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Gaming

Remembering Fighting Games' Fatalities Arms Race

We look back at the Mortal Kombat wannabes with two games industry veterans from the blood-soaked early 1990s.
William Barboza
10.26.16
Gaming

In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'

You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris.'
Mike Diver
10.11.16
Gaming

Playing ‘God Hand’ Ten Years Too Late Is Both Fascinating and Uncomfortable

Clover's final game is celebrating a decade of cult acclaim—but played today, its unusual controls and cast of characters are considerable obstacles.
Mike Diver
9.26.16
Gaming

The 'Sensible Soccer' World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other

No big stadiums and lavish cash prizes here. These devoted fans use their love of a retro classic and a desire to connect with others as a way of kindling their passions.
Fraser Gilbert
9.6.16
Gaming

Before 'No Man's Sky' There Was 'Noctis'

'Noctis' came out 16 years ago, but offers the same spirit of exploration that 'No Man's Sky' promises to deliver.
Dylan Roberts
8.3.16
Gaming

‘Cuphead’ Looks Great, but It’s Going to Terrify Younger Gamers

Don't be fooled by the illusion: this isn't a casual attraction. 'Cuphead' is going to shred nerves and wreck controllers, worldwide.
Mike Diver
7.19.16
Gaming

Nintendo’s NES Mini Is the Same as the Old NES, So It’s Great

Why go forward when you can celebrate some of the best games of all time, and immediately top the Christmas Lists of 30-somethings everywhere?
Mike Diver
7.15.16
Gaming

On ‘Ōkami’ at Ten Years Old: the Quintessential Ageless Video Game

Graphics so commonly date video games, badly, but the sense of style that Clover Studio brought to its 2006 adventure is truly timeless.
Holly Nielsen
7.11.16
Gaming

‘Jedi Academy’ Was the Game That Helped Me Come Out of the Closet

Telling a bunch of random internet nerds seemed the least perilous course of action, and with a handful of keystrokes, I was out.
Justin Mahboubian-Jones
6.21.16
Video Games Killed the Radio Star

Happy 25th, Sonic, and Thank the Gaming Gods You Weren’t an Awesome Possum

Sonic spin-dashed through the Mascot Wars of the 1990s. But let's spare a thought for the fallen, those anthropomorphized heroes who didn't make it.
Mike Diver
6.10.16
Gaming

Why 2002 Was Possibly the Most Important Year in Video Gaming History

From Hitman 2 to Vice City via the second Metal Gear Solid, the gaming landscape was changing for the better.
Ed Smith
6.9.16
Gaming

Why ‘Sensible Soccer’ Is Still Gaming’s Friendliest Soccer Sim

It's almost 25 years old, but 'Sensi' remains the most accessible and user-friendly soccer game around.
Mike Diver
5.25.16
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