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By Cassidee Moser   //   September 17, 2016 8:00 AM

7 Convincing Video Game Fan Theories

Skyrim is the future of Fallout? Donkey Kong has roots in American Imperialism? Here are some interesting fan theories to explain some of our favorite games.

By Cassidee Moser   //   April 26, 2016 2:00 PM

Xenomorphs, Banshees, and Other Terrifying Video Game Aliens

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. 

By Cassidee Moser   //   April 25, 2016 11:00 AM

5 Games With Surprisingly Awesome Multiplayer

Multiplayer in predominantly single-player games can be a risky gamble, but there are occasional times when it turns out to be a brillant addition. Here are some of the best from recent memory. 

By Steven Wong   //   June 10, 2015 12:00 PM

Co-optimized: Mass Effect 3

Our sincere hope is that a new Mass Effect game will be announced at E3 2015. In order to help will that into existence using positive biotic energy, this week's co-optimized takes a look at Mass Effect 3's integrated multiplayer mode.

By Nathaniel Hohl   //   June 5, 2015 10:00 AM

Opinion: The Survivability of Co-Op Shooters

Does every online shooter need to be competitve to stay relevant? Not always, but it can be a tougher sell. Here are the challenges PvE games have to face compared to PVP.

By Nathaniel Hohl   //   August 1, 2014 11:00 AM

Opinion: When adding multiplayer works... and doesn't

Adding multiplayer to a long-running game series could be just the thing to bring things to a new level. Other times... not so much. Nate Hohl examines the multiplayer score across four different games.

By Steve Watts   //   July 6, 2011 1:15 PM

Mass Effect 3 combat improvements detailed

BioWare gameplay designers talk about how new tweaks to AI behaviors will make Mass Effect 3 a more challenging game than its predecessors.
By Andrew Yoon   //   June 20, 2011 1:45 PM

Mass Effect 3 leads E3 media consumption

Video game research firm EEDAR has called Mass Effect 3 the "most promising retail title" of E3. But, how did BioWare's space epic beat out other games on the list, like Battlefield 3 and Skyrim?
By Andrew Yoon   //   June 17, 2011 12:30 PM

Rumor: Mass Effect 3 co-op is 'Horde' style

The latest Mass Effect 3 rumor suggests a separate "standalone" co-op mode that allows four players to play against an onslaught of enemies.
By Andrew Yoon   //   June 10, 2011 1:15 PM

E3 2011: Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 builds upon the foundation of the last game with improved cover and combat mechanics, larger scale battles, and more thorough character customization.
By Steve Watts   //   June 9, 2011 2:00 PM

Mass Effect and Wii U a 'really nice fit,' says EA

EA Games head Frank Gibeau has hinted that the company is considering the possibilities of how a game in the Mass Effect universe could fit into the Wii U hardware.
By Xav de Matos   //   June 6, 2011 12:40 PM

Mass Effect 3 coming March 6

EA has announced that the Mass Effect trilogy will come to an end on March 6, 2012.
By Steve Watts   //   June 6, 2011 10:00 AM

Mass Effect 3 uses Kinect for voice recognition

Confirming earlier rumors, BioWare's Ray Muzika appeared on stage during the Microsoft press briefing to announce that the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 will support Kinect for voice commands.