FIFA 16, a video game in which players must navigate the ins and outs of a corrupt organization, will finally allow players to use women’s national teams. »
Burnt out and tired of playing for a losing team, professional League of Legends player Austin “Link” Shin announced last night that he was leaving the game. He did so in a bombastic way: writing an 18-page screed that called out nearly all his former teammates, coaches, and ultimately the game itself.
One of Mortal Kombat’s newest characters is gaining a reputation, at least among casual fans. According to the Internet, Jacqui Briggs is a problem. »
Tonight on ESPN 2, sports fans across the world were treated not to the NBA playoffs or the burgeoning baseball season, but to live footage of college students playing Heroes of the Storm. »
Mortal Kombat was the reason I’d beg my parents to drop me off at the arcade, and for good reason: my local hangouts were granted access to early versions of the bloody fighting game.
You’re probably familiar with this image, the infamous “trollface” that’s circulated the Internet for years. Someone drew the original trollface, and it’s 24-year-old Carlos Ramirez. »
Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Mr. Spock in the ubiquitous sci-fi series Star Trek, passed away today at the age of 83. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »