Naughty Dog Releases Two Free Maps for “Last of Us”
Thankful to Fans Who Are Dealing with Multiplayer Match-Matching Issues
In an attempt to soothe things over with a player-base that is frustrated with "The Last of Us: Remastered"'s multiplayer match-making issues, Naughty Dog has decided to release two new multiplayer maps, completely free, to the public. Arne Meyer, the community strategist at Naughty Dog, made this statement through an official blog post: Read more »
“Sentinels of the Multiverse: Wrath of the Cosmos” Pre-Order Going Strong
With Promos Galore!
Greater Than Games announced the newest expansion for the game "Wrath of the Cosmos." With "Wrath of the Cosmos," Greater Than Games brings the heroes of their game forth to defend the world against threats from beyond the galaxy. The initial box contains two heroes, four new villains, and two new environments. Read more »
“GTA V” Online Gets New Planes
"GTA V" Online Continues to Update
While you may have already beaten "GTA V" multiple times, the Online community continues to thrive. Today, we saw yet another update to the online mode of "GTA V" that added new planes and flying based missions. These major changes were in addition to eight new races and three new multiplayer modes. Read more »
Why Is “Assassin’s Creed Rogue” Not Coming to Current Generation Consoles?
Ubisoft Wants to Split Gamers on Their Platform Preference This Year
"Assassin's Creed Rogue" will be one of two Assassin's Creed titles coming this year alongside "Assassin's Creed Unity." Ubisoft has decided to split the franchise into two games per year, "Rogue" on the last generation consoles and "Unity" on the current generation platforms. Read more »
“Star Citizen” Blasts through $50 Million Mark
It seems like just yesterday that I was perusing Kickstarter, looking for projects that I might be interested in funding."Star Citizen" seemed neat. And at the time, they were only asking for $500,000. Yeah, I thought. I'll give them $30. Read more »
Third Faction Is Announced for the X-Wing Miniatures Game: Scum and Villainy
Still No Disintegration....
This year, at GenCon, Fantasy Flight Games made a big announcement regarding their "X-Wing Miniatures Games:" they were introducing an entire new faction - Scum and Villainy. The faction will be based off of the worst of the worst of the Star Wars universe. The bounty hunters, smugglers and mercenaries that only fight for themselves (and their wallets) and couldn't care less what the Imperials or the Rebels were doing. Read more »
Ca$h ‘n Guns 2nd Edition, Hits the Streets!
You and your team just walked away from the biggest and most risky heist of your lives. The pile of loot is on the table and its time to split it up. You glance around the room. You aren't friends with any of these people. You'd probably get a lot more of the money if a few of these goons were...how do you say...shot in the head multiple times. The same greedy glint that's in your eyes is suddenly reflected in everyone else's eyes. Itchy hands subtly drop to their guns.... Read more »
“Munchkin Adventure Time!” and “Munchkin Gloom” Announced
Oh My Glob!
It seems like the world can never have too many "Munchkin" sets. Last year at GenCon, it was announced that Steve Jackson Games would be teaming up with USAopoly and Cartoon Network to create a brand new set of cards around the mega-popular cartoon, "Adventure Time!" Read more »
“Star Wars: Armada” Launched by Fantasy Flight Games
*Cue Imperial March Theme*
Fantasy Flight Games really isn't messing around with its "Star Wars" games this year. In 2012, Fantasy Flight first came out with their "X-Wing Miniatures" game, which allowed players to build fleets of fighters and dogfight it out right on the kitchen table. Since then, they've released dozens of expansions, giving players access to more ships and more abilities and more ways to bring "Star Wars" to life. The game is fun, simple, and elegantly designed; you can pick it up and start playing in less than 15 minutes. Each game has the potential to be completely different from the last, but still, after playing a few rounds, you start to think about the other ships of the "Star Wars" universe, about how small an "X-Wing" is. And about how big some of the other ships are. Read more »
Fantasy Flight Games Announces “Imperial Assault”
Is the the "Star Wars Game" We're Looking For?
Earlier today, Fantasy Flight Games revealed the newest addition to their ever-growing "Star Wars" game catalog: "Imperial Assault." Read more »
“World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor” Release Date Announced
This Expansion Isn’t Going to Be During Finals Week, Kids
Blizzard revealed the release date for the next expansion, “Warlords of Draenor” for Thursday, Nov. 13, four days after the end of BlizzCon. “Warlords of Draenor” throws players back in time 35 years prior to the opening of the Dark Portal and offers an alternative perspective to the Outland players were originally introduced to in “The Burning Crusade.” Read more »
GenCon Demo: “XCOM: The Board Game”
We Are Humanity's Last Hope....
On one of the first days of GenCon 2014, the world got its first look at Fantasy Flight Games' latest: "XCOM: The Board Game." Read more »
Obsidian Entertainment Gains Rights to Pathfinder License
Roll for Initiative
Announced in Indianapolis this week (and just in time for GenCon), Obsidian Entertainment entered into a partnership with Paizo Inc to create electronic games based upon the extremely popular Pathfinder RPG system and setting. Read more »
“Quantum Break” Demo Premiere
A New Take on the Third Person Shooter with Time Powers
At the latest "E3," we saw footage of a lot of games. Some had gameplay, while others did not. One of the games we saw very little of was "Quantum Break," an exclusive "Xbox One" title. That has all changed now. At the latest "Gamescom" event, we got to see a short demo of actual gameplay. Read more »
“Tomb Raider” Not So Exclusive After All
Lara Croft Makes Her Way to Other Platforms at a Later Date
Holiday exclusive is a funny way of saying multi-platform, but that’s exactly what Microsoft and Square Enix pulled on their customers yesterday. Read more »
Does It Hack It?
Watch Dogs was Ubisoft's highly anticipated game of 2013...er...2014. Setbacks and delays pushed it to a release day in May 2014, and honestly, that delay seemed to help the game generate even more anticipation and hype. It was the first non-Kickstarter game that I've followed closely since it was announced at E3; each trailer and gameplay demo seemed dead on the money. This is going to be huge, I remember thinking. Read more »
Blizzard to Create a Robin Williams NPC in “World of Warcraft”
O Captain! My Captain!
Blizzard announced today that beloved actor Robin Williams, who was discovered dead yesterday of asphyxiation in his Calif. home, will be memorialized as an NPC in “World of Warcraft.” Read more »
“Rollercoaster Tycoon World” Announced For 2015
But Now with Multiplayer!
"Rollercoaster Tycoon World" will again put players in charge of their parks: the rides, stores, and games, building huge and complex roller coasters, and then maintaining everything from cleanliness to ride maintenance. But this time, you will be able to do it with up to four players. While one player is building your next big attraction, others can focus on the other areas of the park. Read more »
Light Gaming in Adolescents Improves Development and Life Satisfaction
Light Gaming, Guys, Light Gaming
As gamers, we’re familiar with the struggle between those for and against our community and lifestyle. Those who support tout that games improve cognition, reasoning, and nonlinear thinking methods. The opponents counter with studies that claim gaming increases chances for aggression, depression, or simply that they might become mother’s basement shut-ins. Often at the focus of the disagreement is childhood and adolescent development and whether or not childhood gamers develop the social skills that they’ll need later in life. How much should children and young teens be allowed to play, and how much is too much? Read more »
Lara Croft Returns for Holiday 2015
“Rise of the Tomb Raider” Slated as Xbox Exclusive
In a bold move from developer Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” (the sequel to the reboot of the popular “Tomb Raider” franchise) will be exclusive to Xbox when it is released Holiday 2015. There has been no clarification regarding whether or not this release is inclusive of Xbox 360 as well as the Xbox One, nor have they made any indication as to the likelihood that this will be a timed-exclusive versus a true exclusive to the console(s). Read more »