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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
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
Gaming

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

Oh, it's just a grey, bro-dude shooter. Wrong. Epic's original 'Gears' was a massively influential masterpiece of action game design.
Simon Miller
10.10.16
Gaming
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
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
Gaming

An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and 'Sonic Mania' lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Mike Diver
8.4.16
Gaming
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
8.2.16
Gaming
Gaming

'Gundam: Extreme VS' is the 'Virtual-On' Successor We've Always Needed

'Gundam Extreme VS-Force' isn't perfect, but it offers the sort of high speed, robot-fighting action that we don't see much of these days.
Sayem Ahmed
7.27.16
Gaming
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
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
7.14.16
Gaming
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
Gaming

Congratulations, ‘Kick Off Revival,' You’re the Worst Soccer Game Ever

It's the Euros, and you're after a game to fill the gaps between actual matches. But please, seriously, do not buy this absolute shitshow of a soccer sim.
Mike Diver
6.29.16