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You Definitely Don't Need to Play Battleborn Tap

By Cassidee Moser, May 04, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Like seriously, you don't. At all. 


"jeff gerstmann loves any and all clicker games so i'm pretty sure his opinion should be taken ..."

- DeBurgo see all 9 comments

Half Steps: A History of Console Upgrades, Part 2: Sega CD

By David Craddock, May 04, 2016 11:00am PDT

Our look back at console add-ons and upgrades continues with the first of the Genesis's two ill-fated enhancements.


"this was the last console I've ever purchased, mostly played the Batman TAS game, it was pretty ..."

- azuvatar see all 5 comments

One With the Force: A History of Cancelled Star Wars Games

By Cassidee Moser, May 03, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Some things are just too beautiful to be made. And then, others are just the victims of business dealings. Most of these fall into the latter category.


"that 1313 game looked pretty sweet. never seen that footage before"

- rtrson see all 5 comments

Pocket Card Jockey Review: Dark Horse

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Pocket Card Jockey is a quirky solitaire RPG from the studio that brought us Pokemon, but does it have the legs of its older sibling? Our review.


Ditching the Dog Tags: Call of Duty and Diversifying the FPS

By Cassidee Moser, May 02, 2016 2:20pm PDT

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's departure from the gritty military shooter is a small part of a larger phenomenon. 


"I bet this all will run in cycles. We'll be back to exclusively mud and desert fps games soon ..."

- Mata-Leao see all 3 comments

Making a Hearthstone Card: The Madness of Yogg-Saron

By Steve Watts, Apr 29, 2016 9:00am PDT

Blizzard's Mike Donais and Peter Whalen give us an exclusive inside-look at the design process that went into creating that most wild of Old Gods, Yogg-Saron.


"Good article, was retweeted by Bllizzards Heathstone feed too."

- yoshimi20 see all 8 comments

Horseshoes, Powergloves, and Other Weird Real-Life Controller Patents

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 28, 2016 3:00pm PDT

From wearable motion controls to breakable controllers, let's look at some of gaming's weirdest controller patents from the past few years. 


Nintendo NX Rumor Round-Up: What we know, what we think we know

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 27, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo's 2017 NX release window announcement has kickstarted the rumor mill again today. To keep everything straight, here's a rundown of the rumors and confirmed details we've seen. 


"#3 should be Q1 2017, unless they already produced all of them."

- quazar see all 6 comments

Hearthstone's 'Standard' Mode is the New Best Way to Play

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2016 2:15pm PDT

As a Hearthstone veteran, I assumed I'd stick with the Wild format. I'm starting to suspect I was very wrong.


"glad they nerfed some cards, the useless Master of Disguise Goldens I got from my season rewards ..."

- R@zzle see all 3 comments

Invisible, Inc. is a Solid Strategy Game on Console

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 27, 2016 12:44pm PDT

Invisible, Inc. recently made the jump to consoles. But is it worth playing without a mouse and keyboard?


Half Steps: A History of Console Upgrades, Part 1: Famicom Disk System

By David Craddock, Apr 27, 2016 8:35am PDT

To get an idea of the pitfalls and perils littering Sony's path to PlayStation Neo, let's exhume a few half-step consoles from the gaming industry's past. First up: Nintendo's ill-fated disk drive for the Famicom.


"Rad article man, good stuff you totally got to do more I loved it, thanks for this."

- valcan_s see all 17 comments

Xenomorphs, Banshees, and Other Terrifying Video Game Aliens

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 26, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Happy Alien day! To celebrate Ellen Ripley's continued conquest for survival against Xenomorphs, let's take a look back at some of the most terrifying aliens we've encountered in video games. 


The Walking Dead: Michonne review: Rough Cut

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 26, 2016 12:01am PDT

The Walking Dead: Michonne tells a powerful tale, one that's diminished by its shorter length. Our review.


Breaking Down Hearthstone's Old Gods Cards (Part 9)

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2016 1:00pm PDT

As Hearthstone's next big expansion inches ominously close, we finish with a look at all the remaining neutral cards.


Lawbreakers: Cliff Bleszinski on free-to-play, diversity, and eSports

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2016 12:30pm PDT

In a wide-ranging interview, Cliff Bleszinski talks about what drew him back to game development, where he'd like the industry to go, and the pet peeves he wants to avoid in Lawbreakers.


"Awesome article! Really interesting interview, and well written. I had totally forgotten about ..."

- MikkleThePickle see all 4 comments