makes it special, though — and it also makes it a perfect distillation of some similarly absurd video games.<p>Not sure how that makes sense? …

Animal Crossing

Black Friday 2017: Xbox One digital sale features dozens of discounted games

Just days after giving Xbox Live Gold subscribers a head start on its digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games Black Friday sale, Microsoft has opened the …

Madden NFL

The North American PlayStation Store Is Full of Amazing Deals as Black Friday 2017 Nears

November 21, 2017<p>Share This<p>From Weekly Sales to Black Friday Sales, the North American PlayStation Store Has It All<p>Much like Microsoft and retailers …

Grand Theft Auto

View the NA PlayStation Store Black Friday Sale Deals

View the North American PlayStation Store Black Friday Sale Deals<p>November 21, 2017Written by Tyler Treese<p>Here’s the full list of North American …

PlayStation

Get Xbox Live Gold, Xbox One's Game Pass For Just $1 Right Now If You're A New Subscriber

Microsoft has its own set of Black Friday deals coming up later this month, but the company has now rolled out some offers you don't have to wait for. Microsoft is offering one-month subscriptions to Xbox Live and the Netflix-style Game Pass service for only $1. You cannot re-up for this price, as …

Xbox One S

Black Friday Xbox Deals Are Already Here

16 minutes ago<p>Microsoft started the Black Friday deals a week earlier than the actual Black Friday. The deals are for a majority of Xbox One games, …

Easy Does It – The Case for Lowering the Difficulty

One of the first times I remember taking notice of the difficulty settings in a game was the original Doom. The game practically taunted me with its …

Xbox

Skyfront VR Preview - Shooting In All Dimensions

Skyfront VR Preview – Shooting In All Dimensions<p>/ November 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM / Gaming, Gaming Previews<p><i>Skyfront VR</i> is an arena shooter developed by …

Virtual Reality

The One Epic Deal No Gamer Should Live Without

<i>This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are being sold there.</i><p>If you've been gaming for any …

Humor

Gears Of War 4 Comes To Xbox Game Pass December 1

Gears Of War 4 Comes To Xbox Game Pass December 1<p>/ November 16, 2017 at 1:25 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p><i>Gears of War 4</i> will be added to the Xbox Game …

Gears of War

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Out Now

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Now Available<p>November 14, 2017Written by Tyler Treese<p>Fans of the critically acclaimed <i>BioShock</i> series …

PlayStation

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition giveaway

Would you kindly enter this contest?<p>We have the ultimate gift for the ultimate BioShock fan or heck, even a newcomer to the franchise. For PlayStation 4, we have only one 10th anniversary collector’s edition to give to a lucky winner. It’s the complete BioShock experience — you won’t want to miss …

A brief history of the “walking simulator,” gaming’s most detested genre - Salon.com

The idea that someone could feel entitlement over someone else's video game might sound slightly absurd. But in the notoriously clannish world of video gaming, having strong opinions over the industry’s cultural mores (and having male anatomy) is the bar to entry for “gamer culture” — a phrase that …

Jake Elliott

Former Irrational Games developers are making an immersive sim, again

Consider my System Shocked<p>Irrational Games is dead. Well, not really. Earlier this year, the studio known for titles like <i>BioShock</i> and <i>System Shock 2</i> …

Unreal Engine

Ghost Story, Formerly Irrational Games, Is Working On An Immersive Sim

Ghost Story Games used to be known as Irrational Games, creators of games like System Shock 2 and Bioshock Infinite, and are hiring for artists to …

HP Omen 17 review

More portentous than ominous<p><b>The Good</b> The HP Omen 17 comes in a wide range of configurations, most of which offer good graphical bang for your buck.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 4K variant has poor battery life, no option for a Nvidia GeForce 1080 GPU.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> It's not the most powerful gaming laptop out …

Laptops

Steam Halloween sale launched

Valve has launched specials on Steam to coincide with the celebration of halloween this weekend.

Grand Theft Auto

BioShock

Game description<p>Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully …

Asmodee partners with Fantasy Flight for new digital board game studio

Fantasy Flight Games and Asmodee announced the formation of Fantasy Flight Interactive today. The new studio will work to adapt Fantasy Flight’s board and card game brands to the digital realm.<p>Fantasy Flight makes tabletop games based on hot properties like Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and …

Business

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is at war with itself over slavery

This Lord of the Rings spin-off tries to criticize the very mechanic it’s built around<p>After marathoning through the entirety of <i>Middle-Earth: Shadow of War</i>, I can confidently say two things about it. The first is that the game is built on a complex set of mechanics that gamify slavery and make it …

RPGs

Video: A game dev guide to breathing life into your levels

At GDC 2016's Level Design Workshop, Hangar 13's Seth Rosen deconstructs how AI actors with systemic behaviors are the key to demonstrating the life …

Game Design

Why Gone Home Creator Left BioShock Infinite Development

Before creating Gone Home, Steve Gaynor worked at Irrational Games on BioShock Infinite, but left during development. Speaking to IGN, Gaynor …

Gaming

IGN Unfiltered 24: Gone Home Co-Creator Steve Gaynor

One developer's journey from Portland to Houston and Boston and back again.<p>Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor has had an amazing from-the-ground-up …

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Unboxing

The BioShock series hit the 10th anniversary mark this year, and 2K Games is honoring the franchise milestone with a return to Rapture's roots in a …

Take-Two Interactive