Archive | video games

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Opal Is the Gym Leader This Generation Deserves

Each generation of Pokémon games has introduced a variety of interesting Gym Leaders who all speak to the ideals of their home cities and try their hardest to make you a better trainer as you work toward becoming the latest regional Pokémon Champion. For the most part, gym leaders have led relatively static lives that…Read […]

Continue Reading

I celebrated Native American Heritage Month by ruining a comedy podcast

Last week, I guested on the popular Earwolf series How Did This Get Played, a weekly comedy podcast dedicated to reviewing the worst and weirdest video games. The show’s hosts, Nick Wiger and Heather Anne Campbell, and I know each other through the Los Angeles comedy community, and their producer, Matt Apodaca, is…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

The New Avengers VR Game Is Fun, If Inconsequential

A common critique of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that many of its entries can feel like forgettable fluff: fine and fun in the moment, but will immediately vacate your head the minute those post-credit-scenes stop rolling. Avengers: Damage Control might come in an interesting format, but it would do little to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Star Wars’ Imperial Inquisitorius

Jedi: Fallen Order presents Star Wars fans with a foe that may be a bit unfamiliar to them, as young Jedi purge survivor Cal Kestis goes up against the sinister agents of the Emperor known as the Inquistorius. But these saber-spinning acolytes already have a rich and tragic place in Star Wars’ canon. Here’s what […]

Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Star Wars’ Imperial Inquisitorius

Jedi: Fallen Order presents Star Wars fans with a foe that may be a bit unfamiliar to them, as young Jedi purge survivor Cal Kestis goes up against the sinister agents of the Emperor known as the Inquistorius. But these saber-spinning acolytes already have a rich and tragic place in Star Wars’ canon. Here’s what […]

Continue Reading

To 15 Years of World of Warcraft, and All the Pups I’ve Loved Before

This coming weekend, on November 23, the Warcraft franchise marks some significant birthdays. Not only is it 25 years since Blizzard’s fantasy series first kicked off with the release of Orcs and Humans, it’s also 15 years to the day since Azeroth became open to all in World of Warcraft, changing video games forever.…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Vader Immortal Episode III Will Make You Look at Star Wars in a Whole New Way

It’s rare to get a full Star Wars trilogy in the span of seven months, but that happens this week with the release of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode III. It’s the third and final installment in the ILMxLAB series made for Oculus Quest and the ending is the best of […]

Continue Reading

How Well Does Google Stadia Work? We Did a Speed Test

Google Stadia is finally coming out this week, delivering its library of games—er, growing library of games—to TVs, PCs, and phones through the magic of streaming. The one problem with streaming, though, is that it can require a pretty decent connection. And that’s what we’re here to test: How well does a Stadia…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

How Well Does Google Stadia Work? We Did a Speed Test

Google Stadia is finally coming out this week, delivering its library of games—er, growing library of games—to TVs, PCs, and phones through the magic of streaming. The one problem with streaming, though, is that it can require a pretty decent connection. And that’s what we’re here to test: How well does a Stadia…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Everything You Should Know About Using Google Stadia at Launch

So you went ahead and did it: You bought into Google Stadia. The Chrome-based streaming platform, which launches this week, is still very much in its infancy and half-functional in many ways. For example, you can only stream Stadia games on a handful of devices; there are settings available in some place on some apps,…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Everything You Should Know About Using Google Stadia at Launch

So you went ahead and did it: You bought into Google Stadia. The Chrome-based streaming platform, which launches this week, is still very much in its infancy and half-functional in many ways. For example, you can only stream Stadia games on a handful of devices; there are settings available in some place on some apps,…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

The Torchinsky Files: The Insane Restrictions Of Old Ataris Made This Classic Racing Game Possible

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that these little shows are going to be painfully geeky, and I assure you that this week’s episode will absolutely live up to that claim. Fundamentally, what I’m talking about here is something that I think is one of the greatest catalysts to creativity: restrictions. Specifically,…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Play These Scary-But-Not-Too-Scary Video Games With Your Kid

If your little one wants to celebrate Halloween with a seasonal video game, it’s your parental responsibility to choose something appropriate—scary enough to thrill, but not so scary it scars your child’s psyche. Most horror video games are violent and explicit (just how fans like them), and kids are soft and tender,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

Get a Free Video Game From Amazon and Target’s Limited Buy-2-Get-1 Deals

Goodbye, paycheck. Amazon and Target are currently running limited-time buy-2-get-1 offers on select PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games this week, including the recently released The Outer Worlds and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and even Nintendo releases like Super Mario Maker 2. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

A New Video Game Tests Whether You Can Survive the Climate Apocalypse

If we fail to stop climate change, the world will be screwed. Like thousands will die, hundreds of millions will be displaced screwed. The actions society takes over the next decade will largely dictate what our climate will look like by the end of the century. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

A New Video Game Tests Whether You Can Survive the Climate Apocalypse

If we fail to stop climate change, the world will be screwed. Like thousands will die, hundreds of millions will be displaced screwed. The actions society takes over the next decade will largely dictate what our climate will look like by the end of the century. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Castlevania’s Vlad Tepes Is One of the Most Fascinating Takes on Dracula Around

Dracula is one of the most iconic supernatural creatures of all time—there is a reason we’ve had endless iterations and takes on him in the wake of Bram Stoker’s legendary novel, from tragic figure, to cold and calculating mastermind, to bloodthirsty monster and everything in between. But for all its revelry in blood…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media