Why the Successful Surprise Launch of ‘Hi-Fi Rush’ Matters So Much
No drawn-out preview cycle. Virtually zero marketing. Just a cool-looking game, executed well, with word of mouth doing the rest.
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Has an Open World That Invites You to Ignore It
CD Projekt RED has patched 'Cyberpunk 2077' many times, and yet, I couldn't help but keep avoiding the city it's set in.
The Horror That FromSoftware Lost Between ‘Demon's Souls’ and ‘Elden Ring’
The themes and mechanics are still there in places, but nothing has come close to the bleak religious survival horror of From's 2009 masterpiece.
How ‘Tinykin’ Makes Curious Players Feel Like Completionists
Games centered around collecting items often make you feel like a failure for not getting everything. 'Tinykin' does the opposite.
‘Total War: Warhammer 3’ Has Everything You Want, and Some Old Flaws You Don't
I propose to move immediately off these works.
Guilty Gear's Bridget Has Changed, So Have Fighting Games
Bridget is back and she is someone better and new.
Street Fighter V’s Sordid EVO History Ends on a High Note
"It doesn't matter if you're always right."
Is a Video Game Beef a Beef If the Other Person Doesn’t Know It’s Happening?
I spend my days trying to beat Chris Plante's records in 'Neon White,' inventing perceived slights about our ongoing "competition."
How Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri Exploded the F1 Driver Market
How the silly season politics of Aston Martin, Alpine, and McLaren explain why a new era is arriving for race driver contracts.
A Racing Wheel Is the Best Way to Never Play Racing Games
Nothing lets a sim racing game communicate with the player like a force feedback wheel, and what mine is telling me is to play with a controller.
Halo Is Languishing
Halo’s absence from the Xbox and Bethesda showcase was not only obvious, but expected for many of its most loyal players
The Halo TV Series Is an Empty Fantasy of a Good War
Halo's politics have never been particularly interesting, but they have never been as loud as they are in the Paramount+ TV show.