Jake Tucker

Indie Gaming

Meet The Devs Who Made Indie Games on the Original Playstation

We speak to three developers who started on Sony’s PlayStation dev kit—Net Yaroze—and what it meant to share their expertise and experiences online.
Jake Tucker
4.13.17
First Person Shooters

Why ‘SWAT 4’ Remains a Shooter That Compellingly Plays Against Type

Irrational’s pre-‘BioShock’ shooter, re-released this month, still feels unique for its genre, although the subject matter has become more controversial.
Jake Tucker
1.30.17
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
10.4.16
Dota

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
10.4.16
Gaming

‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Might Be 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
8.5.16
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
no man's sky

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

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
7.22.16
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
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

The Best Part of 'The Division' Is Fighting in Its Lawless 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

I Never Made a Video Game Until I Tried to Create One in 48 Hours

I don't make video games—I play them. And yet at the end of January I found myself on a game jam team that had to build an original game from scratch in just 48 hours.
Jake Tucker
2.8.16
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