Broken, buggy, and shallow gameplay leaves Mercenaries 2’s world in flames.

January 31

Imagine a game with a huge, open world filled with dozens of unique vehicles and attacks that let you cause destruction whenever and wherever you choose. Now, toss in game-crippling bugs, brain-dead AI, unsatisfying gunplay, a lousy story, and repetitive missions. That’s Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. Mindlessly causing chaos can be enjoyable in short […]

Microsoft gaming boss Phil Harrison says, “the winners in all of this are game players.”

January 27

The Xbox One’s controversial “launch parity” clause for indie games–which requires games launch on Xbox One the same day they do on other platforms like the PlayStation 4 or PC–is here to stay. Xbox boss Phil Harrison told Edge in a new interview that Microsoft’s stance that it will review publishing agreements on a case-by-case […]

Star Wars: The Old Republic isn’t the next step in online role-playing games. Instead, it’s a highly entertaining refinement of what has come before it.

January 26

As the opening crawl of each film reminds us, the spacefaring Star Wars tales we know and love don’t occur in the far-flung future but, rather, in the distant past. It’s appropriate, then, that Star Wars: The Old Republic does not represent the future of online role-playing games but a refinement of what has preceded […]

Originally sold as a boxed product, Trion Worlds’ MMO that ties in with SyFy’s TV show launching with new business model on June 4.

January 21

Defiance, the PC and console MMO that ties in with SyFy’s TV show of the same name, is transitioning to a free-to-play game starting next month. Coinciding with the premiere of the second season of Defiance the TV show, on June 4, you’ll be able to create a Defiance account and play the game for […]

Michael Fassbender confirms he has never played an Assassin’s Creed title, but believes concept is “very interesting.”

January 20

Assassin’s Creed movie lead Michael Fassbender (Shame, Inglourious Basterds) has never played the game, he told The Daily Beast (via IGN) in a new interview about his next film 12 Years a Slave. Despite never having played an Assassin’s Creed game, Fassbender said he knew of the series and was energized by the concept of […]

“It’s a game about nothing.”

January 19

Just days after The Sims 4’s release for PC on Tuesday, one player has recreated Jerry Seinfeld’s iconic apartment from the hit ’90s TV show. Imgur user IanRoach (via Kotaku) uploaded a handful of images of his creation, showing off the apartment and characters modeled after Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. “It’s a game about […]