The Orcs Of Mordor Are Having A Bad Day

Even since the game got its snazzy new photo editor, Shadow of Mordor fans have been doing their best to capture the game's ultraviolence in all its gruesome glory. But what about all those quiet, sentimental moments that unfold in the midst of all the orc-killing? Sauron's forces have feelings too, you know. » 10/24/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

​Your PC Must Be Très Magnifique For Assassin's Creed Unity

The next big Assassin's Creed game, Unity, looks like it's going to be very pretty and very French. Both are good things in my book—though given that I can't actually speak French and my last name is "LeJacq," I might be a tad biased. There's one thing we can all agree on, however: its PC requirements are insane. » 10/23/14 4:15pm Thursday 4:15pm

How To Get Rid Of The Evil Within's Pesky Black Bars On PC

The Evil Within is one of those horror games that goes for a cinematic vibe, which can be irritating for some gamers who feel restricted by its field of view. The good news is that modders have already rigged up several solutions to this problem. The bad news is they only work on PCs for the time being. » 10/21/14 11:00am Tuesday 11:00am

This Final Fantasy VI Wu-Tang Clan Mash-Up Is Weird And Wonderful

If you're wondering what this image is, yes: it's a silhouette of a chocobo with the iconic Wu-Tang "W" cut out. And yes, that can only mean one thing: someone finally mashed up key verses from the Wu-Tang Clan with songs from Final Fantasy VI. The end result is about as whacky as you'd expect. » 10/20/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

​What's Your Favorite Loot System?

Thanks to its notoriously treasure-filled tunnels, Destiny has sparked a new discussion around an important and often overlooked part of video games: loot. Let's not allow a popular shooter's moment in the spotlight pervert our sense of history, however. What video game, in your view, has the best loot? » 10/17/14 3:40pm 10/17/14 3:40pm

Sony just published a list of additions it's bringing to the PS4 with the upcoming 2.0 system update. A few neat things stand out, such as the ability to add a PS Plus game "to a PS4 owner's library without downloading it." Or shout, "Find face!" at your console and have it respond. Read the full thing here. » 10/16/14 4:01pm 10/16/14 4:01pm

Shadow Of Mordor Studio Can't Replicate Players' Orc Problems

Last week, I wrote about a strange issue Shadow of Mordor players have been reporting since the game came out: Orcs they insisted they'd killed kept coming back from the dead. Developer Monolith has now told me that while they're aware of people's confusion, they're also having a hard time testing for a solution. » 10/16/14 3:30pm 10/16/14 3:30pm

10 Minutes Of Co-Op In Far Cry 4

One thing I'm looking forward to about Far Cry 4 is the game's interesting-sounding co-op multiplayer. Sony, which is trying to sweeten the deal by letting PS4 players invite friends who don't own the game into the action, just released a new gameplay video showing how the game's collaborative modes will play out. » 10/16/14 12:00pm 10/16/14 12:00pm

Oh My Gosh, Nintendo Gave Link A Motorcycle

If Zelda making its first appearance in Mario Kart wasn't exciting enough, Nintendo sweetened the deal today. When Link (if that is his real name) arrives in Mario Kart 8 next month, the company said he'll be bringing a new kart-friendly version of his trusty steed with him. » 10/15/14 2:00pm 10/15/14 2:00pm

It might not be an FPS, but 343 Industries just announced it's got something Halo-related in the works. IGN reports the studio is planning to release a new twin-stick shooter called Halo: Spartan Strike in December. It's a follow up to last year's Spartan Assault, and is only confirmed for Steam and Windows platforms. » 10/15/14 1:45pm 10/15/14 1:45pm

This Stop-Motion Construx Short Is So Good

Lego has survived many battles in the great toy wars over the years, which probably helps explain why The Lego Movie finally came into existence earlier this year. If nothing else, this glorious short film by Adam Brown reminds us there are other types of plastic building toys out there with their own stories to tell: » 10/15/14 1:00pm 10/15/14 1:00pm