The classically trained pianist and singer's music has been featured on hit TV series "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" and in Pedro Almodovar's 2011 film "The Skin I Live In." The new album, released … Read more
Will 2014 be the year when next-generation consoles hit their stride? The following 12 months after a console launch are always very telling, but for now all we can do is wait.
Putting the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 aside, there's still plenty of gas left in the tanks of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We're still very much in the middle of their respective golden ages, and a lot of the games on this list will see releases on those platforms as well.
If there's anything I've learned from doing this list for the … Read more
Samsung's GamePad, a controller that's designed to make it easier to play games on mobile devices, will come in a bundle, a new leak suggests.
The folks over at All About Samsung in Germany on Thursday released a leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition. The bundle includes a Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, HDMI adapter, and the GamePad. According to All About Samsung, the price has not been announced.
So you had your fill of the best games 2013 had to offer and now you're itching for the other side of the fence. That's where this list of the most disappointing games of 2013 has you covered.
2013 was home to a handful of titles that didn't live up to the hype, but only a select few can really be labeled as the most disappointing.
The Ouya was supposed to turn the gaming world upside-down. It did not. More on that in a bit.
The little box normally sells for $99.99 plus shipping, but right now you can get an Ouya console for $59.99 shipped when you apply coupon code CALAMITY at checkout. That price also includes a $5 game credit.
Update: Giant sigh. It's always something. Although it worked when I tried it this morning, apparently this code had a fixed number of uses and has been effectively "used up." I'll contact Ouya and see if they're … Read more
It's not the most fearsome name for an ominous, lurking force in video games, but it still has many console gamers up in arms and on the defensive: microtransactions.
With microtransactions, portions of a video game's content are walled behind a system of low-cost purchases or in-game currency, and this is a reality that has long been the lucrative core of Facebook, mobile, and free-to-play PC titles. After some experimentation, the business model has made its way to full-priced console games, from Forza Motorsport 5 to Grand Theft Auto. Depending on your outlook on that gaming bastion, this … Read more
2013 was a major year for video games. Some of the generation's most anticipated titles finally had their day in the sun. But alas, only a select few games can be mentioned in the "best of" conversation.
Sure, 2013 was a standout year for blockbuster titles, but it was also the stage for a smattering of independent games and their small development teams.
So which titles made this year's list? Check out the gallery for the top 15. Not seeing your favorite game of 2013? Yell at me about it in the comments section below.
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In Ryse: Son of Rome, you assume the character of Marius Titus, a Roman soldier who must seek revenge for the murder of his family. This God-of-War-esque, third-person hack-and-slash has fantastic graphics but monotonous gameplay, making Ryse a beautiful showcase of what a next-gen console can do but not all that it should do.
Broadway-caliber voice acting: The story may be unoriginal, but the voice acting is superb. The majority of the story is carried by the supporting characters, though, not Marius. The cast's performance lends some merit to an otherwise bland script.
Visually impressive: Graphically, Ryse is … Read more
Watching George Takei play a video game is just about as adorable as watching a newborn fawn walk for the first time -- only a lot more entertaining.
The "Star Trek" actor laughs his way through multiple levels of Maro Party 4 on actress Felicia Day's retro-gaming show "Co-Optitude" on Geek and Sundry's YouTube channel.
After Takei had Day as a guest on "Takei's Take," his new YouTube talk show about social media and technology, it was only fitting that he co-star on the YouTube show that Day normally co-hosts with her brother Ryon Day. … Read more
If you're old like me, you can remember the first time you played Tomb Raider -- and what a thrill it was. Not only did you get a refreshing change of perspective (from first- to third-person), you also got to play as a female protagonist.
The game combined elements of Pitfall, the "Indiana Jones" movies, and old-school running-and-gunning, all unfolding with the character of Lara Croft, who would go on to join the pantheon of video game icons that includes Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Duke Nukem. She would also spawn a steady stream of sequels, a pair of live-action movies, and various other related media.