I play video games to relax and unwind. I have a stressful job, and gaming is a wonderful distraction. It's always there for me, and I can pick it up and put it down whenever I want without feeling like I'm interrupting something. I usually feel like I need to watch an entire TV show or movie in one sitting; with… » 7/24/14 2:41pm Thursday 2:41pm

There was some half-baked speculation among the remaining Rangers faithful that this was a deliberate act to force an early end to the game, since it was already past the 5th and the Yankees were winning... of course, we fans are so miserable this season we don't really give a shit at this point. » 7/24/14 8:10am Thursday 8:10am

Leading up to E3, I was among those calling for Nintendo to do this - drop the GamePad and sell the system cheaper. I've since changed my mind — and it's clear Nintendo has no plans to make the GamePad an optional accessory any time soon. They doubled down on it with much of the E3 showings — Mario Maker and … » 7/22/14 2:10pm Tuesday 2:10pm

"Spiritual Successor" to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Now on Kickstarter

A team of developers with background including the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro series is preparing to launch a Kickstarter for a new game in that vein, Areal. The Kickstarter page is still in preview / demo mode, but was apparently leaked by an Italian website and is getting feedback already. » 6/23/14 2:40pm 6/23/14 2:40pm

A remake / reboot in HD of the NES cult classic Crystalis, with the original score (in a modern musical format, obviously). Nintendo had a chance to do this when they licensed the IP for a Game Boy Color remake, but they pretty much ruined it. Take an old and forgotten IP, brand-new visuals, deeper story, added… » 6/20/14 5:40pm 6/20/14 5:40pm