Gaming

‘Mortal Kombat X’ Isn't Skimping on the Story

News | March 4, 2015, 11:47 am

‘Mortal Kombat X’ Isn't Skimping on the Story

Generally, fighters aren’t big on the whole ‘story’ thing. There’s a fighting tournament, and fighters around the world want to fight in said fighting tournament. With, y’know, the objective of proving themselves the fightingest fighter in the fighting tournament. It’s all very straightforward... Read More

Nobody Makes Bloody/Smoky TV Spots Like ‘Bloodborne’

News | March 4, 2015, 9:39 am

Nobody Makes Bloody/Smoky TV Spots Like ‘Bloodborne’

Nope. No they don’t. That’s an Ego-guarantee. For the uninitiated, Bloodborne is an upcoming action RPG by From Software, exclusive to PS4. These guys know their shit in this area, what with previously creating Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, so there’s a fair amount of hypetastic around... Read More

Forget Call of Duty, Real Men Need the Retro Love: The Simpsons Wrestling

News | March 3, 2015, 9:45 am

Forget Call of Duty, Real Men Need the Retro Love: The Simpsons Wrestling

Yep, I'm afraid so. Strap yourselves in, gents, this one's back for another round. If you’re a follower of all things gametastic, you’ll know the horror of the licensed game. Usually, these ballaches are trotted out to coincide with a movie release, so fast that the developers forget to put... Read More

Video Games, IKEA Style? Count Us In

News | March 2, 2015, 11:50 am

Video Games, IKEA Style? Count Us In

Ah, IKEA. These clever Swedish bastards and their functional, affordable and fashionable furnishings are a worldwide phenomenon. Sure, their own stores can be laid out like Satan’s own rabbit warrens at times, but I’ll excuse that. Because it’s freaking IKEA. And you don’t eff with IKEA.... Read More

The Weekly WTF: When ‘Elder Scrolls’ Mods Kill (Kinda Sorta)

News | February 26, 2015, 9:21 am

The Weekly WTF: When ‘Elder Scrolls’ Mods Kill (Kinda Sorta)

Modding is a huge part of PC game-ery. The possibilities are endless, and usually completely freaking ridiculous. It’s usually a because I can, that’s why sort of deal. Ever felt a hankering to swim though a completely submerged city in Grand Theft Auto? Or dick about with a selfie stick and... Read More

Chicago's Pac-Man Themed Restaurant Wants 'Beta Tasters'

News | February 25, 2015, 9:05 am

Chicago's Pac-Man Themed Restaurant Wants 'Beta Tasters'

You’ve probably heard the legend of Pac-Man’s creation already. If you haven’t, buckle up, buddy boy, because it’s coming at your eyeballs right now. The character’s designer explained his origins thusly: ‘...arcades were filled with male players. I wanted to brighten up the atmosphere... Read More

Forget Call of Duty, Real Men Need the Retro Love: Eternal Darkness

News | February 24, 2015, 9:15 am

Forget Call of Duty, Real Men Need the Retro Love: Eternal Darkness

Let’s not be snarky about a 2002 release counting as ‘retro.’ When you’re a renegade badass cruising into the mouth of hell on grandpa’s mobility scooter, you have slim-to-zero effs to give about trivial matters like that. And I am one. That’s so me. I won’t even apologize for starting... Read More

'Guardians of the Hood' Brings More Nineties Cool Than You Can Handle

News | February 23, 2015, 9:10 am

'Guardians of the Hood' Brings More Nineties Cool Than You Can Handle

In the Nineties, cool was king. Remember Will Smith’s funky-ass technicolor Fresh Prince of Bel-Air outfits? Did he ever stop to think, wait, hold the phone, I look like a ridiculous asshole right here? Of course he didn’t. Because that was what fresh --whatever that means-- looked like back... Read More