Playing Half-Life 2: Update's Enhanced Intro

It's one thing to see a hand-picked comparison video, it's another to sit down with the real thing ourselves, so I thought I'd fire up the fan-made (but Valve-endorsed) Half-Life 2: Update and see just how improved Valve's classic shooter really is. » 3/30/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Classic Mod Is Basically Team Fortress 1.5

It's easy to forget now, but Team Fortress 2 was once as big a punchline among Valve fans as Half-Life 3 is today. » 3/30/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Mortal Kombat X's Fatalities Are Bloody As Hell

I'm sure not every fatality is in here, because marketing, but this video includes most of Mortal Kombat X's gruesome finishing moves. You should not watch these at work. » 3/30/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Warhammer 40K Cosplay Would Freeze For The Emperor

Space Marines might get all the video games, but in cosplay—as in life—it's the Imperial Guard (in this case the Valhallan Ice Warriors) who get the job done. Cosplay by Natalya Blinkova, photo by Kirchos, props by LARPoratory. » 3/30/15 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

The Story of Sega's First Console (And It Wasn't The Master System)

On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to change video games forever. Did you know, though, that the Famicom wasn’t the only gaming system released on that day? It was joined on shelves by the SG-1000, the very… » 3/30/15 9:40am Yesterday 9:40am

Designing Batgirl To Fit Chris Nolan's Batman Movies

Serg Souleiman is a freelance concept artist who has worked on games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Mortal Kombat X, Forza 5, The Elder Scrolls Online and the Fallout series. » 3/29/15 10:30pm Sunday 10:30pm

Kid Arrested, Confesses To Swatting A...Minecraft Rival

A 13-year-old kid from Camarillo, California was arrested earlier this month and has since confessed to three acts of "Swatting". » 3/29/15 9:00pm Sunday 9:00pm

Mortal Kombat Producer Walks Away From Twitter Over Family Threats

Shaun Himmerick, producer on Mortal Kombat X, is the latest games industry professional to step away from Twitter after receiving threats against his family. » 3/29/15 8:00pm Sunday 8:00pm

GTA V PC Screens Look Great, Are Not Delayed

Rockstar released these Grand Theft Auto V screens over the weekend. They're for the PC version of the game, which after delay after delay is finally hitting on April 14. » 3/29/15 7:00pm Sunday 7:00pm

Yes, I Would Watch A Gears Of War Cartoon Series

There's no such thing, of course, but we can dream. Marcus and Dom, side-by-side, hugging it out, cutting things up, fist-bumping over a guitar solo intro... » 3/26/15 10:00pm Thursday 10:00pm

Plastic Boxes To Keep Your Amiibos Safe. Because, Amiibos.

Were Amiibos ever truly designed as gameplay additions? You have to wonder. Surely Nintendo knew what would really happen: that hordes of video game nerds in their 20s and 30s would descend upon them like a horde of cashed-up locusts, buy all the good ones them keep them locked away forever. » 3/26/15 9:00pm Thursday 9:00pm

Here's Portal Running On The 3DS. Pity Valve Didn't Make It.

Hey, remember Portal on the DS? Well, Portal (or at least a demo of it) is now also on the 3DS. It's not an official Valve product, of course—as if Valve would ever make another video game!—but it still does the job. » 3/26/15 7:00pm Thursday 7:00pm