My Adventures As A Different Kind Of RPG Wizard

For the past few weeks, I've been playing a very different kind of RPG. There aren't any Paladins, or orcs, or castles, or magic, or even potions. There are just ten sweaty men doing battle in an arena. It's one of the best RPGs I've ever played. » 2/25/15 8:17pm 2/25/15 8:17pm

12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered

All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place. » 2/20/15 1:26pm 2/20/15 1:26pm

'Pants Were Shat': Stories Of Real-Life Video Game Trolling

We want to trust our friends and family, but sometimes they lie to us. Sometimes, they troll us. What follows are the funny (and tragic) stories people shared with me about gaming gone awry. No one will be surprised to learn many happen to involve a big brother being a jerk. » 2/18/15 1:35pm 2/18/15 1:35pm

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:12pm 2/17/15 12:12pm

MMA Fighter Throws Hadouken At Opponent, Then Beats Him Up

There are so, so few opportunities to throw a hadouken unironically. "During an MMA fight" is one of the preciously rare moments to channel your inner Ryu and feel like a total badass—as long as you're actually in the fight. Shane Campbell saw such a window during a recent bout with Derek Boyle. » 2/13/15 4:25pm 2/13/15 4:25pm

One Of The Best Smash Bros. Matches In History Went Down Last Night

For some people, yesterday was all about the Super Bowl. For me, it was about a better match-up, one of the best and most dramatic Smash Bros. matches I've ever seen. » 2/02/15 3:47pm 2/02/15 3:47pm

Kate Upton Is Shilling A Terrible Game

During last night's Super Bowl, millions watched as Kate Upton stepped out of a bathtub, donned battle armor and escaped a crumbling stronghold on horseback. The game she's advertising is nowhere near as exciting. » 2/02/15 1:46pm 2/02/15 1:46pm

Madden 15 Predicted The Exact Score Of The Super Bowl

Every year, the folks at EA Sports rig a game of Madden to predict the Super Bowl. They're usually right—they've nailed something like eight of the last 11 winners. This time, it's safe to say that EA just rigged the actual Super Bowl. » 2/02/15 10:29am 2/02/15 10:29am

That's Not How Fighting Works, UFC Game 

Pro StarCraft Player Suspended After Longest Match Ever

There are many ways to win a StarCraft II match. Countless tactics, schemes, and ways of naming each of your beautiful baby zerglings that you love dearly I mean what no that's crazy nobody does that. This, however, is probably not a strategy you should ever employ. » 1/14/15 7:48pm 1/14/15 7:48pm

How DDoS Attacks Work, And Why They're So Hard To Stop

Last week, eager Christmas celebrators across the world hooked up their brand new Xboxes and PlayStations only to find that both online networks were down, leaving countless new games totally unplayable. » 12/30/14 8:40pm 12/30/14 8:40pm

The NSFW Stages Of Super Smash Bros.

Human nature dictates that whenever people acquire new tools for visual expression, they'll use them to draw dicks. So when Nintendo revealed that the latest (and, quite possibly greatest)Super Smash Bros.would come with a level editor, was there any doubt about what players would do with it? » 12/19/14 5:50pm 12/19/14 5:50pm

Dude Kills Arcade Machine With Badass Spinning Kick

It's a boxing game, dude. You're breaking the rules. And by the look of that hit counter going beserk in slow-mo, you're breaking the game as well. » 12/18/14 10:54pm 12/18/14 10:54pm

Cheating eSports Team Now Officially Called "We Are Sorry"

An esports team formerly known as Arrow Gaming, successful in South-East Asian DOTA 2 tournaments before a match-fixing and betting scandal undid them in October, is returning to competition. Only with a more repentant name. » 12/17/14 11:49pm 12/17/14 11:49pm

20 of the Best Falcon Punches In Smash Bros.

Nailing a good Falcon Punch is probably one of the most satisfying things to do in Smash Bros. And while you don't see them all the time in competitive play, the Falcon Punches that serious players land can be very bombastic. » 12/16/14 3:59pm 12/16/14 3:59pm

I Was Chris Benoit: Playing A Video Game As A Real-Life Murderer

Seven and a half years ago, one of the most acclaimed pro wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit, murdered his wife and his seven-year-old son. He then killed himself. Today, some gamers want to play as Chris Benoit in a wrestling video game and keep trying to make that happen. The company behind the game doesn't… » 12/12/14 1:13pm 12/12/14 1:13pm

Smash Bros. Players Have Invented...'Smashketball'

Ever since Super Smash Bros. came out for the Wii U, players have been playing around with the game's new stage builder. While many fans have focused on recreating their favorite stages from past games, one idea has stood out because of its novelty: turning Smash into a particularly silly version of...basketball? » 12/09/14 7:41pm 12/09/14 7:41pm

Smash Bros.' Most Famous Moment, Explained

Six years ago, a clip of a Smash Bros. match titled "WOMBO COMBO!!!!" was uploaded to YouTube. It showed three Fox characters and one Captain Falcon in Melee—nothing that sounds out of the ordinary. Except the clip has been watched over five million times. » 12/08/14 1:34pm 12/08/14 1:34pm