Make Sense of Resident Evil's Confusing Timeline with This Graphic

Chances are high that you've played a Resident Evil game at some point, but the chances of you understanding what's going on are probably pretty low. This handy graphic helps explain when each game is actually taking place in the main story's timeline. » 2/24/15 10:00am 2/24/15 10:00am

The Last of Me

By the end of The Last of Us I had no idea how to feel. Hell—I started writing this in September, but I couldn't bring myself to finish it. I was frustrated and wanted to vent, but I also wanted to express myself with a clear, calm mind. So I'm back and ready to say why I can't stand the ending to this wonderful game. » 1/06/15 5:00pm 1/06/15 5:00pm

Attention Casual Gamers: DLC Is Awesome, No Seriously

As a casual gamer, I usually buy a game, play it through, and then move onto the next one without considering that extra "DLC" nonsense. After trying a few DLC missions, I've realized how very, very wrong I was. » 11/20/14 8:00pm 11/20/14 8:00pm

Always Sometimes Monsters Is Only Sometimes Fun

If the usual shoot-things-with-guns and slash-things-with-swords games are feeling a little tired, Always Sometimes Monsters brings a new, combat-free approach to RPGs—but doesn't quite hit the mark. » 10/07/14 8:00pm 10/07/14 8:00pm

Sky Sanctuary Combines Heavy Metal and Video Game Music, Is Badass

Do you like 8-bit video game music? Do you like heavy metal? If your answer to both of those questions is yes, your head's about to explode. » 10/07/14 6:00pm 10/07/14 6:00pm

Roleplaying the Renegade: Lessons from My 2nd Mass Effect Playthrough

Dying as a Feature: Don't Starve and Impermanence (and Beefalo)

These are the ways I remember dying in Call of Duty: Black Ops: shot in the head by somebody; shot somewhere else by somebody; injured by grenades; fell off something; many variations on these themes. » 8/21/14 4:12pm 8/21/14 4:12pm

That's It, I'm Playing Mass Effect Again

I'm finally giving in. I rarely re-play games, but I keep remembering how amazing Mass Effect is, so I'm going to put the rest of my list on hold and go play the whole damn trilogy again. Please don't judge me. » 8/18/14 12:00pm 8/18/14 12:00pm

The Walking Dead Game's (Almost) Fatal Flaw

I'm not a fan of the Walking Dead TV show. In my search for games to play on my iPad, however, I gave the Walking Dead game a shot—and ended up liking it, with one big caveat. » 7/17/14 8:00am 7/17/14 8:00am

The Making of Goldeneye Is Actually Super Interesting (and Ridiculous)

Now that enough years have passed since Goldeneye's heyday, it's time you know how the sausage was made. No, seriously, you should read this. » 7/16/14 5:00pm 7/16/14 5:00pm

The 7th Guest: About Six Guests Too Many

When I was about six I was fascinated by the ads for The 7th Guest in video game magazines—scary! mysterious! interactive CD-ROM!—but had no way to play. Until now! » 7/15/14 12:07am 7/15/14 12:07am

Metro: Last Light: Just Bopping Them on the Head

I'm not exactly sure why I missed Metro: Last Light when it was first released. I was a huge fan of Metro 2033. I love the STALKER games. I'm obsessed with Russian dystopian science fiction. Yet for whatever reason, I skipped it when it was first released. I'm glad I didn't let it pass by completely though. » 6/27/14 5:30pm 6/27/14 5:30pm

Woman Breaks Tetris World Record, Didn't Know She Was That Good

It's a little older than the year-old games I usually talk about here, but Tetris is still one of my favorites—and this article from the Boston Globe is one of my favorite video game articles of all time, in which woman who did not know she was good at Tetris broke the world record for the Game Boy version. » 6/27/14 5:00pm 6/27/14 5:00pm

Re-entering the Gecko

I remember renting—yes renting—a Playstation from Blockbuster to play Gex: Enter the Gecko back in 1998. I rented it along with Final Fantasy VII, but fell in love with the wise-cracking reptile and spent most of my rental time with him... Ever run into an old friend and wonder how the hell you got along? » 6/25/14 9:00am 6/25/14 9:00am

BioShock Infinite Lives, Lived, Will Live Up to (Most of) Its Hype

I hadn't played the first BioShock before I began BioShock Infinite. I started this game with no memory or knowledge of past events, only a vague idea of what I was supposed to do next, stumbling from one conveniently placed Voxophone to another, hoping to desperately piece together some kind of context. In other… » 6/24/14 11:48am 6/24/14 11:48am

What Games Are You Buying at This Year's Summer Sale?

Steam's summer sale has been on for a few days, which means you should all have your wish lists ready and are (likely) buying games by the truckload. Let's make a list of awesome, cheap games. » 6/24/14 10:38am 6/24/14 10:38am

Why Romance Options Matter, and Why Mass Effect's Ending Wasn't So Bad

PC Gamer recently did a fun little face off about whether in-game romances hurt storytelling, but I think they missed a very crucial point—one that goes far beyond "romance options" and explains why the end of Mass Effect really wasn't all that bad. » 6/16/14 4:15pm 6/16/14 4:15pm

This Should Be a Real Commercial for Train Simulator

This, coupled with the developer's editorial on the game, almost makes me want to play Train Simulator. (But I probably won't.) » 6/16/14 4:00pm 6/16/14 4:00pm

Persona 4: The First JRPG I've Enjoyed In Over a Decade

The last JRPG I finished and enjoyed was 2000's Skies of Arcadia for the Dreamcast. But as a kid, I played pretty much every JRPG I could get my hands on. Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Dragon Warrior, Chrono Trigger, Grandia, Suikoden, Sword of Vermilion, Xenogears, and Phantasy Star all consumed the bulk of my free… » 6/13/14 3:00pm 6/13/14 3:00pm