Gaming

The Troubling Psychology of Pay-to-Loot Systems

“In behavioural psychology, that randomised system of reward is the one that creates the most addiction,” says Emil Hodzic, who runs the Video Game …

Psychology

Racist Rant Ends Career Of Toronto Esports Pro Overwatch Player Matt Vaughn

April 24, 2017<p>Share This<p>Wow. Just. Wow.<p>Its never great when a professional ends their career due to a scandal. But its even worse when the cause is a …

Indie Gaming

Honorable Overwatch Pro Spares Apparently Lagging Opponent

Robert “shadder2k” Mocanu is one of the best Genji players in professional Overwatch. This weekend, he proved that he was not just a great player but …

Overwatch

Mass Effect: Andromeda guide: How to build the strongest team for the final battle

Every end game-effecting mission and decision<p>A lot of the decisions you make in <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> feel important, and some of them are. But not every one has long term effects — at least in this installment of the franchise. Some of the binary decisions — like at the end of “The First Murderer” …

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Which Company Is Winning the Video Game Console Wars?

What’s next for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.<p>The modern video game console market is dominated by three companies: <b>Sony</b> (NYSE:SNE), <b>Microsoft</b> …

Nintendo

Why The Dragonborn In Skyrim Is One Of The Worst Heroes In Video Games

Now you buy a game for its mechanics, its world or its developer pedigree – or at least you do for the most part, as the majority of the following …

Game Development

Final Fantasy 15’s getting a very, very silly weapon

No offense to Afrojack, but ... why<p>A big free content update for <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> is out later this week, and it rekindles the game’s long-standing obsession with the Dutch DJ Afrojack. Alongside some new timed quests and framerate improvements, <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> is getting a special weapon inspired …

Final Fantasy

The decades-long quest to make Dragon Quest a hit in America

A series of spinoffs aim to make Slime a Stateside star<p>In 1990, Nintendo of America’s in-house magazine <i>Nintendo Power</i> offered a unique promotion. New subscribers to the magazine would get a free copy of <i>Dragon Warrior</i>, a fantasy role-playing game from developer Enix. It was a game that had already …

Dragon Quest Builders

The Ultimate Nintendo Switch Battery Pack is Here

The Nintendo Switch is a marvelous little piece of tech. It lets you game on your big TV at home and on the go on with its built-in 6.2-inch screen. …

Gear & Gadgets

Top For Honor Player Accused Of Rampant Rage-Quitting

CosmicSwordsman is one of the highest-ranked <i>For Honor</i> player on Xbox. Playing the Orochi class, they have killed 5,384 players and died four times, …

For Honor

Review: Persona 5 (PS4)

It seems that with every new release, the more popular that the Persona franchise becomes and it’s hard to believe that the franchise is now …

PlayStation 4

Upcoming Video Games That Will Set A New Standard For Graphics

Gameplay is still the king but can you enjoy Uncharted 4 with pixelated 480p graphics ? I think not. These are some of the games that can set a …

PlayStation 4

Nintendo Switch Can Stream PC Games With This App

An upcoming application for the Nintendo eShop is being hailed as a ‘game changer’, as the third application will supposedly grant Switch users the …

Nintendo

Sega Needs To Release New 'Classic Editions' Of Its Old Consoles

It’s time for Sega to get back into the console business, but not as a rival to the PS4 and Xbox One. Rather, the ex-console maker should capitalize on the waves of nostalgia that have made the mini NES Classic Edition such a huge success.<p>AtGames makes a retro Sega console that emulates the old …

Nintendo

A Zelda superfan steamrolled ‘Breath of the Wild’ into a 2D NES game

Why it matters to you<p>Retro gamers can now play a fan-made<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> pushes the franchise into an exciting new direction, …

Nintendo

Match-fixers taint 'Overwatch' tournament and get hit with criminal charges

Two people who orchestrated the throwing of a professional <i>Overwatch</i> match received more than a lifetime ban from the tournament in question — they were booked without detention by police in South Korea and charged with interference with business.<p>The incident — reported by <i>Inven</i> Sunday and translated …

Overwatch

Eight new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite characters have been leaked

With a reveal set to take place sometime this week, it seems like big news about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has leaked with eight new characters …

PlayStation

Original Tomb Raider Level Now Playable in Browsers

A group of developers is aiming to bring the original Tomb Raider games online by building them from scratch. And a fully playable level from the …

PlayStation

Outlast 2 Review

Not for the faint of heart, Outlast 2’s relentless scares, unforgiving monsters, and provocative meditations on faith are an anxiety-inducing but …

Hob - PS4 Gameplay Demo | PS Underground

Unlocking everything from an Overwatch event could take hundreds of hours (update)

It could take more than a thousand just to get half the Uprising items from loot boxes<p>There are just eight days left in<i>Overwatch</i>’s current event, “Uprising,” but anyone who’s still hoping to get 100 percent of the event’s new skins and items shouldn’t get their hopes up. It could take more than …

Overwatch

Attack on Titan Fans Are Making Jokes About 'Humanity's Worst Fear'

<i>Attack on Titan</i>—is it a real, earnest anime or a super-efficient meme factory? Yesterday’s episode, and the reactions it inspired, brings us one stop …

Anime

A Complete Breakdown of How You Win at Catan

We could say that breaking down the play of <i>Catan</i> into algorithms and probability charts takes all the fun out. Then again, we’re discussing a game …

Board Games

Is Gaming Too Expensive? A Guide To Saving On Game Purchases

Video games have become increasingly pricey, if not overpriced, of late. And yet, video games still remain a valuable commodity, being traded, …

Game Development

Sonic the Hedgehog Time Twisted Is a Fan-Made Blast to the Past

April 24, 2017<p>Share This<p>For Those Who Can’t Wait for Sonic Mania<p>Another gaming icon gets a retro-inspired fan-made game this week as Sonic is back in …

SEGA

Pro Overwatch Team Can’t Shake Controversy, Loses Two More Players

Lunatic Hai is far and away one of the best <i>Overwatch</i> teams in the world right now. Despite (or perhaps, because of) that, they’ve recently become a …

Overwatch

4 Things We Want to See in 'Destiny 2' During the Gameplay Reveal

When <i>Destiny</i> came out back in September 2014, players were buzzing with excitement about Bungie’s first original project since <i>Halo</i> launched on the …

Tom Clancy

Friday the 13th: The Game Launching In May Without Single Player Mode

Friday the 13th: The Game Launching In May Without Single Player Mode<p>/ April 24, 2017 at 12:20 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Gun Media will be releasing …

PlayStation

‘Fallout: Wasteland Warfare’ brings the apocalypse to the tabletop

Why it matters to you<p>Fallout is coming to the tabletop with detailed miniatures. Figure painters and gamers alike should have something to …

PlayStation

Great Job, Internet!: A creepypasta myth is being born around a supposedly unreleased 1997 game

Creepypastas are the new campfire tales. They’re short, scary, and read most often as urban legends. What truly distinguishes creepypasta stories, however, is that they’re typically centered around technology. Video games, especially, tend to be the subject of creepypasta stories, with some tellers …

Game Development