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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Launches Feb. 21

Donkey Kong Country has a certain reputation. Each entry is a hard as nails platformer with varied environments and incredible music. The last game in the franchise – Donkey Kong Country Returns – nailed all of the core tenets except …

Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches May 20

Last year, Bethesda announced that it was putting its acquisition of id Software to good use by developing a new Wolfenstein game. That game would soon be known as Wolfenstein: The New Order and is a reboot of sorts set …

‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Console Visuals Compared

It’s been known for some time now that the PlayStation 4 is a more powerful gaming machine than the Xbox One. While the PS4 has been pumping out third-party software in 1080p at 60 fps, developers have had to scale …

‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to $500 million today. King Digital Entertainment undoubtedly hopes to follow in the footsteps of Zynga, who filed their IPO in late 2011 and has become …

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Is In On The Joke

Ever since its reveal, it was pretty obvious that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was a parody of sorts. The modern warfare genre of first-person shooters had reached a saturation point in 2013, and it was about time somebody made …

Free DLC Track Released For ‘Forza 5′

Forza Motorsport 5 was one of the most popular launch exclusives for the Xbox One, but was not without its critics. At launch the game was filthy with in-your-face microtransactions, offering elite vehicle unlocks for upwards of $100. Turn 10 …

Irrational Games Shutting Down, Levine To Form Smaller Team

Irrational Games is one of the most celebrated developers of all time. Its most popular games – System Shock 2, BioShock and BioShock Infinite – are always brought up when discussing narrative in first person shooters. Its games also happened …

‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple

After Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen announced he was pulling his addictive game from the Apple App Store and Google Play, which prompted reactions that varied from outraged to threatening, quite a few games have popped up that are very …

Rayman Legends Comes To PS4, Xbox One Today

Rayman Legends was easily one of the best platformers of 2013 thanks to its tight controls and unmatchable charm. It has an interesting history to boot as it started out as a Wii U exclusive, was delayed so it could …

Developers Focusing On Next Gen, PC And Mobile In 2014

On March 17, game developers from around the world will gather in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference. Before the show, GDC surveys attending developers to find out which platforms they’ll be releasing their next game on. Since …

More Than 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Sold

Following E3 2013 it was clear that Sony was the clear favorite for gamers going into the next console generation. While Microsoft bet big on Kinect and always-online DRM Sony gave fans more of the same, winning over nearly everyone …

The Order: 1886 Gameplay Finally Unveiled

At E3, Sony announced that it was working with Ready at Dawn to create an exclusive PS4 title called The Order: 1886. At the time, we were treated to a trailer that introduced us to the setting and characters. Since …

Here’s Another Look At Unreal Engine 4

Despite all the hype, we still have yet to really see a game take advantage of Unreal Engine 4. All we have are the few tech demos that Epic Games have made for it. As we head deeper into the …

Harmonix Unveils “Music Driven” Shooter ‘Chroma’

It’s been years since the Rock Band and Guitar Hero have been relevant. Like true rockstars the plastic instrument genre was a sensation that came on fast and burnt out before its time. Since then Harmonix has been finding more …

Jason Holtman Leaves Microsoft After Only Six Months

Microsoft and PC gamers aren’t the pals they once were. With the introduction of Games for Windows Live, Microsoft ensured that pretty much every PC gamer on the planet went to rival platforms, like Steam or Origin. It seemed like …

Long ‘Thief’ Gameplay Look Released

It turns out that Thief, the new franchise reboot from Square Enix, actually is trying to be exactly what everyone might want it to be. For casual gamers and new fans of the series, the game will have checkpoints, combat, …

Playing The Titanfall Beta This Week? Here Are Some Tips

Titanfall may be the most anticipated shooter of the year and for good reason – it’s really good. Those who have been playing the beta this weekend can attest to that fact. Now more players will be able to try …

‘Killer is Dead’ Coming to PC in May

Last summer the latest Suda51 game made its way to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Killer is Dead was released to lukewarm reviews and controversy surrounding its bawdy, quasi-misogynist “Gigolo Mode.” Even so, the game’s flashy art style and …

After Four Years, Sony Finally Advertises PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus was introduced four years ago as a premium subscription service that would net subscribers free games and game discounts every month. It was totally unlike Xbox Live in that online play was still free and Plus was just …

‘Year Walk’ is Coming to Steam on March 6

One year ago an Swedish indie game developer named Simogo released an iOS mobile title called Year Walk. The odd, horror-ish game was unlike almost any other mobile game at the time, combining first person exploration, puzzle solving, and a …

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Gets A Bizarre Live-Action Trailer

Despite game consoles now being able to output near lifelike models of people and places, game publishers still rely on the overused live-action trailer to sell their game. Not that I’m complaining of course since most of these live-action trailers …