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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Pre-Review Impressions

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 24, 2017 6:00am PST

We've spent the week with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch. Find out our impressions in this hands-on preview.

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"Not unless it's sitting on a rack with 500 copies at IKEA it seems"

- ItCameFromTheDesert see all 139 comments

Nintendo Switch Preview

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 23, 2017 6:00am PST

We preview the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's soon-to-be-released console/handheld hybrid.

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"What skankcore said. They even throw in a few strips of scotch tape to clean the screen with."

- Jason Faulkner see all 23 comments

Elder Scrolls Online Faces the Future with Morrowind Expansion

By Steve Watts, Feb 22, 2017 7:00am PST

We talk with Elder Scrolls Online creative director Rich Lambert about the upcoming Morrowind expansion, how ESO has changed, and what he sees as the future of MMOs.

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"With more and more resources being devoted to ES Online, I wonder how long it will be, if ever, ..."

- rjdriver see all 3 comments

Into the Breach Preview: FTL's Creators Pit Mechs Against Aliens in Post-Apocalyptic Warfare

By David Craddock, Feb 20, 2017 1:30pm PST

Trying their collective hand at turn-based strategy gaming, the makers of FTL: Faster Than Light are out to challenge the conventions of both the strategy genre and popcorn flicks.

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"I was already interested, but this got me excited. They really sound like they've put a lot of ..."

- Begawkiness see all 21 comments

Horizon Zero Dawn Review: Well-Oiled Machine

By Steve Watts, Feb 20, 2017 12:01am PST

Horizon Zero Dawn is a composite of recognizable pieces from other games, but it's much more than the sum of its parts. Our review.

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"I like to think that TLOUS is a good exclusive. Seeing as it came at the tail end of the PS3, it ..."

- shirif see all 27 comments

For Honor: How to Earn Reputation and Scavenger Crates

By David Craddock, Feb 17, 2017 3:45pm PST

For Honor's reputation system ties into its loot-filled scavenger crates. Learn how to boost your rep and get better gear.

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"Cool thanks! Thanks too, DC! My initialls are also DC. My first name is also David. We ..."

- royalally see all 7 comments

For Honor Review: Almost Honorable

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 17, 2017 3:00pm PST

Knights, Vikings, and Samurai, oh my! See what we thought of our historically inaccurate time with For Honor.

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"Love 1v1 duels, like the concept of Dominion, but everyone gets in the damn way when you're playing."

- Jason Faulkner see all 4 comments

Here is the First Hour of Prey Gameplay

By Asif Khan, Feb 17, 2017 9:09am PST

Our friend Mark (warcrow) and I.Eat.Games captured some amazing footage of Arkane Studios' anticipated reimagining of the Prey universe. Please take a look.

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"Yeah. I'm not watching any more; what I've seen is enough to sell me on it as is."

- Conan see all 9 comments

Path of Exile: Exclusive Xbox One Gameplay and Interview

By Shack Staff, Feb 14, 2017 3:25pm PST

Grinding Gear Games discusses the challenges of bringing the PC action-RPG to consoles, and what players can expect from the Xbox One version.

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"Haven't seen them mention anything about different drop rates for items etc though."

- yoshimi20 see all 7 comments

Pillars of Eternity 2's Josh Sawyer on crowdfunding, isometric RPGs, and storytelling

By David Craddock, Feb 08, 2017 9:00am PST

Sawyer discusses his passion for isometric RPGs and how the sequel's small team size carries on Obsidian's culture from the halcyon days of Icewind Dale.

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"No wonder he jokes about it being sandwiches - the reality is so much worse! "

- ArB see all 58 comments

Why Fire Emblem Heroes' Simplicity is its Strength

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2017 12:45pm PST

Fire Emblem Heroes isn't the deep, traditional strategy RPG fans have loved for years. But it was never supposed to be.

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"Permadeath is such a core component of the Fire Emblem experience for me that it doesn't feel ..."

- Perturbation see all 4 comments

Nioh Review-in-Progress: FromSoftware's Formula Evolved

By David Craddock, Feb 06, 2017 5:10pm PST

Team Ninja's SoulsGaiden-like marries the best of Dark Souls and Ninja Gaiden with a little Bloodborne stirred in. 

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"Man I wish I had a PS4 Pro :( , why did I have to sell my PS4 :( I can't wait to play this as ..."

- valcan_s see all 22 comments

Chatty Game of the Month: Resident Evil 7 (January 2017)

By Shack Staff, Feb 06, 2017 9:30am PST

Capcom's creepy return to the Resident Evil franchise caught our community and wouldn't let go in January.

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"I think the only other esoteric choice for January (that actually released in January) was Tales ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 19 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands Closed Beta Gameplay Impressions

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 06, 2017 7:00am PST

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a franchise revival that might just have what it takes to make the dormant series relevant again.

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"The two "bosses" of the area included in the beta both go down with a head shot from the AR or a ..."

- Degenerate see all 37 comments

How Super Smash Bros. Melee Introduced Fire Emblem to Western Audiences

By David Craddock, Feb 03, 2017 4:50pm PST

Fire Emblem's popularity continues to grow, and it's all thanks to two guest characters in the GameCube iteration of Super Smash Bros.

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"smash bros was my first introduction to fire emblem characters. i think i had maybe heard of ..."

- senor135 see all 4 comments