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A Decade Later, the Original ‘Gears of War’ Demands to Be Called a Classic

Oh, it's just a grey, bro-dude shooter. <i>Wrong</i>. Epic's original <i>Gears</i> was a massively influential masterpiece of action game design.
Simon Miller
10.7.16
Gaming

When Good Games Make Bad Decisions About How to End

Not every game needs a final boss battle. In fact, forcing one into the story might very well ruin it.
Patrick Klepek
10.6.16
Gaming

‘Forza Horizon 3’ Depicts a Better Australia Than Australians Deserve

Australia is a hateful country in a lot of ways right now. Playground Games' new open-world racer, mercifully, is the tourism poster depiction of the place.
James O'Connor
9.27.16
Gaming

How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation

Playing one made me want to play the other – but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
Mike Diver
9.19.16
Gaming

There’s Always a Man: BioShock’s Jordan Thomas Discusses the Acclaimed Trilogy

An essential member of the teams behind <i>BioShock</i> and its sequels, Thomas tells us about aiming for <i>Aliens</i> but producing <i>Pitch Black</i>.
Ed Smith
9.15.16
Gaming

It’s Remembered for Its Action, But ‘Resident Evil 4’ Was a Superbly Scripted Video Game

<i>RE4</i> was outstanding of visuals, sound and set-piece variety – but more than that, it was a fantastic example of video game writing.
Ed Smith
9.14.16
Gaming

The Adorable Robots of ‘ReCore’ are the Stars of an Otherwise Average Video Game

Microsoft's new exclusive isn't a blockbuster in waiting, but its AI stars are among the best companion characters you'll see in 2016.
Mike Diver
9.12.16
Gaming

‘Gears of War 4’ Isn’t Taking Many Risks, But That Might Be OK

The new Gears looks an awful lot like the old Gears – but if it ain't broken, why try to fix it into something players might not want?
Mike Diver
8.19.16
Gaming

With Dragon Link, Platinum’s ‘Scalebound’ Just Got a Whole Lot More Interesting

The forthcoming Microsoft exclusive showed a new side to its scales at Gamescom 2016. Consider my attention piqued.
Mike Diver
8.19.16
Gaming

Damn, It Feels Good Being John Marston Again

Even though I know how it all ends for him, walking in the boots of one of Rockstar's finest creations remains a singular thrill the second time.
Mike Diver
7.25.16
Gaming

Don’t Bin Your Xbox One’s Kinect Before You’ve Played ‘FRU’

Microsoft's peripheral that nobody asked for is as good as dead – just in time for its killer app to emerge.
Ian Stokes
7.20.16
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. <i>Cuphead</i> is going to shred nerves and wreck controllers, worldwide.
Mike Diver
7.19.16
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