The Best (Last?) Hope for a Good Alien Game

There's a reason that the first word in the next game based on 20th Century Fox's sci-fi horror franchise is singular. Alien: Isolation will be taking its cues from Ridley Scott's slower, more atmospheric 1979 original. That means no space marines and no P5000 power loader. Just you and one big, scary Xenomorph. Which… » 4/24/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

A Spoken Word Song About Loving and Hating League of Legends

Riot Games knows that the community of players that's built up around League of Legends can engage in some jerky behavior. They're trying to fix that. If you want to know what's bothering folks, the collective frustrations of many LoL enthusiasts can be heard in one man's voice. He's rapping. Kind of. » 4/23/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Help A Bunny From The Future Become Mayor By Murdering His Enemies

Spoiler: the stupid joke-gimmick glasses I'm wearing at the beginning of this video don't do anything to make Not a Hero look any cooler. That's okay, though. The new over-the-top action game doesn't need help looking cool, because it happens in 2.25D. » 4/18/14 4:30pm 4/18/14 4:30pm

​Not the Fastest Super Mario Bros. 3 Speedrun. Surely the Prettiest.

Nintendo just release their classic platformer Super Mario Bros 3 for Wii U and 3DS yesterday. The NES classic probably looks great on the company's current hardware. Good for them. But SMB3 looks utterly amazing in this 4K resolution tool-assisted speedrun posted on YouTube. » 4/18/14 12:30pm 4/18/14 12:30pm

​A Little Bit of Sonic, Some Super Meat Boy and a Lot of Difficulty

Video game movement's the best, isn't it? Jumping higher than possible in reality, dodging, rolling and sprinting with impossible smoothness across precise vectors… it's no wonder you get limitations like a double jump or short dash distances. Fenix Rage takes those strictures away, giving you infinite dash and… » 4/17/14 3:00pm 4/17/14 3:00pm

​What It Looks Like to Play a Four-Dimensional Game

Some games ask you to shoot, jump or strategize in ways that are similar to what you've done. Sure, there may be unique tweaks designed to pique your interest but you mostly go in knowing what to expect. Other games are different deep down in their DNA, challenging the way you do even the simplest things. Miegakure's… » 4/16/14 4:00pm 4/16/14 4:00pm

Genius And His Lego Robot Take Cheating To A New Level

Uli Kilian once set a world record by solving 100 Rubik's Cubes while running a marathon at the same time. So he's smart. And fit. But the smartest thing he's done might have been building a robot to tap his iPad screen in the middle of the night so that he wakes up to a ton of money in a mediocre free-to-play game.… » 4/15/14 11:30am 4/15/14 11:30am