Hold X To Kick Spacey's Ass: Defending Call Of Duty: Advance Warfare

Last night I watched in horror as high-tech commandos blew up the Golden Gate Bridge, sending huge chunks of my city's signature landmark showering down onto a fleet of Navy vessels. Burst-jumping down the bike lane I've personally used many times, I did my best to stop the atrocity. Alongside my comrades—each of us… » 11/14/14 1:54pm 11/14/14 1:54pm

Destiny Needs More Peter Dinklage, Less Of Everything Else

My beloved Oakland A's are shitting the bed. One minute they're the toast of baseball— with the game's best record, its highest run differential, its best pitching staff—and the next they look like the Washington Generals, playing well under .500 ball since the All-Star break and struggling now to even limp into the… » 9/24/14 2:33pm 9/24/14 2:33pm

Hacking Still Sucks: On Watch Dogs And Next-Gen-Console Malaise

The promise of Watch Dogs was simple, and explained much of the anticipation leading up to the wantonly hyped prestige video game's May release: Finally—finally! (finally?)—someone was going to make hacking cool. In this case, it was the developer Ubisoft, whose ambition to make coding as engrossing as urban… » 7/17/14 12:50pm 7/17/14 12:50pm

Hell Is Other People: Titanfall's Story-Free, Multiplayer-Only Dystopia

Loyal readers of Deadspin might be interested to know that this site's esteemed editor, Mr. Tommy Craggs, is a preternaturally gifted Halo player, or at least used to be. This would have been almost 10 years ago, in San Francisco, in the House of Debauchery, where most of us lived. We were a small but loyal band of… » 5/29/14 11:18am 5/29/14 11:18am

Borderlands 2 Is The Best Video Game Ever

So a new Borderlands game is coming in the fall. Now, a guy like me gets all kinds of news throughout the course of the average day—Facebook ate a baby, girlfriend has a rash on her foot, another A's pitcher's getting Tommy John surgery—but this cut through the clatter like a broadsword through Ned Stark's neck. A new » 5/07/14 3:33pm 5/07/14 3:33pm

Grand Theft Blotto: What GTAV Means To A Laid-Off Depressive Like Me

I am on a rampage. Having recently been laid off from my posh tech job, the one with the free sodas and Work From Home days, the one where the employees put the casual in business casual and there's non-stop tension between the Product and Design teams, the one where the staff, like its counterparts dotted all up and… » 10/12/13 3:00pm 10/12/13 3:00pm