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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. Wrong. Epic's original 'Gears' was a massively influential masterpiece of action game design.
Simon Miller
10.10.16
Gaming

'Gears of War 4' Successfully Avoids The Problems of 'Halo 4'

It's been five years since the last Gears of War game, which is just long enough to remember how much fun this series can be.
Patrick Klepek
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
10.5.16
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

BioShock’s Jordan Thomas Discusses the Acclaimed Trilogy

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

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 Throw Away Your 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
7.21.16
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

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

Why We’re Still Addicted To ‘Rocket League,' One Year Later

Psyonix's muscle-cars-and-massive-balls game has been a mainstay of our evenings since it came out, and we're not about to break the habit any time soon.
Mike Diver, David Whelan and Joel Golby
7.1.16
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