Jake Tucker

Gaming

It’s Not You, ‘Dota’, It’s Me: Why I’ve Finally Quit My MOBA Habit

We had our good times, Troll Warlords and all, but you were turning me into a toxic monster.
Jake Tucker
9.30.16
Gaming

The Rise and Fall of Competitive ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’

As 'Modern Warfare Remastered' approaches, we look back on how the game's original release both benefitted eSports but failed to capitalise on its boom.
Jake Tucker
9.20.16
Gaming

If I Could Talk to the Planets: On the Inviting Loneliness of ‘No Man’s Sky’

This other life forms in this game don't give a shit about you, so you might as well find your fun on the worlds instead.
Jake Tucker
8.4.16
Gaming

It’s Time to Accept that ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Is the Best Multiplayer Shooter, Ever

IMO, obviously – but then again, everyone else I've introduced to Ubisoft's shooter has fallen for it, too.
Jake Tucker
8.4.16
News

Here’s What You’re Getting Wrong About People With Asperger's

'All people with Asperger's are socially impaired, reclusive, obsessive and really fucking good at maths, right?'
Jake Tucker
7.26.16
Gaming

My Struggle to Survive at the Cannibal Frontier of ‘The Forest’

The mutants-filled survival sim was rusty on release, but in 2016 it's one of the best multiplayer horror games around.
Jake Tucker
7.21.16
Gaming

Why the Multiplayer Free-Roaming of ‘Red Dead Redemption’ Is the Best in the Business

With Rockstar's Western now compatible with the Xbox One, there's never been a better time to get into its brutal, beautiful, bear-filled online mode.
Jake Tucker
7.8.16
Bethesda Presents DOOM Week

Things That Make You Go Boom: Video Gaming's Greatest Guns

Made possible by Bethesda: From DOOM's shotgun to more creative killing machines in Turok 2 and Unreal Tournament, here's gaming's most badass arsenal.
Jake Tucker
5.12.16
Gaming

It Turns Out That Video Games Can Make Great Board Games, Too

Gears of War, in tabletop form: sounds awful on paper, but it plays like a dream. Who'd have thought it?
Jake Tucker
5.5.16
Gaming

A Love Letter to the Best Part of ‘The Division’, the Awesomely Intense Dark Zone

The main game in Ubisoft's MMO shooter is gorgeous but flawed. Step inside its gritty PVP area, though, and shit gets real.
Jake Tucker
3.18.16
Gaming

The New ‘Hitman’ Game May Prove to Be the Pinnacle of the Series

It's more like 'Blood Money' than 'Absolution', which is basically all you need to know, right?
Jake Tucker
2.10.16
Gaming

I Entered Global Game Jam Having Never Made a Game Before, and Didn’t Totally Blow It

I don't make video games – I play them. And yet at the end of January I found myself successfully creating an original game from scratch in just 48 hours.
Jake Tucker
2.7.16
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